Okay, I tried. Sat there for a couple of hours crocheting my little wash cloth and have decided for now, for this season in my life, I do not have time for crafting. All I kept thinking was I needed to get busy on other things. I didn't seem to be relaxing. Perhaps I am just not a crafter. I don't scrapbook any longer, just make digital books online. I love the thought of it but just am not at a point in my life to take on something else. When I moved toward a more simpler life in the last few years I quit doing anything like that so I could de-clutter and have less pressures on my time. I am re-committed to keeping things more simple around here.
As simple as it can be with four kids, two dogs, two cats and a husband who works long hours often out of town. I love being focused just on keeping things in order and moving smoothly.
It takes time to prepare and shop for meals around here. I am so glad to have a little market where I can buy all above for $22. That included a bag of cashews for cashew chicken on next weeks menu.
Starving when I got home from errands this morning, I made a yummy fried egg sammie. I stayed home yesterday not leaving at all. I am trying to have more no drive days where no gas in my car is used and no money spent. I have had two since Saturday.
For now my creativity will have to be fulfilled with making things nice here in the home, arranging my lovelies, gardening and caring for my family.
Being a full time home manager is what I do. Love it, thankful for it and am always brought much joy in doing my best around here. Spending time making out my weekly menus, shopping for the family and managing what hubby and I call "organized chaos" is where my energy must be at this time in my life. Having a baby in my forties ensures I will be in this stage a bit longer. I don't want to rush life so I am content here. I will have time enough some day to pursue other interests and if I don't then I won't.
For now the crafts are left to the three year old.