Sunday, June 24, 2012

Musings on Trade Offs

This is one of the beautiful sunsets at the lake recently.  The sunrises and sunsets are definitely some of the things I enjoy about my time at the campground every year.  This year things have become rather complicated and I am now starting to think of this year as The Summer of Trade-Offs.
In order to accomplish some financial goals this summer I am working two jobs - one 35 hours a week and the other about 40.  So, it is not leaving me much time for stitching, blogging or following my other online activities.  This is the basic difficulty I am having but I seem to be dealing with one trade off after another.  My new year goals have completely gone by the wayside, including teaching classes in the fall since I was unable to get my class proposals submitted in time.  I had to cancel out on the CQI Retreat, the Embroidery Association of Canada's National Seminar and the Fibre Potpourri workshops put on by the Alberta guilds.  I thought that would be the worst of it when I sent in those cancellations.  It seems like it is one thing after another though and although I am enjoying both of my jobs a lot this summer I basically have no life outside of work. This coming weekend is the second of the four long weekends of the summer and the pressure is on now to get the place all ready - mowing, whipper snipping, killing weeds, cleaning and doing repairs.  I wish I had more time for anything!  lol