Monday, August 15, 2011

It's the MOST wonderful time of the year!!!!!!!!

(ok... I know it's not the holidays, so it's not THAT "wonderful time of the year", but I'm definitely feeling wonderful because I can be a little more productive today with my kids back in school!! WOO HOO for the first day of school!!)

Working at home is NOT easy when you have 2 teenagers around... or little kids for that matter (been there too) I've played taxi and tour-guide and short-order chef for a good portion of the last couple of months while trying to balance running a business from home and for as little as I feel like I accomplished, I am WORN OUT!

When it comes down to it, however, they're my priority and as long as they're under my roof... sometimes work will have to take a back-seat to important things (like driving a kid to see his girlfriend or another one to get crazy orange and green shoes at the mall)

You would think I might spend today celebrating since I affectionately call this day Margarita Monday... but my big celebration was going to the studio to blow glass ornaments. I've been out of the glass studio for a couple of months other than little things here and there that had to be done for a particular piece... NOW it's time to get down to business and get ornaments made and sculptures made so that I'll be ready for fall shows. I wasn't REAL successful today (some wonky pieces or ones that have blown-out sides), but it was a good first step. I just have to get back in the groove again!

So, it's not quite time to crank the Christmas tunes in the studio, but my friend Lisa called today "The Most Wonderful Day of the Year" and I thought that Andy Williams' song of the same sentiment would be perfect!

To all you moms out there... HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! (I mean back-to-school!)

tiny blah blah blah...

coffee - DEFINITELY! The only bad thing about back to school is back to 5:50 wake-ups. It takes my 13 year old a good 30 min. longer than it takes me to get ready in the morning!

music - what a crazy mix... started with Bob Marley's 3 Little Birds, went to Starbucks and heard Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding then picked the other kid up to take him to school and George Michael was on the radio. Add in praise music in the studio and it's been a very eclectic soundtrack so far!

1 comment:

Debra said...

Keep doing your happy dance, Sylvie. My girls have been out of school for a number of years now, but I still have the mindset of September 1st as being New Years Day. I don't know when that will end. I always loved summers when the girls were little and our days could be lazy. It is fun getting your days back, though.