First thing's first, I made a slight change to the title of this blog. As I mentioned in the comments section of another post, Googling 'Chicken Mama' brings up this blog instead of (and in addition to) Chicken Mama Designs, the business. So, in an effort to try to change that, I changed the title. That said, I am open to other suggestions for the new title. I'd like to keep 'Lady Homesteader' while keeping 'Chicken Mama' out of it. You got any better ones?
So, are you sticking to your resolutions? Now that we're almost 13 hours into the New Year? Did you drink less / no coffee this morning? Did you already start that new work-out routine? Not me, I'm not adding any stress to my New Year! Ha! I'm drinking all the coffee I want and NOT working out! ;) I did make two resolutions, though. They are:
- Remember to put the living things (animals, then [house]plants) FIRST here on ye ol' homestead.
- Work on keeping the house (relatively) clean in 2012!
My second resolution: this house is almost always a DISASTER inside (when I'm not expecting company). And I'm not exaggerating. I used to joke that if the ex ever had a heart attack or anything, I'd have to drag him out onto the front porch for the paramedics: I wouldn't let them in to see how messy the house was! ;) And, I DON'T want it to be this way. When visitors stop by unexpectedly (which is what happens most often out here in the sticks), I want to be able to invite them in! To not have the house in such a state that I'd be embarrassed to do so. As I was thinking about WHY it's hard for me to keep a clean house this morning, it dawned on me: it takes too much time. Time away from things I deem more important. Welllll, duh . . . of COURSE it takes time! But, do I want to be able to entertain guests inside? Yes. Do I ENJOY the house more when it's clean? Yes. So, then (dummy!), it's O-K-A-Y to spend the time required to clean it!
There ya have it, my two resolutions. I should check in at the beginning of each month to see HOW I'm doing . . . and use that occasion to get myself re-routed, if necessary. Yep, I think I'll put that on my 2012 calendars when I do them today.
And, with that, I think I'll sign off for now . . . but I'll try to be back later today to regale you with last night's fun and news of a BIRTHDAY!