Monday, March 7, 2011

It's my life....time to manage it!

Most of you know that I have had issues with focus and well a real bad bout of ADD.  I am not actually diagnosed with it but I have been trying a med for it.  Well I have good news and bad news.  The good news is that it is working and I now seem to have a handle on things and have adjusted well to the medicine.  The bad news is that I have to now work on time management.  Since I have this new found focus (even to the smallest detail) it is now taking longer to accomplish things to my satisfaction.  I see so many good things but at the same time I want to give the proper attention to each of them it sometimes takes longer than it should.  For example instead of giving up on a pattern I am working with when it doesn't work the first couple of trys, I keep trying til I get it right.  Meaning I love the piece but it takes forever to finish it.  I have a new found focus to finish things too.  I have quite a few UFO's ( as we all do) but I want to either finish them or figure out a better way.  That goes the same for blogging.  I have made sure not to be the scanning blogger.  You miss so much of the person and where they are right now if you just scan for pictures.  So that is now taking longer to look at, comment on, and respond.  I do think it is worth it but I also miss some posts here and there.  I will also be looking into changing the look of my blog a bit.  We'll have to see how that goes.  And if that is the way it is going with my crafty side you can only imagine how everything else is going.  So now it is time to manage the time I have so that I can do what needs to be done around the house, send time with my family and find time for me.  
Anyway that is why it has taken me so long to post these two wonderful awards from a couple of really great bloggers. 

This one is from Laura at Little Treats.  I really enjoy reading her blog about jewelry, newlywed life and her life in general.  She keeps things fresh and reminds me of younger days.
This one is from Meg at Made by Meg.  I not only love her gorgeous sea glass pieces I also love what she has done with wood palettes.  I really enjoy both of their blogs and getting to know them.  I do feel bad that it has taken so long for me to post them (they may be wanting to take them back now) 

I am supposed to tell you 7 things about me but I think I have revealed enough at this point so now I will just pass them on.  I would like you to visit these new blogs I will list and say that I am giving this to everyone on my blog roll because you all rock!
Little Bizarre Things - you may notice a resemblance?

Please visit these wonderful beaders who are new to me and say Hi!

Now I have hit my blogging time limit for the morning so I need to end this babble for now.  I do have a couple of pairings to reveal and a very sweet PIF I received but that will have to wait.

Hugs and Blessings to all of you!


  1. O, if you come up with a formula on how to divide your time to include everything you want and have to do, let me know. It my plague. BUT I have to say I love that you visit my blog and the comments you leave. You are much appreciated.
    xx, Carol

  2. If you happen to come up with how to squeeze more than 24 hours into a day, let me know, LOL! Seriously, I jest not...I know these issues are serious and important to you. Perhaps the most important is most difficult--finding time for yourself, but without nurturing yourself, you can't nurture anyone else! Hugs!

  3. I know the feeling Kristen, I spend so long reading through everyone's updates that by the time I go to post I'm so tired... The benefit of a few days off allowed me to post my stylish blogger award post! I'm now following yet more brilliant blogs and it's fab, never ceases to amaze me how many are out there :) Remember, don't feel bad about having standards! As Carol has said, you are much appreciated.

  4. Blogs take time, that's certainly true, and it takes time to visit our fellow bloggers and read their posts and leave a comment. But we all totally enjoy it even if it does take a slice out of our very limited time.
    Hmm, your meds have helped with the problem of staying focused...maybe I need those same meds. I swear I have about a dozen projects started and instead of finishing up the ones I've already started I end up starting yet another one. lol

  5. You my dear deserve buckets of awards! You're stylish and so damn awesome! :o) Thanks for the intro to Laura's blog! I just followed her and can't wait to see what she posts!

    I send you lots of love for balancing and learning about your new way of learning and doing. I know you'll triumph because that's just the kind of gal you are - a true champion!


  6. Awards well you are deserving with the kindness you you always give and your talent! You are the sweetness! xxx

  7. Thanks for my award! you are very sweet - thanks for passing on the love!

  8. Thanks so much for introducing my blog! I'm always so happy to meet new people especially all the way on the other side of the world. It sort of makes me realize I don't really talk much about my self on my blog...that will have to change!

    I so agree with your post many things I want to do and I can never juggle it. I'm always finding so many awesome blogs that I end up spending the whole day reading through them.


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