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I'm sorry i've been absent lately. You know that feeling of having so many things to do that you aren't doing your very best with any of them? I hate that feeling.

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I'm in a fog. You would not believe the last time I did my laundry, took a walk, watered my plants, wrote a proper letter, called my sister, fed myself a home cooked meal. Definitely not complaining though, because I'm thrilled to be working on some truly exciting projects. (hello brimfield with the girls!)

My to-do list is a million miles long for my "day off" tomorrow. It's got some pretty fun things on it, like unpack new ironstone dishes from brimfield and research antique wallpaper hanging techniques. At this point though, I'm most looking forward to crossing off the make coffee and (gasp!) slowly drink it at the kitchen table, while listening to patsy cline record part of the list.

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  1. I have to agree with your feeling there. I have just felt in limbo recently, very absent. But I am getting there! I loved the last part of your list, sounds like bliss!

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  2. We (yes, I speak for the entire world) missed you. Do you really like Patsy Cline? Or are you just playing with my emotions?

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  3. One does not joke about the great Patsy. Some things are just sacred.

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  4. I think we've all been there, in a fog. Perhaps a good bar of chocolate will help motivate you. It always works for me.

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  5. I wanna hear ALL ABOUT BRIMFIELD. You know, once you've had that cup of coffee. So glad you found you some dishes.

    I go through Patsy funks. Like I'll listen to just nothing but Patsy for like a week. I'm not quite as cool as you, though - she's on my iPod.

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  6. I think we have all been in that same place. It will shift back into gear soon, to be certain.

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  7. Coffee makes everything better. Just take it as it comes, dear!

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  8. At least your to-do list sounds enjoyable!! The fog will pass. Always does. And if you enjoy Patsy, you should hear this gal belt out a tune: Jill Barber and her album "Chances" go very well with a fresh cup of coffee... and antique wallpaper hanging techniques:)

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  9. everyone should have coffee and Patsy on thier to-do list. Enjoy your deep breath!

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  10. My resourceful mom used to start her To Do list with: "Make a list"!
    That way she always had something to cross off immediately. A jump start of feeling like you can accomplish at least one thing everyday.

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  11. Ohhhhhhh Emerson. You are doing WAY TOO MUCH... here, there and everywhere. Welcome to the human race (Rat Race!) No wonder it's catching up with you. You're so right about how it makes you feel when you get behind on the boring essentuals like laudry, dishes and bills. Maybe the trick is to TRY to make them as fun as all the other super cool and creative things you do.

    Challenging yourself with the fun (cough) game of "How fast can i do these dishes?!" or "How many pieces of dirty clothes can i pick up in one minute?! Ready, set, GO!

    Or have a bitch and moan laundry date with a friend. I volunteer!

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  12. dear emerson ~ immerse yourself if you must into the fog ... don't fight it too much ... when you surface, you will see how to best attempt the lists of life ... and there always will be lists ... worry not ~ all shall be well ...
    prairiegirl

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  13. I wrote a post on my blog called, "I Feel Dim," and I found a photo of a dimmed string of lightbulbs. All the things we have to do tend to overwhelm, but I think I'll be a copycat tomorrow. I'm going to drink my coffee slowly.

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  14. Hi Amy, I just received my postcard. Thank's soo much - I love it. What a lovely start to the week. Thanks so much, Colleen x

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  15. Had to make a comment.

    I dont know if you felt any significance to the last part of your post (Patsy Cline)

    But it really struck a chord with me! It reminded me of my dear mother, who i have not seen in years (Navy). She absolutely adores patsy cline.

    I miss her. :(

    Good Luck on your to do list!

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  16. I just want to say to you that I love your blog !

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  17. feeling glad that my husband took my car today. i'm stuck at home, rain, coffee, and now per your suggestion...patsy....and i'll probably sneak in a little neko case. thanks........

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  18. Good for you for dealing with feeling overwhelmed by slowing down! I think the fog serves a purpose, to encourage us to stop looking so far into the future and to concentrate on the present. It also helps us figure out what really belongs on the list and what can be ignored. Good luck!

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  19. I can identify completely...when do the slow days of fall come in where I get to sit by a crackling fire and sip hot cider or ride in a hay wagon and pick out the perfect, spherical, orange pumpkin?!

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  20. I wanted to add, too, that I have only heard a little Patsy Cline (please don't be mad!), so I made a Pandora radio station for her so I can get her under my skin! Thanks for getting me to try something new.

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  21. My father loves Patsy Cline. We used to listen to her albums sometimes when making a huge breakfast on weekends. What a lovely memory. Thanks for inspiring it. Now I know what to get him for christmas...

    Just started reading your blog recently...love it.

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  22. I know exactly how you feel! I blame it on postpartumn depression. I hope you feel better soon!

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  23. I wish I had things like that on my to-do list :) Have fun.

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  24. Amy, just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying "Living In" over at d*s! It's wonderful. (And I'm a Patsy with coffee fan too.)

    Take care,
    Courtney

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  25. Ah, the bane and beauty of our creative existence. Not to sound all fortune teller, but to me this not only tells me that you are a creative person but also that you have some sense of balance - which is a good thing. And like times before, those feelings fade. By the time you read this, I'm sure you're already back on track :D. BTW, great blog

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