Thursday, July 7, 2011

How many hands does a woman have???

I was saying to Swift Jim last night that with all that I have on my plate at the moment I feel like a kettle boiling. You know bubbling away, getting hot, almost ready to spill over the edge...

Here is a list of all the things that consume my energy and brain power on a regular basis.
* Connor
* Ella
* Libby
* Being a wife
* Keeping a house in order (or in my case not in order)
* Sewing
* working 4 days a week (and learning how to do the job)
* Womens ministry stuff at church
* Writing a program to do with the "tween" girls at church
* Mum's taxi service (to soccer etc)
* Being a friend
and I am sure I could add 100 more things to that list, but I wont bore you... You get the idea....

My life is jam packed! I am exhausted! Trying to find a happy balance between everything is a real struggle. I am really enjoying my new job and the hours are extremely family friendly. I was juggling everything else ok until I threw 4 days of work into the mix. We need the money so I can't not work. Something has to give!
So, if I take sewing and Womens ministry stuff out of the picture will that lighten the load? I sure hope so.
I still want to sew. Afterall I worked SO hard last year to build FF&F up. But I need to downsize massively!! No more markets. I think I will still take orders in small amounts and occasionally add things to my online shop. But I doubt it will be on regular basis.
It's been hard to make a decision. But I think I am happy(ish) with it.

How do other women manage all their commitments?


Emily Sue said...

I can barely keep up with things either (and by "barely" I mean "the house is a squalid mess") and I don't even have a family. I don't know how you women with kids do it, sometimes.

Crazy Sister said...


You're amazing!

Givinya De Elba said...

Hey, I have forgotten to check blogs for a few days and look at all the posts my friends have written!

I meant to text you after Tuesday - I love your house! I told Swift Jim that my favourite part was the sunny alcove just near the back steps - I'd probably waste all my time in there reading and stuff. I am sorry that our only time to visit was one of your work days. Missed you!