Sometimes bloggers get so worried about numbers and focused on how to keep you, our readers, on coming back again that we forget that it’s ok to take some time off.
I am one of those bloggers. And I have to remind myself that it’s ok to not post 5+ days a week. In fact, you probably prefer it, because it’s less for you to keep up with, right?
I took a couple weeks off around Christmas but planned to jump right back into things in January. And I did… sort of.
Until I began homeschooling again…
and took on organizing my house at the same time. I wanted to bring you along for the ride. And I still do, but I realized that if I stop and blog about each step of the way, it’s going to take me forever to get my house to where I want it.
This past week, I’ve stayed off the computer, aside from posting a few simple things and a couple new giveaways. I’ve organized all the bedrooms (aside from my closet – that’s another project though) and the bathroom. It doesn’t sound like a lot on paper, but believe me, it was a LOT of work. And well worth it.
This was the before on the boys’ room…
It’s not perfect now (they make sure of that, haha!) but it’s much better now. More on that later..
I’ve taken some before photos (I forgot on a few) and I still plan on blogging about it, but more after-the-fact. You know sometimes you just get the momentum going and can’t stop or it will go away? That’s where I’m at.
Of course, we’ve had other things happening too. We have some good friends coming to stay with us for a little while as they are transitioning into a new place. They’re like family and it’s nice to have them around, but it means less blogging-time. Well actually, I just need to get in gear and get focused again – haha!
And today, we bought Nate a new (to us) car. This was a pretty big thing for us because up until now, Nate’s driven old junk cars. That’s because we’ve been working on living the Dave Ramsey way. But now, because we’ve been living frugally, we were able to pay cash for a 2007 Toyota Corolla. Yep, cash. It feels pretty awesome.
And I am so happy Nate finally has a nicer car to drive to work everyday. With 56 miles each way for his commute, he needs it too.
This upcoming week, I still have more organizing projects to complete. Mainly, my kitchen (especially the pantry) and our computer area and all that wonderful paperwork.
And eventually I have to tackle our dreaded coat closet. I still do not have a good method of organizing all the kids’ winter stuff and it’s driving me nuts.
The good thing is I’m finding that we don’t have as much stuff, nor am I as unorganized as I had thought. It’s just a matter of well…organizing it better into a system that will actually work. I’m finding that labels are key – not only for myself, but also for my kids (and hubby) so they’re reminded of where things belong.
This…was Luke yesterday afternoon. It’s not often I catch him sound asleep on the couch.
So there’s my week…how was yours?