Thursday, July 9, 2009

Alone Time is Hard To Find

There are just not enough hours in a day. I don't know exactly what to do about it. I wish I didn't need to sleep. That would give me about seven more hours to myself, which is really what I crave. Dee and Riley left late this afternoon for Pittsburgh for the usual routine of spending the weekend with Dee's parents. Even though I crave alone time, I am going to miss Dee and Riley so much when they move. Dee is very enjoyable to have living with us, and I can't quit holding and staring at Riley. My real little baby doll. I went with them for her 1 month check up today (actually 5 weeks) and she already weighs 10lbs., 13oz., up from her birth weight of 7lbs., 15oz. Chubby little thing, which is exactly how she should be.
I am trying to get more of my sewing and knitting done. I really enjoy these hobbies. I think menopause did something to the creative part of my brain and kicked it up a notch. At least one good thing that came from all these hormonal changes. I sometimes feel like I'm a different person since the onset of "M" and mostly for the better. There are a few things that are not better, but we won't get into that right now. Anyway, I'm currently working on several different projects. See my other site at for a look tomorrow. I'm too tired tonight to post it now. Here's where there is a time crunch. This new creative outlet of blogging is done in the evening and so is my sewing and knitting. I'm staying up until midnight or 1am to get as much done as I can, but it's not enough time. So let me take this time right now to apologize to all of you that may be reading this right now. I read all of your posts every night, but then I just run out of time to comment as I would like and then get my own posts written. In the evenings I've also been doing some research into setting up an Etsy site to sell some of my things. I would really like to do this. I think it could be so much fun and besides that, I have a lot of my "stuff" just laying around and in cupboards. I always thought about having my own little gift shop, and an internet shop would maybe be even better. I'm still debating the issue, though. I need to make sure I will have the time to put into it.
My days are taken up with working in my yard and garden, cleaning and taking care of my house, making lunch and dinner, taking care of the 2 dogs, and working for my husband a couple of days. Then there are the Wednesdays that I get groceries and run errands. A change I would like to make is to take a couple of hours during the day to work on my crafts. Evenings only just isn't enought time.
Then there's My Bob. He says I don't pay enough attention to him. Oh Please! We've been married 30 years and his office is in the house. I love him very much, but I'm very content alone a lot more than he is. Sometimes I just want to say, "Give me a break and leave me alone", or "I want a whole day to myself , I'm not working for you, or ironing your shirts, or fixing any meals" . But I would never do this. It wouldn't go over well. He's a great husband and it wouldn't be worth the bad feelings it would create.
Oh well, I am really not complaining about my life at all and sometimes when I read over what I've written I'm afraid it may come across as such. I don't mean to. In fact, quite the opposite is true. I have a great life and am very fortunate in many ways. I just need more time. I enjoy so many things in life and just can't get them all done. So this is one of my short term goals right now, to manage and re-arrange my time and projects to fit it all in. I'll figure it out and make it all work.


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