It took me nearly 45 minutes this morning JUST to MAKE my ToDo list for the coming week. It took me that long because I worked on it between changing diapers, rotating laundry, stripping dirty linens from beds, preparing breakfasts, and holding Julia's hair as she... well you get the picture. As I struggled to get my ToDo's down on paper, my oldest looked over my shoulder and said "Don't they know you have FIVE kids?" He wondered why I had so many assignments. This was an easy one to answer for me. I do it, because I need a little bit of ME in everyday. Raising a young family of our size while my hubby is off patrolling the waters of the Arabian Sea does not lend itself to a whole lotta ME time, unless YOU make it happen. So, I have assignments.
And, I blog. I remember starting this Party of Five last year at the urging of some online friends. I pretty much kicked and screamed when I started blogging and when I joined Facebook. These were two decisions I made that are soo all about me. I love having this outlet to share my words... and my scrappy projects. But, it's mostly my words. This from the girl who avoids journaling on her layouts as often as possible. I LOVE BLOGGING!! There, I said. It's not always pretty, but it's our life. And I want to remember it, every little dirty detail. The other thing I love about blogging is the adult interaction that it allows me. I don't get a lot of adult interaction in my day. And, no the girl at the register at Starbucks does NOT count.
You may not know I ever existed by the lack of my own photo in our family's scrapbooks, but I blog, so therefore I was. I AM!!
Now, onto our previously scheduled postings... Favorite moment from last weekend's Cub Scout campout. Once he was cajoled into the truck, he never wanted to leave. He totally got the Red Carpet treatment from the crew. That's Sassy & Reagan at the bottom...
New product love. Yep, I'm a new paper who**. No regrets, no excuses.