Saturday, January 30, 2010

No news is good news

I miss blogging! Somehow life runs amuck and my blogging gets put in last place. I feel like I am in the eye of a tornado!!

This whole own your own business thing just sucks the life right out of you. The problem, as I have figured it out, is that I consider myself a part time employee with no schedule. Working willy nilly makes the rest of my life, well...willy nilly. The house does not get cleaned, random grocery store trips are made, homework does not get started until after dinner when blonde rascal is tired, laundry is not done until there is an urgent lack of underwear. Which all combined makes me downright cranky.

January was a crazy month. MIL had her knee replaced. I stayed a few day in the hospital with her. She came through like a star. It won't be long until she will be back in the honky tonks dancing the night away with younger men. Kidding! But, she and her new bionic knee are well on the road to recovery. I made a quick trip to Houston for my sister's baby shower. Which was loads of fun. Twins. I made 2 quilts which I will show you...when I have time to download pics.

Then you throw in cold weather, a new adopted stray (outdoor) dog, work and more work....ugh.

Let me clarify that I am thankful for the crazy busy work to be done at the office, which means our business is thriving. It is busy, more successful than we every imagined it would be at this point and we are thankful. God has blessed us. So having to work like mad is really a good thing. Food on the table, roof over our is good.

Also I know there are women who work a million more hours than I do at less forgiving jobs, that don't allow for coming and going as you please, as mine does. Have mercy do I feel for them. They deserve a lot of respect! Don't even get me started on the single mom...and how the heck she ever accomplishes it all. The thought of it all makes me appreciate my 3rd child...a.k.a. hubs!

So to remedy my dislike for the disjointed lifestyle I decided to take control of the reigns. I will work T-W-TH. Of course there will be some M and F that I will have to work, but at least I will be able to grasp in my brain a "schedule". On top of that I am hiring someone to clean the house every other week. There I said it, no shame, I am making money and so if I choose to spend it on housekeeper so be it!!!

Hello quilting. 2010 is the year of the quilts. I am finishing both the projects I have started and the ones I have not started. I finished 2 quilts and a wall hanging in January which I feel like is a great start. Do you know that happily sewing away the hours in my tiny quilty shack is bliss? Pure joy, make me giggle with glee! Too bad quality quilting fabric is expensive and hours spent sewing a quilt could never convert equally to dollars... if it did I would get rich selling quilts. I adore making them. It is for sure my happy place.

January 15th was the year anniversary of buying our house! A year? Already? Which also reminded me that I have not ever done before and after posts of all the remodeling we did.

Why? Because I am SO behind on scrapbooking and picture organizing. I have got to get a grip on the pictures. I love my scrapbooks, precious memories that are so fun to look at. I need to quickly get caught up...somehow. all sounds like a very basic need for simple time management. Drat.

Boy I have my work cut out for me. I will be back soon....and hopefully regularly, to let you know how it is all going!

On a side note, I have had to turn on the word verification thingy for my comments. I am being bombarded with spam. Vi@gra, shady investment name it. Funny thing is, I never have had spam. I have a Mac. Mac= no spam, no viruses. Mac = love. Then one fine day I logged on to my blog from the office, on my PC at the office. PC sucks. PC = spam and viruses.
I apologize for you having to type "blashwomp" in order to leave a comment....but please still comment because I love you so!


Mary said...

And we have missed you! Hopefully your life will calm down a bit now with some things out of the way and help for some others!

Angie said...

She lives!!! We were beginning to think the great metropolis swallowed you up. But it is good to be busy. How boring would life be otherwise?

And I hear you on the blog spam. I'm getting it too. boo. Down with spam!

kristen lewis said...

Blashwamp! Ha! I am just glad you are back. I will type any silly little word you want me to. Love you.

Lori E. said...

Wow, you wrote a LONG blog. So entertaining!! I hear you, you know, on the working "part time" where is the part???? But busy means $$ when you own your own. Where is the picture of the new adopted dog-child??? Thats what I want to know!!