|Another of my calendar pages....2012 is going to be colourful!|
Maggie asked only this week, how I do it. Keep up with the blog, internet browsing, the bl***y sewing and all the normal stuff of life. Well, the answer is truly - I don't. My home is by no means a stinking steaming pit of unwashed and neglected anything, but since the internet arrived Chez Dunnit, it's fair to say that my housework is superficial and the deep cleaning like windows and the back of cupboards....well, happens a lot less than it ever did when I did normal work in a real office and didn't blog!
Most of you do more than me. And those of you that work as well as do all this - you definitely do more than me! I'm definitely a one-job-at-a-time-gal in terms of coping and also in terms of satisfaction on the finished job. If I have sewing or a book to read - I tend to do that. To the exception of doing anything else. Certainly this means that I don't read a lot until we're on holiday, and I tend to not so any sewing unless it's costumes these days - because not being a natural multi tasker is frustrating! I still cook and hoover and shop and blah, but those are a given aren't they. So much so that despite doing these things, we don't 'count' them towards our daily achievements. I'm a fan of routine - it helps me to achieve more than the daily chores...for example, I chore and do Pennant Joinery work every day, and I would like to spend a couple of hours crafting in one way or another every day. Luxury. Doesn't work like that but it sounds a good routine to be in. It doesn't work like that because we're all struck by moods. And usually, the mood to do something is compelling. I mean, here I am this morning because I'm just not in the mood for my normal Saturday chores. (Ironing and baking, if you want to know, I like to be Suzie Homemaker at the weekends.) I'm no celebrity crafter - I don't have house or child help (I'm the first to say have help if you can and want it) and I don't have deadlines that involve publishing or pay days, so my motivation is different. My motivation for housework begins and ends with guilt. Poor Mr Dunnit slaves away and the least I can do is have a decent home and meal at the ready to encourage him back after a day at the grindstone. My motivation for crafting - pleasure. Of course. And it would seem that my motivation for blogging is to mislead people about my apparently busy life!