Hello blog, I've missed you.
This past week has had me pondering the purpose of this blog.
And my conclusion? The short answer is I feel like I can talk to other adults about stuff that interests me.
The long answer...
I've only been a stay-at-home-mom for just under a year. I'm very new to this crazy, busy, always rewarding and often frustrating full-time "job". But I love it more than I ever thought I would. I cut back to working part-time after Ty was born, so I got a small taste of what it's like to spend the days doing kid stuff, and I was hooked. It was a long-term goal for us... it took a few years to pay off all debt but the house, cut back on tons of expenses, and learn to live on a lot less. But when I was eight months pregnant with Beckham and it was finally time to quit my almost 10-year job, I felt so conflicted! I really LOVED it- loved my boss, loved my co-workers. It was a tear-filled and bittersweet day for me when I left. And I still miss it. I feel very lucky that I get to fill in occasionally, visit whenever I want, and stay in touch with my little work "family".
But after several months of being home, I was missing one thing the most: going to work each day and chatting about idle, mundane details of life with my friends. What we made for dinner. How our diets were going. Funny things the kids said. Ideas for saving money. Crafts. Scrapbooking. Sports. Current events. Television shows. Stuff that interested us, but nothing important enough to call each other up and share.
So I sat on the idea of a blog, felt silly about it, thought it seemed a bit self-indulgent. Which it totally is. But it's the outlet I desperately needed. Nothing here is life-changing or even very important. But it's important to me, and I want to share it. So that's my answer. :)