Well, it’s Wednesday and this is the first time I am writing since Sunday. I told you that my goal for this week was going to be to manage my computer time. I have been online less than 2 hours every day like I wanted to be. However, I am not getting things, like blogging, done and I am finding I am not very good at managing my time I am online. I need to figure out a balance.
I did want to show you what the result of getting 8 hours of sleep, taking better care of myself, and managing my online time has resulted in: a “new” sewing/craft room.
This is a room in our basement that at one point several years ago used to be my embroidery business room. Then, for 2 years, it was my preschool classroom (There is another room I also used for preschool that isn’t shown.)
I am happy with the results of all of my hard work, and the help of my family on Saturday. I hope to do a little more decorating of the room, but so far everything has come from other parts of our house. Maybe sometime I will show you all of the room. For now, I am showing it to you for reference so you can see what I was able to accomplish.
The before picture I am about to show you may be a little shocking. I ended preschool abruptly due to being very ill at the end of February. After that point the room started becoming a catch-all. Then I had a baby. Fast-forward 8 1/2 months and this was the result.
Let’s play a little I-spy, shall we? Do you see my son anywhere in this room?
This is a very embarrassing. Can you believe that in only 6 days I got that room whipped into shape? Do you want to know how good it feels to have it cleaned up with things where they belong and 7 large trash bags taken to the Goodwill? I will tell you. It feels AWESOME!
It is hard to share a picture like that with all of you because it is admitting that I am often a housekeeping failure. But, maybe by showing you that I worked hard to clean it up and clear it out, one of you might be inspired to do the same in your home.
I know people use the excuse of having kids they want to spend time with as a reason for not keeping their house picked up. Hey, I’m the queen of that one. However, how much time do you spend online or on other personal ventures that don’t include your children? Ouch! That one smarts a little. Talking to myself here, too.
However, what are we teaching our children if we have areas of our home like this? Let’s prove to people that, with a little effort each day, we can take good care of our children AND our homes.
Starting next week my goals will switch from life goals to home goals. I hope you will stick with me as I forge onward to a new year of organization.
Before I let you go, I wanted to share a picture of a doll my mom made for Janna. It is so cute and Janna has enjoyed chewing on it. If any of you seamstresses want to know details please let me know and I will find out from my mom what pattern she used.