This will soon turn into another to-do list if I'm not careful. Right now it is just a current report of our life, and that is: 6 birthdays in 3 weeks...all immediate family. Happy Birthday to Madeline (9/18) and my beloved mother-in-law Jane (9/22). 3 down, 3 to go. I've been working as hard as I can on the art fair, navigating tension in relationships, pondering and reading about life in your 40's since I have GOT to come to terms with this spiritual stuff that is going on and what better time than Michaelmas? That is a post that is simmering away on the small burner. Not doing too well at making my sentences shorter and more coherent.
My big decision is, that after 17 years of making Christmas gifts for my kids, I am going to take a break and am not going to make anything. I will most likely renege because I most definitely do not want to buy things for Christmas. I am just thinking, that in getting ready for this art fair, making Christmas gifts is just not a sustainable venture for someone with a baby and a job and 4 kids. I think I could relax a bit more as well. That does not sound like such a big decision to some, but it feels like a load has been lifted for me.