Nov 17, 2010

A Peek Inside




It has been a crazy couple of months. Normally this is by far my FAVORITE time of year. From the preparations for Halloween to the preparing of the feast. One minute eating turkey the next minute setting up the Christmas tree. Then there is the bringing of the spirit of each of these holidays into my home. The pumpkins. The smell of baking. The fall color palette. Then the decking of the halls. Oh and then there is the traditions, old and new in each nook and cranny of each holiday.

Here I am it is almost Thanksgiving and I feel I have already missed something.

Instead of my days being dotted with fun traditions here and time with my kids spent there, it has been ruled and determined by deadlines. Some completely worthy and necessary, but most (inserts ashamed face here) are of my own doing with no real value or necessity.

If you had a peek into my head the last month or so it would have looked a little like this...

project needed to post about for tomorrow...ooh this will be a fun idea...I will sew this and this and THIS...what is that smell...have I done the laundry...will have to wait I need to sew...this looks like crap...my head hurts...what time is it...2 AM...what if I glue it on...do i have something to post for tomorrow...oh shoot recipe thursday is tomorrow...what have I cooked....do I still cook...my throat hurts...has the tv been on all day...poor little men...tomorrow will be different...look at that great project so and so did...she is amazing...i bet her house is still clean...ugh cleaning....have i done that in awhile...poor hubby asked me to sew that button on...i sewed an apron instead...why am I coughing now...oh little man sounds sick...I will hold him until he sleeps....must sew while he sleeps...ah sleep do I do that...have to do the tutorial during the day...the light is better for pictures...shoot it is raining today...this picture looks yucks...this project I came up with is pretty cool...people will love it...won't they...uh maybe not as much as I thought...oh well next project I am sure...i am out of ideas...i am out of money...my head still hurts...my cough is worse...ugh I have a project due in 2 days...what was that noise...why does littlest man always cry as I go to the sewing machine...because he hates this thing...cause I sew too much...bad mom...what does mono feel like...I think i need to take a break...what will people say if I take a break...will they still be my "friend"...am I going crazy...am I already crazy...all I really want to do is go and cuddle with my boys...but I have to sew or come up with a project...but do I....


And the answer my friends...the one I finally came to today...is No, no I don't have to sew or come up with a project today. Today and for the next several days I am going to STOP, enjoy, and mend myself and cuddle with my family.

So have a great Thanksgiving, enjoy your family and friends. I will be absent until after Thanksgiving...undecided until when. I DO NOT want to spend Christmas with mono or pneumonia or with my little men thinking their mom has a sewing machine for a head.

Love you all. Hope you are patient with me and don't mind my mini break.

22 comments:

Greeneydmama said...

I love your blog. But, I love even more that you are a good mom. Good mom's want to do the best they can. You are. Kudos!!! Enjoy your break to the fullest and cuddle those little men! : )

Melia said...

I will miss your posts. I love to see everything that you are doing.

I am so excited for you to take some much needed time off of blogging. (We know there is no time off for motherhood.)

See you when you are ready to share with us your amazing talent.

Kristine Bunting said...

I have really enjoyed your blog and I really appreciate you being so "real" so many of the blogs out there in blog land are amazing but they make me feel horrible because everyone post that "oh this was something I just threw together" or "it only took a few minutes to make" many of these talented women are causing a phenomenon of needing to be perfect because that is how they portray themselves. So thank you for being real and letting me know I can be human and not crafty wonder women with the perfectly clean house, perfect family, and perfect ideas. I needed to read this blog today!
:)
Kristine B.

Jeff said...

I love seeing all of your crafts, but I love that you are choosing to put your family first! Also, I'm glad to know that you don't just magically have it all (clean house, healthy family all of the time, lots of sleep) AND the cute crafts/sewing. I guess life is all about balance! :)

Jeff said...

And that wasn't Jeff, it was Michelle (Mishi) - oops I was signed in as him!

Leslie said...

Good for you! I finally had to decide that I didn't have to post everyday either. Ever since I started to place my blog at a manageable pace for me things have been so much better! Take as long as you need, your readers will still be here when you return! I love your blog!

Christina said...

As much as we love you and will miss you...this is SO important for you to spend time with your family. DEFINITELY more important than a blog! Enjoy! :)

Jenn said...

You will be missed. Enjoy your kiddos, rest and traditions! We will all be here when you get back :)

Lacey said...

Good for you Larissa, you deserve a good break!! Enjoy those babies, your holiday, your family and maybe a good hot bubble bath or two. We all love you and now love you even more that you are brave enough to call it the way that it is. You are truly amazing!

Keri Oke said...

way to follow the spirit girl. family first. t seems to be the only thing i can focus on these days too. but when i make that focus clear i see more love in my heart for my family and less devotion to all other needs. im very proud of you. way to simplify and put things in perspective. you'll be truly blessed so sit back and enjoy the holidays and you dont owe anybody anything. you only owe yourself the best young little season with your boys. soon it will be over and they will all be grown. I had to lay my photo business to rest and everything else too and i did kick and scream but the results have been nothing but pure peace in my soul and heart. love you lots. email me anytime it would be nice to catch up once and a while. im very proud of you and most importantly so is your Heavenly Father.

ColleenandKendra said...

I'm actually a little relieved. Not because I don't love your posts. But I was worried at how many projects you kept undertaking, and couple that with how many posts have mentioned you being sick, I was worried you were wearing yourself thin. Enjoy yourself and your family. Kudos to you. Love ya!

Abbie said...

I think taking a break is a great idea! We love your ideas, but you and your family are more important.

Kristi said...

EVERYBODY NEEDS A BREAK SOMETIMES!!! Take a month off. Take two months off! We'll all still be here when you get back. We love you. :-) Happy Thanksgiving!

Holly said...

Good for you! Love you! You are an EXCELLENT mom. You have given us so many Thanksgiving ideas/recipe/projects to work with. THANK YOU!!!

Stockhoff Family said...

Yeah you!!! I am your biggest fan of course, but as you are one of my three favoritest daughters it goes without saying cuddle away!!!!!!!

Nyree said...

Do it Larissa! Every family needs it and you deserve it!!! Enjoy the Holidays and completely forget about your blog for a while....

Landon and Kylie said...

I fully support this!! No need to make yourself crazy. We will still be here when you decide to come back.

Anna said...

have a very restful break Larissa! I think you do an awesome job. love that thoughts running through your head, I think a lot of us are the same way at times, including me. :)

Kelsey said...

Oh no! (And good for you!) I just found your blog last night. Stayed up till 2 A.M. bookmarking a million posts. You are such a tease now with your mini break. Have a great holiday! You're newest fan will be here waiting anxiously for your return.

tara said...

we obviously love you, you crazy obsessed little sweetheart you. don't you worry your little head about taking a short sabbatical. pretty sure i would've quit long before you...oh wait, i did for like two months and i don't even sew or post tutorials, or try to turn the tv off when its been on for 7+ hours...you get the point. you're great. we love you and i wish we were neighbors so your kids could come over and play guitar hero while i danced...i mean, watched.

J's mom said...

Just stopping by to let you know I featured this project on this round-up
http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html :)

Betsy Lynn said...

Just wondering if you have a tutorial for this wreath? It is so pretty!

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