Are there EVER enough hours in the day?

I’m trying a new thing this month, if I can’t get everything done that I had hoped (read: listed on my “to do” list please) to have done that day I no longer stay up until the wee hours, or all night as has been the case on the odd occasion, I just acknowledge that I have done what I have done and there will be a tomorrow for the rest…

Now I know that is the way most people work but I’m finding it ever so difficult as there is always something that needs doing each day without carrying over things from the previous day. I often find I’m questioning myself as to why I’m doing this, does it really matter? Then I find my body finding it harder to keep up with my mind, or is that my mind keeping up with my body, then I know… something MUST be done!

What I’m also attempting to do is get my body clock back to the way it was before children came into our lives. I used to always be an early riser but as the years roll around I find myself working at the opposite end of the clock hence sleeping in later. These days I have two off-siders who believe that if I’m staying up late then they too should be staying up late hence the need to wake a few hours earlier to get into my day then into bed the same time as the children. The theory is good but I fear the practice is going to take a little while but do stay tuned!

Last night my darling little man had a sleep-over at a mates place and wasn’t to be picked up until late this afternoon. This meant Mini Me and I could create all day… after a sleep-in of course… and after lying in bed eating our bowls of dry Nutragrain… utter decadence… it was just delightful!


Do you like what my day produced? I can’t take all the credit as one of the very talented ladies on ESAD (whose name I cannot find now, nor can I even find the card on the web again so believe forgive for I have looked!) gave me the idea of dressing up Tess after seeing her beautiful card of Tess in an evening frock. Whilst searching for the original I did come across some other examples of Tess which have given me some grand ideas… of, if only there were more hours in the day… but then again, I suppose I’d only spend more time cleaning up my art table. If only a self-cleaning table could be developed, oh the hours it would save me!

I’m very proud of this effort but darling Miss Six still can’t get over the fact that it took me FIVE HOURS to produce only THAT! She didn’t take into account the hour it took me to tidy up from my efforts yesterday and locate the paints she needed or the sandwiches to wanted. She didn’t take into the account the hour I spent doing our accounts, or the other hour I spent look for the original on the web and looking for the kittens, but even after reminding her of these facts I still heard her telling her brother… “this took mummy FIVE HOURS to make – can you believe it?” Thank you support crew 😉 !

Anyways, I must remember it’s the new me so best head to bed before I become distracted with another idea that take me five hours!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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