Friday, October 17, 2008

Happiness of the Harvest Moon!

A photo I shot a couple years ago for the cover of a
magazine- it's still one of my favorite shots!

I love this time of the year! I'm so incredibly busy right now though, that I haven't had time to enjoy it properly! I love the colors, the decorations, the pumpkins! I hope to at least to make it to the Circleville Pumpkin show this weekend! I've always gone for years and years. Tasted the pumpkin ice cream, fudge, fritters, the deep fried sweet potato chips, the spiced pumpkin seeds. I draw the line at the grilled pumpkin burgers though...

I start feeling blue when I have in mind the perfect "country living" harvest season for my home, and alot of it falls thru because I'm over committed to work projects, and I have tons of family & friend obligations from now until the end of the year. I'd like to be able to just let it go, and enjoy what I do get accomplished this year. I do soooo love the decorating, the activities, and the seasonal baking! Sometimes- THAT'S the fun part for me. And when I have to let it go because there aren't 40 hours in a day, I feel sort of like I've missed out on something.

Am I the only one who feels like this? Every year I promise myself I'll budget my time better, start earlier, schedule it on the calender, etc. But then life gets in the way, and things come up that I feel obligated to do, to take care of, because it's the right thing, and the decorating and extras are just that- extra. I think maybe I have Martha Stewart Syndrome..... Mike always kindly reminds me that she has an entire staff to get her house and office and studios whipped into shape. Oh DEAR! ...I always secretly suspected that I needed minions!


jackie said...

BEAUTIFUL fall photo!! You are so talented!!
I love this time of year also and wish there was some way to "put the brakes on" so it wouldn't fly by so quickly!

Dawn said...

Oh, girl, I am in the same boat every year! And I swore this year would be different...even got a great headstart on the Christmas holiday (cards are ordered and have arrived ready to address, gift list is well underway), but then I start to write everything down that needs to be done and aye caramba! Most likely a ton of stuff will still go undone if I am to have my dream of a relaxed and JOYful December.