Monday, August 29, 2011

Simmer Down Now


It is hot!

There is no doubt in my mind that the heat makes all of us a little bit more edgy. I have noticed that with the thickness in the air not only am I uncomfortable, but I feel pissy. I am trying to get a lot done these days. Perhaps too much. And as usual, I feel a bit overwhelmed. Twig is not in school yet, so my free time is limited to when she naps.

I have a list going in my head of things to accomplish at all times. Work on the projects I have started: a documentary, this blog, a yoga book (that was started before I gave birth), study for two exams I have to take before October 1st, and now clean my entire house of clutter. Somehow in my head I think I am capable of accomplishing a little of all of these in one short hour long nap. When I hear her yell, "Mommy, is it wake up time?" I will inevitably be in the middle of something. I then have to put my pencil down (so to speak), and head back into mom mode. The frustration of not being able to finish things is making me testy, and this heat isn't helping.

All I want to do is take my daughter swimming at the houses of friends that have pools. Sometimes I think I want to go in more than she does. It just takes the edge off, and plus it contains her to one small area. My husband and I share this love of getting in the water. If there is an opportunity, I'm in. I feel so at peace and suddenly it doesn't matter what is piling up. It is really a dream that someday we will have a pool. I don't know any other adults who want to get in the pool as much as the two of us.

In the meantime we have enjoyed our friends company as well as their aquatic centers. I don't know how I survived summers in New York. Perhaps it explains why people are a lot more angry there.

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