Monday, October 4, 2010

What a week...

Well the media change was not the only change made in my household. Last Tuesday I cleaned out my closet and dresser. I got rid of everything that was stained and/or ill fitting. I had gotten used to laying around my house in my "grunge" clothes all day everyday. One day not too long ago I got dressed ( not even super fancy or anything) and Matt said "where are you going today?". It was at that time I realized that I never get "dressed up" for my husband anymore. The one person I should try my hardest to impress everyday I let myself go for. So I left myself no choice, even when it comes to PJs... if its not something I would wear in front of my "room mates" at the women's retreat then I don't need to wear it at all. In continuing with keeping myself attractive for my husband I broke down and colored my grey hair and got a membership to the gym. I have to admit these things were also for me. I get a nice hour and a half break from the kiddos everyday while I work out, which is something I loved to do before I became a mommy. Also my hair is getting to that point where it drives me nuts and I usually cut it to change it up, so dying it has somewhat fixed that. We are still spending lots of time outside playing at the park or in the yard, but the less TV thing has been hard. Even when I gave it up I didn't realize how much it consumed my day, so the last week I have had many feelings of loneliness. Since before Brooke was born I have been struggling with separation anxiety when it comes to my family, especially my parents and Brianne. In high school my mom was my one constant friend who I told everything to and Brianne and I shared a room for almost our entire lives. Even when Matt and I got married she was always hanging out with us. Meagan of course has always been one of my best friends but she abandoned me as soon as she could get out on her own so I was used to being away from her :), j/k! Anyway, you would think after 3 years I would be over it but it's still pretty rough, even more so when we miss a family event or impromptu Sunday supper. I got off on a tangent there, point is that I am realizing my need to form a group of friends near me. My friend Tammy and I are going to try to get together more often since we only live 5 minutes apart (if you hit every red light), but we both need to get out and make some more friends. I have been going to a church since we moved to Rosenberg but I have yet to really connect with any other moms, many of them are working mothers and all are quite a bit older than me. I am praying about whether I should look for a new church or seek other ways of making new friends. I tried a play group last spring but it was so large that there were never the same people at each play date I attended. I also looked online for a MOPS group but didn't see any in my area. So the brainstorming will continue. I am hoping to meet some new people at the gym and I am trying to find a volunteer group to get involved with. So that's what has been going on. I promise the next post will have pics of the kids.

4 comments:

Tammy said...

I am glad you added "I have to admit these things were also for me" because I was so about to get on to you!! ;) So I was thinking, I know a few SAHM that I should try to get together with more. Maybe I could get in contact with them and we can set something up and have a big play date every so often.

Let's set our first "date" date. :) Maybe we can try and work it out to where we can get the hubbies together too.

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to go through my closet and dresser. I have recently lost 30 pounds but can't afford to go get a WHOLE new wardrobe at once so I've been wearing clothes that don't really fit me anymore while I have been slowly buying some things. I think the reason I've SLOWLY been buying things is because I wear the "ill" fitting clothes since they are hanging in my closet. No more!! I think I will throw them out tonight.

I will pray that you meet new friends soon.

Rita

Allen and Rita Smith said...

Well, I did it. I cleaned out my side of the closet. I wished I would have taken some before and after pictures but believe me it was an amazing transformation taking out everything I couldn't or didn't wear. I have so much more space now and now I know what I need to buy to finish out my wardrobe. Next task...my dresser.

Thanks Kelli for the wonderful inspiration.

klham said...

Thats great Rita! I have to admit it makes me a little sad to see my side of the closet less full than Matt but I get to do a little bit of shopping this weekend so Im excited!