Today, the kids and I woke up, had breakfast, and played with Lincoln Logs. Or rather, they scattered them all around the floor and then asked me to build a house with them, and then proceeded to tear it down as I was building it. Oh, what fun. Afterwards, we cleaned up all the toys and tried to eliminate some excess toys (because everyday I want to get rid of ALL.OF.OUR.STUFF.) My 3-year old did a fine job at helping so the rest of the day has been a “take it easy” kind of day. The weather is nasty out and we are expecting to get some more winter weather tonight – or so the weather people say.
October has proven to be a busy month. Lots of school activities, home activities, job activities and all the prepping for Halloween. A crap ton of work, but most of it has been pretty good work, nothing too shabby.
I’ve also made sure to set time aside to figure out ways or to practice ways to improve myself and I am making some final decisions on schooling and what my goals are. I want to fulfill myself and my need to help others, but also while maintaining the “stay at home mom” hands on approach for my kiddos.
The other day, I read this quote “The first step in crafting a life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” — Joshua Becker, Becoming Minimalist
Great motto. I also tend to take things very literal. I’m a serious person, which is weird because my favorite thing is to laugh, make jokes, and not be serious. I’m definitely still trying to find a balance between who I am and who I wish I were and making those align, which includes learning how to lighten up.
“..But, just start writing,” I say, pretty much always to myself because who else hears me talk but this high-strung toddler and the non-stop smiling infant. It’s been hard to come up with that very first blog post. I mean, I can come up with about 1 million ideas a day and about 968,354 of those said ideas are GREAT ideas, but I have allowed ZERO time for getting them on paper, or this blog. Don’t worry, most of that great idea talk is sarcasm.