Balancing Act

Some days it feels like things are just out of whack! I know why that is – because I have too many things that I have to do and not enough time to do the things that I want to do.

Today is one of those days. I didn’t get much done at home because I got a call from my “other” boss, who wanted me to do some work for him. Then I got a call from my other, “other” boss, who also needed me to take care of some things. So I was busy into the evening hours with office work for other bosses and I still have office work to do for the “main” boss (that would be DH – although I wouldn’t want anyone to tell him that I call him my boss – that might make him think he can order me around!!!)

But I also have other things that need to be done – like housework. Now, I’ll admit that I typically do only the bare minimum of housework – you know, just enough to keep the health department from condemning the place!! πŸ˜‰ But sometimes (really on only rare occasions) I actually want to do some cleaning!!

Have you recovered from your faint!?!

I dreamed

Yes, I sometimes want to clean things, because even though I usually don’t want to do any housework, I really, really want a clean house. I’ve checked into other ways of getting the house clean. I’ve suggested to all of my children that they could make a gift of cleaning time, you know for Christmas and my birthday and Mother’s Day. With four children and, at least three gift giving occasions, I could get the house cleaned once a month!!! But, so far, they haven’t agreed to that.

I thought about hiring a maid, but DH objects to the expense. Something about “paying someone to clean the house while all I do is sew all day long.” This bothers him. I know, it’s crazy, but there you have it.

I’ve googled some other possibilities for getting the house cleaned, but, apparently there are no house elves, fairy godmothers or cleaning robots to be had.

Disney lying

So, I guess I’ll have to do the housework myself. πŸ˜₯

But, and here’s where the balancing act gets really out of whack, I also need to get groceries, fix supper, take the cat to the vet, stop at the cell phone store to see if I can get my phone to behave itself and take care of the aforementioned office work for DH!!

Now I ask you, when am I going to have time for any sewing!?!

When feeling low

In a perfectly balanced world, I would have as much time to sew as I have to do all the other things. Maybe more for the sewing since it is a stress relieving activity and all the other “stuff” is stress inducing!!

But since I don’t live in a perfect world, I guess I’ll have to get up and take care of all the other “stuff” and fit in some sewing whenever I have a spare minute!


smallest act of kindness

2 thoughts on “Balancing Act

  1. Sighhh! I know exactly how you feel. I have a high tolerance for clutter and even just plain dirt (cat hair leading the list). The way I was raised and our lazy habits explain the current disarray. However, even I reach my limits. I think it’s the beautiful sunshine streaming in the dirty windows that push my impulses to clean. Sewing and quilting are great distractions until those stupid impulses go away.

    I especially love the first illustration. In my dreams (and photos I save from the internet), my house is sparkling clean and sparsely furnished. Sort of like your peaceful house when we come to retreat. Three cheers for all the work you do to keep a beautiful home! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Since we all know not to hold our breath for that to come from our DHs, kids, or grands.

    I know I don’t tell you often enough, how very much I appreciate when you host our retreats. Even on short notice, you are the perfect host and even share the perfect fabric from your stash. Did you get to shop for replacements for the fabric I used? May you find the perfect fabric for your next project.
    Your QBFF


  2. OMGoodness! Bev, you used so-o-o much fabric!! I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to replace it all – Ha-ha!!

    I think you amply repaid that small piece of fabric with the huge trash bag of fabric that you let me divvy up with you and Barb!

    It is my pleasure to host retreats here – it gives me a good reason to sew all day long. I know you’re heading into the busy season with shows on the weekends. But if we can fit some time in, I’ll be glad to have you as often as we can manage.


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