I am in this hibernation mode of “Do I have to leave the house for the next four months? Do I have toooooooooo?”
I miss my garden…
I miss the sunshine…
I miss my little guy and I running barefoot in the backyard and our little adventures…
I miss the Summer.
I am simply not built for Winter. At all…ever.
But until the day Daryl gets transferred to Costa Rica or something here we shall sit. Hibernating the best I can through Winter.
And this one is chalking up to be a longgggg one.
But if you have stuck with this blog over the years you may have figured out I don’t do “cup half empty” very well. I am definitly the “cup half full” girl.
So I find, each day, something to bring a little cheer.
I burn my oils in the diffuser.
I drink my coffee by the fire.
I read my books….lots of books.
I crochet…I tried my hand at knooking but that was a big old disaster…I have been quilting and that is fun but messy…I am going to try my hand at Tambour embroidery next because I must keep learning new things. Must.
(How did I ever get through Winters without Youtube crafting videos?)
I teach the kids. I drive the kids. I feed the kids. I clean the house and all the other boring thankless jobs every mother and father does.
I get bored. I want to be outside.
BUT I HATE the cold. Hate it.
So I take on even more projects.
The kids and I are starting on a new community service project for the Spring…building the website this week. Should be live next week (I shall keep you posted).
I come to the conclusion that while I LOVE DoTerra oils I more than likely will never do anything with them but be my own best customer…not a bad thing at all.
(Not about to give up that LRP program just yet! Man do we go through the oils around here! I am picking up $30 in free stuff this month…what’s not to love?).
I had visions of making lots of home made lotions, balms etc… and I have actually created some pretty awesome stuff around here…..but I am pretty sure you need time for the mess it creates and well these days that “time” is better spent not making a huge mess in the kitchen (since I already clean it 500 times a day and there are STILL dishes in the sink…ugh). Here is the deal though. I refuse to let my family use crap products that are loaded with , who knows what.
Probably stems from my parents both dying young and so much cancer and disease on both sides. If there is something I can do to get the chemicals out of my own families products or at least minimize it…well it’s a no brainer for me.
Did I happen to mention I have two addictions?
1) lotions, potions and skin care products.
2) MLM (multi-level marketing) products
Oh yes…feel free to laugh loudly at that last one. I make fun of myself often! After all, there is a reason you mention you are selling an MLM product and your friends run away and hide for fear you will try and wrangle them into a party or buying stuff.
I learned a long time ago this is a very quick way to annoy everyone. Heck I get annoyed by it myself.
So I don’t.
If folks want something they let me know. If they want to “host a party” and earn free stuff they know where to find me
I simply am a sucker for products that you can only get through MLM companies. So when I came across Perfectly Posh it’s no wonder I fell in love….
They offer products that have, or in this case don’t have, the things I look for.
Sure, they have a few products that have some things I would rather they didn’t but for the most part the products they create are products I am fine with my family using…did I mention Haley is makeup crazy these days.
I want to make sure she is slathering on things that won’t be so harmful.
Did I mention “soy free”…cause you know I am allergic to soy! It was like they made it just for me.
Did I mention every product is UNDER $25 bucks…nice!
Did I mention the “Made in the USA” part…because most products are now made in China….far far away from folks who are really paying attention to what they are actually putting into a product let alone care.
So there it is…my Winter “keep my sanity” plan…
I am going to bury myself in busy work and teach my kiddos…while hopefully hibernating in front of a fire.
Make some stuff…
Plan my Spring garden…
It’s actually a plan I can quite get behind!
Possibly even look forward too.
Operation “make the Winter fly right by” may now ensue!
And to all my friends in Ohio…
Have fun in that Better you than me…
But I have a feeling it will soon be me.
Try and keep that snow up there for me please <3
At least Mina and Rowan don’t mind it one bit! Cutie patooties!