Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So Much To Do, So Little Time!

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed today.  Don't know why, exactly.  I have this constant struggle between doing what I want to do and doing what I need to do.  I try to keep a balance, but it's hard.  Today is my grocery, errand day.  But I feel like sitting at the computer and catching up on my blog, my Etsy shop, and maybe working in my studio.  I'm trying to do a little of everything.  This is where my time limits come in.  If I don't put time limits on myself I would completely blow off groceries and errands and go upstairs to my studio and putz around.  I usually don't allow myself to go upstairs until evening.  Otherwise I would not clean, cook, brush my teeth or wash my hair.  My studio is where I love to be.  I need to take some pictures of it, but that's not in my time schedule for today.   I'll do that later so I can show.  I used to call it my sewing room, but I actually now do a lot more than sew in there.  It's where I knit, craft, quilt, and sit with my dogs and watch TV.  I sometimes just go through quilting and knitting magazines, or look through fabrics and supplies just to get ideas.  It is "my space" and sanctuary and I have it very cozy and a little cluttered. 
I also really enjoy blogging.  I would love to post every day and I get so distracted with our financial business and emails, mailings, bookkeeping, etc.  And Etsy has really taken up a lot of my time, but I love it.  I'm very passionate about it and constantly trying to make the shop look better and want to just work on my creations and my shop all day.  For those of you that may not be familiar with Etsy, you can click on my shop in the sidebar. 
With the recent time change I was getting awake naturally at 7:00 am and getting so much done by 9:00 am.  My body clock has re-adjusted, though, and this morning I got up at 8:00.  Darn!!  I was hoping that wouldn't happen.  I need that extra hour.  I may have to force myself to get up at 7.  Just think what I could get done if I would get up at 6:00 am, but that's not going to happen.
My time limit for blogging is almost up and I really feel much better.  I've rambled and it's actually done me good.  See, this is why I need to post every morning.  It kind of organizes my brain.  So now I'm going to brush my teeth, wash my hair, change out of my Betty Boop fleece pants, and get my groceries and errands done.
Oh, I also want to thank all veterans and current military today.  Which reminds me, Austin probably has the day off since he's an air force recruiter and his boys are probably home from pre-school today.  Uh-Oh! What if they call me and want to come over?  I don't have time!  I love them, but they are not in my schedule for the day.  I better hurry up and get out the door!


kimmcl said...

Nina you are SO funny! I feel the exact same way. Like, I shouldn't be here commenting on other blogs right now - should be taking pix for my Etsy. Btw, I checked out your store and it's awesome!! I love it!

Rae said...

Sounds like you do a heck of a job balancing all of that. I use to do that when I worked fulltime and managed everything at home plus raised my grandson. Now it would be overwhelming. I have forgotten how to manage my time efficiently. That is the good part of being retired - no time schedule. Some days I miss it though. I have to check out your shop. You are certainly very talented.

Valerie said...

I sympathise. I know what it's like to have more than enough demands on my time. It's not always possible but I hope that occasionally you can take some 'you' time and do what 'you' want to do. You need the therapy.

Theresa said...

It is hard to keep a balance! I blog first thing in the morning while I drink my coffee. I also blog late in the evening before I go to bed. Oh and now while waiting on my sweetie to get home from work:) Sounds like you have a studio where it would be fun to work! Have a blessed evening whatever you do!

Lily Robinson said...

Like Rae, when I worked I had plenty of time. I worked 70 hrs/wk, plus babysat my granddaughter 4 nights a week, plus took college classes, plus spent weekends away!

Now that I'm retired, I have to make time to shower!

DJan said...

Nina, you actually accomplish an amazing amount every day. Without a time schedule, things tend to fill the time available. You can't believe how much I admire your ability to get things done... I do hope, as Valerie said, you take time for yourself, because you deserve it...


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