burning the candle(s)

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Burning the candle(s) at both ends.  That's me lately.  It's the only way to describe it and it has me totally out of sorts, scattered, down and losing sleep (and blogging at 12 midnight).  I do too much.  I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of you do too much too.  I have to find a way to prioritize, edit, to slow down a little because lately I think life is passing me by while I am running around crazy trying to catch it.  Most times being home is the constant, the calming and centering place in my life where I can disconnect and reconnect.  Lately it has become part of the stress.

The one goal I have had for the house this summer is to redecorate the 'master' bedroom.  You can see some before pics here and here.  But with everything else going on I just don't know how I am going to get it done.  I have contacted one contractor to get a price for the work that needs to be done, but it is really hard for us to pay someone to do work that we know we can do ourselves.  So I either make the time to do it or I hire someone to do it for me.  It's really that simple.

The boy left for work early this morning so I had some quiet time to myself.  I had a peaceful breakfast on the porch.  It seems that location in the house is going to be the good one this summer.  It reminds me not to blame the house (the object) and be thankful that I have a lovely little house to stress over in the first place.  And then I just feel silly for being stressed in the first place.

The photo was taken on Saturday night at my cousin's birthday party in Philly.  His friend has a lovely apartment/condo right on South Street with a view from the balcony to the river.  We had a great time.

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