Friday, May 20, 2011

Finding Time

Ever have a week or two when you feel as if real life doesn't leave you much time for a creative life? When you have more to do than time to do it? When you have ideas for projects and blog posts filling your head and not a minute to begin them? That's the kind of week I'm having.


I'm always amazed at the way so many of my favorite bloggers are able to manage jobs, family, laundry, gardening and living while turning rusty horse pooper-scoopers into garden art or threading their curtains with ribbon, photograph and edit all of that, and then let the words flow out so beautifully in their blogs.


This is my "crazy time of year " at work. I get up a little earlier every morning to comment on a few of my favorite blogs with the intent of writing a beautiful blog post of my own when I get home. Hasn't happened. I drag myself into the house at 6:00 p.m., do what has to be done, and fall into bed by 10:00...ready to start again at 5:30 the next morning.

How I miss my blogging time...and staying in touch with my blog friends! 


This week-end's "To Do' list is already a long one...paint the playhouse for the Grands, plant the annuals, finish the collages I've been plodding along on...and get caught back up with my blogging.

So...how do you find the time to do it all?

9 comments:

MeMeSue said...

Oh Cheryl you have been living my life the past couple of weeks. I have not posted for over two weeks, have been exhausted after work...stinks to get old!! Have had computer issues here at work (where I usually sneak a peek..like now...shhhhh) and family issues at home...UGH!

Here's to both of us that we can slow down (breath) take a break and do some fun stuff and BLOG!

Hugs,
Sue

Lakeesha said...

Hi Cheryl-

This post is so true. I often have the same thoughts. I have a million projects that I'm in the middle of or haven't even started. My advice is to do what you can when you can. I am going to start with completeing some of the things that I have started. We love My Sister's Cottage and we will be here whenever you post.

Your totally understanding "Blog Girlfriend",

Lakeesha

Gail said...

Eveything has a season- right now is heavy work season. Just remember to get back to the joy of blogging when your job slows down.

Jane said...

I have definitely been there. If you could see what my studio looks like right now you would cringe. I seem to get a lot of things started but not finished.
Most of my projects are simple and take very little time....it's about all I can get finished right now.
Hope you get a break soon.
Jane

Jane said...

I have definitely been there. If you could see what my studio looks like right now you would cringe. I seem to get a lot of things started but not finished.
Most of my projects are simple and take very little time....it's about all I can get finished right now.
Hope you get a break soon.
Jane

Dayle said...

I'm retired and I still have those weeks, this being one of them. Try not to stress about it, or get anxious. This too shall pass.

Cheryl said...

Sue, Lakeesha, Jane, Gail and Dayle,
It's early Saturday morning, but your comments have already put a smile on this stressed-out face! It's reassuring to know that others have "been there". I think I have the best Followers in the world...Blog girlfriends ROCK!
Have a relaxing weekend,
Cheryl

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I totally feel your frustration. I'm retired, but my office is a mess. We've had painters and landscapers this week and a new cat in the house. So many things that steal time from creativity.
I keep telling myself not to stress...this, too, shall pass.
We love you....post when you can...we'll be here!!!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I don't want to sound totally selfish, but I really started my blog as a form of entertainment for myself. Just a way to journal things and I've never gotten caught up in feeling obligated to post daily or read daily. I want to keep it fun and not feel pressured. I've seen some great blogs come to an end because the writers felt they couldn't keep up. I follow blogs annonymously because I didn't want to get caught up in the "I'll follow you if you follow me" thing. I think sometimes people follow everybody and really aren't reading most of them and I didn't want to do that. I'd feel some kind of self imposed obligation if I followed publicly. So, I just do my own thing and love the people I've met and kept in touch with.