I know lots of you do this and can do it quite well. But for some reason it's really, really hard for me! Shoot, I don't even know how to relax. I try but it doesn't last long and I just gotta be doing something.
My father-in-law went into the hospital unexpectedly and passed away a couple of days later on Dec. 17. My husband was immediately thrown into making the funeral arrangements and taking care of the estate because he is the oldest of the two sons. Don't you know that it has changed our outlook on many things about life.
You don't realize how much of life you are letting slip you by until you stop and take a good look around. So we, mainly I, have decided it's past time to simplify. No, no, no... not my home lol! I have tried and tried to "simplify" by getting rid of things but I just can not seem to part with a single thing. Instead, I find myself buying more things that I don't need, hehe. Like the beginning of my gray granite collection (I only have one piece but it will become a collection one day!). Also couldn't pass up the Edwards Mill sack because it comes from a real working mill at College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO, a college I didn't attend but had many friends who did and spent a lot of time there.
Had to throw a picture in there because this post needs one, ha. Back to the subject... along the lines of simplifying, I had two blogs. This prim blog and a family blog called "Ramblings from a grateful heart". It became difficult to keep them both up so they both suffered. I have decided to combine the two blogs into one and use this space to talk about two of my loves: my family and my home. So if some of my posts seem odd or like they don't belong or my wording is weird... it's because of the consolidating. One thing I did with my Ramblings blog is to always end a post with something that I am grateful for. I want to carry that over into this blog because it's important to me.
And because I am bringing my family over to this blog, I gotta show off my handsome son Ryan, a junior (and yes it says Chuck, that's his nickname from the coaches because of our last name being Berry) with his new letterman jacket we bought him. He's quite proud but so are we! =]
Then we have pretty little Amariah, who is an 8th grader, and the little guy named Robbie that is in the 1st grade.
I promise you that I will try not to bore you with my family but I am proud of all of them and love them dearly.
Losing the first of our parents has opened our eyes to many things this past month. I am truly grateful for relationships that I am determined to nourish... my husband, my kids, my extended family, my friends, and of course all of you my prim blog community friends!!
Thank you for being a part of my life, I love you all! =]