Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Day 15: The End

This is what I posted on Facebook at 11:00 pm yesterday:
Oops, I totally forgot about blogging today. And since I'm already in bed, it is not going to happen. Instead of blogging, today I:
Edited, Forgot to eat breakfast, Baked a pumpkin pie, Went shopping with the family to about 4 different places including ridiculously understaffed Walmart, Forgot to eat lunch (but my coffee from Tim Hortons made up for it), Bought a lot of groceries, Baked multigrain onion bread, Washed sheets, Washed a load of clothes, Washed dishes twice, Made supper, Bathed a kid, Cut my husbands hair (rather well this time, if I do say so), And edited some more. 
Now I should be sleeping because I have the rest of the laundry to do tomorrow, and the housecleaning that didn't get done today. 
Happy Thanksgiving!
So that was the extent of my blogging yesterday.  Today, the leader of our moms' group couldn't make it, so I read the article she had been intending to share: A Message from the Future, to Moms of Littles.

The part that made me smile as I read was this: Forget achieving balance for a while. It’s okay if things are lopsided (as long as you’re staying afloat). The little years are demanding enough without judging yourself for coming up short on one piece of life’s pie chart or another. Some of the pie will wait.

The piece of the pie that got left out yesterday was blogging.  And I don't really care.  In fact, I think I'm going to stop the series here.  I won't stop striving for balance this month, or ever (I hope!), but in order to do so, I have to cut out what I can.  I need a smaller pie.  And so blogging about it has to go for now (and be honest: my series posts haven't been that interesting, I know). Maybe I'll give an update on how my life-balance is going at the end of the month.  And I'll still blog about the usual stuff when I get a chance...like when the laundry is caught up and I can get good pictures of my daughter in her Red Riding Hood cape that I made.

If you're also striving for balance, here are a couple of links that I've either read or intended to read over the past week or so:

3 Myths of Work/Life Balance - via Rags to Stitches
Lessons I've Learned From Working At Home - via All Things Fadra

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