Seeing that my last blog entry was oh in....MAY.... I'm not really as on top of things as I thought.
My idea to move toward applique or applique-only items in my store never happened. Why? Because finding time to be creative lately has been harder than Jessica Simpson attempting to do first grade math.
Here is an example of how crazy today was, which isn't much different than every other day it seems.
1 a.m - put crochet project down after the 50th sneak attack in less than 5 minutes by my not so subtle ninja-in-training kitty. Nothing makes you quit hooking faster than a quick stab in the thigh from needle sharp claws.
3 a.m.- dream I'm being attacked by vampire alligators wearing space suits. Wake up to find said ninja kitty attacking me through my down comforter.
3:05 a.m. - attempt to kick said kitty and her two big sisters out of the room only to discover they have not only enrolled in ninja training but an intense course of sending Morse code via a new door slapping technique.
4 a.m. - wake up to toddler yelling for milk. Deliver said milk to toddler only to learn he is more awake than a guinea pig after a quad-shot espresso.
4:10 a.m. - after much insistence, irritation and finally begging and pleading on my part, toddler is still wide awake and mommy resorts to putting him in her bed and turning on the big screen tv. All hopes of mind-numbing, technicolor cartoons lulling toddler back to sleepy land are quickly forgotten faster than Britney Spears' underwear.
5:30 a.m. - drag tush downstairs to get said toddler refill on milk. Pass by office and realize you need to write up a custom listing, print out some fundraising stuff and of course search through the massive pile of clean, unfolded clothes for something to wear to the gym that won't frighten small children.
6:30 a.m. - snuggle back under covers only to have toddler attempt to pry your eyelids apart and shout "mama! mama! WAKE UP!"
7 a.m. - 8 a.m. - somewhat of a blur due to lack of sleep and coffee.
8:30 a.m. - attempt to dress a toddler who suddenly has formed an opinion about fashion. Nothing says Project Runway better than a stained monster truck green t-shirt, blue shorts and bright red lightning McQueen rubber boots.
8:45 a.m. - find two socks that can pass as matching and rush out to the car and wrestle toddler into car seat.
9 a.m. - discover that windshield wipers need replacing after finding they do more smearing than wiping.
9:25 a.m. - check toddler into child care at gym.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - proceed to get my ass kicked by Ms. Janice in kickboxing class. If anyone has found my lungs and stomach contents please return to the front desk at the gym.
10:35 a.m. - pick up toddler at child care and proceed to chase him around a wet parking lot. Apparently toddler has decided that mommy needs to get her heart rate back up by dodging moving vehicles.
11 a.m. - stop at coffee drive through for 24 oz drip for mom and 10 oz milk with straw for toddler.
11:01 a.m. - discover said toddler had decided that drinking from a straw is passe' and would rather dump said milk all over his clothes and seat belt.
11:10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - work on fundraising merchandise pricing at Karen's house amid three screaming boys and all their noisy messy toys.
2:35 p.m. - drag crying screaming toddler out the door and head home
3 p.m. - arrive home to discover ninja kitty and her accomplices have broken into the trash and dragged discarded food items all over the living room floor and stairs.
3:35 p.m. - finish cleaning up mess and convince toddler using a Popsicle bribe.
3:40 p.m. - hide in office and check e-mails and other items.
4 p.m. - discover said toddler has decided to take a nap - an occurrence more rare than finding a picture of Paris Hilton fully clothed.
4:01 p.m. - mom uses nap time to take a quick shower and search for more clean clothes that aren't as wrinkled as Joan Rivers without botox.
4:30 p.m. - escape to knitting circle for a breather. Complete two rows of dress.
6 p.m. - grab a quick salad and then head to preschool for board meeting.
7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - sit through board meeting discussing upcoming preschool year and everything that needs to be done.
10 p.m. - arrive home to hyper child and attempt to get brain to re solidify after being turned to mush from too much information.
10:45 p.m. - Finally convince toddler to snuggle up in my bed with cartoons.
11:15 p.m. - Toddler finally goes to sleep and mommy proceeds to attempt to check e-mails and finish other frustrating Moose Threads tasks amid ninja-kitties attacking from all sides.
11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - attempt to update blog.
Needless to say me time and creative time don't really exist right now. But hopefully they will make an appearance soon.....hopefully.