I need to accept the fact that "perfect balance" in one's life is a myth. I mean, it really has to be a myth, right? Instead the aim should be keeping on that ball as it sometimes veers from this side to that and that side to this. As long as that ball and I can keep from tumbling over the edge of the cliff, I should count it as at least partial success. And with thoughtful choices, hopefully I'll eventually become a little less wobbly up there. It's these thoughtful choices I'm working on! And yes, blog reading took a hit this past weekend, but otherwise I'm happy with my choices.
Had a good weekend. Not only fun, but productive. Chris and I had our first monthly "Christmas Extravanganza" of the year. I love him to pieces for suggesting we start this in October this year. Hell, I love him for about 6.3 million different reasons, if you want to know the truth. :) My biggest accomplishment was probably just getting the list of gift recipients down on paper, along with any ideas for things to make and/or buy for each person (and filling in the not too many gifts I already have). Then I took those enormous lists and compiled the need-to-make items into categories. Unfortunately, I still have a lot of holes where I'm lacking ideas, but now I have a place to go write them down when they pop into my head. Decided to count how many gifts I have to make...yikes! :P I'm going to keep track of my progress in the sidebar--the starting number will likely rise as I come up with ideas to fill holes, and then that number will take a HUGE dive shortly before Christmas when I'm forced to admit that I can't possibly finish in time (happens every damn year). But in the interim, I shall have fun watching the number slowly fall. I had two gifts completed before this weekend (these fingerless gloves I made for Annie during Trish's first Pin It and Do It challenge and something I can't show because recipient might see this) and completed two more over the weekend (sewed a pair of pj pants for my Mom and made something else I can't talk about). Several more are "in progress."
Other fun stuff from this weekend included:
Watching Stay with Annie and Rich. Shall say a few words about soon--really need to write a "happiness project update" post one of these days.
So, how about you? Did you have a "balanced" weekend?