During these busy days filled with kiddos, chores, errands, sports, pets, school and synagogue volunteering, birthdays and holidays I am adopting Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's quote:
“Do not hurry; do not rest.”
I have chosen to do a bit of making as often as I can. No timeline or finish date because a little bit of sewing or just one row of knitting is so much better than none at all.
Over the last several weeks I sewed together lots of squares...
Also as part of my "Do not hurry; Do not rest" philosophy I have greatly cut down on multi-tasking (I have been doing at least three things at once ever since I can remember) and my days have been so much happier and run much more smoothly. I'm much less stressed and far more productive. Also, doing just one thing at a time has allowed me to be fully present in my days. Last week I even decided that I would turn off the music while walking the dog each morning (we usually walk two miles) and I have been able to hear (and see) the birds sing instead. I have always made it a point to be fully present with my kiddos but there's a difference here too - as I am much calmer these days.