There's a creative challenge over on Clickin' Moms this month asking members to photograph seven days of Thanksgiving–seven consecutive days with one photo each illustrating something we are thankful for. I was so touched by the idea I thought it would make a wonderful way to prepare myself for Thanksgiving next week.
Yesterday could not have been a more perfect day to start the project. I was crazy busy from dawn to dusk, running around trying to be productive and failing miserably. I braved a new recipe–one that took me hours of putzing around with yeast and dough–only to have it fail beyond miserably. I'm talking gooey, raw, inedibly bad failure. Our house stunk of honey and dough (normally heavenly scents but after this failure it only turned my stomach.) The girls were crying and melting down and refusing to eat anything I made for them. My kitchen was destroyed along with the mountains of clutter that filled our entryway as I did some major purging of the cabinets and closets.
In the end, the one thing I had really really wanted to do was to work on my next sewing project. It wasn't a necessity so it got placed far far down on the priority list. But by the end of the day I knew I'd had it. While the easy answer in all of this is to be so grateful for Handyman Tim and his relieving me of my mommy duties, what I was eternally grateful for yesterday was my own little cave of retreat down in the basement. I escaped the insanity that was the main level of our home and took an hour of quiet all by myself in my office downstairs.
I realize I have yet to show off my fancy new office here on the blog. Today I'm just teasing you with a little peek. A full tour of our basement should be coming in the next couple weeks. I think we'll finally be ready to show off all of Handyman Tim's handiwork then.
And yes, I realize that in my little peek you might see hints of yet more chaos. But the chaos beyond that doorknob is creative methodical chaos. (Is there such a thing? I think so.) Those messy blurry parts represent the 3 projects I'm working on behind closed doors. There are piles of fabric, piles of photos, and plenty o' camera equipment within all that blur. All the more fun to be sharing in the coming weeks.