Somewhere

5/15/2014


I have to admit: I've been kind of frazzled lately. I actually don't think I've really been much busier than normal, but there are some days that just sort of flatten you (if you know what I mean). I had one of those days recently. By the end of it, I looked in the mirror and realized I had some sort of dried food item stuck to my cheek, and I burst into tears. Not really because of the dried food on my cheek (although clearly it had been there long enough for me to have to scrub it off), but just the fact that I hadn't even noticed it was there until 7pm. 7pm!!! Having food stuck to me is a rather normal situation, but could I have been that preoccupied to have been completely unaware of it for hours??

It's the sort of realization that makes you slow down a little bit. That evening (after I removed the food blot on my cheek), Matt and I sat outside with glasses of white wine and enjoyed a semi-cool breeze. We talked about the time we visited Australia; how the baby's legs are too chunky for his swimsuit and how Mila and her little friend Skye snuggled together in a sleeping bag recently; about the amount of tennis balls that Gorbie has stockpiled at the bottom of our slope in the backyard and about how Matt thinks my use of the word "rad" is ridiculous and outdated (I beg to differ). It was, the most random and disjointed conversation ever and it was perfect. Try it. You'll feel better.

Photo by Alexa Evans "That time we visited Australia"

8 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

I think we can all relate to having those days! A glass of wine and good convo is the perfect ending however.

Jillian Manesh said...

hang in there lady! im glad you and matt took a break and were able to have a little bit of couple time. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

A Crimson Kiss said...

I just love this–so glad you got a little time to breathe!

17 Perth said...

Oh yes. Can relate completely! And wine and cool breezes sound great right now!

Erin said...

Though I don't have a baby to contend with (or even two! I don't know how you do it!) I certainly have days where, at the end, I blink and look around and think, I quit, I can't do it again tomorrow. It makes the sweet, slow moments, like the one you had with your hubby, all the better though! xo

Alex Hubbard said...

Oh sister, I feel you more than you know. Sometimes it just feels so overwhelming, even if things aren't overwhelming at all. I'm glad you're starting to feel a bit better though. Funks are so hard.

Leslie said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. I second all the other commenters; I don't know how you do it. You are amazing!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It happens to the best of us. That photo is gorgeous!

Rowena @ rolala loves