This past month, I've had a couple shows which usually leave me feeling very behind in just about every aspect of my life. They reduce my pottery inventory and take several days of time attending the events, which then contributes to the collection of messes, laundry and those types of things at home.
Lately, however, sales at shows have been a little slower so my inventory hasn't dropped as quickly as it has in the past. Sad from a profit standpoint, but it also reduces my sense of always being behind.
So... while I patiently wait for the economy to turn around and sales to pick up again, I'll be here enjoying feeling a little more caught up. Probably won't jump into cleaning up messes or laundry though. Don't want to go over board. :-)