Thursday, April 11, 2013

And that was a long break.

So that was a pretty long 6 months. For reasons I don't really want to go into right now, I figured a break from blogging would be appropriate. It turned into a long break, with all the usual soul-searching questions about how much is too much to put on the internet and who is really reading this blog and should I really let them? 

Well, I've made some decisions about those things and I figured now is as good a time as any to return to the blogosphere (do we still say that? Its been a while...I particularly enjoyed how the computer tried to change that to 'hydrosphere'). 
While I'm still figuring out the details of what it is I would like to blog about, how often etc, I figure now is as good a time as any to update on my goals.
Menu Planning
I still menu plan weekly, although some of the details have changed. I use the same system I have spoken about previously, however Awesome now cooks on two set nights a week. These also happen to be the nights I am often out at meetings etc, so that if I am not home for some reason, Awesome is still planning the meal. I recently started a lunch box list to more consistently pack our lunches. More on that later.
I am trying to focus on building long term habits rather than short term goals or weight loss. I plan to post about this too.
Mission Statement
My personal mission statement still stands. I revisit it regularly to realign my goals and track my priorities. I'm also keeping an eye on whether the  goals I have are founded in God's Word, and making changes when they are not. I'm not perfect. I get it wrong sometimes. 
We came. We sold. We moved. Into my parent's house for a year while they are away so that we could save for a house. The move was challenging but in a head way. The apartment is where we got married. [not where we had our wedding. like, where we lived after that. Silly.] Moving was hard for me. Awesome does not like bugs. My folks bushland location has meant an influx of bugs and a sometimes unhappy Awesome. This is really the subject of a whole different post. We are learning how to live in a massive 5 bedroom, 4 garage, pool and two car house instead of a two bedroom apartment with no yard at all and a veranda we swept twice in 5 years. 
My heart has been knocked around a bit. A lot. Its been a big six months. I'm clinging on to God sometimes and sometimes I let go a bit. Thankfully He doesn't let go, so I'm ok. But I have learned the value in hanging yourself on your habits, and I have been trying to continue my quiet times each day. With varying success. 
I have some things to share. Hopefully helpful things. Its kind of nice to be back. Like comfy slippers. 


  1. Nice to see you pop up in my feed again. I hope that the last 6 months (and longer) hasn't been too hard on you. Be assured that with balance and self control the internet and the friends that come with it are an amazing source of strenght, comfort and friendship! :) Always here to listen! :)
    God bless and welcome back! x

  2. Yes ... Praise God he doesn't let go xx S

  3. Thanks :) Looking forward to getting back into the blogging habit now :) Nice to know that I'm still listed in your feed too Bekka Joy!! P.s your bub is super cute :)

  4. So nice to hear whats going on with you again via blog xx
    As someone who doesnt get to catch up much in person, its a great way to connect with yr inner-world lol

  5. Nice to see you back! I only just found this post.