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.