Friday, November 30, 2012

Finding Balance

I can't believe it's been three weeks since I last posted. Where has the time gone? I guess I do know the answer to that question, but I keep asking it. I've been busy, but that never seems to change. I am finding it challenging to balance my projects with home and family duties. It seems that if I am working on a project, my house becomes a pig sty and I end up with lots of loose ends to tie. I tried working on some of the projects on my "Handmade Christmas List", (which by the way still only has one completed item on it) but then Thanksgiving came around and I went into full-on cooking/cleaning/shopping/organizing/decorating mode, leaving my projects to collect dust for a few weeks.
We had a wonderful time hosting Thanksgiving and spending time with family and friends. For me though, Christmas brings me joy and excitement. As soon as the turkey leftovers are packed up in the fridge, I start pulling out the Christmas decorations.











I realized this year that I don't have that many handmade Christmas items, which I really need to change, but it just isn't going to happen this year. I am WAY behind on my gift making, and honestly, I am finding it hard to get my motivation back now that my house is clean and I feel on top of things around the house and with the family. I'd like it to stay that way.


Perhaps Eddie the elf can watch over things, while I descend to my sewing room. He's been a good bribery tool for the kids so far when it comes to behaving. Maybe I can work him into the kids' chores too. If you don't have an Elf on the Shelf of your own, I'd recommend getting one.


So, even though I am struggling to get my groove back, I am forcing myself to "Just Do It". Just start working on the gifts and hopefully I will get back into the swing of things.

Yesterday, I got back to working on the place mats for my mother-in-law. I am going to try and get them done over the weekend. I am sure she would appreciate having them before Christmas.


Three weeks to go and a long list to tackle. I'll say it again, YIKES!

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