Friday, 11 February 2011

Wait For Me!

I can't believe we are already in February,
February, where did January go? 
And yet in a weeks time it'll be half term and then March. 
I wish I could just slow down time just enough for me to catch up with it! Everywhere I look there is something to be done, many little jobs, some more important than others, but nevertheless they all need doing. I keep telling myself to concentrate (yes I talk to myself!! But that's I whole different story!) on one thing at a time but then the time runs out and something else pops up that needs doing immediately and the other job I was doing remains half done!! I know they are many of us out there swaying from one thing to another. Running from school to nursery, from washing machine to cooker, doing the shopping, the cleaning, trying to find the quiet times to encourage a reluctant 5 year old to read, the decorating of the bathroom that is long overdue and is turning into such a nightmare I'm beginning to wish we had never started.
And then there are the jobs that we create ourselves, no one told us to take on more allotment, no one told us to buy all the fruit bushes that were on offer and are now sitting outside our back door waiting to be planted into their new home. No one told us to order all the different varieties of tomato seeds that are now needing to be sown into their trays, which means finding the propagators and more importantly finding an area in the house that they can start their lives undisturbed by little hands! 
And I find myself when we finally sit down of an evening having to remind myself that all these extra jobs are ones that we have put upon ourselves, and the stresses that arise from them are stresses that we have created. And maybe life would run a little smoother and calmer if we didn't have all these extra pressures. And I realise that I am my own worst enemy. It was only me who agreed after a chance meeting, to go and see another local shop about supplying them with handmade bibs and possibly more. I could have quite easily said, "Thank you very much, but I'm not sure I have the time at the moment", and yet those words never came out!! Instead my head was whirling with possibilities, these chances don't come up everyday let alone appear right in front of you, when you least expect it. So I have to remind myself to remember that all these stresses and pressures and all the extra hobbies that we have are what make us. 
Mr D and I wouldn't be the same without these extra activities. The fact that we grow some of our own vegetables moulds who we are and changes what we believe in. The fact that I sew changes the way I see things. Someday I will have more time and as much as I find myself longing for these extra hours I know that they will come soon enough, and that right now I need to enjoy the busyness and lack of time that young children bring. 
And yes I am going to blog this post without photos as it means that I get this finished, as I have a kitchen full of shopping to put away, cooking of apple muffins to be done with #2 in the hour I have before picking #1 up from school!! So I must go and carry on running around, and unfortunately for now I think I'm just going to have except the fact that I have a hundred and one things that need doing!


  1. Nice to hear from you- I too have been dashing about like I don't know what- where does the time go? My crafting time is suffering! xx

  2. And so you write the story of my life, except it isn't mine. This I suspect is the lot of those of us fortunate enough to have children.If you find the answer to all this endless activity and rushing about, please tell.

  3. Oh Justine, I think you might actually be me, because the above is EXACTLY how I feel at the moment. And....half term in a week!!!???, tell me it isn't so? Oh crap, it is, oh well, best get my Mummy the entertainer hat on as well ;) It's all always worth it in the end, just so long as you get the odd moment to remember that. Bethx

  4. lol! so loosing my head that I just called you Justine - that's really loosing the plot. Apologies, it's been one of those days. Sorry JENNY.

  5. Did you sneak into my life? This is all the things that swim around in my head. I keep telling myself that we have a busy, happy, if somewhat untidy life and that we really wouldn't want it any other way. Imagine having none of this stuff to do? Doesn't bear thinking about.
    Just who did steal January? We're nearly half way through February and I really haven't finished with January yet!

    Enjoy your weekend. x

  6. Just re-read the really bad English in the first line - sorry, trying to do too many things at once!

  7. I can relate to every word in there. Not sure why we do it all but we do! It's so easy to agree to extra pressures and only think about it afterwards. I just assume (naive hope?) that one day it will all settle down a bit. When?! Try and take care and grab the odd moment for yourself. Juliex