I've spent the last week... or two, feeling suspiciously like I was drowning. And consequently, not wanting to be a downer, not blogging. I think the crux of it is simply that I forgot how much less Must-Do stuff I had going last summer. Which is entirely due to the fact that our business has grown to the point of having a serious shot at putting food on the table - a truly wonderous and completely good thing, but it does mean that I have to be much more intentional and organized and even selective in order to make summer work for all of us. That's the job of the mom, isn't it? To hold in your brain the swirling chaos of needs, personalities, appointments and practical requirements of one's family and mold it into a coherent whole that is loving, healthy, stimulating, clever, comfortingly predictable, and doesn't feel stressful to any of them. (While running a full time home business) Except that, thanks to the boy-child's ongoing tummy issues, I have slept only sporadically for about two weeks now, which has done nothing to facilitate the higher brain functioning required to devise a brilliant summer strategy (not to mention the small matter of having been ill myself during that time.)
I choose to believe (however naively) that we are over the hump and the rest of summer will be fabulous. The scary newspaper interview is done (you can see the results of that here) and last night's ArtWalk reception was a resounding success, despite the 11th hour babysitter cancellation. Except for markets though, I'll be going to ground for a couple weeks in regard to face to face social functions, as I'm in dire need of recharging.
I even put up new yarn this week.... and never blogged it (Doh) - I will try to take a stab at that later today. Next week's yarn update will be Tuesday, rather than Monday, as there is something very wonderful taking up the Monday, only I'm not going to tell you until it happens so as not to jinx it.
Wanna see some of the new work I put out last night?