School: 2 online classes for my Master's in Library Science-one of which requires that I read 20 books.
Work: Need I explain? 40 hours a week of actually being at work and about an hour a day of commute (including dropping the baby off and picking the baby up at the daycare)
House: Cleaning, laundry, dishes, (husband makes the dinners)
Baby: Need I explain? Diaper changes, food, play, baths, etc.
Jewelry: What jewelry?
Hence my absence these past couple of months. When the holidays are here I won't have school, but I will still be busy with wrapping, shopping, cleaning, etc. and then another semester will start in January. By May, 2012 I hope to have more time for jewelry (and I also have the ambition to write a novel next summer...I've started with several attempts at this throughout the years and I'm trying a new approach for next summer but that is enough for its own blog). If I could have a whole bunch of extra money and several extra hours each day I would be set.
So I guess a lack of motivation isn't really my problem. It's more of a lack of time to relax, and my need to sacrifice my jewelry making in order to get this relaxation time. Right now though, I feel that my desire to make a new ring is starting to outweigh my need to have time to relax after the baby goes to bed.
I did make a fingerprint charm necklace for my supervisor's daughter that I was really proud of: