Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's about TIME...

Paintings in garage that are in the very very early stages.....


     People ask me all the time how I find time to fit everything in that I do.. It is a constant struggle. I'm so excited because today my husband is taking our son to a family reunion in Shreveport which means I will have a good half day to do whatever I want. No responsibilities! No meetings! No anything. If I want to lay in bed all day- I can!! Since having Mr Pearson, I have truly learned how precious TIME is. For my birthday this year, my sister Holly gave me the gift of time-she gave me 2 of her vacation days!! She said I could pick any two days and she would keep the baby for me. I was blown away by her thoughtfullness!!!
   I have about 5 large paintings in my garage that were started a few weeks ago. Everytime I drive up, I look at them and ponder on what direction to take them in. Today, I will attempt to tackle them. I am working on these to go in Margaret Becton Cox's gallery (The Becton Gallery) for the Oct 4th art crawl. This will be the first time in 2 years I've shown my art at a crawl (not including Mr P's Tees). Speaking of which...where does Mr P's Tees fit in to my schedule???
  I got in the habit of sitting on the floor in front of Pearson's swing and hanging out with the little dude as I wait for him to take a nap. As I wait, I sketch. Each design so far has been created during this time. Once he is off to dream land, I stop and move on to something else. Sometimes I only get 5 min and other times it is 30 min.
    So, my main job, building homes, takes up the majority of the week. I try and meet with homebuyers during the week and keep the jobs running as smoothly as possible. In the evenings, I like to take P Diddy for walks in his jogging stroller up to the job sites and check on the final work completed for that day.
  Hubs and I are trying to get out of town once a quarter to help keep the marriage strong. So easy to get caught up in day to day life, and forget about our partners. One thing I have learned...I am def NOT super woman... I get cranky, tired, etc. and I'm trying to learn to say No to people- so hard for this people pleaser!
   Anyway...chop chop!! Time is ticking.. How will you enjoy your precious time??