Slow achievement has been happening over the last few days, a good feeling. I spent about 45 minutes at my favourite op shop the other day, something I rarely have time for, and it really paid off as I found some amazing things browsing. Among them were two cups with a very distinctive 1960’s print in brown and orange, that had come from Staffordshire Potteres ltd England – I’ve already got 4 mugs of theirs in a blue print, I really love the colours and the small (but not too small) size of the cups. I also found about three aprons made from the remnants of vintage clothing, one piece still has a dart in in it, gorgeous pieces, I felt very lucky. There was also an old shovel, and that signifies the end of an area of our property I have been working on, and is finally flat, grassy, and has an aspiring hedge.
Please accept my apologies if I had anyone worried with my last post, it was not my intention. To tell a quick story – last Thursday I didn’t really “do” anything. I mean, I am always doing things, but last Thursday I just did whatever came along. I even sat for a while in the seat by the window and read and drank tea (I know, crazy). It was really quite lovely, but I have such a busy life, as most mothers do, that I actually felt guilty spending a day like that, in my head “I have things to do!”. The next day I was offered full-time employment. I currently work two full days, and then the rest of the time is split between my beloved family and keeping a home, and what is left is “my” time, which is really little minx time or creative space. So full-time work would mean the end of little minx and compromised family hours, yet I felt compelled to work out the monetary value and to think about what I ‘should’ be doing, and whether I could be doing more with my time than just driving a household. Hence the mention of dominoes. The short answer is, don’t be so silly, what I do is valuable to who is around me and that makes it important x