There is no lack of girl time here in our house with a 4 to 1 ratio, but this afternoon I had a friend over and I had some woman-time. There are plenty of play dates and gatherings where I see other moms, but I don't get to talk to them about much because some little one needs juice, to go potty, a band-aid, the list is really endless. So, for two hours I was able to talk to my friend and connect a little more with minimal interruption. The only down side? It left me wanting more. Where is the balance? It is tough for me to find a balance and I need to work on doing a better job in this department. The time is coming when all three of my little girls will have three very different schedules, so in some respects I have more control over my schedule now than I will then, so why is it so hard to find time to do things I enjoy doing that aren't mommy or wife related? Seriously, I am throwing that question out there to all you stay-at-home-parents. There is still no craftiness happening here. I did finish a dish cloth (whoopee) but I am content to read or flip through a magazine when I have a few quiet moments. Sewing & knitting inspiration haven't hit, and I am not going to force it. I would like both endeavors to remain enjoyable, so I am waiting for some inspiration to hit from somewhere. I'll be sure to let you know when it does. Okay - off to read before some little someone, two, or three wakes up.