Um, okay not nothing, just not anything craft-worthy, noteworthy, or blog-worthy.
This week I went to work. I went home. I slept and graded and ate (at some point I did each of these three things in the car in between classes because it’s been one of those weeks). At several points I let out Xyla, our doggy diva, to play or poop. She was also fed. The point is that this week I’ve been doing the maintenance of my life and it seems like such a dull thing compared to TV cabinet makeovers, or chicken children, or Fall.
Yes, quite dull comparatively. So rather than focus on anything particularly crafty, or pictures from some accomplishment, I have only the random bits and pieces that sustain the more fantastic moments of life. I have little girls coloring with fervor.
Or preparing to color with fervor. (In the background you can see April doing the practical, boring, necessary things in life, like washing dishes and looking for sippy cups. I like this picture because it keeps things in perspective. I guess we’re not all super women all the time.)
I have pictures of little boys being little boys and refusing to smile nicely for the camera.
And babies being rescued from ferocious dogs. (Which is ridiculous because Gypsy is the most docile dog EVER.)
I have a doggy diva who thinks that she needs to sleep on top of the couch cushions in order to see outside (never mind what that does to the couch).
And all the books, and papers, and clutter that are overwhelming my workspace.
I have, I guess, the human elements of life and living. I have the relationships that make the furniture and crafts worth doing. Today I have all the pictures and moments that make sleeping in a cramped car for twenty minutes in a campus parking lot worthwhile. Maybe next week I’ll get back to the less human elements, like getting my front yard finished, or hanging up my new door, or taking down the last of the apple tree, or clearing off my porch so it can try to be pretty this fall, or…maybe I’ll leave accomplishments for the super woman sisters and I’ll go take a nap, in my bed, because I can.