Impatient Words, Restless Pictures

I have pieces written about things but no photos to go with the words. I have photos taken of other things but no words written to go with them. I have lists upon lists made and ideas upon ideas swirling and somehow I can't seem to get anything finished. This is the quietest this place has been in a long time. I haven't been quiet on purpose, but lately, despite the fact that the days are at their longest, my days seem even shorter than usual. Everyday, before I know it, it's bedtime and barely anything has been done other than feeding and caring for children. And being outside.
The weather has been glorious, of course, so we have been making the most of it. Because, it's Ireland and the glorious weather never stays glorious for very long. And even when it is raining and thunder and lightening-ing outside we still say the weather is fabulous, because it is warm. And that's all it takes to make us happy. Just dial the temperature up into the late teens or early 20's and in Ireland we'll be singing (in the rain).

I took a digital hiatus for a few days too.  I took myself and the girlies off up to the little house in Leitrim again so that Devo could paint their bedroom (it's finally happening!!) and, as there is barely a phone reception at the house let alone WiFi, we were deliciously (sometimes frustratingly) cut-off. And it was quite nice. Apart from when it was frustrating.
We went paddling in lakes and to a local vintage fair and pottered around in nature and even made some art (which I'll share soon). All of which obviously contributed to the feeling of getting nothing done. But maybe those sweet-nothings are the everythings.

Other than the sweet-nothings we, as a family, have been doing there's been quite a lot of... other stuff... going on for me. I'll call it 'paperwork' for now, because really I don't know what else to call it at this stage. But it's work related. And not blog work, or house work or anything like that, but... work-work stuff... that is very much still at the paperwork stage.
Even so, it's massively time consuming and some of it is energy draining and it has stolen all of my creative time for quite a while now. And that's why I'm cobbling together this ramshackle post, in a stream of consciousness, just to show that I haven't forgotten about this little place of mine and that I'll soon have pictures for those impatient words and words for the restless pictures and normal service will resume. Eventually.

Thank you for your patience.


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  1. I only wondered about you the other day :) A digital hiatus sounds quite lovely actually. The girls must be super excited about their room. Enjoy the sweet nothings, they create the biggest memories :)

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    1. Aw, thanks for thinking of me Nicola. Just life making other plans for me I think! I didn't plan any of the quietness, it just happened! And yes, the sweet nothings are pretty sweet.

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  2. There'll be plenty of winter months for catching up online. Hopefully when you're feeling recharged from more 'quiet time' :)

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    1. That's so true. Is it bad that I'm looking forward to it?!

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  3. Much better to get out and enjoy than regret that you didn't. Lovely post and good luck with the 'paper work'

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    1. You're right. We get it so little it'd be a shame to miss it! Thanks xx

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  4. Even your random posts are gorgeous.

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  5. I love your so-called ramshackle posts the best which are not ramshackle at all. And you are such a talented photographer - beautiful photos.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say. Thank you so much!

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