Thursday, December 23, 2010

Is this really my crafting blog? (And the giveaway is still open!)

Because I'm not sure anymore. LOL! I haven't had ANY time to do ANY crafting since Thanksgiving! I really had every intention of getting in my room this week and going to town, but of course................ that didn't happen.

You see, I am still not done Christmas shopping. That's right. I have 3 gifts for my stepdaughter. I need many more. But... she decided that this was a good week to stay at our house for the whole week (which she never does!), so I can't just leave her here and go, so I have to go tomorrow after she goes with my husband for the day (so he can finish HIS shopping!). So it's been a week of some good bonding time between the two of us, but no holiday productivity or crafting or baking! I have been making notes of all of the projects that have come to mind and have set up several pages on my Gypsy, but that's about it.

I fear, however, that my love of crafting may be taking a back seat for a while longer because.... *drum roll please* I GOT A JOB!! Yes folks, that's right. I have finally been hired! I have been out of work since June of 2009 and got called for an interview back around Thanksgiving and I got hired!! :-) I'll be a "remote typist" (aka, working from home) for a company based out of central Florida. I will be going there for two or three weeks starting Jan 3 for training, so of course, unless I take my Cricut with me and set up shop in my hotel room (which isn't a bad idea actually...), there won't be any finished projects until at least the end of January, BUT... that's the price I have to pay for FINALLY GETTING A JOB!

Can you tell I'm excited? The pay is MUCH lower than what I had been making in my previous job, but the fact that I will finally be off unemployment is enough for me!

But.... the love that I have found for all things paper-crafting will not go away and once I am able to find the balance of family and WORK, I will certainly be going back at it full force! I love how crafting makes me feel and I love sharing my work with others, so it's definately something that I want to stick with... it just may take a little while to find that happy balance.

Question for the masses:
FOR THOSE WHO WORK/HAVE FAMILIES/CRAFT... HOW DO YOU BALANCE IT ALL? I need some suggestions from those who have mastered it. :-)

Even though I will not be participating as much as I'd like, I will still be around, lingering, and reading as much as I can! So thanks for sticking it out with me!


  1. Congrats on the new job! I just went back to work after being off for 5 months. During that time I re-connected with my crafty side and loved it. Although I miss being home and crafting all day (if I felt like it), I am happy to be back at work. It's only been a month, and I am still trying to find the happy medium between family and crafting. I'll be sure and share with you when I find it! Congrats again!

  2. Congratulations on the new job! What a fantastic Christmas present!!!

    I feel the same way you do about my blog. I have pictures of a few things in my camera that need to be posted, but I've posted nothing but other blog giveaways on my blog for it seems the past month! Just too much going on!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


  3. Congratulations!!! I am praying for something similar so, I'll keep praying. When I was working, I would set times to do each activity. I have four kids one of whom is autistic, own a small business, and was a full time teacher. I didn't get to craft much but when I did, I did a little at a time. I was in no way a master! I was still working on giving the kids all the time they needed because I was wiped out when I got home. One of the things that I tried and that worked was that we ate dinner together no matter what. Hope that helps. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)