So, we were home for my cousin's wedding this past weekend, and the first thing my grandma says to me is, "It's still on Threadless!" I had no idea what that meant, so I asked her what the heck she was talking about!
"Your blog! It's still on 'Threadless'. When are you going to write something?"
Well to be honest, I wasn't sure anyone was still reading (although she assured me that she reads every single day)...AND, my life has been so utterly crazy that taking a few minutes to sit down and write, no matter how cathartic it may be, seems SO out of the question. But you know what? My grandma asked, and I love her, so I'm going to get my butt busy writing.
Things have been busy, and I'm coming to accept the fact that this may very well be just the way it is. I've gone over things time an again, tried to simplify and condense trips in and out of Hilliard, made meal plans ahead of time to assist in the 'regular good eating' department, and scheduled days to do laundry and other cleaning tasks that I will put off as long as possible every single time. But here's the dealio...no matter how much I simplify and organize, there is still too much to do in the time I have. So...all I can do is my best. The kids are happy, the hubby is happy, and I'm happy, even though my house is rarely as clean as I'd like it and a lot of times I'm running late.
Of course, I'm still trying to make my life as efficient and productive as possible, because let's be real here...I have a lot of things I like to do. I like to dabble in photography, I like to cook, I like to write on my blogs (even though I've slipped there considerably this year), I like to do crafts and read with the kids, I like to make jewelry and photo books, and knit scarves. I'm committed to being at the gym 3 mornings per week while Noah's at preschool. I have friends that I like to spend time with, and a husband who actually likes to spend time with me! Haha!! All of these things have to find a space in my life, and I know I'm no different than any other mom out there when I say "It's a challenge!!"
So this week, I am doing some cooking. It's good for my soul and helps me to not feel so anxious. When I can't get in my kitchen and make some comfort food to sit down and enjoy with my family, I get anxious. And if I'm going to be honest with you (and I am!)...I get a little bitchy too. It's not so good for my reputation! I'm also going to try to get in at least one other blog post in the next few days. Wow...won't I feel productive? LOL! Today I helped Noah and his buddy Alex paint pictures and play with play-doh. Yep, it sure makes a mess, but they had a great time...and I had fun too!
Trick or Treat is Thursday night, so we'll be heading in to our friends, the Saltsman's, for their annual Trick or Treat party, which is always a lot of fun because we adults enjoy dressing up too. And if you really don't think it's fun, you can't be my friend anymore! I'm serious! :)
Here are a couple of things that have happened around here lately that I haven't had the chance to write about:
1.) Kendall just received her green belt and Noah received his junior yellow belt in TKD. I'm so proud of these two! They are working really hard.
2.) Kendall got glasses! She looks so cute in them, but I have to tell you...I'm not so cracked up about how grown-up she's looking lately! She got 2 pair, since Sears was having a BOGO offer...and we figured two pair were probably not a bad idea anyway, since she IS a kid!
3.) My brother has a new girlfriend! Praise the Lord! I've only just met her at the wedding this weekend, but she seems pretty awesome, and he seems pretty happy, so there you go!
4.) Luke finally shot the leader of the coyote mafia that was systematically taking out our hens. He ran off after the shooting, but confirmation was made when Scout drug the half-decayed coyote head up to the house. What a lovely sight first thing in the morning. NOT.
5.) Jessie and I made applesauce again this year. I really need to make some more, but finding the time is going to be difficult. Our next few weekends are booked!
6.) Next weekend I'm taking two photography classes with Nikon...I am VERY excited. VERY. Let's just hope I learn something.
7.) Barry and I celebrated our 15th anniversary with a trip to Savannah. It was awesome! I'll do a post soon with pics of the trip!
7.) I've had two people tell me I look like I'm getting younger. SERIOUSLY?!?!? Man, that sure made my day! Yeah, maybe I do need to keep it up at the gym...
And I'm going to end on that good note, folks. Have a nice night!!
I'm a thirty-something mother of two, wife to one (haha), trying to live a simpler life in the log home my hubby built just for us. I've been called a tree-hugging granola cruncher by some of my friends, but I'm really not. I'm just trying to appreciate all the simple joys life has to offer...my rugged and handy hubby, my silly kids, good friends, great food, lots of fun, and of course, ICE CREAM & CHOCOLATE ! I love to laugh, so my day is not complete until I've made time to watch something funny before bed...mainly The Office! Come and spend the day with me... we'll have a great time, I promise!