Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A False Start

Well, my last blog entry was about starting to use my blog to share more than just stories about my kids. I am supposed to be using my blog to share my heart, to share the things God is showing me. I guess I was off to a "false start." I kept thinking of things to share, but I just haven't taken the time to blog. At first my excuse was the holidays but that came and went. Now my excuse is I don't have enough hours in the day. I don't have enough time for Facebook, Pinterest, eBay,cooking, cleaning, caring for my children and husband and blogging. Add to that I have an incredible urge every January to buy every possible organizational thing advertised and reorganize something. This year I set my sights on the computer room, cubbies, and snack cabinet. None of those are finished, but they are at least a work in progress.

So enough of excuses...update time. Our new year has been off to a good start. Corey and Donnie and a few friends went to the Capital One Bowl and had a BLAST! Not only did they have a fun time, they got to watch an awesome game! Corey really wanted an XBOX 360 for Christmas, but Santa brought him tickets to the game instead. I am sure it was an experience he won't forget! Also Hannah was able to contacts, instead of glasses, which she has been begging me for since last year's eye exam. Thankfully she was a good candidate for them and after a few days of stress about not being able to get them in, she has the hang of it. Allie has started taking ballet lessons, and she loves it. It is so fun to watch her. Soon enough I will remember to bring my camera so I can share pictures. Jon Tyler is just enjoying hanging out with me, I suppose. At least that's what I gather from the fact that he is very reluctant to leave his momma.

School started back on the 9th. Some people assume that I am thrilled when they go back to school, but it is usually the opposite. It is so much calmer around here during the day, but I pay for it at night when everyone has homework and is grumpy from being in school all day. This is the longest nine weeks we have - literally - they actually have to go 11 weeks. State testing interferes with our schedule since we aren't a traditional school. Believe me when I say those 2 extra weeks are really L-O-N-G.

I am...well, I'm trying without success to find time to do everything I need and want to do. My earlier kidding aside, I am trying to find time to work on my novel that has been floating around in my head and for the first time in years, I have actually put more than a paragraph on paper. (well, in the computer, anyway. I really miss actually writing, but that's a side note and yes, I know I'm a nerd.) I also am toying with a way to start a small (maybe tiny is the better word) card and craft business. This is probably a phase, but I would love to find a way over the next two years to make enough money at that not to have to go back to work full time. It think it would be best for my family if I can be on a flexible schedule even when they are all in school.

Well, unless you are one of my kids' grandparents, you probably found this post incredibly boring. I apologize for that. But stay tuned...Wordless Wednesday is coming.