Obi belt, and skirt sewn yesterday in my clean and tidy house.
And I cleaned up and put things away immediately on finishing.
I share my house with 2 whirlwinds who are as creative and easily distracted as I am. For years now, we have been chaotically and cheerfully ricocheting around our walls dealing with the muddle and frenetically coping with life and detritus. It was all chaos, all the time.
No longer (touch wood).
I mean it this time (she says firmly).
I have resolved, for the sake of all of us (not least my marriage) to try to maintain order (not cope with chaos) and see how that goes.
So I have been cleaning, and reorganising, and decluttering, and throwing out cushions. Marvelling and spaces revealed and expanses of nothingness, and actually enjoying the zen remains.
The timing may be good. One child seems to be moving past toys and deeper into creating and video games. The other seems to be enjoying dress-ups and game-playing with sets rather than massed assemblages. We seem to be surviving with more toys in their bedrooms and less in the living areas.
And, I have resolved to not indulge my own creativities until I can do them guilt-free after ‘business’ is taken care of.
Let’s see how it goes….