Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quiet Time

You may have noticed that I've not had a lot to say here lately. I'm not entirely sure why. But my mood has been a quiet one lately, not just here but overall. I'm not feeling particularly social, and I'm not feeling particularly creative. I'm just sort of ... well, quiet.

Is it just me, going through phases like this? I don't think so. I wonder whether it's that my outward energy is directed at getting Caroline well-settled in her new school routine, and as a result getting MYSELF into a new routine. For a while I thought that maybe I was coming down with a cold, what with feeling so dulled and flattened.

Now I'm thinking it's just a transition, after a very busy and emotional time. So I am moving forward slowly. I'm working away on a simple piecing project to get an old UFO out of the closet. I'm reading a lot, and I've been letting myself sit in the sunshine in the living room for a bit in the morning after Roger leaves for work, reading and sipping my coffee. I'm making slow progress on a long-term work project, but I'm not knocking myself out with any brilliant spurts. I look at the garden and think about all that needs doing out there, but decide that I don't feel like working on that right now.

It's a quiet time.


  1. I think some times are just like that -- I've had a mini blah for the last month or so, but I think I'm coming out of it now. Enjoy the quiet, and we'll still be here when your feeling louder. :-)

  2. There are reasons our minds and bodies take these quiet times and I think we just need to go with it until our usual energy level returns.

  3. Sometimes your creativity is "resting"--gathering energy and resources, just like fallow fields over the winter. There's life there, and it will show itself in time--fresh, reinvigorated and bursting with colors. I always call times like that "gathering shells on the beach". It's a great time for reflection and introspection, for "back-burner" thinking.

    And...when my child is making a transition, a lot of my creative energy goes with him to support that.