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Sunday, June 26, 2011


I hate days like this. I have so many things that I should be doing, and I'm not doing any of them.

Just a small sampling of what I *should* be doing:
~ cleaning up the house
~ laundry
~ stripping and remaking all of the beds
~ sweeping and mopping all of the floors
~ dishes
~ going through and reorganizing some of my craft stuff
~ pulling out completed projects to measure and photograph (hold that thought)
~ cleaning out the van (it's gross in there)
~ inventorying (that's a word, right?) my soap to see if I need to make more in the near future
~ starting a new crafty project that was brought over by a friend as a possible side business

What I have done so far today:
~ went to church, but had to leave early due to a toileting accident (not mine)
~ made a pizza for the boys for lunch
~ stripped Sarah's bed and washed the sheets and comforter (haven't remade it yet though)
~ took a nap. Sort of. I could still hear the TV, although my eyes were closed.
~ did my nails
~ stared at the computer for a while without even really doing anything

Why can't I focus on anything?

Part of the reason is that I'm just plain tired. I got very little sleep for this past week and it's definitely catching up on me. And when I get tired, I have the attention span of a gnat on speed. I move from one thing to the next, one thought to the next, and nothing gets done.

Plus I've been pondering my whole crafty business thing. At one point I had a website for it, and I did a nice little business on it, but I let that go when my life got to be so chaotic. I'm also thinking about changing the name of it and *maybe* tying it in with this blog (hence the pictures and measurements that I need to do of some of the finished items). I just haven't decided what I want to do with it yet. I know that I love to make things. I love to sell the things that I make. It makes me happy. I've always said that my dream when I grow up is to have my own little shop where I can make and sell things for a living. I even have a mental image of my shop in my head. But in order for that to happen, a lot of other things have to happen first.

So I believe that I am going to take my muddled mind, step away from the computer for a few hours, actually do some of the things on my list, and then the boys and I are going to walk into town. We have some overdue (by one day) movies to return at the library - thank goodness for the drop slot - and then there are fireworks at 10pm. It will be a late night - we'll be walking about a mile to see the fireworks, but it'll be fun. Actually, I'll be walking and they'll most likely be riding in the double stroller, but whatever. Maybe if I get out and get a little bit of exercise, I'll feel better in general and maybe even be able to sleep tonight.

Hopefully I don't fall asleep while we're watching the fireworks. That could be bad.


  1. I hate days like that! Hope you got through it!

  2. sometimes it's good to take a day off what we NEED to do. I know we pay for it later but it can do wonders in the long run.

    I LOVE your quilts. I hope the next show is better for you.

    Hope you enjoyed your night and time with the kids. I would so have fallen asleep during the fireworks, but I tend to do that. The boys know and expect it.

  3. Yep, I survived. We didn't get home from the fireworks until about 11pm, and then the neighbor cornered me and we stood outside talking (with the boys passed out in the stroller) until almost midnight. Ugh.

    So now I think I'm going to go to bed. I'm tired. Maybe, just maybe, the boys will sleep until 8am. But I doubt it.

  4. Hope you had a good night! I hate feeling restless like that!

    I think you should go for it on the crafting business. It seems like a true passion for you (not to mention that you're very talented)!



  6. I did! I got some decent sleep last night after we got home from the fireworks. And the boys were so tired that they let me sleep in a bit this morning, so I feel pretty good right now!

    Now, it's time to get started and get some stuff done around this house! ;)

  7. I don't like days like that either.. Been awhile since I cleaned our Durango.. been paying my kids to do it..doesn't get as clean as I like, but gives them a job and it gets done..somewhat!! :)


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