Sunday, August 8, 2010

Around Here..a brief reflection on my life Right Now

Around here changes are coming!! My blog re-launch is tomorrow!!

Around here I have a husband of 10 years and two daughters, ages 7 and 4.

Around here that leads to a lot of housework… it seems there are always meals to be cooked, dishes to be washed, laundry be to done, trash to be emptied, toys to be put away…I am often frustrated that I seem to bear the brunt of these burdens, even though I hold a full-time job outside my home.

Around here there are lots of giggles, fashion shows, board games, tears and fighting. But mostly there are a lot of “I love you”s.

Around here I make a lot of lists- grocery lists, to-do lists, work lists, books-to-read lists, craft project lists, meal lists… they keep me organized and help me keep up with everyone’s necessities.

Around here there is always music. The girls love to sing on their karaoke machine. Hubs plays the guitar in the evenings. I have my MP3 player, play list on my blog, and CD collection in the car.

Around here I struggle to maintain patience.

Around here my husband I are re-committing to our marriage and learning to be friends again. Jobs, money worries, and two children often take away from the fun and romance of enjoying each other’s company, and we are at the point where finding those good things can be work. But that’s ok, because at the end of the day we can’t imagine our lives without the other.

Around here I battle a chronic disease on a daily basis. I take a lot of pills and monitor my energy and pain levels frequently. I remind myself that sometimes it’s ok to put my needs ahead of others.

Around here I document our lives through photos and scrapbooks. I hope to leave my children with something tangible that shows the daily ins and outs of our family…our celebrations, our daily activities, our love, my hopes and dreams for them. I am a historian on a familial scale.

Around here we are a family.

This post was inspired by Ali Edwards.


  1. I enjoyed reading about your life today - sounds pretty hectic.

    Now that Mike is working full time (and a half with his new job) I find that I'm having to pick up a lot of tasks that he handled previously - groceries, vacuuming, laundry, managing dinner (although he still cooks I have to plan the meals now). Blech! I liked it better when he was a house huband. Not that we can afford it now...

  2. Love this, Bekah! I think I am going to do this. It kind of helps put everything in perspective.

  3. This was an interesting post.

    I'm eager to see your re-launch. I'll come back tomorrow to check it out.

  4. My mom used to always say, "Around here...we do it my way!" We were and still are a very happy family. And I don't think I could live without my yellow stickie lists and notes adorning my kitchen cupboards. Good luck with the 31 DBBB challenge.

  5. I think that's an amazing legacy to leave!


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