Sunday, April 22, 2007

Where did the week go?

Sheesh! Time sure does fly, whether you're having fun or not. I had crazy ideas of being able to sew this week in between cleaning the house and getting laundry done while the kids amused themselves outside or whatever it was that amused them at the moment. Like I said, it was a crazy idea from the start and not much of it happened. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad week at all, just not what I had planned. I started each day with a plan and the best of intentions and most days ended the same- me scrambling to clear fabric from the table at dinner time as I magically come up with a yummy idea for the still half-frozen chicken breast, trying to salvage a bag of salad that should have been eaten the day before, clothes wrinkling in the dryer, tripping over somoeone's cleats in the kitchen, playing referee between 2 or 3 fighting sisters........ you get the idea. I think my biggest problem is that I don't handle interuptions very well, I can't pick up where I left off. Once I lose my mojo, it's gone until it comes around again. I also can't get things done in small chunks of time. If I have 15 minutes in between kid-taxi services, I won't break my a$$ to scrub the toilet and mop the bathroom floor. I may empty the dishwasher or sort through a pile of counter clutter but that's it! I don't know what happened to super-functional-productive-stay-at-home-all-the-time Carol but I sure do miss her.
Here is what I'm working on, a cow-girly quilt:
cow girly quilt preview
Oh and here's where our pool was
uh oh!
The liner was getting replaced but upon further review the entire pool needed replacing. Thank God for Grandma and Papa! Without them a new pool would not be happening.

1 comment:

Fiona said...

I read this post and I thought it was my life. As I work from home three days a week I too hate getting interupted. Once I pick up kids from school at 3pm, they seem to think my day at work has finished (it never has) then I try to sort our kids, dinner, homework while still trying to concentrate on my work. All the time this is going on, I am walking past my sewing machine wishing I could get back to that.
Love reading your blog.
Fiona