Friday, March 25, 2011

The goings on...

Once upon a time, there was a kitchen table. Every so often, for about 20 to 30 minutes a week, it comes back to remind us that it exists under all the things we place on it. The rest of the time...

Meanwhile, I have been scouring the web for a tool that will allow me to enter all the Spring Cleaning tasks and allow me to go to sleep and wake up with the tasks all done. So far I have only found links to coffee (sometimes speed if you are into that sort of thing), pretty little checklists (there are about 5 of them in my printer right now. Will serve as scrap paper by 5pm) and sites that I can pay $25 a month to and will get an email telling me all the shit I should be doing ($50 later...). Maybe the list will get written. Maybe I will do some of it. Maybe this time it will be different. As you can see, spring is lingering...

 Once spring is here, truth be told, my white ass will be sitting on the front steps pretending to watch my children while I read my book. Why bother making a list?

The lovely ladies turned 4 a couple weeks ago. There are no words to express how grateful I am to get the opportunity to hang with these beauties every day. Here are some pics of the birthday festivities...

Kids Party at Gleason's Gymnastics School. Awesomeness.

 At home. The girls picked the menu; Pancakes, cupcakes and Pumpkin pie.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tips on Getting Motivation to Blog - Tips I have found, but refuse to utilize

I have been spending a redonculous amount of time focusing my energy on getting my business and blog life up an running. The methods I am utilizing include sitting on my "idea" chair, looking online at celebrity gossip, stalking my favorite stores on Etsy, and reviewing the various projects I am going to start to work on tomorrow. So far, working out great. Have not written a blog for over a month, have not sold anything on Etsy for, well, ever, made something worthwhile in a while...Maybe I should try some of these strategies.

  1. Review old blog posts to see if you can expand on anything. Lets see, want to know more about my plans that I have not actually started? Cause I could go on and on and on...
  2. Look at idea journal to create a new topic. My idea journal consistes random words written on the back of a piece of junk mail or a list beautifully created in one of the 129 iPhone or iPad Apps I got convinced it would actually help me organize my thoughts. 
  3. Get Out of the House. Um, yeah. Can I get ideas from driving my mini-van from one side of town to the other 3 times a day? Or at Target or Costco? How about the 25 minutes it take to walk the 50 feet from my door to the garage? I will totally use that time to think of the next great blog idea.
  4. Ask your readers what they want to hear. Want to hear me bitch some more? If not, find somewhere else to go. Ok, now that I am back to 3 readers, my self esteem prohibits me from getting constructive criticism. Sorry.
Next post, pictures of my wonderfully organized sewing room.
Oh, and it is Tuesday Food Day. is snowing, again, so cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner? K. Sounds good.