It was a tough day. Here I am, up at 2:30 am, honoring an obligation to 'blogtoberfest'. I have to pat myself on the back for the little accomplishments in life.
As caregiver to a Mother with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, I have an immense amount of so-called 'free time'. The problem is, it is very unfocused time. The distractions are plentiful in her day-to-day care and I have to continually remind myself that I'm choosing patience for her greater good. It can be very trying at times. Especially since I had been using this excuse of having so much free time to comfort myself over the total life change that caregiving was going to bring. I never know how much the situation is ruling me, or I am ruling the situation? I have boxes of unfinished craft projects, like my Pigurumi (pictured above). He's been in progress for literal years now. And, with three new babies in our family in coming months (and projects to finish for three baby showers), I don't see Pig's finish on the horizon anytime soon.
Following all of my fellow blogtoberfesters, visiting blogs new to me, has really inspired me. My goal is to pull myself up by the proverbial bootstraps and make some new creativity happen...finish some projects and give birth to new creations already floating around in my head - but, not yet on paper.
So, thank you to all my new blog friends out there for the inspiration! The wealth of talent out there is staggering. Craft, and blog, on!


Elizabeth said...

I also find having lots of free time (but with many unpredictable interruptions )doesn't necessary translate into actual productivity.

I'm looking forward to watching your newly minted blog grow.

Thanks very much for including me in your blog roll!

...stumptious said...

Elizabeth, when you first joined my followers list, I was having trouble viewing where your blog was located, but have since figured it out...Just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your blog...gorgeous art and great information. Thanks for your support of my new little page...