Until I have time to devote to this little space on the web again, and until I get a few things (mainly my thoughts!) in order to start my mini SAHM series, I'll leave you in this wonderful blogger's very capable hands. :)
It's been a loooong time... again... but I've been missing my little blog and, low and behold, wouldn't you know it, I got a PHONE CALL about it from a very dear friend of mine today! ;)
This super wonderful person (whom I miss very much!!!) has asked me to share my "wisdom" on being a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM). She thinks it would be helpful for other wives/mothers, of whom she knows several, who would like to Stay At Home, but just aren't sure how to make the "leap".
Well, as you can imagine, I laughed out loud at that! But, I did agree to do some writing about it here. Most likely it will be more than one post, because I just don't know how to put something so big and "vague" into few enough words to just be one post. :)
So, coming soon... well, sort of "soon"... will be some posts in a kind of series, called "SAHM: ____".
I'll try to cover the "basics" (at least, as I see them), and I'll be very honest about how I see "Staying At Home" and about what I believe.
Remember though, I am not an expert, in anything, by any means. :)
What I'll share here with you is purely from my own experience and perspective, so please, if my views/opinions differ from yours, be kind. :)
I'm also planning on asking a few other mamas, all who are very lovely ladies that I highly respect, if they might try to find the time to either blog about this topic on their own blogs, allowing me to link here to their posts for you to read, or being a "contributor" blogger here- giving us their two-cents on the matter.
So, stay tuned... if you want to... hopefully this will be a really cool series.
"I've learned (and I write this sitting in my utter mess of a dream studio) that its not the size of your space, the perfection of your organization skills or the cleanliness (what?) of your children that keeps you feeling all tucked in and happy. It is actually just deciding to feel tucked in and happy. Despite the mess. Giving yourself the permission to let it be what it is. A family living together in one space, with invisible boundaries. Where much can be shared, discovered and learned (and dumped, and scribbled and torn apart too)."
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
~ Margaret Atwood
This excellent quote (shared by the lovely Amanda) pretty much sums it up for me these days!
We (well, ok, mostly just me- but Regan helped a little too, as seen above!) were busy working on a fun new outdoor project this weekend! I'm excited to share it with you- so look for that post coming soon. :)
In the meantime, here are a few other shots I thought I'd share from our weekend.
(Gulp. You have no idea how brave I'm being, owning up- on the 'net no less!- to this!)
I'm estimating another 20 min. job here- possibly less, but again, that's with leeway given for little person interruptions.
And you know, it's not as "clean" to the eye as I'd like, but it'll have to do until I can buy more of these white office container thingys at Wal-Mart (the store that I continue my love/hate relationship with).
Part of my overall 2011 goal of "Organizing" is to also adopt these two statements:
1.) Good enough is better than not at all. (otherwise spoken in this house as a quote from the movie "Babe", "That'll do pig. That'll do.")
2.) Keep calm and carry on. (Those good 'ol Brits- I love this quote!)
Here I am, just discovering this, and starting 2/3 of the way through.
Ah well. That's just how the cookie crumbles 'round my house!
So, I'm starting late (again), but I am not to be dissuaded!
I am determined- 2011 is the YEAR.
The year in which I WILL finally get our home whipped into shape!
This is the year that our house becomes a home- and a home that not only feels and looks "homey" (at the very least, by December this year, there will be much improvement in the "homey"ness department!) but that is organized (at least to the extent that organization is possible in this stage of our parenthood life).
Wanna join me? :D
I may be late, but I'm stickin' to it!
So, here goes: Day 1- Organizing the Junk Drawer.
(But only if you want to see pictures of a horribly messy drawer turned neat. Heh heh!)