Made mostly with DO's new Urban stamps..a Paper Artsy and a Magenta image too
I had a brainwave on Sunday afternoon, that I would switch around the way I do stuff at home during the day. Make the most of the daylight so that I can fulfill my manifesto pledges and get my Christmas crafting done...and even save my poor declining eyesight! No biggie huh. I like a routine, and although I don't do the same jobs on the same day of week or anything quite so well organised, I do always do household stuff and work stuff before I set foot in front of my crafty desk, or before I park my bottom in front of this 'ere computer. Which means that on an average day, I get to play at my craft desk by about 2.30, 3 o,clock-ish. I know this represents a lot of time and I know how lucky I am...let's not dwell there. Mostly because my output doesn't reflect these hours! But in the Northern Hemisphere, it means the light's getting bad and by about 4pm there's no natural light at all. The brainwave seems long overdue then, huh? Hold on though. Yesterday was day one and it wasn't as easy as it sounds. As every day, my family had left the house by 8am, and as everyday, they had left the kitchen in the standard whirlwind someone-else-will-clear-this-up state, and as usual, it was combined with the evening's detritus. I'm a bit of a slut about cleaning up after an evening meal if I'm going to be at home the next day...see how bad habits form if you don't go out to work! Now I don't know about you, but I can't turn my back on the kitchen...it has to be clean and tidy before I can do anything else. And yesterday turned into recycling, empty the bin and therefore clean the floor day. Not because it was Monday, but because every job you do knocks onto another, doesn't it.... the washing machine had finished so then upstairs to sort out laundry and while I was there, emptied bins and straightened up the beds...you know. So it was after eleven before I got to my desk, but the daylight was great and I must say, it does make a difference. Mr Dunnit came home for lunch about an hour later which involves lunch, tidying and business talk...maybe even some business work...that's OK. It's what I'm here for really. But it uses up daylight! It was about 3pm before I got back to my work desk..and nearly dark. And because I had been at my desk during the morning, when it did get dark, I sort of felt obliged to leave it in favour of the ironing - after all I did say I'd do the chores when the daylight faded. So I sat at my desk all evening instead, making up for not managing to do very much at it yesterday. And here I am, blogging in daylight...any minute now I'm going to turn my chair to face the desk and get on. I hope. Gosh, isn't it complicated, this hobby!