I think I've come to the point of not being able to do anything until I make up long, poster sized lists of all my projects and responsibilities, and post them on my wall above my desk! I really mean poster-sized!! I've added some creative things to the list: three new skirts (Amy Butler designs), curtains for my kitchen windows (expensive French fabric went on sale this week), learning to crochet (can't remember why now?!!!), along with designing some great things for the new blog... it's all avalanching on my brain right now! It's exciting but nothing will get done unless I approach one thing at a time. And all those summer projects like the oil painting for Craig's parents is right up there on top!
The kids go back to school soon, so I was thinking now is also the time to come up with a schedule and stick to it! This spontaneous girl likes to create on whims, but that usually means that the housework and the kids' schedules take priority all the time. I want to have time for Craig, the kids, playing tennis or walking with friends, going to market, ... along with everything else. I am trying to look at it all as a blessing ~ I could have nothing to do! I just need to become more efficient so I feel good about what I am accomplishing.
So, this post is a little bit of a "journal" type entry... looking ahead to fall (my favorite season) and getting prepared for the changing schedules. I am feeling really good about all the great people in my life: my family, my girlfriends and all of my kids' friends. It's also a blessing to be around so many thoughtful, caring and supportive people. I think the definition of a true friend is someone you can open your life to and they mirror back that trust and openness with you. That doesn't always happen, for various reasons, but it's the true friend who can be totally honest with you and you know they are someone who can celebrate the good times with you and be a shoulder to lean on in the bad. And my best friend will always be that cutie that I've been through the thick and thin with... he helps me keep all these "balls in the air!"