Things I do:
-make onesies (and photograph, list, package, and ship onesies)
-hang out with the boys on the playground
-assemble weekday breakfasts and lunches
-make embroideries once in a while
Things I don't do:
-work on the yard
Things I'd like to do:
-fix snacks for the boys after school
Things I wish for:
-weekly cleaning service, but I'd gladly take monthly or even quarterly
-bigger craft room, with separate work spaces for onesies and quilts
Still thinking a lot about the ways I spend my time. I've been spending loads of time working on quilts lately. I feel happier when I have another project to work on and don't spend my "making time" exclusively on onesies. It seems like I can keep up with the onesie shop plus do one other big project, and that's it. In March it was onesies + Harry Potter party. Now it's onesies + quilts. I definitely feel more balanced creatively when I can do another project alongside the onesies. So that is good.
The problem is that I feel like I focus so much on those two that everything else in my life gets ignored. The house is a mess, barely tolerable. When we dip down into the squalor zone, that's when I pull myself away from the sewing machine and clean a little bit. Nate cooks dinner every night, which is great because his meals are delicious. But I feel bad that it's totally on his shoulders now, and I kind of miss putting together meals. I do a lot of shooing away of the boys, too, when I'm so wrapped up in a project, and that's not good. I don't want them to walk away feeling like whatever I'm making is more important than them.
I'm glad that I have all these hobbies/interests/pursuits. It gives me joy to complete an embroidery or quilt, or to package up a bunch of onesies I have sold. But I've got to get better at pacing myself and not getting so wrapped up that I neglect other things I should be doing. I guess what I need is more discipline. Next school year will be a whole different ballgame, with both boys in school all day. I'm really going to need to check myself then, to make sure I'm using my time wisely. It will be a challenge but I am looking forward to it.
A few recent pictures for you. That's all for today! xoxo