This blog is hitting a slowdown. I go through this every so often and this time around, it’s compounded by the fact that I’m coping with toddlerhood and pregnancy at the same time. By the time I do get around to having some “me” time, I prefer it away from the laptop and sadly, this blog. I’ve never seen this blog as a place to kill time but more to share my life with friends and family (this is why I tell people that the Internet is good for expats like myself). Unfortunately, “me” time these days goes by so quickly that I never have the time to share it with others.
So what’s new, you may ask. Nothing much, really.
Work is still work – now I’ve always seen myself as a mother first so my full time job is being a mum and not working at the office. I know some people balk at the idea of a woman wanting the life of a stay-at-home-mum but I have different priorities in life. Doesn’t mean that they are more important than other people’s priorities – just different. While others see career as important, I see family and time with family to be more important. I can’t say that I won’t miss the regular income but in the future, I’d like to see myself having the option of juggling both without feeling that I’m missing out on either in any way.
The shop is doing good considering the amount of time I invest in it. Since my pregnancy, my dyeing time has reduced considerably but I still make the effort to play around with my dyepots. Once it gets too cumbersome for a big belly, I’ll switch to my sewing. I’m not too sure if I’ll put up anything for sale since I have sewing WIPs as well like that almost-double-size quilt to finish up, Bub 2’s diapers to sew and gifts to finish/get started on.
I’m making good progress on my knitting projects as well. I’ve managed to finish most of my commissioned knitting plus some “pleasure” only projects. My other WIPs are making good progress and I hope to finish up my lacework shawl plus my entrelac stole in a few week’s time or at least once the commissioned knitting is over. I’d really like to get back to knitting socks but am going to shelf that plan until I clear up some pending WIPs. There is that lacework granny square project that I really ought to get back to – it’s a crochet project that has been in hibernation for at least a year now. I know, I know.
In the meantime, it’s back to juggling life plus extra bits like writing assignments on parenthood, pregnancy and oh, xbox 360 hdmi cables. Heh.