End of the Week Random Thoughts

We are at the end of yet another week, time sure seems to be flying. I find my head full of lots of random thoughts about a host of different topics.

Blog Identity

Does your blog have an identity? I see so many that are Mommy blogs, craft blogs, cooking blogs, homeschooling blogs, etc. and I wonder if I am the only one whose blog falls in the ADD or ADHD blogging category. I share Mommy stuff, craft stuff, cooking, gardening, homeschooling and what ever else seems to flit though my jumbled mind. I guess when I started this blog, I was looking for an outlet to share my thoughts on different things especially being a SAHM who was in need of adult conversation on topics beyond the kids, best diaper bags, and other kid related topics.

My question for you, do you enjoy blogs that have identities or are you okay reading random life blogs?

Currently reading

I was such an avid reader before marriage and kids and I always yearn to keep reading. I saw this book on the bookshelf in the library and picked it up. Truly a fascinating read and I wish the author was still alive to truly delve into why he took on this assignment during a very divisive chapter in our country’s history.

Black_Like_Me

I am also reading/flipping through..

gentle art of domesticity

My cover is slightly different, but the author Jane Brocket has a blog and a wonderful area for tulips. Sometimes when I read some of these crafty books, I wonder why the publishers have not come knocking down my door. Doesn’t the world want/need a Brown Martha? 😉 You know someone who keeps it real, doesn’t have a large company with lots of staff nor several homes nor any servants to do all of her cooking, cleaning, gardening, and prep work.

Politics

For the record, I am a registered Independent. Having worked on Capitol Hill and seen the ugliness in both parties, being an independent keeps my sanity. That being said, I never think it is a good idea for one party to hold power over the White House and Congress, it messes with the checks and balance system. The Dems are seemingly singing and holding hands while the Repubs are trying hard not to self-implode. Power corrupts, money corrupts…I will continue to pray for our leaders according to 1 Timothy 2:1-2 and hope that you will do the same.

Gardening

Some of you think I have a green thumb, I have been known to kill house plants. 🙂 Last year was my first ever garden. My parents had a garden when I was growing up but I did little besides go out and pick the fresh blueberries for pancakes on Sunday morning. I read lots and lots and at some point before information overload led to paralysis I threw caution to the wind and purchased some plants from the local feed store and put them in the ground. I tended to them and kept a journal and learned lots. This year is quite different. I have started almost everything from seeds and that requires an entirely different gardening mindset. I started my seeds later than I may have liked and it is a true process. I started most inside in those peat pods and have used my pseudo-greenhouse on the deck to keep them all going. What have I learned…

1) Peppers take forever if they are not at a constant temp of about 70-75 degrees.

2) Tomatoes pop up with little to no effort on my part and once they are up they grow fast.

3) Next year, I will start seed saving as it breaks my heart to thin out those pods when all 3 of the seeds that you planted pop up.

4) Seeds directly sown in the ground can take awhile if your dirt is not warm enough.

5) Google images have become my best friend in that I had no idea what a sprouted leak, parsnip, dill, cilantro looked like before they gain their true leaves. Thanks to all the gardeners out there that blog about their plants, you have saved me from pulling up a seedling thinking it was a weed.

I am expecting a later harvest than last year but hope it will be even more bountiful.

I have lots more going on in my head but I will leave you with this for now. Next week will be our *official* last week of homeschooling and I will probably take a break until June 1st when we will continue our efforts.

Hope you have a great weekend!!!

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10 thoughts on “End of the Week Random Thoughts”

  1. Seriously CRACKIN’ up about your #3. I am the exact same way. I have some onion babies sitting in my window sill without a home because I’m too sentimental to kill them.
    Too funny.

  2. What a great post!! I like ADHD posts and blogs.

    And, nice new avatar, btw.

    I read a great article about “shrink to win” in the Republican party: http://www.worldmag.com/articles/15384 I’m reading a great book about William Wilberforce to my older two boys right now. We’ve had some great conversations about why government needs Godly men and women, but why the truly Godly so often want to run as far from politics as they can…

  3. I like the more random blogs, personally. However there are some Mom blogs that I really enjoy even though I am not a Mom.

  4. My blog is a mixture of everything that happens in my life from exciting to absolutely mundane, so I guess I’m in the same boat as you – I enjoy reading about others day to day lives.

  5. I also like blogs that are random and have lots of different topics. I seem to go through phases with mine. Sometimes I’m really random and other times I’m kind of focused on homeschooling things. It’s fun to write about just whatever pops into my head though. 😉

    One of these days I hope to be able to plant a vegetable garden. Right now I just don’t have the room. 😦 I do love my flower garden though! In fact, I should post about that! haha!

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