Do What You Love
Hello! Can you believe that not only is it July but it's a hot and steamy beginnings of this month? I'm wilting, no wait, I'm melting like the Wicked Witch of the West. I would love Dorothy to come and throw a cold bucket of water on me. Seriously though, if I could hug my air conditioning system I would.
Well most of our plants that we planted before our vacation have survived. We have one butterfly bush that is trying desperately to die but we refuse to give up on it. We have two columbine plants that are technically dead (!) but my husband insists that there might be growth deep down under. I hope he is correct.
During the past fall and spring when I was 'busy' with the gym three days a week and babysitting two full days, I was tempted to cut back on my three days a week of blogging. I felt swamped and overwhelmed. I felt something had to give in my days.
You see, on the days I babysit I could not do much else for the rest of the day because I was so tired. I frequently wonder how I did motherhood full time way back when. Youth does have its advantages.
Okay back to the blogging story. I resisted my thoughts. I resisted giving into changing what I do, what I LOVE to do. I wanted to wait until the summer when I knew I was on break and see how I felt about the blogging schedule when I knew I would have more time and feel more relaxed. I'm not one to change things on a whim. I started blogging in August 2010, I've published 1690 posts not including this one.
You see, I love to talk.
I went to Catholic schools all my life, I was in the last row last seat placed strategically by alphabet order. And I talked much to the dismay of the nuns. I talked to my desk neighbor and I talked to myself. I have a running dialogue going in my head day in and day out.
Blogging for me is an excellent way to talk. I rarely have an issue deciding what to talk about with you. If you and I met for lunch, I would start talking and asking questions. We would be laughing and enjoying ourselves and wondering where did the time go when it was time to say goodbye.
So while I felt overwhelmed with my schedule, I knew that my schedule was going to change in this fall. I expressed my desire to babysit only one day a week in the fall when school starts up again. I know this slight change will be good for me. I'll only be exhausted one day a week!
I'm glad I resisted my thoughts of curtailing my posts, altering my 'schedule' and giving up something that I ordinarily love to do. Through blogging I'm connecting with like minds, sharing my crafting, my creativity and yes even the challenges of juggling a schedule.
Do what you love!
I am recovered from the traveling and the vacation. I woke up this morning and made coffee and didn't think about how much I missed my coffee maker (or bed, or dog, or cat...). It was an ordinary morning for me.
Frodo and Holly are back to their usual antics. We still live in a dog/cat zone and both seem to be happy about the arrangement. Frodo is terrified of thunderstorms but the firework noise last night didn't bother him one bit. I wonder why?
After changing the wool to madeline tosh lace, my banana leaf project is meeting my internal approval and I love picking up the project. Yesterday I finished a cowl, which is soaking right this very minute. I cast on another scrappy cowl.
Miss Holly purrs when I pick her up sometimes. This is huge! Every morning I force my love on her for one second of a pick up and a pet. She is coming around to loving it. She thrives on a schedule just like me.