Ok... maybe I make it out of my pajamas a bit more often than most days. But many days, that feels like it is just about it.
Please tell me I am not alone in this. I have all kinds of wonderful things that I have learned. Things that will improve my family. You know... when I actually get to it.
For instance, I love to can. I really, really do. But the problem arises that when it is the season for canning, it also coincides with the beautiful summer/ end of summer weather. Why would I want to spend my time canning when there are so few beautiful days left? I think to myself, "Ok, let's go swimming/hiking/bike riding/ insert some fun summer weather activity here, then I will do my canning tonight.” But by the time night gets there, I am too worn, so it gets pushed to the next day.. and on and on like that. Next thing I know half my tomatoes are rotted.
I vote we move canning season to the winter. Like right now,the snow is coming down out there. I am feeding my woodstove like crazy. Hello! It would be a perfect time to be canning! Heat the house and preserve food. Win win! Now if I could just keep everything preserved until winter... Oh yeah, can them in the summer. (It is a vicious circle I tell you.)
And then there is our homeschooling. Planning for the year, I have visions of medieval castle building and catapults and acting out Shakespeare. But then I get to this time of year and look at what we have accomplished, and well..let me put it this way. The neighbors are in no danger of having any boulders crashing through their windows. (Although there have been some impromptu cardboard castles. I do need to throw myself a bone now and then, and even though I didn't organize said castle building, it happened and was fun.)
Then, of course, there is my kids' health. Years of studding homeopathy, herbs, and essential oils, so that I can have the right remedy for each ailment. But when they do get sick, I am generally so tired out from staying up all night with them, for my brain to kick in on what remedies I need. Generally, they are past said sickness by the time I think "Oh yeah! I should have given them this!" Too little too late. (Plus side. Every time they get through it by their own immune system, their immunities just get that much stronger...Right? I think it works like that or at least it should).
I could go one and on. I got a spinning wheel, I don't use nearly as often as I would like. By the time I clean off my sewing desk to sew on, my time has passed that I could do that. I spend so long warping my loom, that by the time I get to weaving my head is onto my next activity. And the list goes on and on.
I tell you. It can be dangerous to see/ hear/ read so many wonderful ideas that so many people do. Everything I see, I think " I can do that!"
I have decided that I am going to DO more. I am going to take a break from finding things to learn to do, and just start DOING. And involve my kids with this too. I see them get so many great ideas that they never follow through with too. I think they caught that bug from me.
I hope you join me here every week, as I do the things I have built up supplies and know how for. I will also love to have you share your things that you plan and plan for but never do. There are others out there who do this.. Right? I hope so. We can stop learning and start doing together! (Ok, don't stop learning. That is not good. Just slow it down a bit, ok?)
I am going to blog about this at least once a week because, well, blogging is one of those things that I have a bajillion pins on Pinterest for, but finally just getting around to doing it.
~Here is my first project I am posting for this. I have been looking at this hoodie in the book, Sewing Clothes Kids Love for quite some time now. I have just been waiting for the right knit fabric to come along. Well, while I was out shopping the other day, this fabric popped right out of the shelves at me. I knew right then, it was time to get this hoodie made! Blocked off a couple hours after I got home with it, and by the end of the day, this sweet little lady had herself a new hoodie!