I had a dozen errands that 'absolutely needed' to be accomplished today. (well not really, but I like to check things off the list on Fridays so I feel I had a productive week).
Up at 6:00 : brush teeth, get dressed, walk dogs. Check.
6:30 - 7:30 : serve breakfast, pack lunches, and drive three kiddos to two schools. Check.
8:15 - 9:00 : fill car up with gas, stop by bank, drop tax docs off at accountant's. Check.
9:00 - 10:30 : go to gym, work out, shower in not-so-clean locker room, dress again. Check.
10:30 - 11:30 : drop overdue books off at library, pay late fine, stop by grocery store for milk and dog food. Check.
11:30 - 12:30: unload groceries (yes, I brought a few extra items), feed dogs, make salad by dumping anything that looked good enough to eat into large bowl, eat. Check.
12:30 - 1:00: remember that I joined the red shoes club flicker group so I spend nearly thirty minutes looking for, finding, and photographing red shoes. I spend the remainder of the minutes asking myself if this is normal behavior for a thirty-eight-year-old mother of three.
And just as I decide that taking photos of ones feet in red shoes is completely normal, fun even, and that more people should try it, the kitty looks at me as if I have lost my mind.
I spend the next few minutes with a big smile on my face because I am so glad that I started this blog.
Then I remember yet another great benefit that comes along with blogging - blog friends! Like the very kind and thoughtful Lisa of Stitching Under Oaks who sent me this beautifully crafted mole skin that I am keeping right by my computer because it makes me smile every time I look at it. Life is good.
1:00 - 2:00 : Pick up first kiddo from school, feed her lunch, set her up with paper and scissors for cutting snowflakes. Check.
2:00 : Try to finish up the three pillow covers I cut out yesterday only to find that the serger has somehow become unthreaded and now looks like this... ouch.
Remember how I promised a 'how-I-sew-on binding by machine' tutorial and go cut and iron fabric for binding....
for this quilt, which I quilted last night while watching bad tv shows on this channel (it took a little over two hours). Check.
But my daughter needs me to play 'magnet dolls' with her. I am the ballerina to her fairy princess. Check.
I think about this sweater that I have been working on for way too long because I am not sure I love it. I decide to finish it before I cast again.
3:30 : Other two kiddos are home from school and I am done with errands and crafting for the day. It is now time to cook dinner and spend time with my kiddos because the days go by so fast. And I do not want to miss one single moment. Check.