One of my New Year’s resolutions was to start blogging more and I have really stuck to that and enjoyed it. But now that I am writing more, I need a way to stay more organized. Beth Anne, one of my #CathSorority sisters, pinned a great pin on Pinterest from Infarrantly Creative and I am thinking it will be perfect for me.
Part of the reason is this: I am not a craft blogger. I am not an organization blogger. I don’t write about projects that take 3-4 days to cover. If someone asked me to describe my blog (which I had to do today) I would say that I was a “kinda crunchy, naturally minded, non-traditional feminist, old-skool Catholic wife and mother.” Many of my posts are political/ controversial. I don’t know why they end up that way, but they are. Do I wish that I was like those cute mommy bloggers out there, with the Script or Sans Serif style fonts? With the bright colors and graphics and just exuding happy?
Sure. But I really like Serif (the little “feet” on the bottoms of the letters.)
Even though my blogs don’t really have rhyme or reason, there should still be some order to them. So, I started out making my blogging planner yesterday.
I printed out the pages, and photocopied them (I did not want to print 61 pages in color. Color toner is expensive. Plus the design is still pretty cool even in gray tones. (Cost: $6.00.) I had the guy at the copy place cut down my file folders to fit (Cost: $6.00) and that’s where I’ve stopped.
I made the mistake of trying to get this done in the afternoon… with my kiddos. Let me tell you, the copy place might as well be a toy store. There’s stuff of shelves right at kid level, candy and snacks galore, markers, calculators and post-its! Hurray! My girls are fairly well-behaved but they are also 4 and 2. As much as I would like them to stand at attention, right at my side while I talk to the copy guy… it’s not going to happen. So much of my time there was spent alternating between trying to explain the concept and saying things like, “Girls, we spin circles, outside;” “Girls, hands in pockets, this is where people work;” etc.
Needless to say, I finally sighed and said… “I’ll come back to finish this project without my children.” I left with my precious cargo in tow, never once raising my voice or my dander and kind of patting myself on the back for putting the needs of others (my kids, the patrons of said copy store, the employees) above my own at that minute.
Moral of the story: DIY does not always mean inexpensive and having kids has made me more Zen than ever.
Today in Black History: Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis in the second round of their New York fight and became the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1970.
Image from InfarrantlyCreative.net