|Photo cred: Kyle's sis Tracy|
It has been a while... what have I been doing instead of writing on here?
Playing too many addictive games on my Kindle. Spending some much needed time with both sides of our family both in SC and in KY! Reading books for the first time in a while. Evaluating my job performance.
I go through seasons of addiction to random things. Sometimes it is a reading addiction. Sometimes it is a bread baking addiction. Sometimes it is a DIY project addiction. Sometimes it is a coffee making addiction. Sometimes it is a blogging addiction. And sometimes it is a free "escape" and "object search" Kindle game addiction.
First, Kyle's family made it down for a long weekend, a week and a half later, my parents made it for almost a week, and then 2 weeks after that we made the trip up to KY for Kyle's final week of vacation for this fiscal year. Photo dump coming soon.
I love our library system. Like love. I haven't used a library membership since high school, but I use ours here all the time. Probably because our local branch is within walking distance (not that we walk it...). I have been keeping a few books for Myles around, using our interlibrary loan service, and the ebook library. Recent reads include Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill (the niece of current Scientology leader David Miscavige); As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes (Westley): and currently reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. Highly recommend the first two, the last is good so far, but so is the movie IMO.
I have recently had the realization that I focus on being a "stay at home mom" (keeping Myles happy and healthy and learning) and have been totally neglecting the other part of my job... the "housewife" title... mostly as it pertains to the state of our home. And not for any reason other than laziness. So for the past month, I have been trying to find a better balance between the two and it has been really fulfilling. I often would reach a moment when I would look around and be disgusted at the state of my home, (not in a "omg...there is a sock in the floor and a dish in the sink, how gross!" sort of way... more like "there are crumbs and dirty dishes all over the kitchen and old mail and random crap on the dining table and toys everywhere and cat hair everywhere and the bathrooms are gross and lets shift this pile here so we can sit down" kinda way) and then that would turn to disgust at myself for letting it get that way, and turn into a major cleaning spree that would last all of a day until it started getting gross again. Now, I am trying to maintain a functional "lived in" feel, not spotless, but not inhibitory to us enjoying our home and being scared to let anyone into the house.
Some of this is stupid and I need to get it under control, and some things have needed to take priority...either way the blog has taken a back seat for a while and I'm hoping to get back in the swing of things. Discipline in all areas of life is my current goal... Be back soon. I have a giant suitcase to unpack and cloth diapers to assemble.