Sometimes I get so busy, I can't seem to get anything done. Come the end of the day, I can barely keep my eyes open unless I've pumped myself up on cappuccinos throughout the afternoon. I don't allow myself to sit down because if I do, there's probably no getting up. And what I find so amazing is -- I can be exhaustingly busy, but my house doesn't look any cleaner or less cluttered, and there are no after school treats on the kitchen table or assembled casseroles awaiting their warm-up prior to dinner. No... I keep myself extremely busy doing things that usually go unnoticed by my family. This blog, for example, can occupy me for hours on end. And getting that perfect photo... well, I'm still learning.
Suddenly it was Halloween and I needed to carve the pumpkin. It took me all afternoon.
I made the wreath for our front door from bittersweet we collected two weeks ago on the family farm in Iowa. Then I cut a crow out of cardboard and painted him black.
I volunteered and I watched the results.
Now it is time to get myself organized and focused, and get back to doing what I enjoy most... baking. I was able to get these celebratory cupcakes made yesterday afternoon before I crashed in front of CNN to view the outcome of this amazing election.