My creative time is definitely in slow motion around here. Instead of sitting at the machine for a couple of hours or cranking out projects left and right, I am slowly, and I mean slowly working on some projects.
I’m so glad that these magnets are in the final stages. You’d think they’d be quick and easy. They are, just not these days, not in my house anyway. Half of the buttons were covered back in June. They sat for a long time until I got all the rest covered on the long car ride to Urfa. I sorted them one evening in October and put them into groups of 4. Finally this weekend I got the glue gun out and stuck on the magnets. Late saturday night I cut out paper. Sunday I cut the holes out. miraculously today I had about 40 minutes (interrupted of course) to work on putting them together into little packages. Now for the final steps I need to get the camera out and take some photos and then get them up into the shop.
While it may sound like I’m complaining, and I may be, a very little bit anyway, but I am so happy how life is going right now. Now that I have owned up the responsibility to be available to my kids as their homeschooling teacher, and come to grips with the fact that we need more than just the morning to get all the things we want to do in, I am much more at peace. I love having the kids home with me. I love to see them playing and sticking up for each other again. I love it. While my own time is pretty scarce nowadays, I find that the balance is better, and I treasure it more. I steal less long stretches but take advantage of the little moments I have here and there. So for now it will be step by step.