Now that the kids are back in school I'm really enjoying the schedule I've set for myself. The majority of my time is spent working on the book; writing, not as much as I should be, designing, test knitting, ripping out and testings again. It's all very rewarding. I have a pretty rigorous timeline laid out for myself so I'm working with the wonderful Donna Druchunas to keep me on track.
The remainder of my time is spent doing homework with and helping my children as well as a fair number of hours devoted to the PTA Council and 17th District. Unfortunately for my long suffering husband, he gets precious little of my time.
I'm very grateful that this year, I'm actually well enough to do all these things. You may not be aware but I have two autoimmune diseases. The one that has primarily kept me very ill is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I've been working with a Functional Medicine Doctor since May and she's the first person in nearly three years of illness who has actually helped me.
So I'm grateful. Grateful that I have the energy to get out of bed in the morning, the industry to actually cook meals and care for my family, and the drive to get something meaningful accomplished in my life.