We are already heading into April. As I get older, the time flies by much, much faster. I've been thinking about my OLW (Learn) and in my need to do something (ever feel like that?), I’ve made a list of what my current interests are. I’ve taken a look through prior blog posts, the blogs I read most, and the magazines I buy the most. They all have to do with being a homemaker, being a DIYourselfer, being a parent, and creating. Now that K and Elliot are staying at the house more, I feel we need structure, or a map, if you will, of day to day-ness. Also, K is going to be on her own one day and it won’t hurt her to learn to keep house, pay bills and cook (that might be tougher, she got a nasty burn on the inside of her arm last week taking dinner out of the oven). At the end of the day though, I see so much that didn’t get done, and so much that I want to teach her, and I think if we collaborate on a plan and a schedule and follow it, our days will run much more smoothly.
I am so totally excited that she and E are staying here more. It’s so much better going home to a house that’s lit, warm and filled with laughter than going to a home that sits cold, dark and being alone.
Anyway, at this time of my life, I find that my main interests, besides my blog, which I totally love, are (not in order of importance):
1. Having a container garden. Flowers, herbs and vegetables.
2. Learning how to use the herbs in cooking and how to dry them for winter months.
3. DIY at-home spas.
4. Learning to sew.
5. Crocheting wearables, dishcloths, afghans, rugs, etc.
6. Creating and maintaining a budget.
9. Going green.
10. Being healthy/exercise.
The above are what I want to dive into, learn about, cultivate, do right now. I want to sit down with K and have her make a list of what her current interests are (besides watching videos on her iphone).
And, while I am still loving Springpad, I cannot give up my Mary Englebreit notebooks to map out my ideas. I purchased three this weekend and they are ready to be filled. And I am ready to be writing, learning, doing and crossing off my lists.