Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Space Between

The Space Between

I wasn't sure which blog to put this on, but the above image was sort of a creative endeavor to make, so here it goes. 

I realize the song "The Space Between" is about a tumultuous relationship, but I've never viewed the lyric above that way. It's really more how I view getting through life together with Ryan and all my other family and friends. There are seasons of tears and seasons of laughter in between, and the seasons of laughter and sunshine sustain us in times of sadness.

Henry didn't take a nap today, and was extremely upset by bedtime. Broken people that we are, Ryan and I survived the tantrum by working together. It is still emotionally draining, but Henry is now asleep, which is what he desperately needed. I've been feeling lately like I need that laughter that keeps me coming back. The times of sadness and frustration sometimes feel like they have stripped me of everything that makes me me. I count down the minutes until Henry is asleep, but as soon as he's asleep, there is not enough left of myself to enjoy "me time." Well, in the name of "faking it until you make it," here's my "me time" project from last night, which is an actual creative endeavor:

It will go with cognac, taupe, brown, black and the animal print is a little more subtle. I essentially used the same pattern as here with a few tweaks - namely that I omitted the yoke and just cut it all as one piece.

Some of the aforementioned laughter, to hold us over:

"I think that in 50 years when we go out for our anniversary, we will still be talking about Harry Potter." ~Ryan

"I'm okay with that." ~Valerie

Say you'll remember me, standing in a nice dress, staring a the sun set, babe, red lips and rosy cheeks.

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