Ok. This time of year causes a serious dilemma for me. I'm torn two ways. There is still a ton of work to be done outside, gardening, cleaning, weeding, harvesting, replanting, laying mulch, on and on and on. BUT my mind is already ahead of me to the time when I can't go outside as much and I'm already longing to spend time knitting, crocheting, sewing, working on leather, cross stitch, (not even mentioning cleaning, because that's an ongoing chore), canning, drying (which, of course, goes on all year).
For instance, I bought a cross stitch book a few years back, planning on making each of our immediate family members a Christmas stocking. Now, I'm already looking at my cross stitch bag (I keep different crafts in different bags, so if I want to work on a specific thing, I just grab that bag), and thinking, gosh, I wish I had time right now to sit and get to working on those stockings again. Will I get them done before Christmas this year? Probably not. Then there is the yarn I bought for wedding shawls for each of my granddaughters. Do I have time right now? No. Then I have the kitchen aprons cut out and not yet sewn. And the kitchen towels I'm knitting and crocheting. And the ladies facial towels I'm knitting and crocheting, and the mini scrap books I'm working on (five right now). And the large scrapbooks I've been working for my kids (WAY behind on those, like years). On and on and on it goes.
On top of all of that, there is finding the time for sitting with the Lord and just being in His presence. A friend told me yesterday that everything I do during the day can be considered prayer. I guess I probably knew that already, but had kind of forgotten it in the day to day grind.
Do you also have this problem? What are you working on right now, and what do you have sitting, calling to you, waiting on you? Let me know, I'm interested in how others deal with the anxiety that comes along this time of year.
Until next time.