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OK, so I haven’t blogged since last Monday’s post that was full of inspirational tid bits. I was going to skip this week’s little motivational interlude, because I thought that it would make my blog all boring, like it’s all filler and no killer. I don’t want my blog to be all about pretty little inspirational quotes stolen from the internet all the time! However, the ideas I had for blog posts this past week have all just seemed too…big…for me to eloquently form into written word, so I’ve suffered from a little bit of writer’s block. I’m working on it!!
However, Monday-itis kicked in (I start the week tired after getting normal human person sleep during the weekends) and I thought, f*ck it. I need some happy.
OK, so I spent most of the weekend getting all excited about what I can only describe as ‘sh*t I saw on Pinterest’. I went batsh*t crazy over home decor ideas and my husband was very supportive of me rampaging around the house, purging it of junk and addressing my ‘floordrobe’ issues. It was probably in his best interests to be supportive as I’m not known for being a domestic goddess of any description. More like a domestic…well, whatever the opposite of a goddess is, really. I seriously lay awake on Saturday night drooling over my Pinterest app, while my husband slumbered away, oblivious that I was plotting and scheming.
Anyway, to get to the point, the picture above of a beach themed centrepiece is something I want to have achieved by the end of this week. I think that even with a toddler in tow, I can be a little bit crafty. I am sick of staring at the glass bowl on our coffee table (in the lounge room – somewhere the Little Mister cannot get his grubby hands all over everything), that has four pathetic tea light candles in it, just sitting on some ugly brown pebble things because they don’t float anymore on account of the fact that the water evaporated and I was too lazy to clean and refill it. It’s GROSS.
Doing something for my house will lift my mood for the week and I think I’ve set myself an achievable task that won’t kill my morale in the making of it! 😛
Sixteen and a half months into this whole parenting thing, I have finally figured out how to not give a f*ck about how perfect I seem as a mum to the judgey eyes of the outside world and just get on with being the best I can be. It may not be as perfect as someone else might be (or seem to be from the outside), but I’m cool with that. I’m happy to be a good mum, not an impossibly stressed out person whose ‘perfect’ facade might break at any given moment because I’m scared of being found out as only being ‘good’. I just want all my friends to know that they’re really really good mums and I love them because they’re not perfect. It’s comforting.
Besides, perfect is a little creepy, don’t you think? 🙂
I think that being happy is a choice. I especially need to make this choice very early on a Monday morning!! How I choose to feel in those first minutes of the day can really affect my whole day and I need to focus more on what I can achieve and what good things I will experience, rather than thinking about how tired I am and how annoying it is that my husband gets up so early for work (disturbing me without fail – not entirely his fault – it’s how our house is designed). I need to not think about all the hours in the day ahead that I will have to try to get through. I need to ask myself what awesome things I can do? Can this be the magical day where I get all the dishes done, some washing, arrange an outing with the Little Mister, tick something off the ever growing to do list? What blessings can I focus on? What can I look forward to?
I think that sometimes it’s easy to get all overwhelmed by the big picture. I know I get like this with my housework and my dreams of creating the home I really want to be in (sure we’ve lived here five years – shhhhh). So I’m gonna start with that damn centrepiece and who knows where it will lead 🙂 Same goes for being a parent. Same goes for being a mother. I don’t have to get everything done all at once. Just chip away and we’ll get there.
Hope you all have a happy Monday and I will try to blog about some other stuff soon – can’t be all inspirational ALL the time. What do you think I am? Haha.