I moved in with Ben around July, and was completely out of my apartment by the end of August. I should of done it MONTHS before so, as I was too pregnant to really want to get stuff done. it took too long to get everything unpacked and out of boxes. And even longer to actually put stuff where it belongs. Needless to say, I just found a home for every thing I own, even though most of it went to the thrift store. It wasn't that I didn't want to live with Ben, we had talked about it for quite awhile before it happened, but, I didn't want to hand him my independence on a silver platter AND get rid of all my stuff. ( I did both.) But in all honesty, my pregnancy was a surprise, and we probably would have waited a wee bit longer had this not happened when it did.
Any-whoo, moral of the story is, since it took me so long to get my shit together, it's taken me that much longer to this place under control. I have been searching high and low on the Internet ( *cough cough, PINTEREST*) for some organization tools to help me get my ass into gear. I've been so caught up in wedding dreams, that I allowed my house to continue to take a back seat to real life. and then, I found-- THIS!!!!!
I am totally going to start this in march. It is such an amazing guideline for me to start coming up a daily routine. Clearly, I will not need to do some of the things as often, and I will need to do some more often (like laundry. sigh). On our Gavin weeks, our living room is filled with random toys, and it is so hard to keep the place tidy. Our downstairs is small, and with all of us, the furniture, the baby stuff, and a bunch of random toys (that I am always falling over) it is hard for it to look clean. But I am doing my best. Although Ben accuses me of sitting around doing nothing but watch TV all day, I think I have made great progress around here. I have little set backs when I have Gavin, but the bigger tasks are getting worked on on his off weeks. Looking past all that, I am proud of what this little house is starting to look like. Does someone want to give me a lot of money so I can buy lots of decorative stuff? Please?
In better days. NYE 2011
I am officially looking for some kind of mom's group to take up some of my free time. Being home all the time is really starting to wear on me. Not to mention just about all my "friends" took the high road, because I clearly am not out getting wasted and shaking my ass anymore. (although in all honesty, it would be nice to go out sometimes!!!) It's sad that I thought I had a lot of friendships, but I just had a lot of drinking buddies. I lost a lot of friends when Ben and I got together, because I got "boring" (even though I went out more with him then I ever did before... maybe because I calmed down so much?) and pretty much lost the rest when I got pregnant. I would never ask anyone to change their lives for me. but a little respect that mine changed? yah, whatever.
Luckily, I have a handful of good friends left, a pretty cool family, and some cute kids, so, all that other stuff doesn't matter to me.
(FAUX-BLOGGERS NOTE:: It has taken me 3 days to finish this blog. I'm just going to end it now because I can't stay on one train of thought!!!)