Tuesday, October 11, 2011

139 days

It's been a long time.  A whole season...of caring for a newborn, homeschooling, and trying to keep up with the normal time-filler-uppers.
  • At the beginning of the day, I'm gathering courage and making lists.  
  • In the middle, I'm finishing up lessons and fixing lunches.  
  • And at the end of the day, I have just enough energy to lie on the couch.

But I've got to keep doing what brings me joy, in addition to the things that keep me busy.
I've got to slow down.
Laugh at myself.
Take in the view.

I would like to finally give myself permission to blog again (...and to finally join pinterest)!

It's time to be a little more like me again.

The other day I was waiting in the carpool line at preschool.  The baby was sleeping, and I had a few more minutes to be selfish.  Finding some grownup music on the radio, I started a list in my purple iphone- not of what I had to do, but of what I love.

  1. Rocking out with my kids
  2. Belting out love songs in the car, as well as, some Gwen Stefani.
  3. My husband's voice
  4. Musicals
  5. Going to concerts
  6. Jane Austen
  7. A journal and a pen
  8. Choreography
  9. Making last minute plans
  10. Homemade gifts
  11. Honest, transparent, and generous friends.
  12. Watching babies grow (outside of my belly)
  13. Coloring books
  14. Turner Classic Movies and BBC films
  15. Surprises
  16. Libraries and coffee shops
  17. Sleepovers
  18. Crafts
  19. Being invited, included, involved
  20. My church
  21. Consignment stores and Craigslist
  22. One-step spray paint
  23. Cheerleading
  24. Getting organized
  25. Waterfalls
  26. Filling up the minivan with friends/family
  27. Cake
  28. Birthday parties
  29. Jeans and accessories

What do you love?

1 comment:

Carrie Dickson said...

Yay! I'm glad you returned. I've missed you. :)