Hi friends,

So sorry I missed my post on Friday.  To be honest, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed right now with my design projects, going out of town, family coming to visit and spring break right around the corner.  Since Eric took his new job last November, he has been traveling to China constantly and I’ve discovered that I am not cut out to be a single mom and work full time.  For those of you who are, I think you are truly amazing.

We are still trying to figure out our new normal and this travel schedule will not be over any time soon.  (Think here two weeks, gone two weeks constantly for the past 4 months.)  On my side of things, it couldn’t be better and I’m not complaining.  I love my work so much and I know that I have been blessed more than I deserve.  But, I feel guilty that my girls are missing their dad and their mom is preoccupied and working a lot.  So, on Friday, I just couldn’t get it all done.  There were just not enough hours and I wanted to spend them with Eric and my sweet girls instead of writing this blog.  And you know what?  Nothing bad happened.  The world did not end.  I’m sure most of you didn’t even think a thing about it, because you are swamped as well.

the view from my desk

This week is another crazy one, but I’m going to try and take it easy on myself.  I’m going to try and do what I can to get ready for our company.  They are coming to see us, not inspect my home for dust bunnies.  I will spend more quality time with my children and my husband before he leaves again.  I will do my work, of course, but as with anything like that, it will always be there.  My girls are growing up before my eyes.  My marriage has to be nourished.  These things will not wait for me to finish my next design plan.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  I’ll do my best to be here on Wednesday, but just in case I’m not, you’ll know where I am.  Enjoy your family this week.  Take a walk and enjoy this beautiful spring.  Take notice of the things you might be missing out on because you’re doing what you think is “important”.  What we think we have to do and what actually needs to be done are often two very different things.

All my best,