My new studio is all settled in, and I am trying to get a nice big batch of things made to offer to all of my old customers in these next few weeks. As I try to find hours in the studio (early morning now, before Mom wakes up!) I am reminded why I couldn't take care of Mom and continue Small Meadow Press in its usual fashion. Work in the studio becomes all-consuming very easily, and that simply doesn't work with caregiving.
So I am trying to keep it just within Mom's sleeping hours now, tho' I will bring lots of cards to fold while we watch a movie or hang out in the kitchen together. Every spare moment is filled these days, with my studio work and the continual paring down and moving around of our belongings as the build continues and the seasons change. I am trying not to feel the pressure that usually begins to mount at this time of year, but feel already behind (as always!).
This will be our first Christmas with Mom here throughout. Usually she would arrive just after our large Solstice gathering and before Christmas Eve. My fingers are crossed that she will be cosily settled into her new digs. More about that to come....but it is back to printing and designing for me now. I should have another half hour or more before Mom wakes up.
All is well here.