this is my cute jenna with my adorable addie …
jenna is the reason I can work from home and keep my baby home.
she has worked for us a whole year now and believe it or not, she has not been late even one day. she is kind and loving and teachable and has truly become a part of our family. years ago, when my husband was in residency and we were both in survival mode, I complained to him and said "I just need a husband — I got married so I could have a husband" he said to me, what you really need is a wife! jenna teases me that she is my wife — during the week, she does the bulk of laundry and "pick up" so that I can concentrate my work efforts while kids are in school and then "avail" myself of more mothering when they get home. I got one of those "how do you do it all" emails lately and I thought to myself, sheez I hope "they" don’t believe that I can do it all.
know this, I do not do it all.
no one can.
I get up early and often burn the midnight oil, I make very deliberate choices about my time and I have learned to organize my life and my home so that I can "do a lot" but I have help — just wanted you to know this.
speaking of working from home, I was in a meeting the other day with
the editorial team at SS and instead of feeling left-out and frustrated
that I couldn’t see and hear very well, I decided to get up out of my
chair and do something — I cleaned off my inspiration board and
refreshed it. I added my current scrapbooking "mission statement" — which I was going to put on a page (I like it on my board better!) Oh and I hung up a
very cute banner that Wendy and Aby sent me for contributing to their book.
I love it – yesterday afternoon as I headed upstairs I took another photo, just because it made me happy. I think we all need a blank canvas of some kind to refresh from time to time — it really does do a creative mind good.
I’m having such a good time in Wendy’s class — she is forcing me to rethink things I thought I already had figured out and I am loving the process.