Friday, December 10, 2010

Ramblings

I decided to write a post.  I'm not sure what I'm going to write about we'll see what comes out of these little fingers....

I wonder how many of you remember who I am?  I wonder how many people will read this? It's been so long since I have written...

Let's see we have been in our itty-bitty house for two months and so far we love it.  Well, that may be a slight exaggeration, but we really are doing well and don't mind it.  There are moments that when I'm doing something I have to take a deep breathe because either I can barely get to my side of the bed, we barely have enough room to eat at the table (there are walls on 3 sides of it and we feel like we are pinned against the wall with our little 2 1/2 foot wide table), or hand washing dishes all the time.  OR like when my husband and boys are having a huge rubber band fight all around me while I'm trying to type on here for the first time in a two months.  Those type of things.  If only you could really picture what it is like to have rubber bands whizzing by your head in a very small space with lots of happy screaming and laughing in your ear....

We are reading a lot more, play a lot of chess, playing/working outside, and other wholesome recreational activities.  An interesting thing has occurred since living here with our reading.  Our 11 and 8 year olds have been slower readers than my other two.  However in the last two months they have completely smashed trough their trepidation.  Leader age 8, just finished The Boxcar  Children today.  It only took him three days.  Determination age 11, has read the Wrinkle in Time series, The Narnia series and his 3/4 the way through Eldest right now, having read those in the last month of so.  That's exciting.

I really like not having a TV or the Internet either.  Lots more free time.  I've accomplished a lot more things since removing media from the house.  So wonderful.

Oh, and Mr. Patriot lost the election.  It was a great race and we had a "smashing" time.  I learned that I can handle an immense load of stress and not fall apart.  I learned that I can have random people we've never met write horrible defaming letters to the editor about us and I only smile and pray for my enemies, because I apparently have them.  I've also learned that I can handle it when our competitor's legislative buddy robo calls everyone in our district and defames Mr. Patriot on ridiculous accusations. In those moments and can also smile and pray that I will forgive others.  It was pretty rough, but we were obedient and we learned a lot.

I don't think I mentioned it but our little house is right next to the church.  Very convenient.  Speaking of church I was released from the Primary Presidency (that means SCOUTS! YEAH!!!!!) and I was called back in to the YW as the 1st counselor.  It's kind of fun because before I was in the Primary this last time I was the YW president and my two counselors are the President and the other counselor.  The secretary is even the same.  Happy day!  Alex is still in the Bishopric which means we don't see him much, but that is nothing knew for Sundays.

I haven't read anyone's blogs in a long while.  I hope to catch up tonight.  I'll write a couple more post before I do.  Sooo if I talk about something you all of discussed at length forgive me.  Or worse, I bring up something you've all decided to do away with and I praise it.  I guess I can always delete and edit later.

Lots of rambling.  I'll share some more profound thoughts on another post.

Oh, if I get around to it tonight I'm making my family blog public again.  There's nothing on it so don't get excited.   

5 comments:

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Ha! You may not believe this but as I was driving home today after taking the kids to a Primary activity I was thinking about our family's days before the dawn of the internet and thought, "I wonder how D is doing? I think I will try to 'unplug' more for the rest of December to simplify like she has done." See? I just want to be like you. :D

crazy4boys said...

Oh, it makes me so happy to hear from you again! I've missed you. And I've also thought I need to unplug more...my life does not revolve around the computer, it does not revolved around the computer...it does not.....

kitchenrecovery said...

Yay, I'm glad to see a post. I've been reading your blog since I found you from lazyorganizer and all the headgates stuff. I for one enjoy reading your inspired "ramblings!"

The Lazy Organizer said...

It's so good to hear from you again! I can't wait to read your posts. One of these days I think I will write a new post but today is not that day.

I'm so envious of your new tiny house! I have done all that I can do to achieve the super simple lifestyle I want but we still have this big (relatively) house to take care of and it is a time waster. We're working on a solution to that but it will probably take a while, dang it!

Judi said...

Glad to see you back. I always enjoy your posts. Your tiny house sounds refreshing. We will be in that same situation when our house sells too. Merry Christmas!