It's rather late, I know, but I wanted to share a few snapshots of the lovely day I had with my boys. 5 and I do a lot of stairclimbing these days and I never get tired of him asking to hold my hand (can't say the same of my legs...). Fred and 5 packed us a picnic lunch and we drove out to a new-to-us beach and spent a very sweet day on Lake Superior. Even amidst the angst and trauma of moving and packing etc I feel awfully lucky.
It's been a while, I know. We have some very big changes coming up very, very soon and, to be perfectly honest- I'm hiding.
Do you ever feel like that?
It's like there's an invisible sensor and as soon as I reach this predetermined level of stress/stimulation/responsibility/whatever, I just shut down. I find myself unable to answer the phone, paralyzed by my own to-do lists, I actually hid in the dining room the other day when someone rang the doorbell. Silly? Yes. Real? Also yes.
I've composed this post in my head a hundred times over the last week and a half, and yet. Well, I guess I am finally writing it. Yay me!
Not a happy, down the street move, but a hairy, grumpifying, 300-some mile move.
There are lots of very very good things about this move coming up, a few bad things, and of course, a few very sad things.
We are leaving our beautiful spot here, close to nature, and pretend mountains, and Lake Superior.
We are leaving loved ones and others who probably would've become loved ones.
We are also returning to Madison, where we have friends and family and international cuisines (among other things).
My husband will be going back to school. Exciting, terrifying, sleepless, etc.
Along with all of these other things, I will also be working outside the home again. With much trepidation. More on that later.
I'm going to adopt a slightly more relaxed schedule here, I think I'll return to Mon/Wed/Fri postings in an attempt to be reasonable in my expectations of myself (ha!). I have a bit of a backlog of lovely pictures to share with you!
My name is Ansley Knoch. I am the creator of Rispok, a line of accessories for big and little people made from repurposed materials. I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my husband, Fred, and our son, also Fred, better known as 5.