Monday, 1 December 2008

A Busy Life

Every so often I get asked why I haven't been blogging as much as I used to. There really are a lot of reasons why I've spent so little time on the computer lately.

With Christmas coming, I've been trying to get as much sewing done as possible. It would be easier to just buy gifts, but since I have so much fabric left from the store I used to own, it is much cheaper to make something - and in the long run, hopefully the homemade gift is much more appreciated. I'm a little behind where I want to be, but the projects are coming along, although I will probably be looking at some late night sewing sessions, depending on how much work I get this month. Maybe I'll post some pictures of the finished projects when they are all finished.

Another reason I haven't been around as much lately is the work I do at the school. It's been many years since I worked out of the home and I am still trying to get used to the whole balancing act. In fact, I'll be working tomorrow and possibly the rest of the week. That is going to cut into my sewing time, but we need the money and I'm grateful I can work so close to home and walk to school with my kids.

Then there is the whole Christmas season which has crept up on me. I'm amazed at how quickly my calendar has filled up. Between elementary school concerts, high school band and choir concerts, staff dinners, church functions and community events, my month is already pretty full. Since my kids are involved in half of those and I'm involved in the other half, I can't just skip out and stay home no matter how tempting it is. I miss the days when the kids were really young and our evenings were spent at home making Christmas cookies and reading stories.

I haven't even been doing much reading which is quite unusual. Sometime this month, I will be reviewing Abinidi by H.B. Moore and My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison. Both are great but I won't say anything else until the actual review, so stay tuned.

I guess none of those things are good excuses for not blogging. In fact, they should give me lots of ideas to write about. But since I seem to be suffering a serious lack of coherent thoughts, if any of you have any ideas or suggestions, let me know.


Josi said...

Life trumps blogging everytime :-) I think it's wonderful your sewing christmas gifts. I love to give each of my children at least one thing I've made especially for them--but I'm not sure what that will be this year. I think it's fabulous that you hone and share your talents that way. And good luck with the balancing. It is so hard to do, but it will come.

Anna Maria Junus said...

I know, I know. I haven't been blogging much either, or writing for that matter. I can't concentrate.

Did you own a fabric store? It sounds like it might have been fun.

Melissa said...

Sad thing is that I'm not sewing or blogging, I just read other people's blogs and feel guilty that I haven't done a thing about Christmas!

You are doing great!

Suzanne Reese said...

Those are all great reasons for not blogging. Everything goes in stages, sometimes we blog, other times we live. The sewing is an especially good reason, and yes I sincerely hope those gifts are more appreciated. My mother just gave me a pillow made from my deceased father's old ties. Now that's a gift. Hmmm...maybe I need to blog about that! =)

Pink Ink said...

I think it's great when life is busy enough it keeps us from blogging. :-) Makes for a more meaningful time with family.

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