Thursday, February 4, 2010

More Flowers, Etc.

Sewing flowers makes me happy. I love pretty things and I love the color combinations I've been working with so far this year. I think there have been almost 100 sewn since the beginning of January, which seems a little hard to believe. They are all sewn in bits and pieces of time, mostly while helping the children with their schoolwork.

I find it hard at times to figure out how to fit in "creating" along with everything else. I have so many ideas and things I want to make and they just don't all happen. I need to keep learning to be okay with that and be grateful for what does happen.

Right now many things are bouncy around on my to-do list: sorting the boys' closet, getting ready for the homeschool art class I need to teach in the coming weeks, getting caught up on our finances and starting our taxes, cooking and writing for the food blog, re-decorating the mantel for February/spring, finishing up a few more items for my Etsy sale, letters, emails, and a few sewing projects that I've promised to people months ago and must get to work on, oh yeah, and there's homeschool too and laundry and cleaning. Sometimes I just don't know where to begin. Or, it feels like I'm rushing from one thing to the next throughout the day. And then there is no time left for reading. I'm convincing myself this is a season of life and I better just be happy with what happens and not worried about what doesn't. I forgot getting ready for the baby.....I need to make the most of this chance I have to prepare for a little girl.

In the mean time I'm learning all about nebulizers. I took David in for a possible ear infection yesterday and came out with an RSV diagnosis, prescription for nebulizer medication and a prescription for the ear infection. Treatments every four hours, through the night -- this wasn't supposed to happen to me for a few more months yet. Oh well. David doesn't complain and takes the treatments very well. Hopefully he'll be on the mend soon.

It's time for our scheduled rest time and then the kids each have something they want to do this afternoon. When it comes down to it, what really matters today is time spent with them, so I better just put my mind to rest about the to-do list and let life happen.


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That's why when I was still homeschooling (and only one child!), it seemed all I had time to read had to do with homeschooling or for my spiritual growth.

I learned to read while waiting when C. was taking lessons elsewhere. Yes, now that there are no kids at home I do have lots of reading time. :)

Stephanie and I have talked how this pregnancy is taking more out of her than the other four. She is always tired these days and not due until May.

jennie said...

I understand! The more you do the more it seems there is to do. The list never shrinks. When it does shrink we will no longer have kids at home and then we will wish our list long again.

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh your basket of flowers is adorable. I am amazed at all you have on your plate and yet you seem so settled and peaceful least that is what I see. Take care and may your pile dwindle down quickly to only the things you truly enjoy.

Monica said...

Sorry to hear about David. Poor little guy. Yes, hopefully the worst is over for him and you all will be back to getting some sleep soon.

I'm always amazed at how well you seem to balance everything- especially finding an outlet for your creativity. I admire that.

Ruth MacC said...

Hey Heather,
I love the photo and I agree with Jeannie.
Did I tell you that last year two of my neighbours got saved!!? Well, One of them has agreed to meet up with me every Monday for an hour to start a little knitting group in our estate, just for girls. We will try it for 4-6 weeks and if it turns out ok then we will do it again. First we are planning to start in my home. I will have a fire lit and Sean said he will provide the hot chocolate and biscuits/cookies:0)The next 4-6 weeks will be in Paula's home.
My sister gave me 8 pairs of kniting needles and I need to buy wool for the girls. We will be starting off with something very simple like a small scarf for their dolls.

Anyway, perhaps you will pray just the once for us? For me and Paula to have unhindered fellowship and for us to be kind and gentle to the kids.