Aaaahh! A refreshing cup of tea. I have been working over time painting. I have had a few orders to get out this week and now I'm working on items for my Etsy shop. I'll post some photos when I'm done. But for this moment I am enjoying a cup of Earl Grey and half a chocolate chip cookie. The cookies came by way of a neighbor. Halloween night my Sweetie and I took over a jar of homemade apple butter and she sent over cookies in return. I think I can spare another jar of apple butter! Actually, I do need to take over another one. Her husband has been in Iraq and just returned home yesterday. No apple butter was left. Wow! They must have liked that apple butter, it was gone in 3 days; they probably set a record for eating apple butter. I'll have to share my recipe with you sometime, we make it in the crock pot, it really is yummy!
Well, the subject is over load. Most of us have experienced this at one time or another. For those who have driven a standard car (that's standard vs automatic), over load for me is like driving 75 miles an hour in second gear. You might be able to do it but you can't do it for long. Sooner or later the engine is going to blow. It's the same with over load, sooner or later something has to give and for most of us it's our health or sanity. This seems to be the time of year when most people go into over load. The holidays are coming up; there is shopping to do, meals to prepare, family and friends coming to visit; we take on extra projects for the school, church or community. We have late nights and early mornings just to get everything done. I don't have the answers I'm still trying to figure them out. I say every year I am going to cut back on some of the things I do yet I'm still trying to cruise at 75 in second gear the next year too. I would like this year to be different, no over load, keep things simple, enjoy the wonderful reasons we celebrate and let go of all my expectation. I wonder what would happen if I did.