Hi everyone! I am sitting here, the day after Thanksgiving, trying to decide what to put in this first post. I have tons of ideas for future posts but this one just isn’t coming easily to me. It feels like the first post on a new blog should be something special…something memorable. But I got nothin’. Well maybe not nothin’. Let me start by telling you why I decided to create a new blog.
I have two children. My oldest lives in Seattle with his fiancee and my youngest moved out on her own a few weeks ago. So it’s just me and my husband at home now. We are having to figure out how to do certain things all over again. For example, I used to cook for four, then three…which really isn’t that different than four, just more leftovers. Now I cook for two…when I cook. With just two of us, it’s cheaper to eat out so we do that a bit more. Grocery shopping is different as well. We just buy what we like, we don’t have to worry about whether the kids will eat it. Cleaning the house is different too. Good news…things stay cleaner longer when you clean them. Bad news…you have to do all the cleaning. Bonus…I can now tell which messes were really made by the kids and which ones my husband just blamed on the kids. So what I am trying to say is that it’s an adjustment. Not necessarily a bad one…but it’s definitely different.
We all know when we have children that some day they will move out. Some day it will just be you and your spouse again. Trying to remember what it was like to be together before you had kids. Hoping you still have things in common, things you want to do together etc. This all leads me to why I created the new blog. I just felt with everything that was changing my blog needed a makeover…a “do over” of sorts. I still plan on sharing things I make with you but I want to include lots of other things too. Ideas for staying organized, my planners, my love of stationery, pens and maybe even a recipe occasionally. Basically a little bit of everything. And I might chat about being an “empty nester” every once in while. (FYI – I hate that label.)
So I think that’s it for now. I hope everyone had a great holiday! Thanks for stopping by!