tra la laa! i spent the afternoon fitting one of my partner's shirts, i removed the sleeves, slit open the sides, and my mother showed me how to replicate the darts from a shirt-dress that i love.
soon i'll sew up the darts, and then she said she can help me fit the sleeves - i'm leaving the cuff but slipping it up to be three-quarter sleeves. i would love to put some tucks (gathers?) at the shoulder but i think that i'll try that with the next one. it fits long, like a tunic. lovely
i also lent out my tv, dvd player, cable box
: (we have these in london anyway and only come here for a holiday. i've been seriously enjoying making our home more like a well-stocked cabin. i am also loving how much playing and reading goes on around here without movies
i would have sold them but i'm not sure if we'll be returning to live here full-time again at some point.) there's lots of room now and the girls promptly sat down in the space and drew pictures for an hour.
rabbit, i found that pretty challenging til my girls were older. i think i've posted before what i do, so the rest of you can skip this
what i do is have a morning routine and an evening routine written down (my computer calendar emails them to me each day) for myself and for the children. if i actually do them
my house runs really well. then i assign a room of the house to each week day, and the garden to the weekend, and i try to do something needed in those...a detailed clean, a project, or just deal with whatever has snowballed. then i have one weekly cleaning hour, where i dust, mop, wipe, vacuum, and do the garbage + recycling. i also have a day to do paperwork, but
i tend to ignore it. all in good time! i would say, keep it simple, and see if you can see a time when your girls are willing to let you get into something. mine are pretty self-sufficient much of the time, so i just make sure they've had a snack and get to it. or involve them if they want to participate somehow. if you had something like this happening, you could just apply something into it..maybe your kitchen day is the one when you start sourdough. association is good. some things i just assume i will do every day - yoga, laundry, etc...so that i can do a little reguarly. i've consistently been surprised how much i can accomplish when i give myself permission to begin!