|Me as McGonagall|
Hey guys! I’m getting totally excited about Halloween coming up. We’re having a Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Halloween party on Halloween this year. I have BIG PLANS, DUDES!! I’ll share a picture or two afterwards. My husband and I also got the chance to begin putting in some trails on our property. I’m crazy excited to get to work on them. Now we can enjoy so much more of our place! Aahhh! I’m crazy. You can say it.
|The Great Hall at the Halloween feast, complete with "live" bats|
This week, I’m discussing mom hobbies. Actually, I really want to cross off the mom and just call it “hobbies”. The issue is that you won’t have the same kind of hobbies as a mom that you did when you were not a mom, so I guess the mom stays. And at this point, I’m sure you can tell I am completely hyped up on caffeine while typing like a psycho. IT’S TRUE!! YAY! (I’m running in circles only a little)
So…what was I talking about? Oh. Hobbies. You need hobbies. Going through life not excited about doing anything is super lame. I’m excited about this party, for instance. It is sort of a hobby of mine to throw elaborate parties. Weird, but it makes me happy to see people surprised at the steps I took to set something up (and on a budget too!).
I also like to sew. I don’t make time for it often, but I always make time around Halloween. I make my kiddos’ costumes (they want to be Elsa and Superman this year). Not only do they turn out better than anything you can pick up in the store, but they are often times much cheaper. And again, I have the excuse of sewing, which is great. I sometimes make time before Christmas as well if one of the gifts is hand made.
|Confession: No sew! Princess Cheerio was 1, and I procrastinated. Still not purchased costumes though (except the wings, because ain't nobody got time for that).|
Singing is the hobby I make the most time for, but mostly because I can multi task as I sing. I can sing while washing dishes, cooking, cleaning, and of course the old stand-by of singing in the shower. I love to dance, so I try to make time for Zumba once a week.
I love working in the yard, so I make sure I have time to do outside chores on nice days. I like to read, so I plan my day around my book if it happens to be really good. More than once I have turned down invites or activities because a book I have been itching to get my hands on is released that day or the day before. IF THEY ARE TRULY YOUR FRIEND, THEY WILL UNDERSTAND! I have no idea why I’m shouting. Must be the coffee.
OH NO! My coffee is gone! The horror! Time for a refill.
Drat! Hubby turned off the coffee maker. He will pay for this! (I won’t remember by the time he gets home)
Crap. Microwaved old coffee and burned my tongue. Why doesn’t spell check recognize “microwaved”. That’s a term, right? Or maybe we can just call it “nuked”? It recognizes that, but only because it is morbid. Is there another term you use? WHAT IS THE PROPER TERM??!
Anyway…um…I have no idea where I was. Have a hobby! Right. I don’t even know where I was going with this whole concept. That’s a lot like life. Stop. Breathe. Okay. New paragraph. Maybe just ignore this one. Of course, now you can’t because you read the whole thing. Ha ha! Sucks to be you.
If you don’t make time for your favorite activities, you will end up hating everyone and being bored out of your mind. That is an opinion, obviously. When you were a kid, you were probably pretty happy most of the time. I believe kids are happy, because they spend large amounts of time doing exactly what interests them and not worrying about what they should be doing most of the time. If they want to spend hours building legos, by gum they will! And should something like hygiene or chores get in their way, a meltdown will occur. Grumpy adults are just the grown up versions of these kids, meltdown included (hence the grumpy). We would all feel a lot better if we took time to play our legos.
See ya next week, Cheerios Parents! Peace!
P.S. Please take a moment of silence for 9/11. Take a moment to appreciate the magnitude of what happened that day. God bless.