The key to my days these past two weeks has been to just breathe...that is when I wasn't coughing. For someone who rarely gets colds this one that made its way through the whole family decided to linger with me far longer than I've liked. Since we were so busy with birthdays, Yule and engagement and wedding festivities it has been lingering and has made my days feel oh so disheveled. And while our home is starting to improve it too is painfully disheveled.
Because of course what our home needs is a complete overhaul. But I am determined not to subject the boys to constant home time, so we must deal with the mess. In small increments I'm putting away. I don't want things thrown about in a desperate dash for perceived order. Rather I'd like to know that things have a place and that they made it there when my head was as clear as possible so that I remember where they are. I feel like this entire month will be about slowly getting things moving towards a new normal. Kyan starts his winter classes next week (pre-school and a sports class) and I'm on a mission to finish several projects from 2011 before taking on my 2012 sewing projects. The quiet of winter seems to be helping in my healing from the cold, allowing myself a slow pace at organizing and finishing projects one by one. Lots of tea is helping a lot too.