Tuesday, August 28, 2007

zip, zilche, nada

So, lately I have been rather consumed with mundane "mommy" tasks. Diapers, dishes, laundry...you get the picture. Justin and I have been doing a lot of planning for our future. Finances, family, home, jobs... It has become so very apparent to me that I want to go back to school. I want to get my masters... so bad. I was so spoiled when I was in school. I really took the entire experience for granted. The "mommy" tasks are keeping my mind off of the fact that I am not making art or craft at the moment. But it is like a tiny ticking time bomb. I know it is going to obliterate everything when it finally can't keep quiet any longer. I am not trying to play down the importance of my role as a mother. And I value this time with my boys more than I can relay in a blog post. But I do have this overwhelming urge/need to make art. I did it everyday for nearly 5 years. Now, zip zilche nada. I do think it is important for mom's to keep something of their former selves prior to becoming "mommy"... I have to figure out a way to incorporate this into my life. Suggestions? Balance is so tricky.

A friend of mine posted her goals and I think I will be doing the same eventually. Anyway, here are some photos of the boys. Hope all is well out in blogland.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Today I cried. A lot. I cried because.... my sister-in-law left for college, my house is dirty and I am having a hard time keeping up with it, and a very dear friend delivered surprise packages to me which included a new tea pot that is beautiful. Proud tears, sad tears, frustrated tears, happy tears, grateful tears... tears are so versatile.