It has come to my attention that some of my dear readers may be a little too impressed by the life I live as portrayed on my blog. Lest anyone think my life is absolutely idyllic and blog-worthy every day, I thought to take some pics for you all of things I never before thought to put on the blog.
My life is just as normal as yours, with just as many menial tasks and unchecked-off items on the to-do list. I, too, have way-too-few spare moments in my day. I have just as many dreams and desires that may go unfulfilled in the rush of everyday life. I, too, long to create and make things beautiful on a daily basis, but struggle to find the time. In some ways this blog has helped meet that need, as it takes only a minute to post whatever it is that has brightened my day, and share it with you. I love arranging the photos just so, and doing a small bit of creative writing occasionally, and it only makes it that much more enjoyable to hear from you that it has brightened your day as well. But I never want to make someone feel overwhelmed and unaccomplished when they see the glimpses I give into my life. So, here is the proof that I do not live on a pedestal!
First is my bedroom – not as it looked for 5 min. before I cleaned it up this morning, but as it has looked allllll week! Next, my kitchen – as it looked alllll day yesterday while I ran errands – leftover pancake batter and strawberry sauce slowly drying to a hard crust and ants having a feast. I didn’t get the dishes done until just before bed last night. And, just in case you were curious – my fridge. On one of the blogs I read last week, a lady posted a picture of her fridge as part of a meme – the rules were you could not clean it first. I thought – “Oh, I would never put that on my blog!” Well, guess what – I just did. There – now don’t we all feel better?
If this honest and from-my-heart post has meant something to you, I really would love to hear from you! Especially from those of you that are in the same place I am in – constantly digging myself out of mountains of laundry to kiss little smudged faces and set the table once again for dinner. I know us mothers barely have time to keep up with e-mail and a few blogs, but it is for you that I blog a lot of the time, sharing my favorite recipes, ideas for around the house, or fun activities to do with young children. Leave me a brief comment – I would LOVE to hear from you. How many little treasures do you have at your house? What’s your favorite thing about this blog? What do we have in common? Just click on the word “comment” at the end of this post, and a little window will pop up in which you can type a few words – it’s real easy! Can’t wait to hear from you…
Now, I am off to do dishes again! 🙂