I’m a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend and much much more! My husband and I have been together since 1995 and we have three kids. I’ve been a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) since 2003 and along the way have figured out a lot of things. I keep learning more, and I want to share what I have learned along the way, to help others live an easier life!
My mind is always spinning..always running..always thinking. I keep lists, I keep notes, I have even been known to email myself a note or phone number so I can readily find it! I’m very visual. If it’s not in front of me, I will not remember it. This, of course, can drive my husband nuts because it often means things are sitting out for long periods of time so I’ll remember to take care of it!
I also have a tendency to overbook myself…take on more than I can chew. I like to be doing stuff. I am not a person who can sit on the couch and watch TV for entertainment, although there ARE times when I DO that, it’s just not a common occurrence. When I’m on the phone, I’m cleaning my house- usually dusting, doing dishes, sweeping, scrubbing toilets. It’s a strange habit, I know. But now you know how I keep my house clean!
But back to my active brain….I am very thankful that I can sleep through the night…because once I am awake, I am awake for the rest of the day. My brain starts processing everything I need to do and remember, and there’s no shutting it off. Good thing I don’t ever need to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night!
The morning I started actively using this blog…. Trevor’s alarm clock went off at 5:00AM. I got up and turned off his alarm clock, fully intending to crawl back into bed. It was rather warm and stuffy in the house (78-degrees, as it had been 97 the prior day and we have no AC), so I decided to open all the windows and set the fans up to get the house cooled down. In the dark. As best as I could without fully waking up. But by the time I was done with that (after having to turn on a few lights!), I knew there was no way I could go back to sleep. So I stayed up- bought myself an extra hour of time this way….except that Riley got out of bed at 5:40 and then Trevor at 6:00. Geesh!
Anyway….I created this blog for a few reasons:
1) As a “brain dump”. I have so many thoughts, so many things to share, so many ideas and comments and I don’t have enough outlet for them, so I decided to type them up in a central location! There’s a number of times during the week that I think to myself, “I need to share this with someone!” Well here ya go!
2) I am an avid facebooker. It is very hard for me not to go in every hour and post a status update! I have a lot to say! I like to share my daily happenings.
3) I have time. OK, well you hear me say all the time that I do NOT have the time, but there’s about an hour every week day where I’m relatively confined to the playroom as the little ones are falling asleep (or should be staying asleep). It’s dark in there, I have my laptop on, and one can only spend so much time on the internet before you’ve seen and learned enough for the day. So I’ll be using some of that time to update this blog.
Maybe you’ll enjoy reading it, maybe you won’t….but at least my thoughts are out there and not trapped in my head or sitting in a spiral notebook on my counter, getting in my husband’s way!
As time goes on, I’ll probably change how this blog is hosted, which will mean a new address and format and such….but I don’t have time for that yet! Ha ha ha