Wednesday, December 10, 2008

W.I.P.(Work(s) In Progress) Wednesday and a Thank You

I could sum my life up in one simple word right now - CHAOTIC! I am sure all of you can relate to the feeling this time of year. My hat is off to you women who work full time outside of the home. I have only been working outside my home for a few years now and this is the first time that I have worked a 9 to 5 job. It is so hard to get anything done around the house when you get back home at 5:00 in the evening! When I was a stay-at-home mom, my life was always busy too, but I just can't seem to get a handle on things when I get in so late. By the time I get done with dinner and dishes, sweeping, trash out and take the dog outside, I finally get a moment to myself at about 8:30 - 9:00!

My housecleaning gets done lately with a swipe and a smile on the weekends. This last Saturday I worked for 12 hours - so Sunday was my only day to get things done before the week started up again. I really enjoy being busy though - I truly wouldn't have it any other way. I seem to thrive on chaos and am able to accomplish more when I have a lot on my plate.

I have many "Work In Progress" projects going this week. The picture at the beginning of my post is of a baby blanket I am working on. I don't have anyone in particular that I am making it for - just trying to finish up projects that I have started and never got around to finishing. I am still working on my pillowcase that I showed you last week, but when I get bored of one thing I move on to another project - I have two projects going at the same time - with plans to start another one as soon as I can for my grandbaby.

I desperately need to finish up on my Christmas decorating so that I can show you my house before the holidays are over :) I have been trying to do a little bit each day. Why am I sitting here typing out a post - you may ask? I had planned on sending one out this morning, but I was trying to get caught up on my neverending pile of ironing for my husband (another work in progress) Here is my tree so far.

Now mind you, it isn't done yet. I have more poinsettia blooms to put on it and some gold bows to add. I have been working on this since the day after Thanksgiving when my son helped me put it up! Granted, my hubby just put the lights on it on Sunday - I told him that it was in the fine print on our marriage license that he had to put the lights on the tree. I hate that job - and apparently - he does too! I really have no more excuses now though.

Here is another project I am working on:

I love to bake cookies for the holidays and my children always have their favorites that they want me to make them. I need to get these done so that I can send them out in the mail. I have been trying to get a batch done in the morning, so that I can make a few batches in the evenings. These cookies are my Peanut Butter Balls. I will roll them into balls tonight and dip them in chocolate - yummy!

I would love to hear what You are all working on. Let's inspire each other shall we? Now I better get started on dinner - or I will be up all night!

Many thanks to all of you for stopping by here and for taking the time to comment. I am enjoying this new outlet so much and getting to know all of you is such a treat. Blessings to you as you work towards making your homes cozy for the holidays!



Glenda said...

I really hate unfinished business. Several years ago, when my eyesight still permitted cross-stitching, I was working on a piece for my bathroom.
Then my SIL gave me a display frame that was a wooden embroidery hoop mounted on a stand. Not long after I started my project we sold our home and the colors in the piece didn't look right in either of the two new bathrooms.
I left the piece unfinished though about 80% complete, and mounted it in my wood stand. It came out pretty good. So I did complete my project, but not the way originally intended.

I always heard, Kymber, that it was better to wear out than rust out. Cut yourself a little slack now and then. You try not to wear out and I'll try not to rust out. Deal?

kymber said...

Ha! Glenda -
Too funny!
I WILL try not to wear out - although I am wondering how I am ever going to get Christmas finished this year. I am thinking God needs to put more hours in the day for December, but I would probably just spend it reading blogs anyway :)
Take care my friend!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Oh, I read about your dear furry best friend and it brought tears to my eyes.

Last year our beloved Storm Girl (a kitty of seventeen years) had a stroke. We realized after a week or two that she had to be taken out of her misery.

Even her vet cried as she went to sleep, curled up in my husband's lap. I am one who believes our furry best friends are "on the other side" and will be with us in Heaven.