I usually picture my house in order and the children dressed and ready for a fabulous school day, but the reality is that we are all upstairs, kids in pjs (most of the kids), and I have been paying bills and now updating ya'll, my friends. It's is a good thing that I realize the picture perfect images in my head are always quite contrasted to the reality that dwells in my house.
I suppose that the new year also brings resolutions, attempts to do life differently or to set a high goal to reach for,but I have never been the make a list and try to stick with it for a year kind of gal. I get too distracted with the seven humans who rely on me for food, education, companionship and love. I tend to make up a year long theme in which to encompass my entire being throughout the year. This year I choose joy. JOY!
As much as some people like to trash social networking and internet use in general, I am so thankful for all of the people that I have "met" or reconnected with through my computer. There are some amazingly wonderful people out there who I would have otherwise never crossed paths. Yesterday a childhood friend posted this on her face book status:
They are far from perfect, but I intend to make a ton with yarn that I have in my stash. They are dainty and pretty and will one day make a pretty baby afghan.
Finally, I received as a gift the most wonderful book by Amy Adams.
That meant only one thing: time to hit the thrift stores for wool sweaters. I did and they are felted and ready to be cut and sewn into a collection of lovely softies.
It must be the child in me that is so excited to sew and collect these delightful creatures. I will be sure and post my progress!
Here's to a wonderful beginning for you all! I will close with my 2011 recap video of My Barefoot Farm! (and because I am a true Psych fan, there is a pineapple in there. can you find it?)
Have a fantastic week!