Tuesday, August 26

More Mommy

It's been a while since my last post. In the mean time I had some family visit, a wedding to attend, and a short tip to Dallas to buy cabinets. Here's the run down:

What can I say about Ikea? We spent 6 hours there and I have a list of things to think about buying next time. If you've never been, it's truly an event. I put up the new pendant lights over the dining table yesterday and hopefully we'll get the shoe rack put together today. We bought a lot of the cabinets, but they were out of stock on two of the large pieces we needed. I guess we'll just have to go back!

The wedding was... I'm not sure I can describe it. I am so very happy to see my Uncle Richard so happy. It makes me all teary thinking about it. Angie is a wonderful woman and I am sure that they will be very happy together.


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About eight months ago I had a post called "More Mommy, not More Money." I decided that I wanted to stay home with my child at the expense of a large portion of our income- which made it necessary that Josh make more money.

This hasn't been as easy as it seemed that it would. Money hasn't even been the biggest issue- God provides ways for you to provide for your family when you set priorities. Mostly it's been hard because pre-Jonah I was not as organized as I needed to be post-Jonah. I've been working fairly hard to get myself in gear, but things are not always as clean or neat as I would like them. Jonah is not always as cooperative as I would like.

Almost two years ago I came across something called Flylady, which was interesting but did not seem like a necessity. I was slightly depressed, working from home and it helped me get out of a funk, but I recently threw myself whole-heartedly into the system. That doesn't mean I always get everything done that I need to, but it does mean that I have felt a lot less anxiety at the state of my home and my responsibilities.

It's amazing how disorganization can creep up on you. It actually takes me less time to take care of things when I make an effort to be organized- in my house and in my head.

2 comments:

Mindy Mehaffey said...

Not that I've ever tried, but I'm sure that staying at home is tougher than we all romanticize it to be. I'm really proud of you for all the work you put into your family. Also, I'm a huge advocate for FlyLady. I had been a little more committed before than I am now, but I know how much it can help. When I was fully "flywashed," I tried explaining it to Brad my simply describing the freedom I felt by being in control and not running around the house on adrenalin all the time. I told the trash when to go out rather than the other way around, etc., etc. I can only imagine how much more control you feel when you're juggling a child.

Anyway, I miss you, think about you often, and am proud of you always.

Love you!!
Mindy

Sara said...

What is Flylady? I'm intrigued. Staying home is the hardest job in the world. I've blogged about it a hundred times. It does seem that organization gets harder staying at home. You wouldn't think so until you experience it though. Just don't get caught up in the supermom complex. That's what gave me the most trouble. I think you are a great mom and your baby is the cutest thing I've ever seen.