The next step in getting back into the blogging groove - also known as getting my life together again - is a return to monthly themes.
April's theme - Lighten Up!
As usual, I mean this in all sorts of ways...and most of them fall into the "cheaper than therapy and probably just about as effective" category...
- Lighten up the house by opening the curtains during the day. I spend a fair bit of time inside the house while Elfe is at school, and more and more lately it occurs to me that it's kind of gloomy in here. I think the simple act of opening the curtains in the morning will make a huge difference.
- Lighten up our space. The clutter in our house has reached an all-time high, and there are so many times when I feel like I have NO space to move around in at all. We just plain have TOO MUCH stuff, and it's disorganized on top of that. I often get the urge to clean up and de-clutter in the spring, but this year it feels imperative - urgent, even - to really purge and purge and purge some more.
- Lighten up my body. I'm a lot heavier than I would like, eating a lot more junk food than I should, and just generally not as healthy as I want to be. Time to shed some pounds and get lighter!
- Lighten up my attitude. I've been grumpy, I've been cranky, I've been serious and no fun. For quite a while now. No fun for me, and especially no fun for Elfe. There are certainly times when I should be serious, when there are serious grown-up issues on the table, but I could definitely lighten up a lot the rest of the time.