First let me talk for a minute about life. We are expected to balance WAY to much in this life. Have a green smoothie every day, BUT don’t always use kale or it can mess up your thyroid. (Plus, kale is disgusting.) Eat plenty of fruit, BUT be careful it contains so much sugar! You should have a spotless home, home cooked meals, and be a happy homemaker, BUT you should have an income. Eat eggs for protein, but not to many, the jury is still out on cholesterol. Relax, take a day off, but be productive. Remember your vitamins. Exercise! It’s just to much! Which is a sum up of why I had a mild freak out earlier this week. I sat on my couch, my husband next to me, just sobbing about how I can’t do it all. It’s just to much to do everything, or even half of the stuff we’re expected to do. Even for people like me who feel very little outside pressure from society and pretty much does what I want.

So just a little note to take a deep breath, and relax. I decided this week to pick just one or two things to really focus on, and say “screw it” to the rest of them. I can’t do it all, and neither can you, BUT a team can. You and your spouse, you and a friend, you and a business partner, whatever the case may be. I can’t do everything that needs doing in my house, in my life, in my parenting, but we survive. We have good days and bad days, that’s life. “Pobody’s Nerfect” as they say.

Feet in the sand, head in the clouds-- My WorkbasketSo this week was not a great week. I focused on doing what mattered most. I focused on my chore cards and building a routine. I focused on creating healthier snacks and meals and paying attention to what my son and I eat. I handled some stuff for the homeschool group I run. I went swimming again, and it was fantastic. Friday, oh it was a good day. I had all my chore cards done, both bathrooms cleaned, recorded my sewing goodies video and had all the tech stuff done for it, all by 12:30! I had all afternoon to relax, knit, and just be. That to me is a perfect day.

I’m doing well with my chore cards. I’ve decided to follow some good advice I got and focus mainly on daily chores and building a routine before adding in any bigger jobs. So each day has an

Cast On, Worked several inches, frogged, started over, all in one week-- My Workbasket

assigned room and I clean and declutter that room, but I also empty the dishwasher, run a load of laundry, and a few other little things, every day. After a month or so of doing that I’m going to add in more of the special monthly and seasonal chores. Baby steps and breaking things down into little bites.

I have been crafty to, thought admittedly not as much as I’d like. I cast on a hat for next month, and frogged a big chunk of it, and started it again. That photo that shows the ribbing only is what I frogged back to. As you can see the stitch pattern is beautiful but looks nothing like the photo in the pattern.

Making some notebooks for my traveler's notebook, and just some to have in my bag. -- My WorkbasketLast weekend I also made a stash of notebooks. These fit in my planner, they also are nice to grab for a portable sketchbook, or to just stash in my purse. They have colorful covers and a either brown kraft paper or vintage lined student paper for filler.

However since making them I haven’t done my daily drawing, not a single day this week.

What will next week hold? I’m not really sure.

Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

Don’t break yourself trying to do it all.

 

 

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