Monday, February 6, 2012

Random Bits of Me

A little one-sided chat from me today.

:: What am I doing today?  Scrubbing my house. This is the thing that gets put on the back burner when I'm busy. And I'm a bit of a clean-freak, so it drives me nuts. There's nothing like a clean house. Too bad it doesn't last very long these days!

:: What am I excited about? Hubs brought home a trailer-load of beautiful old barn doors on Saturday. I totally felt like it was Christmas morning when I saw them. I'm weird, I know.

:: What am I listening to? The Hillsong channel on Pandora.

:: What am I anxious about? Balancing life with my growing sign painting business and taking care of the kiddos and house. When I am stressed out I don't sleep very well, so I've been pretty worn out lately. I love seeing my business grow and have a hard time not letting it consume too much of my time. It's a daily struggle. So, there you have it ~ I am so NOT perfect!! Very, very far from it.

:: What is something new that I'm trying? My sister-in-laws, sister, and mom are doing a fitness/weight loss challenge for the next two months. This means that I have to stop eating stuff like "heart-attack in a bowl" (what I ate last night at our Super Bowl party) and I have to make time for exercise. Ugh. This means more stuff to cram into my day. But I know that it will be good for me and totally worth the time.

:: What is something I'm embarrassed about? Jack, who turned 3 last month, is still not potty-trained and I'm pretty sure it's my fault. I tried about 6 months ago and it was a failure. He just doesn't care if he's wet/poopy. Does.Not.Care. But I've been telling myself since Jan. 1 that I need to make time for it again and really work on it with him, but it just hasn't happened. But I MUST.

:: What are the kids doing today? Violet is on the floor playing with toys and Jack and Avery (who just came home from Kindergarten) are watching a movie we got from the library at church.

:: What am I grateful for today? That the sun is shining, the kids are enjoying playing together (for the most part), and we have everything we need. Truly.

{I made this sign last week using a beautiful old barn door. It is already sold, but I plan on making more similar to this one.}


  1. I love your signs and that's exciting that your business is growing! Boys are different when it comes to potty training so don't blame yourself. My son turned 3 on Sept. 30th and we just started about a month ago. He does great with #1, but still likes to do the other in his pants. That's one of the things that we don't have control over. The boys take more patience in this area :) When we are at a store, he asks me if he can poop in his pants. LOL!

  2. Hi Aimee. Do not worry about potty training. My sons were both 3 1/2 and when they decide, it will be done forever. No need to stress him over it because it will take that much longer. I promise it will happen.

  3. My kids were both 3 before they were what I would call really potty-trained. He will get it! Don't worry about it. Looking back I wish I wouldn't have felt so pressured by other people's kids that were potty trained younger.

    I wish clean houses lasted longer too!

    I'm glad your sign business is growing, but I'm sure it does add some stress. I want to own one of your signs someday!

  4. Please no worries &/or guilt about your non-potty trained 3 yr old. My son turned 3 in Aug. & finally decided HE was ready in December. Got to love a strong willed child.


I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee


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