We're creeping up to that time of year, when life becomes crazily busy. Mainly 'good' busy. Busy with dance rehearsals, concerts, end-of-year celebrations, Christmas preparations, holiday preparations, New Year planning, Kindy events, family birthdays, first birthdays, parties & work deadlines. But with that 'good busy' also comes an element of stress, chaos and lots of work. My poor little iCal is full to the brim with reminders and to-do's and important dates.
Two months tomorrow, and it'll be Christmas Eve. Seriously...where did this year go??? Is anyone else in denial that we're almost in November.
November means we'll have a ONE year old. November means our overseas holiday is happening. November means we're one month closer to saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming in yet another year!
Scary and exciting....all at the same time!
Lately though, I've had a mixture of slow-home-days, where I go searching for inspiration and things-to-do, and then fast-busy-days, where I am in & out of the car a million times & my head is explosive with too many thoughts and errands and commitments!
Balance! One of those things we all strive for, yet not many of us master.
Today, I had quite a few things to get through. Mainly emails, writing jobs, paperwork for Ella's schooling next year and custom print designs. However, Ryder decided to nap for only 20mins and Ella wanted interaction. With 2 busy kids in tow, I wasn't getting much done.
Until..... I got the kids set up in the water-filled clam shells, with the dribbling hose, some pots & pans and a few plastic toys. WAM! Kids happy - Mummy getting work done on the laptop at the table by their side. Win Win!
I got most of the work done, all while keeping an eye on content, playing kids. HAPPY HAPPY!! It doesn't always go that way - most of the time I have to shut screen and hold off 'work' til the night time when kids are snoozing.
But today......today the stars were aligned. Maybe for only 45mins.....but enough time to keep things moving....
And now, I'm getting ready to batten down the hatches as the silly season begins and the busy days outnumber the slow ones.