It's been an incredibly busy week here in Lake Champ, my hometown. i've seen WAAY too many clients, in between carving stamps for ELF (t - 8 days and counting), trying to clean my house, having the dormers repaired (saws and hammering early in the morning) and find the Christmas decorations.
It is not going smoothly. This morning started off with me trying to hurry the process of carving and slicing off a tunic. *sigh* Never, ever, ever rush a carving. Also, don't try to carve in a manner you're uncomfortable with - i've been having an interesting conversation with Aiphid on the boards and we've both discovered we "do it wrong." i don't use a light, or a magnifier, or table. Mostly, i hold the rubber in my hand, close to my little old (emphasis on old) eyeballs and go for it. i should trust my process. Learn from my mistakes - trust YOUR process. It will save you rubber.
Now, cleaning my house and Christmas decorating are important. They are. i realize this. i am The Mother, and i should be attuned to the needs of my family for a holiday-filled home. My sister is also coming to ELF and i need to have presents for them to take back to FL with them. i have stamps to finish and logbooks. i have all those case notes to write up (in case the plane crashes and someone has to take over - morbid, i know, but the way insurance companies think.) Then, there's church on Sunday, and other basics, like groceries. Responsible Adulthood (capital R, capital A) is calling.
However. . . there's a problem. My find count hasn't changed in a week. . . and i'm stressed. . . and it is going to be sunny tomorrow (which doesn't happen a lot in December in VT). . . and Muddy Butts (also known as VT Ski Goddess) has given those famous suicidal bunnies of nosox some therapy and planted them less than 15 miles from my house. What to do? What to do??
. . . ya know, Responsible Adulthood is highly over-rated. . .