new look for fall!

new look for fall!

It’s been a really long time since I’ve changed the look of my blog! I liked the other theme, but it was time for a change. I thought I’d get in a seasonal mood, and in a few weeks when it’s Christmas season I can change it again.

I’ve also been thinking of redoing my categories to make them more useful, and perhaps using the tagging feature that is now present in WordPress. I used it briefly a year ago, which is why in my tag cloud on my sidebar most of them say “Christmas”. :-)

I’m looking over this new calendar and I can’t help but be amazed at how it’s almost the middle of November and I have hardly written in here at all! I can’t really explain why – got out of the habit I guess. I have certainly written a lot of blog posts in my head. Here are a few that you might see in the future:

  • Things we did right and things we did wrong about our finances
  • Thoughts about losing weight and my own personal journey
  • A few Simon & Garfunkel songs that have made me think
  • The confusingness of cell phones and landlines, and decisions we have to make in regards to these
  • Anecdotes from my past – I have really wanted to do this, more of a way to record it for myself and also as a way to share about my life growing up on the mission field… I write a lot of these posts in my head but usually am too lazy to actually type them up
  • Many picture posts about some recent trips we’ve taken

I have now been a full-time stay at home wife for a month now! I can’t believe it’s been that long. After an initial feeling of worthlessness, I’ve settled right in. We were pretty busy at first – me being sick, company coming, then going to Savannah for a week. Now I’m trying to find a routine that keeps me busy and helps me get the work done. I’ve been struggling with feeling lazy. I KNOW the dishes need to be done, but I don’t feel like doing them and I put them off in favor of checking my email for the bazillionth time.

One thing I have added to my schedule that I’ve wanted to do for a long time now is volunteer at a local cat shelter. I’m really excited about this! I start on Friday and will be spending 3 or 4 hours there once a week feeding the kitties and cleaning the litter boxes. It’s a no-kill cage-free shelter with about 100 cats. I was a little overwhelmed when I went there so hopefully I get acclimated fast. :-) I do love kitties, and I am excited to be giving my time to help them. I am considering adding one more volunteer opportunity to my week after the new year. I have a few ideas in mind of things I’d like to do, so we’ll see where the needs are in January.

Another thing I’ve been doing is making greeting cards! Recently a friend showed me how to stamp, and I have been really excited about this newfound hobby! I keep telling Paul that this is basically graphic design except instead of the computer I am using colored paper and ink! I am working on building my stamp collection, which is coming along slowly but surely – they can be quite expensive if you’re not careful! :-/ I made a website to keep track of my designs and as a chance for me to critique them. I’ll also be displaying other craft-related projects there as I finish them.

Okay I am going to stop now and work on some other posts for the next few days/weeks. :-)

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