This post was originally published on my old blog www.cyntheology.com
It is April and I feel it has been too long since I’ve written an update.
Life with a little one is a busy life. It is crazy to think she is already six and a half months old. She is moving and wiggling all over the place now, rolling from one side of the room to the other. She is still working on building her strength and learning how to move by successfully getting up on her hands and knees. Pretty soon she will realize she can put it all together and crawl, bringing new joy and the worry of wondering if the house is sufficiently baby proofed.
My 2016 hasn’t been as productive as I’ve wanted. I had all these big plans to crochet more, plant a garden, and purge the house, until the first trimester of pregnancy pretty much wiped me out, robbing me of any extra energy to put towards a new project. Our new little one will be due in September. Luckily for us, there is nothing to prep as we have everything we need.
The arrival of the new baby in September has also changed our wedding plans. We decided to cancel the August wedding and move it up to this month. We plan to celebrate with immediate family. There might be a post-wedding/baby reception sometime later, but right now it is not on the schedule. Despite the initial disappointment of losing the deposit on the wedding venue and not seeing some friends who were planning to travel for the wedding, I am glad to not be planning a wedding. Even though we were keeping things simple, it is still time consuming to plan. Since I like keeping things simple, this has ended up working best.
I’m still working on purging and decluttering the house, it is just taking a bit longer than I wanted. I can see in my mind what the house will look like. I envision a house that truly has a place for everything and everything is in its place. In my world those “extra cables that I’m not sure what they are for but I’m going to keep just in case”, do not exist. Maybe I’m just fed up, but after 40 years of battling stuff, I’m ready to just be done.
I’m reading again “The life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo. I think this is the third time reading her book. It is slow going, but progress is being made. Everytime I read it, I learn something new to try. My current goal is to get all like items together, instead of having them scattered all over the house. Books is a good example. I am trying to get all books into the bookcase, instead of finding them, in the kitchen, living room, bathroom, etc. One thing I’ve noticed since I’ve started doing this is how many duplicate items I’ve found: 8 pairs of tweezers, 6 pairs of nail clippers, 4 almost identical brushes and the list is continuing to grow. I’m wondering how many more duplicate items there are in the house.