I kind of took a week off and haven’t updated this week either- which just confirms my bad blogger status. I made a decision to take a break for a bit but thought it’d be nice to update y’all about that!
We are doing good in Squidland- just a little overwhelmed and getting back on task. We were in the middle of a routine that was helping A Lot but I got out of the habit then got sick then got swallowed by CHAOS. I’m working to get all of that back under control now though.
If you have ever used or have ever heard of the fly lady system then you know what the whole CHAOS thing is about. Can’t have anybody over syndrome. (Makes me chuckle every time I read that, but it’s exactly how I feel this week.)
I also have a few projects I need to work on, our new Color n Play website is one, an etsy shop is another- crying over the state of our garden might be another. (Seriously I’m in need of a green thumb if you know where I can find one,sigh.)
Other than that we are just going with the flow and continuing to work on our routine and also cutting down on our tv/internet/electronic device time.(This is not just for the kids I need to cut down too!)
I have the kids down to a daily two hour maximum for those and am finding they are happy with less than that a lot of the time. We have movie night on Fridays when we watch a kid movie plus a family movie so that’s an exception but if I am able to get them to bed earlier (something I am also working on)we may trim that down to one movie for them, one movie for us when they’ve gone to bed. (Which would make Mr. Goblin happy as he is in need of a thriller,or a not too scary but not exactly kid friendly flick.)
We are still simplifying too – we got rid of a lot of extra toys, out grown clothes and just stuff that we don’t need but I’m realizing that we could probably get rid of more.
There has been a lot of evaluating ourselves this year and I do feel like we have been suffering from soul fever. (That is a Simplicity Parenting thing and I can’t say how right their whole way of viewing life feels to me, it just makes sense.)
It’s shocking to see how much stuff you really have sometimes. You store it up in boxes to just get it out of your way, you get annoyed when things and clutter are all over the place and the solution is just letting it go. Those things in boxes can stay in those boxes for years without even being thought of and what’s the point in that? I want to live in a home not a storage unit! :) This is important to me right now if you can tell. So I am taking a bloggy break to get caught up and also to decide where to go from here. I will pop in now and then but I don’t see posting too regularly in the near future. (Of course I could be wrong, I’m a fickle person and just writing this today has felt helpful,lol.)
Thanks for stopping by.