Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hi Y'all

I just wanted everyone to know that I'm alive and well but just busy. I feel so guilty for not updating my blog regularly with pictures and stories of my latest bargains scored. I have not given up on blogging I just suck at it. Right now I'm all stuck into a work pattern that isn't working for me or my family. We are a commuter family of four with two cars between us and varying schedules add to that a 45 minute one way commute. It's tough and it consumes a larger portion of my time than I feel is mentally or creatively healthy. For several years we've been on a path of eliminating debt and living as simply as we can by necessity not so much by choice *smiles* which I guess means we're in a better position to weather these tough times than other people may be because I can live without a Starbucks Iced Coffee and the latest craft crap and not feel a single ounce of guilt for it *smiles* We're trying to save up to purchase a junker or as we call them in our house a hoopty! And I'm considering a return to my field as in career not plowing. But that's a post for another day... Right now I just want y'all to know that I'm still here, I'm just struggling to be a Wonder Woman. I'm reaching out for simplicity and embracing the abundance in my life with gratitude. And perhaps soon that will include another vehicle, if not then I'll enjoy the commute time with darling husband and dear son and stop worrying about things that I can't control like time to blog and decorate. So forgive me for not posting regularly, I'm trying, I really am. And anyone with hints or tips on tossing that golden lasso and having it all, please share!!!


Darlene said...

Hey Kitty,

That sounds like a heck of a commute! That is definitely one thing I DON't miss about living in a big city. Driving forever to get somewhere. It takes me about 4 minutes to get Lexi to school and about 12 minutes to get to my part-time job. I LOVE small town living!

I do hope you find a hoopty (that is what we call them too) to make the commute a bit easier. What is your career field?

Don't worry about trying to post constantly. It is impossible to "do it all". I just enjoy stopping by when you do make a post.♥

linda said...

When you find out how to have it all, please post about it! I've been wondering about that same thing for years! It's sure not easy is it!?!

Don't worry about not posting, when you do, we'll be here waiting! Hope life slows down a bit for you and that the hoopty will be in your driveway before you know it!

Have a great rest of the week!

Linda Lou said...

Don't feel bad about posting--I am not working and have lots of time to blog, but I don't feel I have enough to post everyday!! You are a busy girl, hope you get your junker soon.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Well, I will say this was a beautifully written post! :) You have a gift with words! I laughed out loud when you referred to the junker as "hoopty"! We had a junker van at work. It was the "stand-by" when all others were out. One of the guys called it HOOPTY. I had no idea where he got that term, ...I thought he made it up! LOLOL! You know I understand where you are coming from with time constraints and blogging. Bless your heart, it sounds like you guys do spend a lot of time on the road. But I have decided not to stress about it and encourage you not to also! Blog when you can and that will more than enough. I hope you don't quit due to the stress of blogging, because I enjoy your post and your sweet and encouraging comments! You ALWAYS brighten my day! I appreciate the comment on yesterday's post, alot! :)

I enjoyed your post below from the food fest! Take Care of yourself! ~hugs, Rhonda :)