Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Don't be Depressed

I was talking to my BFF Heather and she said she gets depressed when she reads my blog.  Another friend said the same thing.  I think I'm starting to get a complex.  I definitely do not want people to be depressed when they read my blog.  I honestly want people to be encouraged.

When I started staying home full time I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.  I didn't know exactly what I should be doing or how to schedule my day.  Then it hit me, if I was working a job from 8 to 5 I would be trained for it.  I would at least shadow someone in my position or attend a seminar.  And then of course, once I was trained I would also have some sort of continuing education to make sure I was doing my job correctly and efficiently.  When you stay at home there isn't a lot of training.  There aren't "classes" you can take. 

Well, I just started reading books like crazy.  I started reading blogs and different internet sites.  I tried a hundred different things and have only recently (after 3 years of staying home) found what really works for my family.  I am still learning everyday.  The real icing on the cake though is that I enjoy what I do.

I only write this blog so that homemakers everywhere (and yes, even if you work outside the home you are still a homemaker), can learn some of the things that I have learned.   I don't do everything.  I do like to try different things and sometimes they turn out great and sometimes they turn out awful.  You pretty much only see the great, or at least the half-way decent. 

I think we all enjoy different things.  I cannot decorate a room to save my life.  I am technically challenged to say the least.  I only own about 4 or 5 purses.  I think I have maybe about 10 pairs of shoes.  I have no idea how to accessorize an outfit.

What else can I say?  I find baking bread fascinating.  I love to freeze hundreds of ears of corn.  Canning and gardening are exciting to me.  I am weird like that, and I might tend to overdo it a bit.  Of course that is why God gave me the husband I did.  He reigns me in, most of the time.


  1. I also own limited purses and shoes! My style is simple and easy. I feel like I always look nice but I haven't the first clue how to look "stylish"!
    Enjoyed the post!

  2. Elizabeth ChastainAugust 16, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Oh my goodness. Bless your heart with your 4 purses and 10 shoes. I have an ache in my heart for you! ; )

  3. I have one purse and three pairs of shoes :) so I know what you're saying!

    One step at a time. I know the canning thing is a bit overwhelming at first, but I'll get there. Thanks for your blog, it does encourage.

  4. @Elizabeth Chastain
    Send me your e-mail! Go to my profile page and click "e-mail" and e-mail so I can have your e-mail!


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