Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
i do stay home all day - most of the time. sometimes i take a day and go join a group of quilters in a nearby town that meets every tuesday. such fun and welcome break from being unemployed and staying at home. hahahaha.
am in right now, taking a break from a too warm morning sun. started out back this a.m. 5:30 - been cleaning weeds etc from backside of house where i hope to get the deck rebuilt and extended to cover the bare area where the weeds like to grow. i will be going back out to install a couple of gate valves that i didn't get put in last week - for drip lines. then finish turning on water system and walk down lines to ck for bad sprinklers or breaks so i can start watering trees. fruit and ornamental.
you wish you didn't have a job so that you could stay home all day and quilt? ...heehee so do i!
I would love to be able to stay home, improve my skills/knowledge and turn my enjoyment into $$$$.... but that's not my reality today. My husband & I both work ft, recent emptynesters=more free time for ourselves, and are early risers. There are days that I will get up at 3:30 a.m. to sew and leave the house @ 6am for work. Get home @ 5pm and do my best to give myself another hour to relax in my room and do what I enjoy. Life is short, the dishes, dust, etc will be there waiting~that was hard for me to adjust to, but I've managed & my hubby as learned to do a bit more fending for himself, while still encouraging me with my projects.
I completely understand. I work full-time from a home office, travel fairly consistently and have 2 children left at home. My schedule is incredibly full. Sometimes I make time to sew/quilt, and find that I try to fit in all the lost time into a 4 hour window of sewing, which will also wear me out.
I agree with one of the earlier comments though - dust, laundry, housework etc. will always be there. However, it doesn't go away either. Just builds up. Where's the balance?
danielle, sandra...hooray for the permission i granted my dust bunnies to roam free and happy years ago!! my dh still enjoys telling folks about my stuffing all the dirty dishes in the oven when i was expecting him. i worked regular shifts and was invariably asked to stay over to help out...it seems all the crises occurred at shift change. lollollol....then there was the wee one that joined our little nest...and back into the oven the dishes went...i needed to take every moment i could to snuggle and love on him before he was too old for such "nonsense" :)
and now we are empty nesters...dh leaves at 5a and i am up and out to work on our rural property by 5:30a in summers later in winters...need that daylight! fixing irrigation pipe, moving dirt/gravel, building retaining walls whatever...it is a ft job ...no bennies, low pay....excellent job satisfaction, tho when i do finally end my day...unfortunately i am, like you tired from my day of work...and do what i can to steal a few moments [after the dirt and sprayer slops showered off] to play with my fabric and ideas.
so cudos to all the ladies here that still find the time and energy to care for family needs, job expectations and still find time to exercise their creative spirits.
I too stay home all day, mostly because of an illness now, which means I can't work as hard as I once did. I also gave my dust bunnies free range, I have so many more interesting things to do with the little energy I have than to clean house with it. The decor is now early stages of a tornado hit it. I try to keep it from getting much past that stage, lol. And I do spend most of my time working on quilts. Just like everything else in life, burn out happens, it's a wonderful dream but reality is always a different story. Enjoy working and the extra paycheck while you can, you'll be home all the time soon enough...what I wouldn't give for a day out of the house, someplace they actually pay me to be.