Winter Blues

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Balancing Act

Can we all relate to life feeling a bit like a balancing act? Do you juggle your family and work life and sometimes feel like both are a three-ring circus?

At work, my to do list is long but good. We just changed the window displays for February. New colors and eye-catching merchandise help to make our windows tell a story. With 42 room settings inside the store, it's a lot to play with. My sister Beth and I are ordering new sofas, beds, rugs, lamps, and everything in between. We've been caught in our PJ's at the store late at night redoing a room or two. We work best in flannel, what can I say? Next week, I am going to Gearhardt on the coast to help a wonderful client with her home. We ordered this bed for her- so pretty! What to put with it? Oh just wait...

Great neutrals with a hint of color makes for a relaxing room.

At home, my February list is a busy one. My hubby John and I are at the beginning stage of building a small home in Eugene. I'll keep you posted on how the two of us work together on this...gulp! Also on the list: throwing a bridal shower for my cousin, water baby swim lessons, weekend trip to visit John's family, help set up for 'Shall We Dance' charity, a few friends' birthday parties, a niece's play, mail out Valentine cards, and big sister Ann's Birthday! Oh yeah, and keeping up with my love of movie watching- must get ready for the Oscars!

I'm right here Precious!

Life clicks along whether you like it or not. There are days I would love to just fast-forward through and others that need repeating. Thank goodness for some ringleaders to help for the greater good of our work life and home schedule too. Crazy days make for some fun stories and remind me to be light-hearted about things. Don't let life overwhelm you, because this too will pass. Maybe one or two mini-meltdowns are allowed. But like Cher said in Moonstruck, "...Snap out of it!" And so I do.


  1. I love that you quoted from one of my favorite movies! Yes, I can relate to the juggling act and life under the big top. But, it's all good. Luckily, the lion tamer and I are in it together!Have a great weekend!

  2. I so feel your pain of trying to keep all the balls in the air and happy! Now I think I may have to try that PJ idea, I do love a cozy pair of PJ's and that just might soothe the savage beast of trying to do it all.
    I think lists are key as well as taking time to exercise and eat right!
    Good luck with juggling!

  3. I'm in my PJ's right now and loving it thanks to you! I think life is a series of balancing acts and the best do it with a sense of humor and a listening ear! I've been around for a while and still learn something new everyday. Love this adventure in blogging- keep it up!

  4. The Oscars are what I live for after the holidays! One way to juggle life at home and at work, take a hot bath as often as you can! A few moments of alone time can really recharge your mind and spirit. I highly recommend it! Loving the blog and I think you need to show more pictures of your store. It sounds wonderful.

  5. I love your blog! I especially love hearing what you and your sweet family are up to. Please keep the fun update coming!