You know when your life is moving at break-neck speed and you can’t seem to catch a break? Forget about doing things you enjoy like running, biking, swimming, knitting, sewing and blogging – you would settle for time just to breathe.
This is how my life has felt since May. The summer was not as lazy as I had hoped it would be. It was full and fun and I am glad it is over. I am glad to have the routine of school, the quiet afternoons with just Libby while Elliott sleeps. I am glad to have my house stay clean(er) during the day when the two big ones are at school and I am glad to have the fights significantly diminish.
Labor day weekend was so crazy busy. We attended Lego Kid’s Fest on Friday night and on Saturday morning, I started the task of packing up my beloved sewing room. For the last 5 years I have had the luxury of a sewing room. It has been my place to keep my projects, to escape when needed, and to have something that is just mine. While I knew that the time would come when I would have to give it up, I really wasn’t ready when it happened.
For the last 16 months Elliott has been in our room. He alternated between our bed and his crib and I was so happy that our room was big enough for him. However in the last few months I have felt the need to give him his own space. We have been working on nightweaning since the end of June, and while he was sleeping for a good 5-6 hour stretch at a time, I knew he would do more if he didn’t smell me in the room.
So, last Saturday I said goodbye to my beloved room and gave my baby boy his own space.
He is sleeping 7-8 hour stretches now and never asks to nurse until 6 am. It is glorious. Jeremy and I no longer have to be stealthy ninjas as we go into our room at night trying not to wake the baby.
As for where I sew now…
I have big plans for my space in my bedroom. See that white piece of wood leaning against the window? That is going to become a dropdown table. I am going to get cabinet doors for the bottom 4 shelves and eventually paint the back of the shelf a bright color. I imagine this will be my sewing space for the next 11 years (you know, until Seth goes on his mission and I can steal his room for my sewing room!!).
I am also excited to decorate Elliott’s room. I have never really decorated my kids rooms, and I fully plan on it with him. Seth is too old and won’t let me do what I want. The girls have too many opinions on what they want and can never agree. So, I’m going to do what I want while I can
Then, I will sit down and knit, sew some skirts for my girls, and just breathe.