My Hazy Days of Summer

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I love the summer. It’s so easy to hop in the car and head out for the weekend. I regularly visit my parents who are 1.5 hours drive away. They have a pool and it’s great for getting the kids tuckered out and for me to get some exercise while playing with them. It’s a sacrifice on my part, I know, but I’m willing to do it for the children.

I realise that I have not been posting as regularly as I’d like. I find that I’m spending a lot of time catching up on 600+ blog posts from fantastically creative blogs I follow. From reading to quilting, crocheting or knitting or just general mom-stuff, to menu planning or organizing my house my “to do” project list is growing like crazy. You should see all my “favourites” I have saved in my efforts to remember all these great ideas. For when I have the time. One of these days.

I just want to ask these crafty, organized bloggers who have children. How do you get it all done? I’m EXHAUSTED by 8PM and can hardly imagine starting to work on my quilt or other sewing project at that time. It’s all I can do to get ready for bed and read for an hour or so (hence the numerous recent book reviews).

In brighter news. I am entering my 9th week with Jenny Craig. As of my last weigh-in I was down a total of 7.6 lbs. That includes a 2-week vacation (where I lost a few pounds) and a weight gain one week due to migrains and water retention due to the medications I was taking. Overall I feel lighter and definitely more attractive.

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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  1. Congrats on your weight loss… I went through a period of a few months where blogging and reading blogs took a back seat – it's called life… I did three things to snap out of the lay off… I gave myself permission to hit "mark all as read" on my google reader, I went through and edited my blog list for blogs that had lost my interest, and I decided to focus my blog on what I wanted and needed from it…

    I am slowly building back up and becoming more active in the blogosphere again… but I'm keeping things in better perspective

  2. I know you were asking the crafty bloggers how they get it all done, and organized I am not. I don't get it all done either. I go in waves. Sometimes I focus on creating the things I want to make, other times on getting my house in shape, and sometimes I take a week to do lots of family stuff. I never get it all done at the same time, though.

  3. i don't have children and i am exhausted though too.
    i wish i could post and read more.

    congrats on your weight loss, i'm on that journey too.
    beautiful blog you have here, gonna read more now.

    sending greetings from austria

  4. Congrats on your weight loss. That's awesome.

    I used to scrapbook. Before I had my second child. I have since sold all my supplies. Sad, I know. So I am not one of those you were speaking to. LOL.

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