Saturday, May 8, 2010

Countdown

Alright its time to countdown, the Mr. will be home in one week and we are excited. Big bird has been constantly asking when daddy will be home. So we finally made a chart and every night before bed she marks off a day. It has been very helpful in giving her a better idea of how much longer we have. I must admit this has been a hard run. Sometimes the tours go by fast, but this one has seemed very long. Tomorrow will be my first mother's day without my mom and my first mother's day with my husband gone. So it could be interesting. I hope all you momma's out there have a wonderful day. It is such a gift to be a mother but it is by far one of the hardest jobs. You deserve more than just one day of celebration:) Its late and I need energy for tomorrow. So I am going to watch a little bit of SNL and hit the hay. Isn't Betty White gorgeous for 88?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Uninspired

Man, I have been feeling so uninspired yet at the same timing I am craving to be creative. It's a really weird feeling. I have always loved arts and crafts, if I could go back I probably would have studied art more in college. I love painting, sewing and taking old things and turning them into something new. I lay in bed and think of all the different things I want to try and create. Lately I have really been feeling the need to create but when I sit down to do it I just sit. I have a tendency to be a copycat artist. I try to re-make what other people do, which is fine since I am only making it for myself. I would never want to copy someone else's work and try to make money on it. But I would like to do some original things, I just can't seem to get the inspiration. Thats part of the downside of having a hubby that is gone alot. After a few weeks of having to do all the meals, all the diaper changes, all the baths, all the trips to the grocery (with the 3 birds), all the bedtimes, all the middle of the night wakings and feedings (and they happen every night), after being the main sol parent for awhile it gets exhausting! I have a new found appreciation for single parents, you guys amaze me. Anyway, when I finally get a few moments to myself (usually late at night) I seem to only be able to muster up enough energy to have a short conversation with my hubby and then just read other people's blogs and wish I was doing the creative things they are. So for now I will continue to copy others work so I can at least be doing something creative until I am hit with inspiration of my own. And if I copy your work I hope you take it as a compliment:) How do you get inspired?