Friday, April 8, 2011

How do you do IT?

ok - IT -  that elusive thing...that is...make time for creating, learning new techniques, take pictures, post onto Etsy, read about other ideas, social network...oh and have a full time job, be a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, cook and clean and collapse at the end of the night!?! Thank G-d I have a husband who gets just as wrapped up in his business as I do in mine - at 11 or 12  o'clock at night we will check up on each other and  remind each other that maybe it is time to collapse....and then we keep going until we actually do almost collapse. It is a pattern - but one that better time management skills would probably solve - or an added 4 hours in the day! The thing is, I really love creating - it relaxes me - I love solving art problems they are complex puzzles that stretch my imaginations and challenge my skills. Collage takes a group of items and combines them to create a pleasing form; just like my life!

SO in between the post office , the bank, the cleaners, the job, and the dentist , I created the last few canvasses for maybe I will start to actually CLEAN for Pesach!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Getting ready for Pesach...or the procrastination prevails!!!!

It's's coming - I know Pesach is only 2 weeks aways - and instead of actually getting it together and cleaning, shopping and planning menus I am sitting at the computer. Yucko... whereas Pesach ( or Passover whatever you call it) is one of my absolute happiest and most wonderful of holidays the preparations leading to that day are not so much....
ok - I must think of it this way - to get to the freedom I have to work like a slave for a little bit - that sounds awfully familiar....
Years ago when I had 3 little kids running around and a dog leaving food everywhere it was more of an issue - but my husband and I are by ourselves - and contrary to the opinion of said 3 little kids now not so little - are not slobs. Food is eaten only in a few choice locations so that Pesach prep in theory should be easier.I said in theory - ok??? :)
I also don't buy as much as I used to - moving from Atlanta to NY has its perks - used to be that after the first 2 days the local store would be out of most of the pesach foods - so replenishing was not always possible. I learned the hard way to buy more before to avoid issues later. Now I am spoiled rotten with 3 stores around the corner getting in supplies all the time - if I can't get it...I probably don't need it!
But I am very proud of myself - I actually made the list to buy and menu for that cleaning,,,, well...maybe tomorrow!