So this weekend is the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, and I’m heading down there with the yarn shop on their annual bus trip. This is the first time I’ve gone (on their bus or otherwise) so it should be interesting!
One of the activities planned on the bus is an “outrageous earring contest” and since staff are allowed to play along too, I decided to get my clay out and see what I could come up with.
Clearly not my best work. I think I ended up with “ugly” more than “outrageous.” I do have another idea I will try, if there’s time.
Speaking of time… Working at the yarn shop has been great so far, but it’s really affecting my ability to get things done in other areas of my life. I’m not sure what made me think I could be outside of the house 10-20 hours a week and still run two businesses, keep a household functioning relatively smoothly, have quality time with my family, and still find moments of personal peace and creativity, without feeling a little extra stress, but that’s exactly what I thought.
It’s never pretty when my optimistic can-do attitude crumbles into a mess of self-pitying how-am-I-going-to-do-all-of-this weepiness. And yesterday, that’s just what it did.
Today I am feeling the optimism come back, but it’s tempered with a bit of necessary realism, which I think is a good thing. It’s time to sit down and re-examine my expectations, get organized, and maybe delegate a thing or two.
By the way, I have been so thrilled with all of the feedback on my craft show table! I’ve already taken steps towards implementing some of your suggestions. As soon as the banner and fabric I ordered get here, I’ll give you a peek!