Taking a breather

  This card was included in a nice gift sent to me from Kate Marsden, one of the artists featured in The Compendium. It is from Ink Collective and available on Etsy.

 

This card was included in a nice gift sent to me from Kate Marsden, one of the artists featured in The Compendium. It is from Ink Collective and available on Etsy.

All the things I thought I'd have done by the end of January... not even a dent in that list! When I think about it, a lot of the pressure is self-imposed. Just because I have all these ideas and plans doesn't mean that they have to happen all at once. But it's hard to slow down and just relax my own expectations.

But despite the to-do lists, the tasks, the projects, the inbox... I am taking the next week off... no matter what!

It's a big week! Glen, Finley and I (and our dog Percy) are moving back home! In the summer of 2013, Calgary had quite the flood and our basement was ruined. This prompted us to evaluate the house and what we could do to repair it, protect against future flood damage and make it suitable for our family in the long term. We decided to build up—and add a second level. It was a big overhaul. After 16 months of renovations—now there's a lesson in everything takes longer that you think it will!—we can finally move in this weekend. It's exciting and beautiful and exhausting and we are very lucky.

I'm dreaming about all the nice things I want to make for the house; curtains, pillows, quilts, rugs, baskets... but before I can make anything at all, I have to make time. So I'm declaring it here and now—I'm going to nest, to craft, to relax and enjoy being home at last.

Thank you!

-Janine

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