Life as a stay at home mom can be a little monotonous at times and it’s easy to lose a little of myself in every day demands. Standing in front of the kitchen sink washing dishes, I look up to see the leaves falling from the trees. Too fast. With each one that falls I feel more confined, more claustrophobic as I’m reminded of what’s coming in the next couple of months.
To offset the panicky feeling I pack the boys in the car and turn out the driveway. It’s gorgeous up here but sometimes I crave a wide open view. You can drive for miles and have a row of trees on either side but nothing to look out on. I’ve found a couple of high points that have become my favorites.
To be up above it all, to catch the colors after the sun’s gone down, to notice the contrast of the spruce against the maples….all little things that I cling to. The things that refresh. Ask anyone who frequents the North Woods….refreshing is the right word.