It's been busy and until today I never really appreciated how much TIME I used to have on my hands each day. Yes, we have successfully shared the driving to Bray Park; Yes, the boys (including Michael LOL) have been easier to control of late; and I've scaled back participating in a lot of my favourite forums.
So why do I feel SO DAMN TIRED???? I remember feeling this way, this time last year, wondering if I was ever going to make it to my birthday in one piece....or would my children have to visit me at the Psych Ward with my cake!! Health goes to pot, emotionally a little out of whack and generally FEELING my age.
But I know this feeling passes and I'll feel like a new woman come January!!! It's always been like that.....this too shall pass.
So the DOME RETREAT voucher was a great "rescue remedy". Michael gave it to me, but I can't remember for which event....birthday? anniversary? Mothers' Day? No matter, got in before it expired....WOOHOO. Had a Balinese massage this time around. No oils (handy if you need to go back to work in a hurry...but that didn't bother me....don't work), with firm, circular movements and just short of a deep tissue massage. Felt really relaxed but energised!! Quite nice.
Double Layout class at Inkredible yesterday. Worked with some cool papers from Sandylion. Not a brand I'd usually gravitate towards but these caught my eye in the shop. Surprised me by being a little harder to work with; couldn't employ the same "tricks" as with other papers, so found myself working really hard with these.
Thanks to Kathryn for sharing her interpretation of the class.
Next week Ngaire will be at Inkredible all day for 2 classes. I'll be back the following week with MORE Sandylion papers (yes, I love a challenge!!) and another double layout that you can easily convert into a single. Most of the Inkredible ladies love their doubles, so I might be doing a heap more of these.
AEIOU approached me to write Rainer's story for their website. It's for the Child Sponsorship Program so I was really conscious of not getting too emotional but wanting to convey the frustration of living with a child who won't/can't communicate with you. I was shedding a few tears writing it all down, but it took me about 2 hours (with lots of tissue/coffee breaks!!)
It's 2 pages long but I know some people who read this blog, or who know me via forums are interested (but maybe too nervous to ask) so if you would like to read, please email me. I'd love to share.
Likewise, if YOU or an organisation/company you are involved with, have a strong social philanthropic ethos, please have a look at the AEIOU link in the side bar. Every little bit helps....believe me!!
Have also been blog-hopping!! Mostly looking at who you all list as inspiration and I end up in the most AMAZING places. I tend to end up in ARTSY blogs and look at the amazing work some people do and crave to be there again. I know I can do it but just don't have the time or the physical or head space to get there. I know I will one day...just not right now. Have to do other things for myself and my family first.
Re-reading this blog. Is it a little sombre????? Too serious? Do I have a birthday coming up???? You betcha!!
And something else is a-coming!!
Check out Inkredible's next newsletter via their blog. There are Christmas projects there from the other DTers too in PDF form...nice and easy!!