Rachelle Caliolio Design

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Finding the time to relax

Its been quite a while since my first and last blog entry, so I want to make more of an effort to fit in the time. Weeknights are especially hard as my commute into the city takes up alot of my time overall - time that I could be spending with my family, my kids, and my hobbies after the office.
 I thank my loving and supportive husband, Chris, as he is truly a "Mr. Mom". I leave every morning before my boys wake up. Chris gets them ready for their school days: feeding them , dressing them, and seeing them off to school at the bus stop. He then starts his day working from home. He in turn meets my kids at the bus stop at dismissal, gets their dinner ready, and does homework with them. When I arrive home, I make it a point to spend the remaining hours of our evening together as a family , about two hours roughly a night. I read to my 6 year old at bed time and I talk about the school day with my 11 year old before they go to sleep. I miss having dinner together, as it is rare we all sit together to share a meal. But this is our life now, and I know everything is temporary. Till situations change , we endulge in our weekends, going on outings and participating in local activities. Now with the warmer weather, we enjoy BBQ's and grilling on the deck with friends. Summer is our favorite season as we all love the outdoors. My kids ask for art and crafts time on weekends.  My 6 year old and I have recently been painting together. I myself have found more interest in watercolor and have been finding it to be very therapeutic. It is calming especially when everyone is asleep on a Saturday night. I sort of make it a point to stay up past my usual bedtime, to let my creative vices take effect. I try to get to my art which I miss creating on weekdays. We all need an outlet to keep us motivated and fulfilled. Here is a watercolor I did at 2 am in the morning....with cookies and milk at my side. This is my relax time.

"Folk Flowers" original watercolor. Copyright 2016 Rachelle Caliolio Design

"Folk Flowers" original watercolor. Copyright 2016 Rachelle Caliolio Design