Monday, August 31, 2009

No Mojo

I am thinking with the fires stripping the hills beyond us, the smoke wreathing our skies and the heat suppressing my will to move, I am going to take a break from this space. This week is shaping up to be very busy. School is here, but with it comes more work and papers and plans. And I am excited but still tired and hot, so so hot.

This summer has been a crazy wonderful busy time, busier than ever before. I am feeling the end of it and the change in the season that will not truly come for months in this heat soaked part of the world. Hope my mojo comes back well before then.

Until I find some I thought I would link to a few good posts from friends. Last weekend was another gathering of the L.A. (and surrounding area) ladies. Jillian, who just happened to host on her birthday, wrote up a great post here. It was intended to be a sewing night, but power went out due to nearby fires, so we sat in the warm close dark by candle light and chatted. And man, did we chat. We joked that the neighbors were getting an earful due to open windows, it bordered a bit on a "Sex in the City" episode for a few minutes. Girls can be a bit racy when we gather.

Then I just wanted to link to Julia's post about the fires. She gives some very useful links. Intuitively, I know the fires have always happened here, though in a less destructive, more natural way. Now, development and population have shifted these rhythms and as a result people lose home and life. I am praying for them in the midst of this week and its missing mojo.

Catch you back here next week. Like I said, hope I come raring back with lots to say and show and tell.


cari said...

Take the time you need. Looking forward to your return.

LauraC said...

I know you won't be posting here but wanted to say good luck with the first days of school!

MJ said...

I'm personally looking forward to more meetups in blackouts! That was fun. Let's do it again sometime.

Good luck with the boys and school!

The Adventures of Carrie, Brook, Finn and Reid said...

Ok, I know I'm behind, but School?!? School??? The boys will have such a fun time!

We've been thinking of you as we've heard about the first in SC.

Anonymous said...

Take care, woman.

Preeti said...

You take all the time you need to recharge. Take care:)