Saturday, January 15, 2011

Silly Cat

I saw this cat displayed in a corner in a boutique clothing store. It was so outrageous I had to photograph it to show you! Perhaps I should use this cat as a launching point to do an art journal page.

Speaking journaling...I have been remiss in keeping up with mine. I find little scraps of paper or see things almost everyday and I think, "Oh, that would be a great idea for a page." And that's as far as it goes. I wish I could commit to doing a page a day, or at the very least working in my art journal every day. I thought about making it a New Year's resolution, but I don't like making promises I can't keep, so I didn't.

My life is too busy and I've been giving some serious thought as to what to do about that. The wedding season seems to have started earlier than I expected this year, so making guest books is taking up a lot of my time. I've also been sharing my time with a friend who just had a baby, helping her out so she can get some much needed rest.

And there's my own baby...not such a baby any more...I'm trying to homeschool him in the afternoons after preschool. I say trying because I'm not very good at devoting enough time to planning activities to keep him inspired. I'm going to be homeschooling him full time next year and I'm scared to death! Scared he'll be bored, that I don't know what I'm doing and will screw up his education, and that I won't have enough time to fill orders. I may have to limit the guest book orders. Okay, just thinking out loud here. I'm done now. Thanks for listening (reading).

Wow, this post took on a life of it's own, going off in a direction I hadn't planned, all started by a silly cat!

How do you make time for play? I find I put it off until my work is done and then I'm either too tired or out of time. What do you do to prioritize your time?


Lizzie said...

You know, it's healthy to have a bit of a whitter from time to time, just to let of steam and release some of the little niggles of life.
The cat made me laugh - she is rather outrageous!
I would be a little worried about home-schooling too. Some of our friends have home-schooled their children - an unusual, but growing trend in the UK. They joined a local "Homeschool" group, where parents shared their skills and taught the children together. It means the kids get some other children to socialise with - especially as they all meet at a local park a couple of afternoons a week, to do sport activities in a big group. Also the parents have support and a little bit of social life from it. These are things you'd miss if you were doing it alone.
I would suggest you do a bit of research and even advertise. There must be other Home-schoolers in your area. Maybe they have a group already, or would like to set up something - even if just for the social activites. You and your son would benefit!
In UK you can get various helpful guides to the education syllabus(es) used in schools. Maybe something similar is available in your area?
There's almost certainly a lot of stuff available on the Internet too (in fact I did find some US resources for Homeschools - and others - when DS had a project and I was looking for help).
Good Luck with that.
My "Wedding Season" has started already too. I'm just off to make a sample booklet for a custom wedding album order.
Have fun!

Parkside Harmony said...

I LOVE the shoes on that Cat! So creative.

You are brave to home school. I always thought I would, until I actually had my own kids. I had no idea they would be so, so, well, you know... busy, insane, difficult, and lovely all at the same time.

I wish I had some wisdom on managing time, but I struggle with that daily. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey how areyou - love the cat btw -I started last nite in the new journals I purchased from you - lots of fun - I'll post and mention your journal and site when I do 'kay :0

Studio B (UberArt) said...

@Lizzie, thank you so much for your tips! I'll look into your suggestions.

@Parkside, hope we can make it thru this wedding season without too much stress!

@Cathy, I'm so glad you're enjoying your art journals!

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