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And as well as all that, I have lately been reflecting on the whole *time* thing [as have numbers of people in my sphere]. I wonder whether women in generations past felt the pressures of life in the same ways that we do? Perhaps when roles were more defined, and social mores were unvaryingly prescriptive; when there was limited (or no) choice, the strictures of daily life meant that routines were adhered to and the boundaries made safe. Monday was wash day, Tuesday was ironing day, Wednesday was sewing day, and so it went on. There was no expectation that you could pack more into your hours than was considered appropriate for the day. Well, that's my thinking anyway [I have been known to be wrong before].
But since I left full-time *paid* employment a number of years ago, and my small kidlets have grown into big ones, I think I have let go the rhythms and routines that keep one on the straight and narrow. And in having more time, I now realise that I have not been using it all that well. Tomorrow I am doing a one-day seminar on "Tools for Personal Productivity", or something like that. It's at "work" (I am still a part-timer 'cos it helps to pay the bills), but I can see this as being very "timely" for my home life/sewing/knitting/everything else life as well! I have always been a bit of a listmaker, but it feels like I'm ready for a change of focus in how I approach the use of my time. Will keep you posted on this one. Maybe you could share your tips as well? It's always good to hear how other people manage to try and juggle all the balls at once and gives food for thought and contemplation!
Now my other reason for posting is that I want to remind you about my little brooch GIVEAWAY!!!
facebook and like my page, I'll add your name to my little list and on Sunday afternoon Watson and I will draw a winner for this pretty brooch by the talented Alexandra Callow.
In the meantime, I'm really hoping the ye-olde-laptop doesn't completely pack it in. It's been getting the jitters a bit in the last few weeks, and yesterday it had a complete meltdown. I think the interwebs gods must have taken pity on me, because it's back on deck today, good as gold. Otherwise, I will have to resort to le-iPad, and that just isn't the same for this 'ol gal.
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