But sometimes I miss the old me. The me with had a baby or two at home, got bored because there was "nothing to do", managed to take a walk every day without feeling like it was wasting precious time, the me who would cook for the sake of it, sit on the couch and watch a bit of midday telly and read a magazine in the afternoon. It was pretty cruisy back then!
So yesterday I declared it "house-wifey" day. I didn't do anything "work" related. I got the kids up at the bench and we cooked cheese and bacon scrolls followed by caramel popcorn together. There was delicious chicken noodle soup for dinner and some of Clare's scrumptious rocky road to finish it off. Then I went with Mum to visit a sick friend. Came home and did a bit of housework and sat on the couch and read with the kids for awhile. I felt like I had accomplished a lot, my mind was refreshed and it didn't matter that there were still a gazillion emails sitting unanswered and I hadn't worked out the tricky bit on my new pattern.
Next time I'm feeling over it, I'm scheduling another "house-wifey" day - kinda like taking a sickie from work but I feel good!
Actually, today is turning out to be a bit "house-wifey" too - I'm about to turn this 10kg of tomatoes into fresh pasta sauce and stock up the freezer because after making fresh pasta sauce in the thermomix, I don't want to eat it from a jar again. Maybe I'll have a go at making some relish or tomato sauce while I'm at it - yum!
P.S. If you used to be my friend on Facebook, sorry I ditched you. For many reasons, I've been mad at Facebook lately. Although I didn't ever write much on my personal wall, I did procrastinate my time and have a browse around a couple of times a day when I should have been doing something else. I didn't like how when I saw someone in real life, I wouldn't have anything to talk to them about because I had already read it all.
I am however, happy to keep going with my Make It Perfect Facebook page - I like the personal contact I can have with people who support me in my business and find it is a quick and easy way to get answers to questions. If I deleted my personal account, I couldn't keep my Make It Perfect page, so I decided to unfriend everybody and will no longer keep my personal page going. So if you need to talk to me, lets chat in real life - or you could call me - or send me an email! It feels good to be rid of another thing on the computer that has been eating away at my time.
P.P.S. If you are Facebook-lover, I'm not judging you...it just isn't working for me...each to their own.