Last week was a bit of a 'bad blogger' week for me, sorry about that!
It wasn't due to a bad week, or even an unproductive week, perhaps quite the opposite really.
'Twas a week of school visits, birthday party prep, gardening, housework and plenty of thinking about where my priorities lie and why I have been feeling so overwhelmed.
I have ended the week with a garden full of vegie seedlings, a tidy house, a dozen or so half-made vader dolls, piles of washed and ironed fabric, a new household management notebook (a section each for budget, food and to-do lists) and a renewed commitment to be a super-tastic housewife and mother above everything else in my life.
I've laid aside the inner guilt at not being an earning member of the household, allowed myself the realisation that I really don't have time to be sewing to sell right now and be doing everything else I find important at the same time. I want to use my crafty skills to make things purely for my family, friends and myself for the first time ever. Not forever, but definitely for the next few months.
I have decided I will balance out my lack of earning by providing my family with a lovely, more organised and thus, happier home. I want to do more baking and cooking from scratch and keep a tidier house. I have also realised I need to get back into some sort of exercise and that I want to spend more time at home rather than out coffee-ing and running errands (being organised is the key to this!).
And an important realisation for me: I want more music in our lives. Less TV and much, much more music. I have grand plans to make new playlists on my mp3 player and to burn cds for easy access to great music. It really, truly changes the whole mood of the household and we've needed that lately.
All of these are just really small changes but I expect the difference will be huge.
It may affect a few of my list things though.. hmm.. but we'll deal with that later in the year.