After spending the last two or three years going all over the place to social gatherings and having kids over all the time, it is time for me to buckle down and get to work! I am on a mission to declutter and detail clean my house. It feels great not to be in charge of anything. I am focusing on my family, my health and my sanity---as well as our goals for the near future. It has been a heck of a year and a half for me personally anyhow. Losing my grandma and my cousin was quite a blow to our family. We have big plans for this year and a lot of work to do! So, I am on a mission. I am not going to be giving blow by blow updates, but when something concrete happens, I will blog it. I am not going to blog what our goals are, because those goals change and evolve every week.
Also, I have officially deleted my Facebook page in order to be more focused. People know how to get a hold of me if there is an emergency. Facebook is a great way to keep in touch. I miss that. I do not miss the constant needing to check it because I love all my friends so much! Maybe one day I will have time to get back on, but it may be a few months or another year. One thing I have learned about the internet is that you don't really know people like you think you do. It is a false perception of reality. I met a lot of people over the year who I adored and I hope to see again. But for now I am enjoying my real life and my children. It feels great to be here and in the moment. I feel very content 99% of the time and feel no desire to be anywhere else right now.
I love making dinner, reading, digging through drawers I have not cleaned out in years. Other than the dust issues, of course. I love helping the kids with their endless questions and not being distracted with 20 other things. I have really cool kids and I feel so grateful to be their mom! My husband is really awesome too. We love to joke around and dream about what this year will bring. We also talk a lot about world issues. It took us about 18 years to get this content in our marriage and it is nice! We have our moments, but they are few and far between now. It took us a long time to realize that life will throw us a lot of distractions and things that can complicate life. We have learned how to simplify life by saying no to things or people which are toxic and damaging to our marriage or family.
I feel I am setting a good example to my boys of how to lead a happy life. They are always sure to set me straight anytime I stray off course. And that is a good sign! Even better is when I listen and hear them.