maybe it's because i have 4 little ones here this morning? i have a new appreciation for young moms. not that i didn't before, but it's much more fresh in my mind this morning. yowsa. we had scrambled eggs, toast and pears, oranges and bananas for breakfast. now i have one asleep and sesame street is on...so i found a moment.
yesterday, i had a super productive day. one of the major things i worked on was my studio. i had been wanting to do a major overhaul for a long time. it ended up not being that major, but i do feel much better. i wanted to come up with a more efficient system for storage. sometimes it's easy to get in a rut in your own space, ya know? i was there. i may still be. but i purged again and i toted all of my finished older scrapbooks to the basement bookshelf. we do spend a little time down there and when we do, it's fun to pick up a scrapbook and reminsce. so i freed up a whole shelf in my studio closet, and was able to move a bunch of totes from the guest room to the studio. my goal is to have things so streamlined, that i'm not storing any products anywhere but in the studio. and ultimately i'd like to have things organized enough, that i can see everything i have. if that makes sense? i'm way too visual to have things tucked away in places where i can't see them.
closet shelves...not too pretty, but way more organized than it was!
i have accepted the fact that if i'm making stuff and being creative, my room will not be pristine. for me, it's impossible! BUT it can be functional and pleasing to me, nonetheless. i think perfectionism is the enemy! and i was just thinking that if perfection stifles me, how must it effect children? and then i remembered something one of the coolest moms i know, my cousin kelly todd, said to me over 20 years ago when my kids were small. i was proudly telling her about how i was enforcing this new rule with my kids, where they had to pick up one set of toys before they could get out another set. she had older kids at the time, and she just sorta laughed and told me that she thought it was important for kid's imaginations, to mix and match sets....like using legos to build a house for their playmobil people, while setting up a grocery store with the pretend plastic food from another set. it made sense to me and i gave up the idea of tidiness...and interestingly enough, found that my kids were much more content. i do understand that there is a fine line between keeping your sanity with orderliness, and allowing big messes. but i honestly think you have to allow big messes or your kids are probably missing out...like mine were, until kelly spoke her words of wisdom :) we just cleaned up at the end of the day, from then on.
on another note. is it just me, or is texting out of control? i'm seeing people text in church, and everywhere else. i think it's crazy. how old do i sound? ha! seriously, i hate to see it in church. so disrespectful in my opinion. i heard on the news that a 14 year old girl texted 14,000 times in a month. are her parents unconscious? and her punishment, is no texting after dinner? oh my. i think it's an addiction for some kids. sorta like the computer is to me :) pot say hello to kettle. but at least i draw the line at church. and when i'm driving, or out to dinner with my loved ones. you get what i'm saying, right? no place is sacred.
today is griffin william's 5th birthday! the best part, is that he is walking and doing really well. he even went back to preschool yesterday. happy birthday big g! i don't have any new photos from today yet, but he has been on the blog quite a bit recently!
tonight we have our small group for church. we're doing a 6 week study on prayer by jim cymbala. we started last week and it was really good. i'm looking forward to it tonight!
have a great day and God bless!