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Old 08-25-2010, 12:40 PM   #1  
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I finally got my priorities straight today. The kids had friends over to play so they were occupied. So I put housework aside and did alot of paper crafting instead. Yay! I need to do that more often. Usually it's the other way around. I always feel so much more productive and happy after crafting something than scrubbing toilets!
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:14 PM   #2  
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I find myself falling into this trap, too! I'll reward myself for cleaning or laundry with stamping time but then I never have enough time to create! So in the last few months, I just decided to start scheduling time for me and not feel guilty about it.

Doesn't it feel AWESOME??!!

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Old 08-25-2010, 01:17 PM   #3  
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... So I put housework aside and did alot of paper crafting instead. Yay! I need to do that more often. ...
Good for you.

My SCS signature line used to say, "The only place housework comes before stamping is in the dictionary."
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.......... So I put housework aside and did alot of paper crafting instead. Yay! I need to do that more often.......

Good for you!! A happy momma makes the whole house happy!!! That's my theory and I'm sticking to it!!

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I agree. Everyone needs some "me" time, even an hour, away from kids asking for something every two minutes, cooking dinner, laundry. . . Gosh, that list of things we gets is pretty long! No wonder I look forward to crop days and stamp nights.
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I finally got my priorities straight today. The kids had friends over to play so they were occupied. So I put housework aside and did alot of paper crafting instead. Yay! I need to do that more often. Usually it's the other way around. I always feel so much more productive and happy after crafting something than scrubbing toilets!
You know what they say about cleaning house with kids ~ it's like nailing jello to a tree, lol!

That's really wonderful that you got some crafting time in It's nice to have an outlet and find some time to do the things you really love! I am a mom of 4 and paper crafting is my passion and therapeutic at the end (or start!) of a really crazy, busy scheduled day. I clean the house from top to bottom, and they can trash it in 30 minutes flat, but at least my stamp room is a happy place
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LOL, I must have not ever gotten the house cleaning gene as I never wanna do that, so my house looks like a wreck. I just tell people, hey, this is my crafting area (and point to all the rooms at once).

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I wish I could do that but if the house is a mess, it throws of my mojo. I keep threatening a cleaning lady! I need to start scheduling time in for myself and I don't even have kids!! But I travel for business so that makes it harder sometimes.
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I wish I could do that but if the house is a mess, it throws of my mojo. I keep threatening a cleaning lady! I need to start scheduling time in for myself and I don't even have kids!! But I travel for business so that makes it harder sometimes.

FlyLady rule of 15 minute pickup. It really does wonders.

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Well, I don't have kids either, but school certainly does take up a lot of time. However, I get around it by planning my stamping classes around the surgery I've had and the ones I plan to have in the future. yeah, I really did it. My club is still laughing about it. This is my year to schedule time for me and not spend forever at school.We've been back a week now and I'm so much more relaxed. Maybe a happy stamper makes a happier teacher. We' ll see.LOL
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I finally got some of my own crafting time in today, feels so good!
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I got a maid..I never have to clean...more time in my stamping room...lol.
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I'm with you baby...............last year we decided to get a cleaning lady mainly because I have a few problems with my back after sustaining an injury doing stupid gardening stuff which I used to love - but not anymore.

My hubby is wonderful in that now he is retired he does all the cooking and gardening woo hoo.....I make the beds, do the laundry, groom/feed the two dogs, and that's about it! Rest of the time I spend in my craftroom.

Mind you, sometimes I would love to get out in the garden and do stuff but cannot risk the consequences.
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