I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
(I hope you dance...Lee Ann Womack)
I unplugged successfully!!!!
Seriously, I did, and I don't miss Facebook one single little bit. What I thought was going to be a huge effort on my part, has become extremely easy, and for that I have the Lord to thank.
Yesterday I got down to business, to what really matters in my life, and that means home and family. To really give it the attention it needs, and I don't mean the usual daily tasks we do with our homemaking, I mean to look around and change things up.
To give it a little love here and there, whether it is crocheting a little doily for a small corner in your house, or repainting a piece of furniture, it could even be bringing in some flowers from the garden.
Just a sneak peek at what I'm doing in my kitchen. Painting and more painting, a project I have wanted to do for many years but never got around to it, because I kept telling myself I didn't have time. Guess what? I DID have some extra time, I was just using it the wrong way.
I'll show you all once it's finished.
School is restarting in a little over a month, and I've been busy getting things set up. This house doesn't have an extra bedroom, so we have to make do with what we can. I've turned the small closet under the stairs into a Homeschool supplies area, books, and school items and the printer are housed in there. It works for us.
I took care of the garden, I pulled weeds, I watered, I cleaned and rearranged a few things, and then when I was done, I danced....I headed to the back yard under the trees and really soaked in the fresh air and the beautiful summer afternoon.
All it takes is a little white dress with the prettiest eyelet fabric, and some pretty flowers in hand.
Stop worrying about others, or what they will think if they see you out there spinning around bare feet. Who cares?!?!?
It is exactly what I did, and it felt AMA-ZING!!
The rest of the day I spent indoors with laundry and dishes and cleaning....but I also got time in to exercise, read and hang out with the family.
Dinner time quickly came around and I put together a delicious, filling and yet simple meal.
Corn on the cob and Scalloped Potatoes and Ham. Yum!!!
As the sun started setting for the night, I quickly turned on my fairy lights and enjoyed how it made everything look so warm.
Mason jars, and floating photos of me and my baby loves.
"But mom, the lid says beets!" she said. HA!!!
That's ok, I happen to think it gives it more character. I'm hoping to try these again but with smaller photographs in a vintage black and white tone. What you can't see from the front, is that there are lavender flowers floating inside too.
Speaking of loves, my pug loves seem to really enjoy the fairy lights, anytime they are on, you can find them sitting under there.
We're having some horrible haze caused by fires in the vicinity. Smells horrible out side and everything looks grey, but it did provide quite a stunning sunset.
So, my wonderful friends, I'm here to tell you to dance, to embrace life, to remember that there is more out here than on a computer screen on Facebook or Twitter.
I quickly realized that the time I was spending on there, was time I was missing out on my real life...instead it was just zipping by me at a super fast pace.
And one day when I die, I don't want to look back and think that I could have been sitting on the couch reading with my kids, or chatting or watching a movie, or that I could have been out in the garden enjoying nature, or making a home, or holding my husband's hand while out on a walk......but instead, I was sitting on the computer, talking to a screen.
Definitely not what I want to remember my life as. I made the change, and now I'm dancing through it. Yes I am!!!