All work and no play …

Until I get past the panic stage with the newsletters, I work on them day and night except for classes, ordering, and trying to keep up with emails. And this time, for a number of reasons, I didn’t get past the panic stage, and I have over 150 emails to respond to after deleting spam and things I’m not interested in. So if yours is one that’s waiting, I apologize.

“Take time to smell the roses” translates for me to “take time to appreciate the kitties!”

And fortunately that pretty much gets imposed on me if I’m not doing it voluntarily. Puccini insists on sitting on my lap in the morning as I read and respond to some of my daily emails. Bernstein drops in front of me as I walk, for a quick back rub. Other times he brings his ball to my desk over and over ,and over, and over… (Bernie’s our fetcher!) Lacy, on the other hand, reminds me with a gentle paw to say “I’m here!”  Sometimes she’s lying on the ironing board, or the little mat I put on my sewing machine cabinet for her, looking longingly at me, hoping I’ll join her. Bernie sometimes sits behind the silent sewing machine and gives me the same look..

Well, the newsletters are done, and we’re back to the “normal busy” in this house the cats allow us to occupy with them.

Cats

Mama’s back at the sewing machine, and all’s right with the world!

Remember to “smell the roses,” however that translates to you. It’ll make life better for you, and for everyone around you.

So tell us, how do you take time to smell the roses?

Remember, you can see What’s New at Erica’s almost every day! Any page of our website has a column on the left that tells you where to find things, and all you have to do is look for “New Items” in purple, and click to find out.

8 thoughts on “All work and no play …

  1. I always enjoy seeing your projects (it is a BONUS to have furbaby pictures, too)!!! It was a great newsletter – looking forward to my “Erica” package in the mail! Thx for having more tatting supplies available – that is wonderful for those of us tatters!!!! Enjoy the day.

  2. I can’t imagine trying to do all you do with those “helpers”. I have one and he is always laying on something or walking across my keyboard and I wonder why I have these funny things going on when I return. Keep sane and give them all a scratch on the cheek.

  3. Happy to hear you are back to the sewing! I must admit that I really enjoy your newsletters, but I do love seeing the lovely things that you sew and quilt. 🙂

  4. Erica, thank you! Please give the fur family a pet and a smooch for me, I adore the photos and your newsletters. If there was any way I could help with your emails, I would. 🙂
    ~Christina in Cleveland

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