Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I've been thinking lately...

Just like the title says I've been thinking lately about what I write about in this blog. I guess you could say that I am rethinking the focus of it. I've come to the conclusion that I just don't like to write about my spiritual life here. Don't get me wrong, I wear my faith in Jesus on my sleeve. I will talk to anyone about it and I welcome any questions or discussions here. But, my past projects in my blog (One Thousands Gifts and Consider Your Ways) just don't work for me. That's why I've started them and just stopped. I'm sorry about that to anyone who've been watching. I won't be writing about those topics anymore because it is a struggle to do it and if it is a struggle I will avoid my blog and the creative outlet that it is. I am sure that days will come when I want to write about my faith and I will do just that. But, I'm going to cease my "faith projects" (for lack of better words). Thanks for understanding. We'll talk more soon. ;-)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Where's My To-Do List?! I'm so Lost!

I have gotten so addicted to my To-Do List lately. Sometimes I'll have a list going for a day or two ahead of time. Whenever I follow my list my day just seems to flow so nicely. I know what I am doing, where I'm going, and when I'm going to do it. It is wonderful. At the end of the day I feel so accomplished and ready to tackle the next day. For some reason, I haven't kept a To-Do List for the past couple of days and I've been so incredibly lost. I've been floating through the day with no sense of direction or accomplishment. Thankfully, my non-productive days are almost over and I can enjoy the weekend and begin a new week with my beloved List. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I Miss This place!

I know, I know. I've been gone way too much lately. I am sorry. Life has been so busy lately. I'm not complaining too much, though. Life can get a little too slow around here too. I miss my blog and everyone who reads it. Every day this week I thought about writing something here and it just never happened due to things that always creeped in instead. So, please know that I've been thinking about you a lot and the outlet that is my blog. Thanks for sticking with me. I'll be back again in full force soon.

Monday, February 12, 2007

An Interesting Week

Last week was very interesting. I spent most of the week thinking and thinking hard about what I can do to contribute to the family financially. Sure, I could get a job, but I am committed to staying home with Caleb. Chris and I agree on this. Our budget is tight and do-able (even though very tight) without me contributing any money. That is comforting but I KNOW I need to do something. I've picked up my eBay auctions by going to yard sales and recruiting people from my small group to bring me stuff to sell. Look over there ---> to see my eBay name and check out my auctions. I used to exclusively sell books but I realized that wasn't working too well and I've expanded to other things. I've been working hard on that along with setting up a Quickbook files so I could keep a better grasp on how I am doing with my auctions. I've been wracking my brain for other things I could do along with eBay and I've discovered that my creative brain died when Caleb was born. I keep thinking and thinking and nothing. Just pray for my creativity and turning that into a possible business idea. So, that's why I've been rather scarce this past week. This coming week is pretty full too. I hope to do more here but please don't be surprised if I'm scarce again. See you soon!

Monday, February 05, 2007

My Two Kids and Their First Fight

I guess today was yet another milestone in my family. Eowyn and Caleb had their first fight or misunderstanding. This morning, I had Caleb on my bed while I was putting some laundry away. He was happily playing and enjoying himself. He came upon Mousers (Eowyn's favorite doggie toy, a stuffed mouse) and thought he was the greatest. He would grab Mousers' tail and swing him around and jabber away about how cool that was (at least, that's what I thought it sounded like he was saying). I finished putting the laundry away and we proceeded to go into the den. Caleb continued to hold onto Mousers' tail thus bringing him into the den with us. Eowyn say Mousers in Caleb's hands and followed us with her eyes never leaving her favorite toy. (Sidenote: You have to understand how attached Eowyn is to her mouse. She carries him around with her during the day and then she sleeps with him at night in her kennel. It is rather sweet how much she loves that mouse and kind of weird how obsessed she is too.) I put Caleb on the floor and he proceeded to swing Mousers around and around. Eowyn saw her chance and she grabbed Mousers while Caleb was still holding on. Neither one of them was going to let go and unfortunately, Caleb got the short end of that stick. When Eowyn pulled, she pulled Caleb backwards and fell onto the carpet and bonked his head. Oh, he screamed and cried. I promptly picked him up and comforted him while Eowyn greedily ran away with Mousers. I yelled at her and probably would've given her a smack if I weren't holding Caleb. It is all over now and my kids are friends again. I just have realized that I will have to keep a better watch on those two from now on. My days of "minimal" watching are coming to an end.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

A Wet, Blah Day

It is such a icky day today. It has rained continually since about mid-morning and I think it is even picking up a good bit. I just looked out my kitchen window and saw a small river flowing through my backyard. Ick! I am having a battle inside between "Responsible Mom" who wouldn't take her child out in this and"Blah, Gotta Get Out of House Mom." Who's gonna win this one?

Since this has been an "inside the house" day, I turned it into Bath day. (I'm loving the titles today aren't I?) Caleb got his bath. Eowyn got her bath and I took a shower as soon as Caleb went down for his nap. We are a squeaky clean bunch aren't we? Eowyn is currently wimpering to go outside but I HATE to let her out in that rain and mud when she smells so good and actually looks fluffy. Can a Jack Russell be fluffy?

Well, this icky weather has zapped me of any creative juices that might be inside me. I will say farewell for now and hopefully I'll have more to say tomorrow. I hope everyone else is having a Happy, Energetic day.