Friday, November 07, 2008

Gettin' crafty

Chad's biggest pet peeve in life is when people complain about how busy they are, but really? I've been so stinkin' busy lately. There. I said it. As I've been saying, work has been nuts, with year end approaching and projects wrapping up, and let's face it - winter is a busy time when you heat peoples' houses for a living. If this is the tip of the iceberg, then I don't think I want to see what lies beneath. Oh, and did I mention that we have a major system construction project, which simply cannot go wrong or take any longer than planned, booked for the week between Christmas and New Year's? I have my time marked off on the holiday calendar (along with the rest of the department, of course) - I just hope that none of us are called in due to any emergency scenarios at the last minute.

I've had a couple of photography jobs over the past few weeks and some still to come, too, the usual November onslaught of family pictures for holiday cards, as well as an adorable newborn I shot when he was 9 days old - I don't think I could ever get tired of doing those (though Chad was very grateful when I came home and said I was not ready for another one!) - but there is definitely work involved in the post processing and resizing and CD burning that follows.

This weekend, after having taken the past few weeks off from organizing and unpacking around the house, I think I am ready for another round. I have a few pictures and hooks I want to get hung, a corner of the basement I hope to clear out, and when we had people over for dinner last weekend, it became painfully obvious to me that we have not yet unpacked the good china. Must do that before the kiddos find the boxes in the basement and decide to throw a tea party.

Mostly, though, I'd like to be able to kick back with these two a little bit. Maybe come up with some fun little project for them to do (this is them busily painting egg-carton caterpillars a few weeks ago; these kiddos are in love with painting!) Maybe spend a few hours going through the seek and find books I picked up for Liam at a book fair at work this week. Or, maybe just putting the rain forest puzzle together ten times per day and trying to fix the Cinderella DVD for Mallory (I think it is now scratched beyond repair, and no amount of buffing the surface will stop the skipping.) Mundane little activities that translate into quality time together.

2 comments:

Dawn said...

watcha makin?
Caterpillars?

Carrie said...

Yep!