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everything is taking longer...

project fire hydrant.

I know what you're thinking.

"Why does Mollie have a picture of a fire hydrant up on her blog, and what will this have to do with anything?"

Well, you may be right. This may be a strange connection for me to try and make. But here I go.

There are times when things just seem to come together. A lot gets done. There is a feeling of accomplishment.

And then there is now.

Right now everything is taking longer. I may be exaggerating, it may not be everything. And in some cases, it may just feel like it is taking longer because I just want it to be done. But some things really are taking longer.

My computer is processing slowly, so work takes longer. Stores haven't had things in stock, so errands take longer. Brain power is a whole other thing, so don't get me started on how long this post is taking to write! And I'll try to avoid how some of life's milestones feel especially slow to come along.

But the fire hydrant. This is one of a number of pictures of fire hydrants that I've taken lately. We'll call it a mini obsession. I've been taking these pictures for a few weeks, and have never posted them. It has taken longer to do this small thing. But tonight I decided that I could at least start with one.

This "one foot in front of the other" kind of thing helps when things are going slow and yet there is much to be done. This is what encouraged me to cut quilt squares today. I cut just two of the 18 fabrics, but it was a start.

It's late, and I feel as though I've gotten to rambling. But thank you for letting me ramble to you. Knowing that I can express these thoughts and feelings helps encourages me to continue to take the little steps that keep things going, even if it is taking longer.


  1. I understand completely how you are feeling. Sending you hugs, cheers as you keep on moving and complete trust that some great stuff will come out of this season of your life. Love the fire hydrant.

  2. Ohhhhh, I know that feeling. It is ICKY. Hang in there, Mollie! Even if it takes longer, whatever you do will still be fabulous. :)

  3. I am JUST coming out from under a space that sounds very similar to yours! So, I know where you are...and if you like, you can take a peek at how I talked about getting past the blockage here:

    Hang in there!


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