My picnic placemat rolls won the bronze in the Handmade Olympics most innovative design event...Hoorah!
A big thanks to all of you who voted for me. REALLY big thanks, a little validation is so good from time to time isn't it? I felt proud to be amongst such awesome designers.You can click on over to Rikrak Studio's announcements of the winners HERE.
My super talented childhood friend Jacqui posted a lovely post about my nomination on her blog Blooming. She is a fellow crafty mama of two gorgeous boys living in Japan. I have been enjoying catching up with her via her blog lately.Thank you my lovely friend.
The email saying i'd won bronze arrived mintues after i had done some sleep math. I was a bit flattened by the realisation of just how much sleep i am getting.
Let's see...(i'm a born night owl and my work time is mostly at night, i find it almost impossible to get to sleep before at least 10.30), i am often up until 11, then i read/unwind...okay, sometimes midnight.
Then Jed usually wakes once in the night, still (hey, it beats the 5,6, 7 times a night he was up his first few years let me tell you) then the speedy brained kid is up at oh, 5am? Maybe 5.30. Civilised begins with a 6.
I may not come downstairs during the week until i smell coffee but we're not talking solid sleep.
So, i estimate i get, on average 5 and a half hours sleep a night. Broken with one wake-up in that block.
Yup. 5 hours sleep does not a happy mama make.
And yup, repeated doses of coffee can only alleviate that so much.
Actually, i worked out that my little fella gets on average 2 hours less sleep than his peers. He fell asleep mid afternoon yesterday- which was unheard of - but woke up a different kid. It is so sad for me that i can't manage to get him more sleep. Oh, yeah, and me. Sure, rest time after lunch is a part of our daily rhythyms and i do what i can. It has been like this since he was born. This was the baby that took two hours to settle for a nap - then slept half an hour. Argh! the word 'sleep' used to be so loaded around here!
You know, as a parent, you just work with what comes y'know?
I am blessed in so very many ways and this is just one of our challenges.
So you see, the timing of the email about my bronze win, was perfect.
Good news to stop me wallowing in sleep deprived despair.
And me. I have just had a loooong bath and am going to sleep BEFORE 10 pm. Wish me luck.