A Whole Lot of Static

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Things have been feeling a little static around here lately.

I couldn't figure out why time seems to have been going so amazingly fast since the new year.
Then I realized the weird passage of time so far this year might have something to do with the fact that this picture (taken January 2, 2011) could have been taken yesterday. No wonder I'm always surprised to find that we're suddenly at Thursday again each week. When there's so external indicator of time passing, each flip of a calendar page can be pretty surprising. All that static really messes with your senses.

I have hard time gauging progress when the world around me is buzzing with static. It's easy to feel like I'm not doing enough. Making kind of absurd goals like writing 50,000 words in one month, starts to sound like a good way to anchor myself in the present.

But even if the world is frozen and snowy and spring seems a long time off, time is passing. When I really look at things, I see progress and accomplishment.

So when I woke up on Tuesday morning with the stomach flu that Andy'd had a couple weeks back which I was so sure I wasn't getting, I tried not to feel too bad about what that meant for my 50,000 word count goal for the month of March. Instead, I gave myself permission to nap, to rest up a little bit.  I can't sleep until the spring thaw comes, but I can grab myself a little more energy to deal with winter's lingering static.

Stomach flu or not (hopefullly not!), I hope you're all giving yourself plenty of permission to nap during this late winter too!


  1. Ugh not the flu! Hope you're feeling better soon. The only static I've seen lately has been cursing my superdry hair...

  2. I know it seems like we are always saying, "Wow, it's Friday again?" But then again, it seems like the endless work of winter never stops and keeps going, and going and going.

  3. Self care is so important. And being our best friend! Hope you wont get this stomach flu. Sending healing thoughts and home made chicken soup up North!

  4. i love your blog and it brings me joy to pass this award to you...i posted it on my blog. i realize some choose not to participate but, i wanted you to know i love your blog!

  5. I hope you are feeling better now.

    I live in MN too! In the TC area. Love the pic in your header. We go up to the North Shore a lot, but I've never been to the Boundary Waters yet. One day, maybe when my boys are bigger.

    I know what you mean about the picture of the snow covered landscape. I am so ready for Spring!

    Nice to meet ya! :-)

  6. Wow you live in such a beautiful area! Very jealous.

    Happy comment love day! <3

  7. Hope you're getting better already! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment! I am your latest follower :)


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