Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Long Weekend, Part 2

Martha Stewart saves the day!

I have a pretty good-sized pile of Martha magazines stashed away, and I decided it would be a good thing if I went through the magazines, cut out what I like, and throw the rest to the recyclers. As I was paging through it dawned on me that my life has become uncomfortably unbalanced. I read about cooking, baking, cleaning, and decorating. I realized the homemaking part of my life has fallen by the wayside, and that I miss it terribly.

Growing a cottage industry is very important to me, but not at the expense of all other aspects of my life. I also realized that the more I neglect other parts of my life, the more my work in the studio suffers.

Today I tackled some homemaking tasks and have decided to revisit my homemaking daily. I washed windows and did some other pre-Spring-Cleaning chores. To top it all off I'm roasting a turkey as I write this!

Nesting and homemaking have always been a big part of me. Lately I've neglected it. Thanks to Martha I've been reminded of how rewarding and mentally liberating homemaking tasks can be.
Business production wasn't at the top of my list today, but in honor of the turkey in the oven I've listed a Sweet Pumpkin Pie scented candle to my Etsy shop. I feel more empowered than ever, realizing a balanced life is the key to success in every area of it.

Thanks for the gentle reminder, Martha!


Anonymous said...

You have a nice blog.

Unknown said...

*sigh* Thanks for the reminder. Off to 'housemake' LOL

Rosebud Collection said...

I think this happens sometimes..but you know what? You are making room for everything.Good for you..I bet that turkey is going to be good..

Alicia said...

great post and so true check out my blog for my time management series!

Jane Carlstrom said...

Ah, so pleased to be reminded that there are those who really enjoy the house work. Now, I like a clean house, but do not enjoy the process of getting to that point.

It does help me very much though to read about others who are organizing, cleaning and generally polishing up the home front. Spurs me on to get to the clean that I like.

So thanks for sharing and wanted to let you know your enthusiam helped me to get going on the spring cupboard cleaning. The china and crystal are now sparkling and so very pretty and happy.

With appreciation. Jane

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