Today marks a year since my first post. Has it really been a year?
I decided compiled a short list of lessons learned from this past year:
1. I used to have a problem. I would start projects, but never get around to finishing them. (Need proof? Look what I found when cleaning out the spare bedroom closet.) Knowing that there are a few people anxiously waiting to see something has helped me overcome this problem.
Notice the size? 6-12 month! This was intended for the boys’ first Thanksgiving, two Thanksgivings ago…
2. Being a stay at home mama is hard work! Before children; I worked. A lot. I usually had a fulltime job, a part-time job, and was in school. Our house was pretty clean, life was organized, and dinner was a breeze.
When the boys made their appearance into my life, my organization and productivity skills went into hibernation. I can now say that those skills do return… eventually.
3. I need lists in my life. Enough said.
4. The posts I had the hardest time writing, were the ones that helped me the most (and were some of the more popular ones.) (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here’s one.)
5. I absolutely LOVE my readers! I could not even imagine life as a stay at home mama without this technology. I have been so fortunate to receive encourage, tips, and praise from this community. Thank you!
I have been tempted to go back to those earlier posts and start clicking delete (they are so embarrassing). But, looking at those posts helps me remember the season I was in and the desperation I felt. As I watch my little guys grow more each and everyday, I tend to forget that I am growing right next to them.
Enough sentimental rambling. Here’s an update on Project #15 (surface clean the living room and kitchen):
I know what you are thinking, “this looks like all of the other living room before pictures.” Sadly, this is what the living room looks like everyday before naptime.
Lastly, I found more stuff to get rid of:
What posts would you like to see more of? I know this little space of mine is a hodge podge of topics. What do you enjoy reading the most? Or do you like the unpredictable variety?