Aug 07 2009

I’m kinda boring lately — and some links

I’m super-boring these days. My life right now is consumed by taking care of my baby, and the free time that I do have is occupied by limited cleaning, ¬†running errands, playing the Wii, surfing the web. It’s not that bad, really. It’s just, each day looks like a repeat of the last.

I know that as my son gets older and doesn’t require two to three naps during the day, it’ll be easier to get out and do more. He’ll show more of an interest in playing at the park, going to the zoo, library, or museums. Right now, he doesn’t seem to care about any of those things.

We’re trying to find a church to join in our new part of town. I’m hopeful that doing so will strengthen our faith, introduce us to some new friends, and help us become more involved with the community.

I’m also trying to think of non-baby interests I can recultivate. I’d like to read more, improve my photography skills, and tinker with some recipes.

I’m thankful that being in a rut is my biggest problem right now. We are truly fortunate.

What do you do when you notice you’re in a rut?

Here are some links I’ve recently read and enjoyed. Give them a visit!

— My friend Sally Ann and her husband David welcomed their first child, a girl, into the world on Tuesday! Welcome to your life, Abigail Grace! Isn’t she cute? I can’t wait to hear the birth story. Sally Ann went without pain meds and pushed for only 15 minutes. WHAT?

Have you ever regretted not spending money? Mrs Money wants to know. I’m trying to think of instances where it would of been better to spend, but I can’t think of any. I’m sure there are examples in my life, though.

— Here are some good ways to tell your children that something costs too much. Rather than make your children worry that you’re broke, you can use some of these methods to teach children about value and earning money.

— Paying off credit card debt? Maximize your effort by using micropayments. Brilliant!



6 Responses to “I’m kinda boring lately — and some links”

  1. I think trying to re-cultivate some of your other interests is a good way to get out of a rut. I recently tried to get the creative juices flowing by taking a knitting class, and really enjoyed it. Now I’m attempting to teach myself to crochet via videos on YouTube and library books.

    Maybe honing your photography skills will lead to other hobbies, like scrap booking. You already have the perfect little subject!

  2. I’ve definitely felt like the days repeat themselves sometimes. I break out of the rut by setting goals for myself, the budget, the house, the blog, whatever, and then work on them.

    I also LOVE learning new things… have done some free online courses and adore digital scrapbooking (no mess to clean up and you can do a lot for very little money!)

    As long as you and your family are happy, do what works best for you! Kids grow up too fast – enjoy babyhood while it lasts!

  3. Thanks so much for the link! :)

    I think you have an awesome life. Johnny is so so so cute! We need to find a church here but I am so SHY. I know that is hard to believe, but it’s true. :)

  4. When I’m in a rut, I try to get back into hobbies and activities I’ve neglected. Trying new things is just as good, too. Right now I’m trying to get back into sewing and I started up knitting.

  5. Kacie – thanks for sharing about your birth story too. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one! And I totally hear you on the whole days repeating themselves business. Let me know if you find any good solutions for that feeling!

  6. I’m still working on getting out more, I think it can just be hard at first with a baby NOT to get in a rut. (shrug) I’ve been thinking about trying some simple sewing, since I have a little one I could potentially outfit…even though I have very little in the way of sewing skill, heh.

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