Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008

It's New Year's Eve. Tomorrow will be the first day of 2009. Here's to hoping that it will be a better year for us. 2008 kinda blew chunks.

In this new year there are many changes coming. I know we will be moving, but where is still a question. The hubby is still holding out hope for Michigan and starting his business, but I have my reservations. The kids and I have friends here, and after four and a half years, are finally kinda settled here. The thought of starting over again in a new town scares the crap out of me.

The move date is quickly approaching, and so we need to make a decision. Right now the house we have been renting is in escrow and the new owner should take over mid January. If so, we can stay until the middle of March, but no longer. If for any reason the sale does not go through we will have to be out by the end of January.

I've been looking at other houses out here and yesterday found a really nice one. It has a lot of really awesome features that I really love. I like the built in desk in the kitchen where I could put the computer for the kids to use where they could be supervised. Plus it has a 5th bedroom that I have already claimed for an art studio. The room even has wood floors. No worries about glitter in the carpet.

This past year I've really been noticing that there is something missing in my life. I feel like my entire identity is tied to being a wife and a mom. I'm wondering who I am. I realize that the one thing I really miss is my art. Whether it is doing crafty Christmas decorations, sewing, scrapbooking, or painting, I find that even though I have all the supplies, I don't have a place. Starting a project means finishing it and cleaning it up before dinnertime, so most of the time I don't even start.

Thinking about possibly having a place to call my own, a place where I could have all my stuff in one place and not have to dig it out of the garage when I want to work on something, makes me giddy. I don't want to get too excited yet, it's a little early considering I've only seen pictures of this house, but I can't help it, and that makes me nervous. Even as I write this I worry that I may be jinxing it.

And then there's this blog. When I started it in January, I had some vague ideas of what I wanted it to be, but it too has evolved and changed over the last year, becoming things that I would have never imagined. I feel that it too is having an identity crisis. On one hand it's a mom blog, complete with stories and anecdotes about parenting, but on the other hand, it's becoming a crafting blog, as I find more and more other crafting blogs, and get inspired to bring out the long dormant artist in me.

So the question is this... Do you find my blog to be a little schizofrenic? Should I split my blog into two? Should one be more of me on parenting the ADD child, and the other for me the artist showcasing my projects? I'm putting a poll in my sidebar so you can vote.


Alexis said...

I'm so new I can't give you a good feedback, but either way I love it :).

Thanks for checking out my blog and following, I hope to make you laugh :).

Alexis said...

LOL I love when you can blame it on the hubby! Score for mom :)

Alexis said...

LOL ... it sputters a little but only usually goes on the lid. I bet you plastic seal around the whole is loose :). Just a wild guess ... LOL

just beth said...

hey hey.

happy 09! i have often wondered where your artistry was hiding... other than the few art projects you've told us about. i'm excited for you about the prospect of having your own space. we finally converted our extra bedroom to a computer place, and while it is harder to keep track of the little ones, it's such a great feeling to have your own grown up space.



LenaLoo said...

I like the idea of you having two blogs, more to read, more to love, I split my blog into 4 because I am Just. That. ADD. :) Just make sure to link to your other blog and it will all be good :)

Melanieshea said...

Happy Saturday!!!! Here from SITS!!

Finding Normal said...

Coming over from SITS. No advice on the blog...I put all of my mess in one place and like it that way. And I don't think I'd have time to keep more than one updated semi-regularly. I understand your need for more space. I just want a playroom. We bought our 1500 sq ft house when it was just 2 adults and a dog. Now there are 2 kids under 4 with all of their crap, plus my daughter's medical and therapeutic stuff (special needs) and we're crammed to the gills.
I've got my first ever giveaway going--a hand-stamped pendant. Come over and enter! :)

Monica said...

No way , keep the one blog please!
I like coming here and reading and I have to many blogs I like to keep up with as it is!

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