Monday, 30 May 2011

Just Another "Manic Monday" ? Maybe

Today began much too soon ( at least if sure felt like it after only being in bed for a few hours ) ! I stayed up FAR too late trying to finish up the last of the orders that were nearly ready to ship so I could send them out today and beat the Canada Post strike deadline.

I can say that today sure felt like the Madonna song...I am actually smiling and humming the song "Manic Monday" as I type :)  It was go go go from the start, but not in a scary, stressed way. More of a "I-better-not-stop-so-I-don't-lose-momentum-and-crash" kind of way. I managed to send 11 parcels of super soft goodness out - Yay ! Everything else will be finished and put "on ice" while we wait until we find out what is going on for sure with Canada Post and the CUPW ( Canadian Union of Postal Workers ). I pray for a fast resolution if there is a strike, as I, along with many other Canadian WAHM's rely on Canada Post to get our goods to our customers. Couriers are generally far too expensive. I, myself, also rely on Canada Post to bring me all of my treasures I have purchased or won from other amazing crafters/artisans/creative individuals out there.

It is time to cut out another order in readiness to stitch, make lunches, put some more laundry on, unload the dishwasher, sweep the floor and maybe at some point, find sleep.

Thanks for listening ( and I have to ask...are you still singing because I am <3 )

Friday, 27 May 2011

The Laundry...I think it's winning...send help before it swallows me alive...

I love doing laundry - I love using home-made laundry soap, I love hanging as many clothes as I can to dry, I love remembering to clean the lint-trap on my dryer, I love the smell of fabric softener ( even though I only use it on my hubby's clothes ), I love using wool dryer balls....

I do NOT love the sheer volume of laundry that my family generates. With 3 busy kids, who play hard and very much enjoy finding all things dirty, their clothes alone are several loads per week. Add in my husband's and mine, plus athletic wear, plus towels, plus cloth diapers and wipes... laundry abounds.

I realize that our amount of laundry is not unique, many families have much more, many a lot less. Last year I kept track, for several months, of how many loads of laundry per week we did. Our average - 21 with some weeks as high as 27, some as low as 11 ( I really liked those weeks (o:  )

Try keeping track, even for a month, of how many loads you do, just for may surprise you !

And now, my friends, I am off to fold and put away more. I must make some room on my kitchen table so I can pull out the machine and get rolling on stitching a few orders.

Have a very happy Friday,

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Day 2 of Posting...on a Roll ?

Well, 2 days in a row is pretty good, right ? 

After a fun field trip to the dairy farm with my middle, followed by a picnic lunch in a very chilly wind, we made it home with enough time to cut out the rest of an order ( for Stacy ) and start cutting another 2 ( working on Melodi and Dorothy's ). Hopefully I will get enough time to do some stitching tonight too !

 I'd really like to have some sort of a giveaway, to celebrate my newly-born little blog, and I'm thinking of using Google docs, just have to figure out how :) Any feedback or advice would be very welcome <3
 Have a Comfy afternoon,

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Take 1

This will be exactly my first blog post...ever. Am I "behind the times" ? Am I late for the party ? Gosh, I hope not, there's still so much fun to be had.

I hope that there are many more adventures to be taken, many things to be learned, many smiles to be shared.

So glad you're on this journey with me. If you have any ( and I mean ANY ) suggestions on how to make my blog better, more enjoyable, "cooler", please don't hesitate to let me know, I am very open to learning new things. I can't promise to be good at it, being an "old dog" is hard sometimes !

Thank you for being a part of this.