I used to think of every situation as a possible blog post. You take a photo and think you can blog about that. The kids do something and you think that is a great blog post. I don't know what has happened. My drive and desire has gone. It just seems like work. I am sick again. It has been a continual thing for so long. Maybe that is what is wrong with me, I don't know.
I don't read a lot of the blogs in my reader. When St Patrick's Day came and people did post after post of decorating for the holiday. Really? Man, they made wreaths, table decorations, banners, t-shirts, special green food, and many delicious desserts. I took the kids to Target and we wore green - whoo hoo! Now everyone is decorating for Easter and spring. Mine is in the attic. I have a red candle on the table- from Christmas to Valentine decorating. These ladies make me feel like such a failure. I am failing to appreciate the days we have and just getting by. Do you ever feel like that? Like you "have to" or "need to" keep up? I feel like I am behind to just keep laundry done and food ready for the family. I want the joy. Do these people really enjoy all this or do you ever wonder how many are stressing themselves and their families out to do it all?
I really enjoy creating, going to garage sales, and all but never want it to be at the expense of joy in our home. It has to be fun, an addition to our lives, not a drain sucking every last ounce of everything we have. I also wonder if showing things or our home makes anyone feel like they don't have enough. Have you ever looked at blogs and found yourself not satisfied with what you have? Most of the time I see them as a way to gain creative ideas to make do with what I have that I can repurpose but I sometimes find myself thinking that I need more, my space is bland. God has blessed my family much more than I could have ever imagined. We have been given a beautiful home and most of all a healthy family and I hope I never take that for granted or make the things more important than the people and how they feel when here. Maybe I should do a Mr Linky where everyone could post the things they DIDN'T do because it was just too much for them.