Friday, November 07, 2008

Lady Grey and Sew Mama Sew

Andy and I are discovering how precious few moments there are during the day when one or the other child does not need our immediate and focused attention. Precious few. Right now our oldest is having her afternoon Quiet Time and our youngest is (gasp!) sleeping. I know this moment is fleeting. There are three loads of laundry ready to be folded, two more ready to be washed. There are scads of thank you notes to write, and there are birth announcements to design. There are maternity clothes to be sorted, stored, and returned to friends (do you hear the Hallelujah Chorus? No? Just me? Huh.), and toddler clothes to be washed and stored. There are many neglected friends awaiting email responses.

There are things to do.

Naturally, then, I sat down with a piping hot cup of Lady Grey tea and started browsing Sew Mama Sew's Handmade Holidays Flickr pool. Ahhh. Relaxation. I don't know how many handmade Christmas gifts will come from our home this year - realistically not very many - but it's fun to see what other people are making and giving.

Okay, break's over.

1 comment:

Janene said...

I'm so glad you did "nothing!" I say
"nothing" because the sitting and drinking in some me time is just as important, if not more important, than laundry. Something I've been learning slowly, as this wasn't so in my household growing up. I hope you find many lovely moments like this dispersed throughout your days! :)