Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Prioritise

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I feel like a have a lot to write about in this space, and would love to try out a few little ideas...but here's that same old tired excuse coming...no time.

At night I am trying to keep up with sew school, or reading a book. Now that I can read in bed at night I find I'm more likely to do so, much cosier or something? We've moved the Little One to the cot for the first sleep of the night (more on that later), so it's a bit of a novelty to have the bedside light on. And on Monday nights K and I watch this on TV. It has me itching to read the papers. But I find myself making crepes, or spying on Sassy and her Papa at play on a weekend morning instead.

During the day, Sassy is having two short naps so I just get enough time for a cuppa, a quick blog trawl or some emails, and maybe a spot of gardening if I'm lucky.

So there's time. I just find that I'm prioritising other things at the moment. And that's fine. A tricky (but ultimately rewarding) side of mamahood.

*A little lined zipper purse I made from a beautiful embroidered doily from the oppie. Broke my heart to chop it up. But it is enjoying a new life as my sewing bits and pieces bag.

16 comments:

  1. LOVE your sweet purse - I think giving old pieces a new lease of life is a great way of re-purposing things. I SO get what you mean about no time, or rather, no time for things that aren't high on the priority list (which for me includes cups of tea as some 'down time' too). I have only just gotten back into reading before bed too and like you, am working my way through Simplicity Parenting. You were asking my thoughts on it... so far, I'm only just into it but from what I read, I like its philosophy which I think is very similar to my own views on daily life in general as well as parenting.

    Can you let me know your email address? I have more to say but don't want to take up too much room here in your comments. Mine is homely-one@hotmail.com

    Chat soon xx

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    1. I'm enjoying it too. It all makes much (common) sense. Just in the process of trying to whittle down the number of toys on the tea trolley......just sent you an email lovely x

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  2. I can completely relate to feeling like you have no time. Even when the girls are in bed by 7pm, there is still Uni work to be done- I feel constantly tired! Let me know if you find a cure ;)
    And oh yes- we love a bit of Q and A at our place too! xx

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    1. Goodness! Uni work too? I take my hat off to you...Wasn't Katie Noonan a sweetie? Why can't people like her be in charge of making the big decisions in our country?! x

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  3. tell me about it. We've recently started 3 hours of day care once a week and the hardest part is working out just how to spend the time - what to prioritise?! Anyway, glad you are able to prioritise a little bit of sewing time because that zipper purse is just divine... worth chopping in to the doily!

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    1. Oh that feeling of where to start?! How can I make the most of those 3 hours? Oh the pressure! Just kidding...as long as you fit a cuppa in there somewhere, time well spent. And Joanna, am just adoring those quilts you are crafting x

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  4. Oh lady, I hear you. I have so many things on a Blog Post list but I haven't blogged for almost a week. Time goes so quick and I'm working hard on new projects that I hope will secure my future as a stay at home Mama. Like you say, more about that in a blog post to come (at some point!)

    and the purse is beautifull too, by the way xx

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    1. Intriguing! Sounds like a good plan...x

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  5. What lovely up/re-cycling!!!
    I can't seem to find time for blogging...but mainly cos I'd have to leave the fire/couch/Olympics!!
    x

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    1. Thanks! I'm keeping my eyes peeled for more pretty doilies now...x

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  6. Oh, I so hear you. My mind is constantly in over drive thinking about what needs to be done next. Short naps do not help the situation! What happened to Sassy's 2 x 2 hours of power? x

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    1. Bah! Those sweet days are gone, my friend!I think there was a change around the 6 or 7 month mark....it was lovely while it lasted! Lucky this stage (crawling, climbing, babbling, playing with puzzles and books) is so much fun - I'm not missing the extra hour or so of quiet time...so much...........x

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  7. To read a book in bed. How lovely. Funny how prior to babies, this seems like such an easy, simple thing. Then after babies, you never, ever take your downtime for granted. Enjoy the moments.

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    1. Luxury! That moment where you reach for the book, your baby is peacefully sleeping, your mind ready for the quiet....Thank you lovely. enjoy your moments too x

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  8. Just found your blog and loving reading through your posts. I have just had my second baby about 7 weeks ago and I feel exactly the same, so many ideas, but just no time. Beautiful purse.

    Natalie x
    http://thelittlegnomeshome.blogspot.com.au/

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  9. I found with my girls that when they went down to one sleep a day I had more time, because the one sleep tended to be a longer one. Motherhood for me is a constant lesson in patience :) The purse is lovely!

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