Brambleberry Meadow

Farmstead Living, Good Stewardship, Home Comforts

The Soothing Power of Fancy Work

The past week has been heavy.  Trying.  Fraught.  Especially in the homes of veterans.  It’s hard to find that lightness of spirit we long for when bombarded constantly by news from home and abroad.

I’m finding it difficult to do simple household things like baking, setting up cultures (sourdough and yogurt), sewing, and the things that normally help me to stay grounded in the care of home and family.  I pace, lose track of where I am, and lack motivation for the things that are usually pleasant.  Racing thoughts interrupt the flow of my usual routine.