Well after the really encouraging comments to the last post, i've been thinking, deeply, how to explain how i get everything done each day, without sounding up myself, spiritual or a bit wanky. I won't bore you with a school morning & afternoon routines now, other than they are planned, organised, we don't rush & we have a 25km country drive to & from school, topped with me refusing to be late!! I'm no supermum, I'm just doing my job with a big smile on my face!!
When i met my husband, i was a teenager, i was working 2 part time jobs & doing a 32 hour a week science degree of lectures, tutorials & labs + about 15 hours travel time. So his first Christmas gift to me was a Filofax, BRILLIANT!! He thought i was disorganised (by military standards). He knew i was a workaholic, determined & came from a high achieving family (my siblings include rocket scientist, surgeon, dentist, ballerina - everyone runs their own business!!) Funny mix considering we were raised by a Naval officer & housewife who just encouraged us to be happy.
I'm a planner!! I have been wanting to make my own books for ages, a mix of original vintage story pages with plain paper for children to read & draw!! I have amassed a collection of such books, ready to be sliced up & bound. Knowing how much my children love drawing & story writing, this seemed a fabulous mix. So when i found this book binder (tipped off by Queen of Handmade, Julie) at Aldi for under $50, i had all my ideas in my head ready to put immediately into action.
In the end, i think my satisfaction in everything i do: school runs, business & housework, just makes my life easier - these things HAVE to be done, no one else is going to do them, i created this life, i have to live it either happily & accepting it, or in a constant state of chaos & being pissed off. So just being happy reaps its own reward for me. Our life is extremely simple, right down to meal planning, then it's dynamic as we constantly move from state to state & Daddy comes & goes for months at a time. This coming month includes my 35th birthday, the children resuming school, collaborations, new ventures & my first market for the year - Mathilda's. It's all planned & thought out, a little unexciting to some but it's how we roll, peacefully. That makes us all happy. Love Posie