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Life is a balancing act....

Photo: Rodney Smith

Do you ever have one of those days where you have lots to do and everything is a priority task?

Well today is one of those days for me, I have given the skirting its second coat and should be painting some alcoves but have a french lesson in a little over an hour and had not done my homework.

I also have a tax return to prepare but need to find last year's return and I am not sure where I put it so may end up spending some hours hunting for it :-(

And this all started because I had to go and collect the most fabulous antique mirror last night and as a result spent a lot of time this morning trying to work out exactly what era it came from....when I should have been painting.

Hence the photo that I posted also has a fabulous mirror in it, note this is a little larger than the one that I bought last night.

Had better go, I have homework to do!

L x


  1. Hi. I'm new to your blog-found you through Ruth over at The Beautiful Life. You post such beautiful pics. I'm going to have to take some time tonight to read back through your blog for some lovely inspiration. :)

  2. Ay yi yi! You have a lot on your plate (no pun intended through the photo). If it makes you feel any better, this morning I stepped into my pants BACKWARDS! I hope this is not a sign of things to come throughout the day :)

  3. Thats so funny...having homework to do. I am hearing you about Tax returns. I cant believe its that time of year nearly!!!
    Will you show us your mirror?
    Ness xx

  4. You are playing my turn - but isn't it exciting to be in the whirlwind of your life? Hard to imagine being bored!

  5. You are so right... BALANCE is truly the key to get it all done. It amazes me how delicate a day is. Be sure to throw some fun into your day today to keep it all balanced. I think this is why there is teatime~

  6. What a lovely dilemma you have. My day.... mammogram, Costco run, sick two year old, newsletter update, loads of laundry from weekend of swimmng, finish planting petunias and nicotiana. I feel like a juggler.

    Your mirror must be fantatic. Happy day to you!

  7. What a great picture - I feel like that every day!

  8. Life is a lot like that, a balancing act!
    I should be hemming up drapes in Son's bedroom and instead I am sitting in front of the computer.

    Lovely picture and mirror.
    Good luck ~ with your to do list.


  9. Whew! I'm exhausted. Hope you manage to get everything done.
    Have a fabulous day anyway!

  10. I have a thing about mirrors too.

  11. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I will take a picture of the mirror and post it soon I promise! I just need to get the painting finished first :-(

    L x

  12. ARR...time management!! I have heard of it but my husband said I am really bad at it...As I sit here blogging and not getting dinner ready...

  13. I know what that means. uhm...It's always about design that comes in between what needs to be done. haha

  14. Oh I feel your pain! I am 'helping' four of my friends plan their weddings this year...guess they really enjoyed ours....and it is turning in to a full-time job (with no pay) but problem is I have a job, a couple jobs and am having a hard time prioritizing it all. Brides seem to all have tunnel vision and I now know why wedding planners get so much $. Arrr!


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