Saturday, October 17, 2009

A break

Yes two posts in one day, I must be bored, tired or just lots I want to say.
This break i'm talking about isn't from being a busy mom, it's from my other job. Lately I have been really overwhelmed, mostly this week. Not with the kids but with the responsibility of having 20 orders coming in this week. Yep 20. That's a lot of work. Maybe it also has to do with the fact Dustin has been working a lot so I have been taking on a lot around the house also, which is ok but I don't have time for anything else. I absolutely love what I do, and I know it's what i'm meant to do but maybe a little break might be good.
I take a lot of time on each order so it's perfect and treat it as if it's my own. I don't always have a sitter so I can run to the store and get supplies, so I have to haul the girls downtown with me and spend an hour going through stock to find the perfect stuff for each order. I have found myself becoming lazy with my work. On the average I have around 15-30 orders a month. So it takes up a lot of time and dedication.
Let me break it down.
I now work in the basement, and sometimes I would go down for quick work while the girls ate, or played, or napped. Now they are into everything and Kyla doesn't help with that lately. She was so good before but she loves to play with the girls and that means they become mischievous together. She takes the gate down and lets them upstairs into our rooms, and yesterday they pulled the curtains right out of the wall, perfect. She thinks it's funny and it's not a huge deal but I can't leave them for long.
It's gotten to the point now that I think, do I shower, do dishes, clean up/house chores, play with the girls, plan our Halloween party, work on my relief society lesson, work on Christmas gifts, catch up with my sisters and mom on the phone, etc....or work on orders. What do you think comes last on that list? I definitely still want to do it, but maybe a little break will do me some good and get rejuvenated. I also need to work on my health, which also isn't the best right now. So that doesn't help with me feeling up to doing orders.
So here's my thought. I'll finish the orders I have and continue taking orders until October 31st, which is my cutoff for Christmas orders. Then after that I might take a break until after Christmas and then get going again.
So that's my latest thoughts, I don't know what to do...

ps: sorry for the lack of pictures...I'll make up for it next time.


Nilsson Family said...

I don't know how you do it with 3 kids. I can't do anything crafty with Hendrix around. He gets into absolutely everything!!!

kelsey said...

i don't blame you, i think we all need a break every once in a while. i'm waiting for mine, at christmas! ahhhh 2 weeks of nothing but enjoying family.

Mindi said...

You just have to learn to say no to strong! Put orders back an extra week, or even a few days, to give yourself some lee-way!

amieandmichael said...

You sound very busy Mindy. It will be a well deserved break for Nov and Dec. :)

Lynn said...

Oh Mindy. Trying to do it all is a woman's worst nightmare. There's always SO much to do.

Remember.....fill your "well" first. Then you will have enough "water" to give to everyone else. Hugs!!!