I’m such a fat liar. And I can say fat because I had In n Out and Del Taco in the same day earlier this week. AND because today when I was on my way home from Costco I opened my multigrain chips and my Cucumber Dill Greek Yogurt dip IN THE CAR and fought with Ginger over who got the next chip. We both wanted “MORE MORE MORE!” But the reason I’m a liar is because I had every intention of doing that Kids Clothes Week Challenge, and I just haven’t done it.
I think the number one reason I haven’t done it is because I cannot physically walk into my craft room. I have not cleaned it since Ginger’s birthday party (Sept. 15?) and I have since filmed 3 videos, taught one class, and made a shirt in the space. So I’m sure you can imagine the state of things. I just haven’t had the energy to touch it. It’s so great having a craft space where I can shut the door and shut out the horror. But at the same time I am not being held accountable for my mess. Because I used to only ever clean my house if someone was coming over, meaning if my mom was coming in town, but now I’ve just adopted a “I’m so messy and wacky” attitude I hardly bother picking up for company any more. I instead try to dazzle people with a baked good or keep them on the porch.
But that’s all a really long way of saying, I decided to let myself let this one go. Because I have a lot of other stuff going on (kind of?) and because I’ve been missing Buffy and the gang.
It’s so hard to know the right balance of things to participate in, isn’t it? Especially for me now that I’m a mom. You only get so many hours in the day (basically nap time) to get stuff done, and then you have your post-bedtime hours, but that’s about it. I have been having a hard time sleeping (I just go through random bouts of insomnia) so I’ve been forcing myself to take naps when Ginger takes her nap. Which basically means I get NOTHING done all day. Other than that raising the child part. It’s so hard to draw the line though!
I hate saying no to any creative endeavor, any collaboration, or any person in dire need of craft-assistance! But sometimes, I guess, we can’t do it all.
And with that said I’ll mention I’m teaching an online illustrator class on Thursday. If you’re interested in that sort of thing. Also I still have a bunch of Halloween tutorials to post. It’s just a matter of posting them.
But for now I’m going to have some Mint Medley tea and watch an ep. of Buffy.
Thanks for your sympathy on the toe. It’s healing nicely, though today was the first day I could wear shoes and not flip flops. I’m not morally opposed to flip flops, and if you love them I’m ok with that, I just personally HATE wearing them. Plus my toes were cold.
Ok, that is all!