Once again the days seem to get away from me… I find myself in between activities that exhaust me, trying to find a new norm, and well…. naps. Naps seem to be magical these days. Some times it is just best to take myself out of an afternoon.
I have been working with the Apples in our yard. I picked up the ones that had fallen off the trees already and started working on making apple butter. I have my great grandmother’s tools that she used for processing and while I know there are easier ways to do this – I love connecting with the same things my Grandma used. Almost therapeutic I think.
And then if you have noticed (and I hope yo have!) I started planning for Banned Book Week coming September 27 – Oct 3. Please check out the post and consider joining in – it is as simple as talking about book banning or reading a banned book (and there are many to choose from and MANY titles that will surprise you). I am excited to see that 25 people have already committed to posting that week. That is sooooo cool and means so much to me.
And… Cell phones. I have found I am really bad at returning calls these days. Sometimes I am around when the phone rings and I just dont have the energy or right frame of mind to carry on a conversation. I always plan to call them back and then somehow I just keep forgetting. A few days ago I had a moment of clarity where I thought I will return the 14 messages I have. Yes….. 14. 😯 One of the conversations I had went something like this…
Me: Hello Trish? Yeah, it’s me Sheila.
Trish: Oh hey!
Me: Ummm…. yeah. Ummmm….. I see you called and left me a message on August 14th. I feel bad I haven’t returned your call sooner. You had asked me to call you and well, uhhh…. now I am.
Trish: I think you did call me back.
Me: Oh really? Oh good! I am so glad. I must have taken care of what you needed.
Trish: Yeah, I think so… we are actually camping right now.
Me: Oh, I didnt know! Why did you pick up your phone silly?
Trish: Well, because it was you.
Me: Well thanks… camp away. Talk soon!
So there is an update on me. The A,B, C’s anyway. Today I hope to have a little time to dig in to Gone With The Wind. It is growing on me…. of course…. I am not that far in. It still could wear on me. We will see.