Thursday, September 27, 2012


I have neglected this poor blog horribly, and there really isn't a concrete reason behind it.  Perhaps I'm just tired, emotionally.  There are many good and wonderful things going on in our lives, and I am thankful and happy-- just a bit worn out.

I've started a second blog, 52 Voices and 52 Prayers, based on my year-long journey for a new church.  It's been fulfilling and thought-provoking, and it's made me accountable to pray and learn and research.  It's fed my soul in ways I could not have predicted.

My G and both G's are doing pretty well, with a few bumps along the road that we've managed well so far.  I have a new job, which keeps me learning and occupied and has a tremendous amount of support.

So, what's missing?  Not much, really, but I want to be writing more.  The church blog is a wonderful and wondrous thing, but it has a singular focus and I want to write more extensively.

A friend of mine posted When the Days are Long, and after reading that, I found Joyful Mothering's August goals post.  Since I, too, believe that the days are long but the years are short, I want to do more than mark time and "get through".  White-knuckling it through our children's years at home wastes so much precious time.  By setting specific goals, month by month, I hope to actually accomplish something that is concrete and measurable.  For myself, and for my children as well.

Here are my goals, and I hope Joyful Mothering will forgive me for ripping off her categories:

Write once a week in both blogs for all of October.
Figure out a savings budget and timeline for getting my Masters'.

Make concrete plans for November
Have a phone chat with him that is NOT focused on work, his or mine.

Spend time doing something fun alone with each of them. (Movie?)
Help each of them accomplish one goal that is on their list.

Finish the classroom
Sign up two more unique volunteers.

I have a good feeling about this.

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