Space to breathe

Seize the day!

On the other side of tomorrow this paper will be done. Right now? It’s kicking my ass hard. So, I’ve walked the dog the long way around on this beautiful day. I’ve made extra coffee because I know it’s going to be a late night. I’ve spent a little time contemplating the knitting I’ll get back to as soon as this paper is done and what decadent television I might watch whilst knitting.  I’ve thought longingly of my day off from tutoring (Friday — 1st grade field trip to a farm for pumpkins and I’m not going!) and the yoga class I can take myself to for a well-deserved savasana. I’ve piled the fat books I’ve trudged through and need to cite here and there in tall stacks on the kitchen table. And last but certainly not least, I’ve begun to plunder the Halloween chocolate stash. May be more tricks than treats come Sunday night! However, on Sunday there will also be space to breathe and time to rest, and I will be grateful.

That is, of course, if I survive today and tomorrow.


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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2 Responses to Space to breathe

  1. Robyn says:

    You can do it!! And I will venture further, I will say you will do it and do it well. Stay focused…….I am cheering for you!

  2. DawnK says:

    I’m behind on reading this and I know the paper is already done. I hope you’ve been able to enjoy a little more free-time today. I’ve worked what feels like crazy hours for me. I’m looking forward to free-time this weekend.

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