I have been gone for a little bit now. Mostly it is because I am not sure where I want this blog to go. I have so many things that I am interested in that I am having trouble figuring out what I want to write about.
I have also been away because we have been battling illness. The boys have had sniffles off and on and Matthew had influenza. I had the boys get flu shots this year because of their young age and a new baby coming into the family right around flu season. I also got a flu shot because Little Little would not be able to get one (and he would be inoculated through me). I have only gotten them when I was pregnant with each child because I loss a pregnancy and I wanted to do all I could to make sure they had help with their immune systems (also Middle Little was born during the whole Swine Flu hoopla). I was never one to get a flu shot and figured I wouldn't get them again because they were a waste. After seeing Matt go through a real flu and not a stomach bug and then it missing me and the boys I will be getting one from now on. I am not saying everyone should get shots because we are told to - it is your choice. My experience has not been negative and I feel it helps. Do your own research and make your own choice. You know I always say what works for me may not work for you. :)
Ok so on to what I would like to do with this blog. I sat down and came up with my goals for 2011 (yeah only a few months late there momma!). My goals came down to a few main categories. Family activities, organizing, gardening, sewing, and meal planning. Those will be the topics I will be covering in the year 2011. In January I will set down, look over my goals, the progress for each goal over the year and create new goals.
My 2011 Goals
Plant a vegetable garden and record growth and yeild
Clean front garden bed
Family Activites -
Take the boys to the library once a week
Take the boys to the park, local garden, nature center, etc once a week (weather permitting)
Potty train Big Little - OH PLEASE LET THIS BE THE YEAR!
Take a family photo once a month - you know it took me about 30 minutes of scanning though pictures to find one I am in!!! It was Christmas 2010. I need to be in more pictures of my kids will not be able to know what I looked like when I am gone. Not to be morbid - just practical.
This is a new hobby for me but I really want to make it work
Sew 7 dresses
Sew 7 aprons
Make master quilt out of baby blankets
Clear out not used items - take to garage sale/good will
Do a regular chore list (daily, weekly, monthly, season, kids)
Meal Planning -
Budget for 5 people average $250 a month (including toiletries, cleaning products, etc)
Writing a monthly meal plan - and wait for it... STICK TO IT!
Now I know where I am going with this blog I am hoping I will keep up with it more... provided we don't have any more illnesses sideline us.