This has not been the easiest of weeks. The baby isn’t sleeping well and he is (not coincidentally, I imagine) in a mood. So clearly it was a great week to try cutting back on coffee to see if that helped with my lingering sore throat issues. The dog seems to be regressing in the house-training process. There have been various kid issues.
All of this is frustrating of course. For instance, the past paragraph took me about 30 minutes to write with interruptions. Time seems to burn away.
But I am trying to notice the moments of calm when they do occur. I sat on the porch last night as the sun went down and read my book on hummingbirds. This morning as I drank my (small) cup of coffee there were a few moments when the toddler played happily.
And I am making progress on my latest puzzle. This one is more challenging than I banked on — lots of muted colors and similar patches in different places. But piece by piece it comes together. Like many things, I suppose, even if they’re hard to see when you’re in the middle of them.
In other news: I’m going to be doing a graduation season book giveaway — a bundle of my books to one person and individual books to a few others. I’ll post on Monday about the details. I was going to start it today but then figured the beginning of the week was better. So, sorry about the false alarm earlier this week. Please look for that here or on social media!