I’ve been trying my damnedest to carve out time for my pursuits as well as to facilitate the children’s interests.
It is hard.
I’m taking Lori Pickert’s Project-Based Homeschooling master class. It is email- and forum-based with (so far) reading and journaling/observation assignments. So far I have been so absorbed by the reading and writing of it that I have barely glanced at the forums. (Naturally I am beating myself up for not getting the most out of the class, but rumor has it we all learn at our own pace and it seems that my pace is slow.)
I have allowed myself to start designing full(ish)-time again, and am doing some freelance work for another designer, writing her newsletter.
We need better workspace. The children have a great play area and an art table but I can see that they need more. A lot more.
I have the whole loft, which I am very slowly getting into shape. I sold my beloved sewing table because I hadn’t used it in about a year, and bought some great storage furniture from my friend Leah, who moved away this summer.
The rest of the loft is still a mess. I am working on fabric and project storage. I have an enormous pile of junk that is theoretically filing but probably mostly trash, with some boxes of photos buried somewhere near the back and assorted “keepsakes” scattered throughout.
Boy, I tell you. I am kind of over being a pack rat.
It’s coming along slooooooowly, in part because it is one million degrees out right now and even with the air on all day the loft is sweltering. I am SO ready for fall.