That is me - right now. There are just not enough hours in the day.
I want a comfortable and decorated home.
I love playing in my home.
I want the seasons reflected in my home.
And any holidays that are special to me and my family.
I want my household organized. But ever since I went back to work 5 years ago - are you kidding me? My filing? (Don't even get me started!)
I want clean and organized closets, where everything is in their place and labeled and nothing is "stuffed". HA! (cracking up here!)
I want to get all of my photographs edited, printed and placed in books. An overwhelming task!
I want to blog. I love my blog and everyone here - but sometimes, there just isn't time to visit everyone! And then you miss something and you feel awful and . . . and . . . and . . .
I want to craft. I want to solder. I want to experiment with jewelry. I love working with paper. I love mixed media art . . . I just want to PLAY! And I have joined so many swaps lately and now with Petticiats and Parasols coming up - OMG I am SOOOOOO excited!
I want to read!! That is one thing I have almost literally dropped. And I am a reader. But I think that's my problem - get me into a good book and I don't want to put it down. If I get in 15 mins at night before I turn out the light - that's a good day.
(look what I just bought! shhhhhh)I want to go thrifting and antiquing. I want to go to craft shows and flea markets.
I really do want to finish this photography class, but it's SO FAR OVER MY HEAD NOW. These people want to become photographers. Not me! All I want to do is learn how to use my camera! Jeanne keeps singing "Camera school dropouts!" to the tune of Beauty School Drop Out from the movie Grease. We both are not quite sure if we need to keep going. It is HOURS each week, for something . . . am I really all that into it? Hmmmmm. . .
I NEED, desperately NEED, NEED, NEED to get on some sort of a physical fitness program. Even if it's walking an hour a day, 4 days a week! Something!
I want to paint my craftroom. Really, really bad. I Picked up some paint chips yesterday . . . we'll see!
I want to learn PhotoShop. And I'd really like to learn how to just more completely use my iMac. This thing does things . . . I had no idea. Did you know it will VERBALLY READ MY EMAILS TO ME! Who knew?
I keep thinking, if I had ONE GOOD WEEK, with no one here, nothing expected of me, no school, no work, NO COMPUTER!!! then I could get the organizing and the painting and the paperwork done.
Yeah right! Like when is that going to happen?
I hope this doesn't sound like I'm whining. But if I can't complain to you - who can I complain to?
So how do you get through this? Is it a phase? How do you scale down the expectations you heap on yourself . . . how do you "make the cuts"?
I WANNA DO IT ALL!!!