I have been so CRAZY busy the past couple weeks. Working on new albums, alterations for Dance Unlimited, helping with the book fair and in my kids classes, trying to keep up with feeding my kids, keeping some clean laundry in the house, and the house livable, which is quite different from clean....
Ah! I love being busy. The key is maintaining some kind of balance. Here's how I 'm doing it. No matter what, Friday evening at 6:00 the babysitter comes over and I go do something special with my husband. Int he past, my husband and I have been pretty lousy with the whole continuing to date after marriage concept, but the past few weeks it's been so necessary. With as busy as everything is right now it would be too easy to go the next couple months without having a real conversation with the love of my life. That's just not right, and would make me so sad.
Secondly, my Sundays are sacred. Sundays are the day that my family and I choose to worship the Lord. We prefer to follow the direction in the Bible to keep the Sabbath day holy. Sometimes when I'm really busy, and stressed about meeting deadlines it becomes very tempting to spend the evening working on my album kits, and things of that nature, but I do my best to refrain. I'm not perfect at it, but I try really hard.
On Sundays, after I put my kids to bed, I usually do a bit of personal crafting. Tonight I started a Mini Muffin Tin Advent Calendar. My friend Kristi Miller has been selling the cutest Advent Calendars on Etsy. I was looking at hers the other day and I thought how cute it would be to make one with little paper piecings that looked like cookies and holiday treats on a cookie sheet.
I pulled out my Mrs. Fields Best Ever Cookie Book and started looking for pictures. The treats I made tonight, are not finished, htey still need all the little details, and shading etc... but I'm really excited about how it's coming together so far.
Maybe I'll get them finished next Sunday.
For those of you anxiously waiting my next album kit, I hope to have one posted before Friday. Things should start moving much more quickly... at least they better, or I won't have time to get them all finished!