Monday, February 2, 2015

She's Alive (and mostly well)

Hello there dear long lost friends from blog land!

I know you were really sick of looking up my awesome blog to see if I posted anything new, only to find that same old stupid prom picture from a million years ago.

Sorry.  Seriously.

Have you ever failed at something so hard that every time you thought about trying it again it was another reminder that you failed so hard?

 Well, I have.  And every time I think about how much I miss blogging, I'm reminded about how long it's been.  And wonder why I ever quit.  And miss it even more.  But feel sortof stupid.


I'm gonna give it another go.

So much has changed in my little world.  But much is still the same…

Still homeschooling, but now I'm down to five.  FIVE!  Since I started with eight, I'm almost half way!

Still homesteading, although it's kindof boring by now.  Although I finally got a horse.  Which is totally a miracle.  And a very long story that I'll have to tell you about later.

Still busy with my jewelry business, but I'm mostly ready to quit because some things are more valuable than money.

Still leading worship, but I'm sortof on sabbatical this month.  Although a sabbatical is technically supposed to be a year AND paid time off.  But since I never got paid in the first place, no biggie.

Still painting everything in my house.  My new obsession is yellow.  I'm mostly over turquoise.

OK, what else?

I figured out how to make my own chalk paint.  And stenciled my backsplash.  Have 2 kids in college. Have a yellow kitchen.  Am teaching my kids to play piano and ride a horse.  I've read several very good and helpful books-- mostly about psychology and fun things like that.  I'm working on getting more margin into my life… before I burn out and check myself into an obscure little motel where I would stare at the walls indefinitely.

Shew!  It's good to be back.
Although my typing skills are rusty and I've had to correct every other word.

I've got lots to tell you.