Friday, September 16, 2011

Homework Frenzy

So my homework was due yesterday. Like wach month I was writing like crazy to get everything finished up, only this time it was way last minute when I finished. But writing like crazy finally got me out of my weird writing funk. The weird writing funk was probably part of the problem when it cam eto everything being super last minute, but hey it got done.

So on another note Jordyn is cuter than ever. She's 10 months and full of fun. Everything is an adventure to her. There is not crack to small or object to bug. She's fasinated by everything. I love how excited she gets about just crawling around revisiting things she's already seen. Motherhood isn't glamerous, but it's fun. Staying at home with Jordyn is a mixture of feelings for me. I love spending my days with the bright, beautiful girl;but staying at home isn't always my favorite thing. My days run together because it is easier to be distracted by life rather than living it. I'm working on my commitment to a better life rather than an easy one, but it's gonna take trial and error.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Clean House?

Why is it that every time I clean my house no one sees it, but as soon as I leave the dishes from making/eating dinner the night before and entertaining Jordyn has made a huge mess people randomly come over? It happened to me twice last week. I even cleaned my house more than normal last week, and still a ton of people saw it looking crazy. Ugh. Oh well, I suppose that's just life reminding me that I'm still human.

Another random tangent: friends that grow apart. So I'm really bad at "keeping in touch" with people that I couldn't live without while we were in the same place at the same time. I don't know how people do it. I'm not sure how you go about continuing a relationship when you live hundreds of miles apart.

Yet another tangent: I'm reading Beloved, and it's driving me crazy. Toni Morrison is truly an artisan with words. What she writes is beautiful and thick, but I can't seem to keep it down. I don't know what about the story is rubbing me the wrong way, but I have 50 pages or so left and I can't seem to make it through. However, I have 2 more days to get my homework done, so I don't really have a choice but to push through and get it done. I've been stuck running into a wall, and I can't seem to feel my way around it. It's probably because I'm distracted by other things in my life, but still I would love to get back into writing.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A newer resolve

Ok, so it has been almost a month since I posted last. I'm becoming a lame blogger again, so I have a newer resolve to be a better blogger. Despite the fact that Jordyn is currently trying to attack my computer and I am fending her off with my leg. Ah, motherhood.

Since we've moved into our new apartment, I've been on a decorating frenzy. For some reason I hate everything, and feel like nothing is cute enough. So room by room, I've been working on where to put the furniture and worrying about the walls and personal affects later. Today Jordyn and I went to the Dollar Store, love that place, and purchased 4 bunches of fake flowers. When we got home I took some scrapbooking paper I already had and lined glass vases with it. Then I put the fake flowers in and seperated them to look a little fuller. Now I know that there are those who say if you like flowers enough to put them in your home NEVER use fake ones, but to those I say if you had my budget and liked flowers you'd buy fake ones too!

Other than that I've been working on filling up my days without spending hours watching T.V. and can I just tell you that it's a lot harder than it sounds. Yesterday I baked bread, cleaned hte house, made some cinnamon bread, made dinner, ran some errands and still had time to watch 4 hours of T.V. Today I ran some more errands, took a nap, visited a friend, and did some more chores, and it looks like I will again have a few hours to watch some tube. I suppose that will come one thing at a time, and hopefully it counts that I'm trying not to be a couch potatoe.

Off to make dinner, and to keep Jordyn from eating my journals!