Friday, August 3, 2012

{On Managing Time,...}

July 17. My addiction. #photoadayjuly #fabric 
I'm gonna be honest with you, I am so bad at it!  There are always so many things I want/need to do and pages of lists to remind me and even when I have the time, I still don't seem to get them done.  I'm not just talking about sewing, I mean cleaning, cooking, playing, sewing, showering, blogging, photographing,.... This first year of motherhood has been quite the roller coaster!  It has gone so fast and just when I start to settle into our "routine" that little guy changes,... AGAIN!  He is growing and changing at warp speed and I can not keep up with him!  You would think that I would use the time during his naps to get things like cleaning the bathrooms or making the beds done,... oh no,... not me.  Sleep wins out over everything practically every time,... I'm not going to lie.  I'm a late nighter,... I can NOT get myself to go to bed at a reasonable hour if my life depended on it.  Almost NEVER before midnight (12:02am right now).  Cash gets up at 6:30!!!  What in the world am I thinking??  So, at 8:30, when he's ready for his morning nap, SO AM I!  I go right back to bed and love every minute of it.  Then, we play, eat, go outside (when it's not like a million degrees out) dance, run errands and at 2:00, when he's ready for his afternoon nap, sometimes, I am too.  Now, I don't ALWAYS sleep during this time.  Sometimes I sew, shower,... clean, kinda.  But I still can't seem to focus on what I should really be working on.  I've always been this way.  Always up too late.  Always putting things off. 

In my perfect world, I would have time for everything I want/need to get done.  My house would sparkle, my projects would practically finish themselves, I would ALWAYS get plenty of sleep (and never be tired, ever).  I would be the winner of the mom-of-the-year award.  My WEEKLY blog posts would be interesting and contain real pictures, like the old days.  Oh, and I would be a master chef and still have time to workout too. :)  Wouldn't that be AWESOME!?!?!

Anyway, the point of this is that I want to push myself to "be better".  Basically, for me, this means,.... take on less.  Make my lists shorter, more manageable so I can actually finish them sometimes.  Clean SOMETHING every day (other than the area under Cash's high chair).  Go to bed earlier so sleep won't win during the day.  Take a couple pictures, with my actual camera every day, just a couple, even if they are totally random.  Blog, once a week, about something cool.  Cook (sometimes)  Fix my hair more.  But I'll keep that play/dance time because that's the best part of my day :)

I'm keeping it real,... I'll never be a master chef ;)

I'll see you next week with something cool. :)

(it's now 12:45am btw) ;)



  1. I'm the same way with the whole too long list and not enough time in the day/week to finish even half of it! So not only being a mommy of 4 but add a full time (overtime like 50-60hrs per week) in to the equation and you don't have much "time" for anything! I've lost all concept of time! I hope you can achieve your goals! Good Luck!

  2. I absolutely LOVE the quilt here, with the curved prints set on different shades of beige and whites. So fresh and pretty! Happy happy quilt!

  3. I have the SAME problem...and had the same talk with myself just this morning! I love your photos and really need to know where you got your iPhone cover!! I love it. Thank you for helping me out today :)

  4. Hi Jessie, I have just found your blog through a photo Camille Roskelley posted, and love what you are doing. I just wanted to say I know exactly how you feel. I always have crazy long lists that I can never achieve and try to get into habits that don't seem to stick. In the end I just try and make the house look presentable (I'm a hopeless housewife), get some sewing done when I can and just live with my imperfections. The more you stress over what you're not achieving, the less you get done. Don't set yourself up to fail, only to achieve. As Camille says - Simplify. Keep the great inspiration coming! Sarah

  5. Jessie, don't beat yourself up. Your blogs are amazing & so is your creativity with your quilts! Make shorter lists of what to clean everyday...I saw something on Pinterest. And learn to use the crockpot more for your meals. So super easy to do.