I made a few lists when I started the Spring Fling kit, including a timeline of when I should have certain things accomplished so that I'm not rushing at the end. I was doing okay until two weeks ago.
Two weeks ago I drove my assistant to the emergency room and I don't have her back yet. She's fine, she's recovering from surgery...they found that five ovarian cysts had grown together to totally encapsulate one of her ovaries...the mass they removed was a big as a volleyball and weighed ten pounds. They had to cut her open vertically in order to get it out, across the grain of all her abdominal muscles, so her recovery is going to be lengthy.
What this means for me, until I have a much more cheerful assistant back, is that I have twice the workload I normally do. I have spent an insane amount of time at the office in the last two weeks, so have hardly worked on the Spring Fling at all. I'm not sure I'm going to get it done by the deadline.
I'm trying to remain optimistic...perhaps I can take a week of vacation toward the end of June, or perhaps I can farm out some of the small items I have to make from kits to friends and family. My daughter has yet to find a summer job, maybe I'll make her work for me in exchange for room and board. Nah, who am I kidding, I'm too much of a control freak and a perfectionist to let anyone else work on the project.
I know I've got my priorities straight, getting my job done and giving my assistant time to recover instead of rushing her back are more important that the Spring Fling kit...but I'm still disappointed.
I keep reminding myself that bought the kit because it fits something I've been wanting to build for a year, not because I wanted to enter the contest, the contest was coincidental and is a secondary goal. Reminding myself isn't working...secondary goal or not, I would like to participate. I haven't given up though, we'll see if I can still pull this off.