Crappy old day.
Some hours that were meant to be dedicated Kate time (no Mothering or housework allowed), were swallowed up by hours with no power due to flooding. With no sewing machine or over locker or music the only thing left to do was tidy up which I refused to do. So I tried to run away. Only I came back because I had no idea where to run to and was irritated with op shops and driving.
The last three times I tried to organise some time to myself, something more important has come up and stolen it. A sick kid, a farm emergency, an urgent trip to Melbourne. This blackout makes four.
Now I'm home and its warm and I am lucky and we are going to make some changes. After 10 years of being a mother its time for some designated Kate time every single week.
I am often told that I achieve a lot but its all in stolen moments here and there while I am waiting for a kid on the toilet or while listening to a reader being read.
I think I need Kate time to be able to follow a thought through. To trace, cut out, over lock and then sew together a garment. All in one go.
I know that it is all part of being in a family. That being a Mother and wife means there is always someone who needs me. But I also know that I will be a better Mum, wife, person and friend if I put myself first sometimes too.
I hope to share my solutions and resolutions with you soon.
So what about you? Do you have regular, set aside time for your own needs? I would love to know.
And have a happy weekend.
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Thanks so much Nic for the gorgeous post.
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