Sunday, March 4, 2012
I know I've been gone for ages. Life has been super busy and I just have not had time to take pictures and post about what has been going on. That, plus I've been rethinking about my blog.
The thing is, I cleaned out my garage last week and had a garage sale this weekend. As I was getting ready it hit me and hit me hard how much stuff I bought. Things I bought just to use for my blog and taking photos.
Dishes, dishes and more dishes. Of course that means glasses, flatware, napkins, tablecloths and everything else that goes with it.
Party supplies. Boxes and boxes of party supplies that were used just for one party and then packed away.
OK, I admit, I love throwing parties and making everything just so so. I'm sure I will still do that.
But, to buy dishes, just so I can join in on pretty tablescapes or to set a table just for some photos. What was I thinking?
I often times feel like in order to have a fun blog you have to do what the "in" thing is right now. If you don't, then no one will want to read your blog.
I've spent way to much money just trying to keep up with other blogs. I don't want to do that any more. I'm not going to do that any more. I can't afford to.
I love to go to thrift stores as much as the next person but I find I buy things that I like, only I don't have a place to use them or even store them so they end up in the garage. Still in the bags and tags on them. Then I sell them at a garage sale for pennies.
I don't want to stop blogging. I started this blog as a way for me to look back on my life and see what I've done over the years. It's changed over the years. It got away from me.
So now, I'll post about my daily life. Some may find it dull and never want to come back. Some may find it fun and comforting to see they are not the only ones who can't or won't be keeping up with the Joneses.
I don't have a thrilling, fast paced life. I have a life where I'm happy. I'm loved and I'm blessed. I have a life full of family and friends that I adore and spend my time with. My life is full of little girls that form my girl scout troop. My life has two dogs that are spoiled rotten. My life has very very little stress. My life is mine.
I'm going to start sharing with you that life. I hope you enjoy it. I may only have a short post. I may not say much of all. But, I'll still be here.
I know I don't need lots of things. I don't need to pretend to be something I'm not. I can be me and still have a wonderful and lovely life.
I am crafty but I'm not like some of these women who have such talent they make you wish you could craft 24 hours a day.
I love to travel, but I can't afford to go to some of the beautiful places a lot of bloggers get to go to. But, I do live in So. CA and it's a lovely place right here.
I know I love seeing what day to day life is like in other states. So I'm thinking some of you may like to see what day to day life is here.
So from now on, what you see is what you get. It's my life. Come along for the ride.