I just added a new page with my most popular posts.
Tomorrow will be the first year anniversary of this new blog and I passed the 100 post mark several posts back…I guess that is an important milestone for some, but I just realized it had occurred for me. My first post can be found here — warning, it is totally boring!
I have decided to not wax on about what happened over the last year and I also won’t predict what might happen over the coming year. I will share that this past year has been a year of growing and learning for myself. The most important thing is that I have relearned what Joy means to me, how to recognize it and to prioritize it. So, like so many other bloggers out there, I will be focusing on Joy this year. Making my decisions based on how much Joy they will bring into my life and the lives of my family and friends. Now that I have learned to do things that I do not like with Joy, I feel pretty much invincible, but I am still realistic about the possibility that Joy might slip away from time to time…the important thing is that I have learned how to know when it has happened and what to do to make it come back.
I hope everyone out there has a year full of Joy.
So…here it is: my second post on this new blog! I have so much to tell you.
Blog Land: I haven’t really worked on the functionality nor the look/feel of this new blog yet, but I have worked on some content…it counts in my book as progress. I will not allow you to criticize me, because I am busy with more important things, such as being a mother and domestic goddess.
Family Land: We had William’s brother (Bobby, Elijah’s godfather) and his fiance (Melinda) and four year old daughter (Kendall) come up here to Pittsburgh to stay with us for a week — all the way from Tulsa, OK. We all had fun. It is my sincerest hope that they will move up here (hopefully to co-house). The children got along…as well as any two four year olds can who are only children and both dominate personalities — with that Disney (Kendall) vs. Anti-Disney (Elijah) driving cultural force behind it as well and you can only imagine. No one drew blood, thankfully.
Personal Land: I will be 26 years old tomorrow! Can you believe that? I can. Please, don’t send me anything outside of a ‘hello’. I do not feel any older, but those around me who are older than I, do feel as though they are ‘ancient’…I don’t see it.
House Land: We have now cleaned and unpacked 90% of our house!!! Leaving my office, William’s studio and the balcony and porch to be cleaned and unpacked. Ok, so maybe that’s more than 10% left, but of the Public spaces in our house, 90% is done. I finally have some free time for more creative endeavors without feeling guilty about doing craftiness.
Unschooling Land: Well, the kiddo is still living, playing, loving and subsequently, still learning. We have recently been to the Carnegie Science Centre to play around and to see the Bodies exhibit; we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We also hopped over to the Pittsburgh’s Children Museum (PCM) and made a day of it; we also made paper there. We are patiently awaiting the new exhibit at the PCM — Secret Circles. We have been busy building with Kapla blocks, blocks, wooden marble run, Lincoln Logs and anything else that one can stack. There has also been an explosion (both quantity and quality) in writing, drawing and coloring. Elijah has been very detailed and creative with his drawings since the Holidays; also enjoys naming his creations. I am constantly amazed on a daily basis by how much he knows and remembers. He has a fascinating grasp on numbers, patterns and math in general, without any ‘real’ prompting. As usual, he still LOVES being read to and looking through books and catalogs by himself. So, we will just keep on dreaming and painting the town red with him…he’s the one in control and is showing us that he’s learning immense amounts of useful skills and knowledge all while having a glorious childhood.
That’s a wrap for this post. I have more, but I am tired of blabbing. I’ll be back.
In Love and Peace,
So, it’s time for a new blog…I am still fixing the layout and tweaking this and that. I have never edited a style sheet before, so I am having to do some backwards engineering. Oh, to be able to just do all of this in simple HTML!
What is the purpose of this blog? I really can’t say right now. I have many ideas, but not a good track record of getting those ideas into a blog post! I’m sure that this bog will contain bits and pieces of my life, my family’s life, political rants, pictures, articles and reviews, a very neglected food log and sporadic entries pertaining to my son and unschooling…there is more, I am sure of that.
When will I begin all this stuff? Well, technically, I have began…this post counts, right? I make no promises as to when things will take off or when this blog will not appear like a 5 year old put it together. I hope to have things looking right and running smoothly around the first of February…we shall see.
Why did I ‘go live’ with this blog now, when it is obviously not fit for the public? Because I can do things like that and I don’t care…I needed to see it in real life, in order to be able to backwards-ly hack the CSS.
Cheers and have a great day! Michele.