Monday, June 30, 2008

Lessons from Sewing, part 3 . . .

I cannot learn to sew, read all those great books I have on a list, try the new recipes I've had sitting out on the counter for a month, visit the library once a week, hand stamp greeting cards, organize the basement, clear out junk for a garage sale, read up on taking great photographs, take great photographs, weed the garden, write a witty blog post and read everyone else's, research math and language arts curriculum, go for a bike ride, paint the house, make granola and wheat bread, watch TV shows that I have saved on DVR, watch movies I have on hold from the library, manage the finances, dust every surface, vacuum every floor, call every friend I think about and pray for or go shopping for new summer clothes and still exist as a mildly competant wife and mother. I am only human. So I pick and choose what is important for today. And lately, my sewing is winning that contest.


6 comments:

Jenni said...

Reading that blog post made me really exhausted! You have too many interests!!! I know how you feel though. Maybe you need to scrap that whole list and go to a spa for a massage and pedicure! Then you'll have energy to takle the priorities on your list some other day...

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

I agree with Jenni!

Sarah said...

I just go straight for the "checking other blogs" idea....:-)

Lisa (Morning Rose) said...

Even moms cannot do it all! As busy as this summer has been, I cannot imagine throwing homeschooling into the mix. We'll have to get back on track in the fall. :) Happy sewing!

girlie girl said...

This made me luagh outloud! I think we're twins! We pretty much have the same list!!! I so strugle with finding the balence in it all too! The sewing is winning at my house also! Post some pics of your projects soon. :)

email said...

Rarely do I take the time to read your blog. I always enjoy it when I do, but this trouble you mentioned about finding time to take for everything we enjoy is universal. Anyway, you are more than competent at all you undertake. I admire you. I envy you. I sometimes sinfully compare myself to you and feel like such a failure until I remind myself of who I am before God. We cannot all be "Donettes" ;). Take a deep breath and let it out - slowly!
Live, Learn, Laugh, Love -- Jennifer