December 13, 2012

Stuck: With So Many Things to Do

I need to stay off Pinterest. Not because I'm addicted (I maybe visit the site every other day), but because it makes me feel so inadequate.  Yes, I have the ability to make a lot of the crafts and recipes, so that isn't the problem. It's just when do I find the time? I want to make so many of them, yet here I am, stuck, with nothing to show for my online dalliances other than a pin board that just gets larger.  Which one is the one I want to make? Where do I begin?

I have some guilt during this month, wanting to make lots of cute, handmade gifts for others, yet knowing that many of my recipients don't appreciate crafty presents.  My knitting hours have been selfishly going into my afghan, which I'm working hard to finish before the weather gets warm.  It's halfway there, and has taken all my determination, despite many, many mistakes and ripping out rows.
My to-do list, or more pointedly, a want-to-do list is growing, mostly with gift and holiday ideas that I know I just won't do.  Managing two boys certainly overwhelms me most days, and during those days when naps and TV occupy the little minds for an hour or two, all I want to do is veg out on the couch.  Usually behind a screen myself.

Even my posts here haven't been so stellar.  What stories do I have to tell this week? What funny things have happened?  Instagram doesn't always make its way into our day, because these boys just move too quickly (and Jude is always sitting atop a table before I'm able to pull out the phone).

So this rambling post will now end as Jude is waking up from a nap and I've still not done anything creative for the day.  One of these days, I'll pull it together, just not this one.

Are you having a good day?


  1. Save the ideas and do them next year. We'll both start in October! It's a pact!

  2. No, not really. My Dad is getting really bad and not sure how long he has.
    I feel the same way. Just when do I find the time also? Life has gotten so hectic, so crazy, and I feel like I am on a treadmill and can't get off.
    Hope you have a good week and can enjoy the here and now-even if you don't get done the things you feel you need to. Spending time snuggling with those boys is worth everything. That is what I do when I go to see the grandkids. I snuggle them every chance I can and look at them and just am loving that time.

  3. I think your crafts are awesome! :)

    There is never really enough time for anything when there are little ones around - but, I hope you find some time to make something just for you! :)

  4. I know what you mean. I have been trying to make cookies for four days-- FOUR days. It's just cookies, but even that can be too much some days.


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