It’s been pure chaos over here in the Parenting Permit household for, oh, about 8 months now, and my newly-developed blog has been woefully neglected. Today, I am working to change that, and hope that you will come along for the ride.
I started this space last year to chat with you all about this crazy thing we call life — children, family, wine, gardening, food, wine, books, movies, wine, things I love…. you get the point. But then – that damn life thing got in the way. And I vanished. See – I told you all I needed an instruction manual!
This spring (as it slides in to summer) I am focusing on doing things that I love, things that make me happy, and things that make me feel good. I’m coming up for air after so many months of pure insanity, and it’s time to get back to writing. Adjusting to my son’s first year in public school, having the two kids in different schools, and just generally keeping the family organized proved to be just a wee bit more challenging than I thought it would be. Throw in work and attempts at doing a few things for myself, and I am certain that I traded in all of my sanity for an additional 10 pounds on my waistline.
Fast-forward to today. Today I charged up my iPod shuffle. Today I charged up the batteries on my cameras and snapped a few pictures of my gorgeous orchid. Today I got out for a walk/run around town. Today I updated this blog and wrote this post.
Today I took back the chance to do something that makes me happy.
And it’s awesome. Work doesn’t stop. Children don’t stop needing me. The groceries still do not stock or cook themselves. But in taking just 90 minutes for myself and things that I love to do today, I have rediscovered my smile and found happy moments in my day.
Expect to see me ’round these parts more in the coming weeks. We’ve been gardening at the Parenting Permit household, so hopefully we will not kill all the pretty plants and will have pictures to share, along with tips on how not to do things the hard way. And you can all laugh along with me at all kinds of DIY attempts.
It’ll be fun. Welcome back.