I used the plastic lid from my son’s box of trucks as a plate for inking my roller yesterday. It’s been that sort of week.
Two birthdays, one ear infection, Walk To School Week, and around 50 shirts to iron and label for the fair. I’m running on a cocktail of tea and pure adrenaline now.
After taking a few days off to take care of my sick toddler, I jumped back into my work with a fierce urgency yesterday. I have a LOT to do before the fair.
I’ll be totally honest, when I found out that the toddler was sick I felt a sense of dismay about his timing, but my mommy senses kicked in quickly. Work just wasn’t as important as making him feel better.
Funnily enough, instead of feeling frustrated about not getting any work done, I really relished the time snuggling with His Grumpiness, wiping his snotty nose and cuddling him through his tantrums. I guess that is what is meant about finding balance in your life.
I mix business and my home life all the time, I just can’t separate them. That is the only way I can get things done (see my bizarre shopping list below! ).
Life makes so much more sense when you can find your own sense of balance through all the chaos. This can mean different things to different people. To me it means shifting tasks around so that I can stop to smell the roses with my loved ones when I need to, and keep (almost) sane.
Yesterday, I managed to mono-print tags for all of the shirts, frame all of my recent prints, and screen print onto some cute fabric that I found. I also picked up supplies at a couple of craft stores, foraged through my closet for hangers for the t-shirts ( now all my clothes are stuffed onto a shelf), and write part of this blog post.
But… I also managed to go for a bike ride, pick up new pyjamas for the kids, and take them to the park.
Now it is the weekend, I plan to try putting up my tent for the fair, and take photos of my shirts. But you can be sure that there will also be dance classes, grocery shopping and a birthday play-date. Now for that shopping list…
Pyjamas for kids
vinyl printing sheet
Diaper rash cream