Friday Free-For-All

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It has been a long time since we’ve done a free-for-all here at Home-Ec 101.

What is it? Just share what you’ve been up to. If you’re a blogger and want to link to your own recent work, you’re welcome to. Remember to keep it to one link in the comment or the spam protection will kick in and send you straight to moderation. I’ll be around most of the day to check in and see what’s happening, so don’t go too nuts. Keep it mostly family-friendly.

If the site times out after you post your comment, don’t worry. It’ll be fine. I’ve got to spend some more time on the phone with Rackspace to figure out why that’s happening. (The thought of making that call makes me cranky)

What have I been doing? A lot of busy work, on school days I spend 2 hours in the car, which is just a treat,-Hey kids, Big Ben, Parliament! Then there is my day job, feeding the minions, falling into bed, and repeating. I did manage to get the tree up, which is nothing short of a Christmas miracle.

In the last few weeks, I’ve been working on finding a rhythm and getting back into the habit of things like cooking and the chore schedule. That’s the biggest sign that I’m through the worst of it. I finally feel like cooking. Meals are more balanced, and we are finally having more planned dinners than concoctions scavenged from whatever it is in the refrigerator. Hopefully, I can soon find the energy to photograph the evidence, so I can begin sharing it with you again. But, it’s progress, and that’s all that matters.

If you’re familiar with Hyperbole and a Half, I think I found my piece of corn a month or two ago. It’s just taken this long to come out of the fog.

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12 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All”

  1. I’m about to enter the busiest period of the year at work, which ends around 10 pm on the 23rd. I’m buying as many gifts as are going to be bought, cleaning the house enough to get through, washing all my work clothes, and stocking up on on-the-go type eats.

    Is it the 24th yet?

  2. Hello Heather – I always appreciate your honesty and ‘realness’. I’ve missed you and am glad that you seem to be making it back.
    As for me, lots of health issues, but I am trying to learn to slow down. And not take on too much. And not try to save the world.
    Also, I am getting back into my creativity. I’ve been making quilts – beautiful colorful quilts. And I’m not even going to give them away right away.

    • Thank you, Pamela. Sometimes it’s scary deciding what to share and what not to. I know, I know, I’m a chronic over-sharer, but I try to be respectful of what is and isn’t mine to share.
      I would love to see a picture of one of your quilts, if you’d be willing to share.

    • The anxiety is getting better for me, thankfully. What are you worried about? “All the things,” she says in an exasperated tone while gesturing wildly. . . It’s less of that and more actual, concrete things now. I’m finally able to add some shoulds and wants to stuff I get done. I’m sure you understand.

  3. Hi, Heather. As a mom who often spends a couple of hours in the car each day like you do I can understand you feeling out of sorts. I know I do. Not to mention that my butt is getting flat. (TMI? Sorry.)

    Well I started a blog and appreciate the invitation to link it here. My IRL friends are tired of me asking them to leave me comments. 😉

    Sarah H.

    • I’m getting one of those bicycle stand thingies so I can exercise in here with a movie, because leaving the minions unattended is not an option I’m willing to investigate, because yes, the flat butt? It’s a thing I’m not happy about either. I’m holding on for next school year when there may not be such a hefty commute.


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