"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it" - George Alliston

"Do something today that doesn't have to be done again tomorrow."
- Author unknown

Friday, October 8, 2010

thought for today!

i was clicking around some blogs during the little human's nap today (yep, that's right, i left the dishes in the sink!! don't tell my mother!) and i came across http://alittlebitbiased.blogspot.com

first of all, LOVE the name - very cute.  then i saw this quote in her sidebar

"Do something today that doesn't have to be done again tomorrow."
- Author unknown

and it just spoke to me!  

my little human is just over 18 months now, and so i haven't been at 'work' since then (i somehow seem to be doing more work than ever though!)  

i was someone who always loved the working life - the people, the conversations, the challenge, the commute to and from, the preparation, the pressure, the friday night drinks....

i miss lots of things about 'working' - the differentiation between work life and home life, people seeing you as a person, and not just as a mother, the direct feeling of contributing to society, the mental stimulation, the friday night drinks....

i love lots of things about being home and raising our son too, but i don't love lots of things - and one of the main things is the DRUDGERY of doing jobs today that will have to be done again tomorrow - cooking, cleaning, washing, bathing a squirming wet monkey, wiping, changing, cleaning, dressing a whirlwind, cooking, food shopping, dishes,  getting playdoh out of the carpet.....etc etc

but i love the idea of making sure that every day i do at least one thing that won't have to be done again tomorrow - craft provides that outlet for me and i am very thankful.  even if it is only one thing (attach the binding, sew a few stitches, make one block, some free motion quilting) at least the outlet is there

i appreciate you all, my bloggy friends, and feel grateful to share this journey of life with you through this medium of the net.

pugs and thankful kisses


Sue B said...

Nice thought for the day, when you look back and your little human has his own little boy (like my boy does), you wonder where all the time went, and wish you could take it back. I would give up Friday night drinks for Play dough in the carpet again.

crafty pug said...

i just can't imagine it sue! he is so little - i can't picture him even at school yet, let alone with kids of his own! but everyone says it flies by fast, so i have to remember to enjoy the laughs and smiles too!

Stray Stitches said...

Great thought. I thoroughly enjoyed being a stay at home mom. People would always ask me if I was bored - there was never a minute that I was! As the saying goes - 'too many things, not enough time'. Enjoy!!

Quiet Quilter said...

Oh, yes, enjoy your little human...and your life as a whole. Memories are lovely when they are of good times past.

Lana said...

That is a wonderful thought! Your blog writing makes me chuckle to myself...little human...your inadvertantly mentioning friday nights TWICE! made me think you miss them! HA!
You are a lovely little mommie...and I found that being that is a FULL time job..and it's your chance to change the world...one "little human" at a time...
so think of it as a promotion! AND ROCK IT GIRL!

Maria said...

Just back after my hectic time with the qilt hanging and I did agree with Sue.
I am even further along as I am now wanting for my granddaughter to have her first baby, where does the time go.I would also love to be cleaning playdough out of the carpet again.
Enjoy your little human.
Leave the dishes in the sink and go OUT to a craft group. Man do they have fun.