Weekend Reflection #55 Blogging and Independent 3 Year Olds

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It’s time once again to reflect on the past week. What were some of the positive things that happened? What really bothered you? Did you laugh? Cry? Stand on your head? Whatever you did this past week I want to hear it. Writing down all the crazy things that happened over the past week is a good way to deal with stress. As our lives get busier and busier along with it is stress. It is time to let it all out so you can enjoy your weekend. Grab the button code, make your blog post and don’t forget to leave your link with Mr. Linky!

My week went by rather quickly but I was busy, busy, busy. Now that I have my blogging notebook or what I call my “blogging bible” put together I am finding myself more organized with my business and with that comes more assignments. I used to write maybe 1 or 2 articles a day but my e mail has been flooded with requests for reviews, giveaways, and other assignments. So now I am writing 3-4 articles a day. I didn’t want that to happen, but hey, if I am getting paid or getting something free then it is well worth it.

In my binder I placed schedule sheets which span a month. I have the days of the week along with lines to fill in assignments. I also have extra things that I do to promote my blog listed below the writing assignments. This makes things a lot easier for me because then if I get a request in my e mail I can write it down on a date that isn’t filled up so I know it will get done. This also helps me if I have a deadline I need to meet.

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I’ve also been finding myself writing more assignments for the weekend. Yesterday I started working at 3 am like usual and did not finish until 7pm. Of course I took breaks to feed the kids, change diapers, take my oldest to school, etc. I had a lot of articles to write and it is nearly the end of the month so I had a few extra stuff to do as well. But I love my job and I am making new friends and money so it is all well worth it. I am also getting closer to my goal of moving out of this tiny house.

Moving is another story all together. I had a counseling appointment on Monday, like I usually do and we started talking about my marriage. She knows that I am a very goal driven person and if I work hard to reach my goals I am able to stay positive. Because of the success of Healthy Moms I have been able to stay positive for a while. But I am thinking about months ahead. My husband does not have a very good high paying job. That is why we live in this tiny rent free house. This house used to be Chris’ grandmother’s. But now she is in a home because she has Alzheimer’s. We have three bedrooms, a tiny bathroom, a tiny kitchen and that is about it. I think it is about 800-900 square feet.

This poses a huge problem for me because I suffer from anxiety and claustrophobia. I constantly feel like I am trapped and sometimes I have to run into the backyard to escape. I am worried about my claustrophobia getting worse once the new baby is born. But like my mother in law always says, it is a home. And she is right.

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But this does not prevent me from setting financial goals. I am still homesick so I really want to move back home. Houses are a lot cheaper out there, the cost of living is less expensive and there are fewer crowds. I can’t stand crowds. If I am stuck in a crowd I have a panic attack.

So I sat down and figured out how much money I would have to make every week in order to support my family so we can move back to Wisconsin. I am slowly reaching that goal. Hopefully by this time next year I’ll be able to afford to move. When I discussed this with Chris he said that he wanted to have a job first. So now I have to find him a job too otherwise he is not coming with us. Did I blog about this already?

I guess I am still stressed out about this whole thing. So, now I am repeating myself. Anyway that’s what has been on my mind all week.

The kids are doing great. Conan went pee pee on the potty the other day! But most days he isn’t that interested. Ciara has been talking about her cousins from back home. I don’t know why. Maybe she misses them. Is all Courtney can talk about is her play that the 6th grade is putting on for the 1st graders. I guess she is pretty excited.

I have to tell you this little story. The other day we went to the Vitamin Shop and got Conan some probiotics. They were cherry flavored and had to be refrigerated. That night Ciara refused to go to bed. Chris stayed up with her until about 10:30. After that he was too exhausted and went to bed. I was already asleep. Ciara decided to help herself to the contents in the fridge. She ate a half a stick of butter, tried to pour herself some iced tea, broke a few eggs (4), and ate the whole bottle of Conan’s probiotics. Needless to say she had a tummy ache that morning. Fortunately the pills are safe and children can’t overdose on them. But we had to get him some more.

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I think I shared enough so now it is your turn! Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

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  • sunnymama , May 23, 2009

    Your blog binder sounds cool! How great that Healthy Moms is doing so well, and I admire you being organized and motivated to write so many articles 🙂

  • Heart of Rachel , May 24, 2009

    I’m glad you’re getting more writing assignments. Hope you’ll continue to have great opportunities.

    I’m happy to know that those pills are safe and there’s no danger of overdosing.

    I’ve had a nice weekend with the family. We went to the mall and did some shopping for school stuff. Take care.

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