Those blackberries have been on my mind a lot lately. I've been gone from the WV house for so long that I'm a little afraid I've missed my window of opportunity. What with nature's way of moving things along in a meticulous little rhythm, and all. Just because when I left there all those weeks ago, there were many, many blossoms, and lots of tiny starter beginnings of berries, too, doesn't mean time stood still and I'll return in time to find the lush, ripe berries of my dreams. The best I can hope for is that some of them will have ripened in waves and while I may have missed some, others will just be ripe for picking.
Because a woman can dream.
Tomorrow morning I'm headed back up there to find out. If I'm not mistaken, this will be my second to the last trip of the summer. This whole plan was never meant to be indefinite, and it takes its toll to live between towns, packing and unpacking and unpacking again. But I still very much need to get away for some blocks of non-social time that can be immersed in work and study, it's awesome that I get to go again.
Today is one in a growing list of days when my concentration seems to be seriously scattered in true ADD Chick form, so there will definitely be a list. I've gotten myself into a sleep cycle this past week that has me staying up until 1, 2, 3am, then getting up later than usual and/or just not getting enough sleep. I'm sure that can't have helped with my focus. Again I stayed up too late last night, had several rounds of insomnia this morning, then eventually overslept. Now I've been on the phone for what feels like hours, to several people, and what I think I'd better do this second is go pour that first (!!?) cup of coffee, get my notebook and make that list. Otherwise, I'll blink and I'll be packing the car and wondering what I'm leaving behind...
Hope your day is as productive as mine needs to be!