I could be making better use of my time, but...

I could be cleaning, knitting, sewing, expanding my mind, "quieting" my soul. But, no, all of that can wait. Instead I'd rather be writing aimlessly on my blog. I have no real purpose for this post except to avoid the unavoidable... doing something constructive that will lead to me feeling less crabby later on today because oh-my-gosh-look-at-all-the-things-i-have-to-do-period-a-mother's-job-is-never-done.

So, if I know this post is leading to a possible activation of Super Crabby Mom powers why do I continue to write it? Well, I know I really don't want to clean right now and although knitting sounds inviting, I don't have any motivation. Sewing sounds fun, but I'm waiting for my oilcloth fabric to be delivered because I'm all about this Reusable Snack Bag project. Expanding my mind seems like a chore right now and hmmmm, now that I think about it, maybe writing is in actuality helping to "quiet" my soul. Go figure.

I wonder if some seemingly useless activities can really be beneficial. It sure would be neat-o if they did because trying to make yourself useful 24 hours is pretty tiring. Sometimes the instant gratification of doing "useless" things might be the best way to spend an afternoon. I mean, if it didn't you wouldn't be reading this blog (Hi, Hon! and Hi, Ann! ;) It's nice to know I have at least 2 readers out there and am not just rambling to myself). And if I wasn't spending a lot of time doing "useless' things, I would never have found these beautiful ceramic tea cups:


Just a little Sunday Sewing

I know it's not Sunday. It's Monday. But, yesterday, after church and a few tasks here and there I found some sewing time. What joy! And I can't tell you how happy I am with my new Kinder, Gentler Headbands. This idea for making fabric covers for plastic headbands rocks. I'm just grateful MMM Crafts was so awesome to share her pattern with us. I hope you find some time to sew up your own kinder, gentler headbands. You'll be so pleased you did!!


Mexico is calling me

It's been a week since we've been home. Vacation was so so good and so needed. We ventured to Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico to pre-celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. The official date comes at the end of this month on the 29th.

It was neat to venture back to the Yucatan. We actually honeymooned in Cancun 10 years ago and it was interesting to go back and re-visit with kids in tote. What a different experience. John and I haven't changed all that much. We were still adventurous vacationers and explored the Riviera Maya as much as possible with two kids. We did, however, stay away from the street cooks this time. They make the best darn tacos ever, but we wanted to keep our tummies and bums out of Montezuma's Revenge way.

I hope to get some pics up soon to share the beauty and splendor that is the Yucatan. In the meantime, I leave you with this beautiful image from our visit to Hacienda Tres Rios(this isn't where we stayed, but anyone who visits the Yucatan should stay here). We really want to get back there next year. The beach beds are the most amazing havens of peace. They fill you up with only the best beach nap dreams. Aaaaaaahhhhhh...