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Why have I been so quiet??

I have been asked by many of my blogger friends and blog readers, “Why have you been so quiet?”

Well my friends, there’s a good explanation…several as a matter of fact.

First of all, I’ve been less than inspired. I don’t want to write a bunch of fluff bullshit posts just to keep publishing. That is one of my biggest pet peeves of blogging.

Secondly, my family has been taking front seat. We’ve really struggled to get back into any kind of routine since our holiday break from school. It’s taken a month to get back into it all, and with one of my kids, that month of wishy washy school has really shown.

I’ve had to crack down on the mouthiness, the moodiness, and the unwillingness to do what is expected, and then I had to crack down on the kids ;) (Did you get that? Those first three were me in case you didn’t catch it.)

Third, my husband has been working a ton of hours, and I feel it’s my job to be his main support. Part of that job is to make sure everything around here is taken care of. After working 14 hours, it isn’t very fair for him to have to come home and take care of our finances, the snow blowing, etc. I make sure all that shizzle is done.

Fourth, my coaching practice is catching FIRE!! I have some super clients right now that inspire me to do even better in all areas of my own life. What?? You didn’t know I was a coach? Check me out: M-Powered Lifestyles.

Lastly, I’ve made several references in the past to my struggle with depression. This last year has been especially hard for me and has been an ongoing battle to come out on the winning end of it. I realized that some of my triggers are spreading myself too thin, expecting too much of myself, feeling overwhelmed, then feeling like a failure when I can’t get it all done and done perfectly.

When I recognize myself slipping into the pattern of extreme moodiness, unexplained anger, not wanting to get out of bed in the morning, and withdrawing from my family and from the things I normally enjoy, I can now (usually) redirect myself before I have a full on problem.

Part of that redirection is pulling back from some of the things that are going on, getting back on track and then forging ahead at a pace that is conducive to me not driving myself and my family insane (literally and figuratively).

So pulling back has involved writing less on this blog. I never intended Missy Homemaker to be a dumpsite for my ‘crazy’ brain. I don’t want it to be completely filled with rants, although the occasional one does make an appearance.

I want Missy Homemaker to be that part of me that is mostly positive, helpful, occasionally sarcastic, and most of all, honest. Sometimes honesty means disappearing for a week or two because I just need a break.

I thank those of you who continue to check in with my blog…those readers who have signed up for emails and who don’t stop by just to get a reciprocal comment on your own blog.

I appreciate you more than I could ever say.

If you would like to read more snarkiness with a wealth of profanity thrown in, head on over to my friend Rhonda’s blog Bitch & Whine. For realz…hilarious, well researched, and extremely well written commentary on the stupid things and douchebaggy people making today’s headlines.

What’s Next for Missy Homemaker?

I’ve been contemplating this a lot lately. I really love this little blog. I love seeing the familiar faces pop up in the comments. I love hearing from people on my FB page and seeing you all like me on Twitter.

But I have a problem, and it’s a biggie.

I STILL don’t have internet.

Why on God’s green earth can we spend billions and trillions of dollars perfecting a spying system that can identify people in their backyards from space (What? Have you never seen Google Maps? I can practically read my license plate on there.) but we can’t seem to get reliable affordable internet two miles from a major interstate and 5.5 miles from the nearest town?
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MIA in Blogland

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to fill you all in on what’s been happening here at Missy Homemaker and why I’ve been MIA in Blogland.

Packing has been in full swing here as we ready ourselves for the LAST move for a very long time (I hope!). There has been at least three trips to the thrift shop and one more to go as we clean things out and decide what we want to keep and what should move on.

There has also been trips out to Iowa to see my honey who is still living in a campground by himself. Don’t feel sorry for him though. Our camper is nicer that some of the homes I’ve lived in. Peanut and I actually spent Easter weekend out there, and the Easter Bunny found Peanut at the campground. It was raining, so he hid the eggs in the camper. Since the older boys go to their dad’s every Easter, I think this would be a great tradition for us to start with Peanut.

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This last week we had to run the puppies to the vet for their rabies shots (we’ve done their other shots). We were a little shocked to find out that the poor puppies didn’t simply have dry skin or even a food sensitivity like we’d thought, but scabies otherwise known as mange. Gross. Those poor babies. So, LOTS of washing things in hot water and extra cleaning in areas that the puppies spend the most time.

And there’s one last thing that’s been taking up a little bit of actual time and a LOT of mental effort.

I’ve decided to go back to work. I’ll expound on this more later when I know what’s going on for sure, but I can tell you that there’s a lot more to this decision than even I suspected. As a matter of fact, I’m working on another blog post with a few things that could make or break a job offer.

Oh, and for those curious, we’re still limping through homeschool. Punkin and Peanut have finished their school work for the year. Peanut is moving forward with 1st grade material, and Punkin is reviewing his work from this last year. Jeremy and Sweet Pea aren’t too far behind.

This Sunday I leave for Iowa to finalize everything for our new house. We have the final walk through Sunday evening and the closing is Monday morning. EEEE!!! I then have an interview Monday afternoon (It’s going to last 3 hours. Wish me luck!) during which time J will move the camper out of the campground to the homestead.

Monday night will most likely be chinese take-out on the floor of the first home we’ve ever purchased together. I wish I could put into words just how excited I am!

Tuesday will be a very early day for both of us as we have to drive back here separately so J can have his truck to move the things the moving truck won’t. It’s a 5.5 hour drive, at the end of which we’ll have to finish up any last minute packing and cleaning. Do you know how hard it is to clean a little house filled with boxes? Darn near impossible.

Wednesday is moving day! The truck will begin loading around 9 a.m. and will most likely finish up around 1pm. We’ll clean anything that’s left behind the movers as they go. When the they’re done with the house, the boys, dogs, and I will start our 5.5 hour drive back out to the homestead.

The truck unloads out there on Friday, so we’ll be spending Mother’s Day setting up our home. Could you ask for a better gift?

Back to packing I go. Even though it seems like we’ve done a ton, it looks like there’s so much more to do. Why this surprises me I don’t know, because you’d think I’d be used to it by now.