Sunday, September 14, 2008

This is ... What I do with a Spare 10 Minutes

This is a 2 for 1 post today, so you get twice the bang for your buck, not that I charge for the privilege of my company but you know what I mean.
I struggled with this week's this is from the lovely Hoppo Bumpo. I don't normally ever have a spare 10 minutes, there is always something to be done, cleaned or attended to. My general week consists of 45-50 hours of work, which I do from home so still trying to interact with the bubbas, then I sew 35 plus hours a week trying to get BugandPop up and running (this though is all out of love of doing it) then week-ends my hubby works and I spend my beloved quality time with the kids and in between is the blogging, Caleb's appointments, cleaning and other house duties, though thankfully hubby is a chef and looks after the cooking side of things. I don't mean it as a look at what I can do, it is more that I feel guilty if I don't fill-in every minute with as much as I can, most of it I love doing . It has been a bit of an eye opener actually that I need to reel myself in a bit and give myself a break every now and the so thanks Liesel. So as my new Cindy I would spend it reading a special story with Caleb while he twirls my hair, build blocks with Poppy, have an All Black conversation about their brilliant win with my rugby mad Hubby and have a lovely Hot chochie at the park, with my sketchbook and draw some more design ideas that I had floating in my head and not have to share my marshmallows (or does that go with out saying).
Due to my computer difficulties last week I missed Miss CurlyPop's great your favourite band theme. i was trying to decide whether to go with my somewhat cooler current self and say Ben Harper or Jack Johnson, but I was inspired by Katie to share my first true band crush - New Kids on the Block (to all the youngsters out there, I wish I could share a film clip or picture but I am still trying to figure out how to do that). My beloved mother even drove my out to the airport twice so that I could see them come and go, not that they even acknowledged that I was there but Joey McIntyre was only a bus window away from my future husband and that was exciting enough. Oh the memories...

Thanks to Handmadien for being our gracious host while more players are over at Three Buttons.
To complete the 2 for 1 them here is a reversible dress that I finished. I really love this fabric and I think it is great as a top or dress. Please forgive the rambling post.

11 comments:

Katie said...

You hit the jackpot with a chef for a hubby!!! NKOTB were ACE!!! Love the little dress and I hope you do take some time out for yourself. xox

sparklygreenknickers said...

This is possibly a silly comment (given that you just talked about how little spare time you have), but did you catch NKOTB on Video Hits (or similar program) this morning? Interviews with 2 members, plus video clips galore. (I caught a bit of it whilst in a doctor's waiting room)

handmaiden said...

Go Cindy...you are a superwoman. Enjoy that coffee and thinking of you and your deadlines this week

CurlyPops said...

I loved NKOTB too (tragic I know). The Right Stuff was one of my favourite songs in about year 10.
I think I heard that they have regrouped and have a new song out at the moment.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I am sitting here seriously wondering how you manage to do all that in the week. You must be so well organised ... and tired! Hope those hot chockies aren't too far and few between. You deserve them!

potty mouth mama said...

That is hilarious.. My inner dag would have admitted to some pretty dorky bands, but I think I've revealed enough daggy things about myself of late.. Ok ok.. I was contemplating the BeeGees.. I just love them!

That dress is FANTASTIC, I particularly love the lace detail. Poppy looks so cute.

You sound like life is totally full on at the moment, but sometimes it's good that way - you are very productive! Go Cindy!

jodi said...

oh my goodness - you deserve 10 hot choccies considering what you do in one week. Amazing!

Drewzel said...

Eeeps! I'm worn out just reading this! 10 minutes = that coffee in your top pic :P

Leni and Rose said...

Gosh - you are a super busy bee!! But just look at that gorgeous little dress you created, it's lovely!

13mimosa said...

My gosh, I can't believe how much you fit into a week. I had always wondered, those people who are married to chefs but not chefs themselves, I wondered how you'd manage a social/private life - you've answered my question.

Power Up Love said...

the greatest gift...