Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I am a horrible blogger

warning.... long, kind of personal post ahead (mostly rant free)

I am really bad at this juggling everything bit. I don't know how so many women do it. One of my favorite food bloggers posts daily and she is a physician. Too which I say WOW! I, on the other hand, can't seem to post monthly lately. I am in my second semester of graduate school now and since I got my bachelors in '98, I had since forgotten how much work school is. And work is work too.. since getting laid off in 2008, I have had a few job transitions, and at the moment I have two part time jobs and one consulting position that takes up well over 40 hours a week. My family seems to think I should be making dinners, doing laundry and grocery shopping too..... Hope this post doesn't sound whiny, because I really like my work, I really like school and I really really love my family. I even like doing laundry! Deep inside of me lives a domestic sort of person that has always romanticized homemaking and housekeeping. I have the cookbook collection to prove it! I like blogging too, I like doing lots of stuff...I am just not so good at making time for it.

Do you ever go through those periods where you question your priorities? With a newfound jogging habit dangerously close to being back-burnered and a stack of overdue library books on "time management" that I haven't found time to read, I have had a few thoughts lately of putting away the clay and taking a sort of hiatus from doll-making. I think I am probably clay addicted so that's not likely to really happen. So I hope it's okay with those still reading if I pop in and post when I can. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed lately.

I have managed to squeeze in a tiny bit of pixie making though. In fact lots of Pixie making for Glitterfest this weekend in Santa Ana, California.

I really fell in love with these guys while I was making them. I was going to make the pumpkin man a pumpkin girlfriend, but for some reason, only a pickle shaped girl was able fit just right next to him. I imagine that they both like each other very much, he's got the arm around her so it must be the 3rd or fourth date. And she's taller, that's why he wore the top hat.

This is what too many late nights of studying does to your brain. Thanks for hanging in here with me. Come see me on Saturday here if you're nearby :-).


Heidi said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! I would be so overwhelmed with all you are taking on. I think you are very brave to do all that and go back to grad school! Please don't stop making your creations. They are just so adorable. I love my little Polka Dot Pixie angel. Maybe you need one of those "Keep Calm and Carry On" signs. :)

Cindy Ellison said...

I love your work and you are so talented. I can understand you feeling overwhelmed at this time in your life. Hope you will post when you can to keep us up to date!

Best wishes for the future!


Melissa Valeriote said...

They make the cutest couple!

And I thought I had a full plate. My head is spinning while reading your post. You are a wonder woman!

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

I will see you there! Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Nichola said...

Don't fret! Recently I have been fortunate enough to be able to stay at home. I'll let you in on a secret... the maddnes never ends. You never get everything done. At every turn there is always more that you want, or should, do. Do you know what it taught me? You really and truly cannot do everything. Just do what you can and try to get the stuff that MUST get done done. I TOTALLY love those cuties :)

Jemjoop said...

Bah Jenny, you're a fabulous blogger. I admire the daily posters too but life intervenes and whether somebody posts daily, monthly, quarterly, whateverly it's all about substance and style and less about punctuality.

Your blog is delicious and brightens our day.


Penny said...

I'm not doing half those things and I still can't find time to do all that I want! You go girl. Breathe. Always a fan. See you at glitterfest.

Buttercup said...

Hi Jenny! Your honesty and challenges juggling all that you do is refreshing to hear. If you need to take a break from ANYthing to simplify your life for a little while, I say DO IT! It's your life. All the crafters will be here, looking forward to your return. But we are an understanding bunch. Take care of #1 because when you are happy, the world has more fun!!!

Rebecca said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel. My new job is mentally exhausting and I'm beating myself up over not being able to do all the domestic things I think I SHOULD be doing. But I'm trying to stop doing that. We cannot do it all! :)

I love the pickle and pumpkin couple. Too cute!!

Melissa said...

I love your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing more! I have a new weekly feature about all things polka dot on my blog. Perhaps you would like to contribute at some point when life is less crazy. Take care and be well!

Charlene said...

Jenny, Girlfriend, TAKE A DEEP BREATH!!!!!!! Blogging should be for fun because YOU WANT TO! Not to uphold someone elses thoughts of frequency. But we doooooooo indeed love to see your wonderful creations. DON'T put away the clay!!!! It makes you happy. And you know what... it won't hurt the family to pitch in & help with the laundry, cooking etc... it will strenghten their chacter! HUGS! A Mermaid Sister from Les Sirenes.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow, you are one busy Pixie! Sometimes time gets the best of me and my intentions too. Hang in there!!


Victorian Lady said...

I totally understand how you feel! I think it is part of a creative's nature to have a finger in every pot- no worries...just enjoy it! :)

Candylei said...

So cute about the time management books. I didn't have enough time to really read your posts when I first stopped in but came back today.
This is the busiest time of the year for you now.
Enjoy the holidays,