Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Experiements in Identity...

huh? Okay, hold tight with me for a minute...
I have an explanation for my absence that I think a lot of mommas are going to connect with.
Flashback to last year: My bestie, Shonnery, had a really hard time with her youngest starting school. The whole "what do I do all day?" conundrum. I sympathized, I took her to lunch, I supported her through her moments of "hey, maybe I can do ____" with my whole heart. But I didn't understand. Not really.
I've since learned that a lot of moms pretty much have an identity crisis every August like clockwork. We're happy to get the kids happily back in school, love the structure & routine, but it does leave a chunk of 7 hours with no official plan.

Flash to current time: Tayvan started pre-school! WOO HOO!! Now granted, its not a full time gig; she's going 2 days a week from 9-2. But coupled with Memory Makers closing & the TN GASC cancelling, all together it has triggered a little bit of an identity crisis. I kinda don't know what to do with myself all day Monday and Wednesday! :) So my goal-setting self kicked into gear and I decided I needed to figure out my big Ta-Da for this school year.

After some thought, my *first* big item on The List decor/organization/cleaning/control. I joined back up with FlyLady (a fab site to get the cleaning happening on a more routine basis). I've flipped through blog after blog of decorating and organizing, so my brain is brimming with funsie stuffs to do! And I've enlisted my friend Amy to help me work the Elfa to bring some much-need organization and storage to my pitiful pantry. And I can't wait! Well, actually...I haven't. A couple of the things that've been rolling on my house to-do list are already done. Pics soon...rooms in progress! :)

But in the middle of this house re-do and minor identity crisis, we've had some fun family moments. I did some quick invites to send out for Tayvan's 4th birthday party.

But the best fun was going to one of Bob's races in Greenville. He did okay, not his best but he was happy with the finish. Immediately after though, the Kids Cup started! Declan and Lilli were both excited and nervous. Declan was so thrilled that he could ride all waiting for anyone to catch up. He's a total Speed Demon, flying around the course, actually doing tricks as he went! Lilli was bound and determined to catch her little brother...had her head down, elbows back, pedaling as fast as she could. In the end, Declan took first place by a good half-lap. Lilli took second place, happy with her performance (especially in the turns which still make her a little nervous). All in all, a great day for all! :)
One last thing before I head to bed (yawn!)...tomorrow night is a KI Blog Party! It starts at 7pm CST, and you definitely want to be there! We had the opportunity to create some Wicked projects...not wicked, Wicked (using the new Halloween line). LOL :) My home decor focus as of late worked perfectly b/c I was selected to make a fun wreath that I am IN LOVE with! :) I can't wait to show it tomorrow...first on the KI blog, then here & 2Peas, so stay tuned! :)
XOXO...Stac :)

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