The past week I've had to put the studio on hold. My poor husband came down with a horrible stomach bug that wiped him out for a good portion of the week. While trying to be a good care giver I decided I'd also better focus my attention to the neglected household. I've been cleaning the house for the past week (It was pretty bad. Beyond embarrassing.) By now, I've gotten the house pretty much cleaned up. There is just a little bit of organizing to do in the office and spare bedroom. Once those are done, I'll be tackling the overwhelming basement (and garage if it doesn't get too cold).
I've made the decision to be more aware of the condition of the house. Mike and I are trying to figure out how to change our lifestyle so we are able to keep up with daily chores better. It makes such a huge difference in my mood and motivation when everything is in it's place.
I'm hoping that once the house is all organized I'll be more motivated to work in the studio. I need to find a balance between my husband, work, house and studio time. I've got to figure out a way to maintain my energy.
The past three weeks have been very tough for me. Before Mike got sick, I didn't have an ounce of energy to do anything. I had such a hard time getting out of bed, and staying out of it. Work was difficult, studio time didn't exist, and poor Mike would come home from work and all I'd want to do is go to bed. I think it was just the onset of the fall like weather that drained me. Now that I feel like myself again I need to make the most of it and figure out how to get back on track.
WARNING: Before you feel any sort of pity or shame for my pup in his Halloween costume, it is important for you to know that my little Milo LOVES dressing up. He gets excited when I take out one of his many outfits. So, without pity, please enjoy these obscenely cute images of my shark dog.