I feel like I took a forever long blog break, but I really needed it. For me, it was more of a mental break than anything else. I tried to figure out some junk going on in my head, but that didn’t really work, so I’ve decided to just let it all go. I’m not thinking too hard or too much about anything right now. Sometimes life just works better that way. You know?
Anyway, what surprised me most during my blog break, was my kid’s reaction to me not blogging. They got all out of sorts about it. They were upset for me. They definitely think I should be blogging. It’s what I do, who I am, how I decompress.
My daughter even conceded to letting me tell funny stories about her and show goofy pictures for all the inter-webs to see. “It’s part of our life.” she told me.
My son thinks blogging is part of who I am, part of what makes me the mom he’s known all these years.
Apparently, my kids think I was a primordial blob before I founded The Domestic Fringe.
I didn’t realize blogging was such a big deal for them, or for me (at least in their eyes). So, I shall blog on. I don’t want to deprive them of this sordid, kind of corny, journal of our lives.
Some moms scrapbook, some keep diaries, some talk on the phone, but I blog. I can’t stop now, because then my family will join forces and have an emotional breakdown for me.
I don’t think I can handle that.
As I jump back into this blogging thing, I feel like we need to catch-up. We were nearly two months apart! A lot can happen in two months.
Here’s what I’ve been doing…
I’m working on a total bedroom makeover. My friends at CozyWallArt.com are helping me. If you remember, they helped me in my home office project. I can’t wait to finish. In fact, I can’t wait to really get started. All I’ve accomplished so far is the prep work. Oh, and I’ve totally redecorated the room in my head, but between the prep work and my wild imagination there resides lots of hard work. Labor has never been my specialty, but I’m motivated and can’t wait to get working!
I’m totally going to spray paint my husband’s gun rack gold. Please don’t tell him. In fact, I refuse to talk about what I’m doing to our bedroom. He can only see and comment on the finished project, because he automatically doesn’t like what my imagination likes; however, he’s usually good when he can see the final project. So, I’m not talking to him about it. I’ve declared myself in charge of all decorating projects for the rest of our lives. Looking back, I should have included a clause about decorating in our marriage vows, but I was young and naïve. What can I say?
Speaking of work, I’m going full-time at the library next month. I’m pretty delighted about this job. I love working in the library. It’s the perfect mix of working with books and other people’s creative treasures and working with the public. It’s right up my alley. Also, the full-time job will be good for family finances. I absolutely feel blessed to be able to work. Ironically, I still have an overdue library book fine to pay off. Some things never change.
I’ve been busy with my Jamberry business and it’s so much fun. It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had cute nails! And, I love meeting people and doing home parties.
School supplies are out. Have you noticed? My kids finished school on June 25. They haven’t even been out of school for a full month yet and already school supplies are out. It makes my skin itchy. Seriously. Remember summers when you were a kid? Didn’t they seem to go on forever? I know that when school started, I was ready to go back. Summers were long enough to allow boredom to set in. Not anymore.
I have so much more to say, but this post is already going too long. It will have to wait for another day.
Now, please help me make this blogging thing a conversation. Be sure to comment and tell me all about what has been going on in your life over this past month!!!