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Super Awesome Homemaking Tip of the Day

by Angie on November 10, 2011

Just kidding about the “Homemaking Tip of the Day”… I just thought that we should pretend to talk about Homemaking here sometimes.

I think that blogging is a lot like homemaking for me. Sometimes I stop doing it, because it’s hard to do it perfectly and well and repeatedly. I lose my mojo. I am super good and losing mojo. But after a while, things get ugly and as a wife, mother, and homemaker, I have to kick myself in the butt and just start again. A well-run home makes life better. For Angie,  a non-dead blog makes life better.

FlyLady says that housework done imperfectly still blesses the family.

Blogging done imperfectly still blesses peeps. Which peeps???

Blogging blesses me because it sorts my thoughts. It pushes my creativity. It reminds me of a few things I forget that I am good at. It brings really, really great people into my life.

Blogging blesses my family because when I am happy, feel accomplished, feel “heard”, am motivated, and am having fun… so is everybody else.

Blogging blesses our extended family because Grandma and Grandpa love to read what’s going on here in D.C. Even if all I write about some days is Diet Coke addictions and muffin-top annihilation. (I pretend that they don’t mind reading those weird posts so that I can still allow myself to be the quirky Angie and not the “everything-is-perfectly-wonderful-and-normal-here-Angie.”)

My blogging, surprisingly, blesses a smattering of strangers out there in the world. After a 3 month break from blogging (caused initially by debilitating technological problems and the loss of ALL my pictures on my computer (wah!)), I began to feel awkward about how to restart el blogo. AGAIN. We’ve seen this before (sorry).

I got an email late last night from Jamie. I don’t know her, but she made my night. She said that her mom was never a homemaker and never taught her how to “make a home.” Her mother-in-law, whom Jamie had been living with for 5 YEARS (ack!) was a couch-lover and critic. She was a  less-than-stellar example of a homemaker.

And now Jamie and her husband and son have moved out! Yay! While searching for tips on how to do the whole home-making THING, she found this little place on the web. “Seriously A Homemaker” sounds pretty serious… she probably thought she could learn a few things from me. (har, har, har…)

Silly girl. Then again…

“I found some blogs out there that were to the “T” spotless and these goals I just knew I couldn’t reach. Then today I found your blog and it made me so happy that I can now set real goals for myself and that it’s ok if I don’t get to them.” –Jamie

Last night I stood in my dark hallway, all the big and little Archibald’s sleeping around me, reading this email from her on my phone. I immediately tapped out a response email to her on my phone and thanked her for HELPING ME.

Then I climbed over the mountain of laundry between the bed and I and tried to put my super-sick self to bed. #fail.

But, look, Ma! I’m blogging again!

Thanks to you for reading again. How have you been?

Let’s do some stuff.

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Roo {NiceGirlNotes} November 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I'VE MISSED YOU SO DANG MUCH!!!!

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Seriouslyahomemaker November 10, 2011 at 7:19 pm

right back atcho my bff! so wishing i could catch a flight to CT and do tapas with you this weekend!

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Starleigh Smith November 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm

making new best friends now?? I see how it is… ;)

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buriedwithchildren November 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Yeah for blogging again. 

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Celia November 11, 2011 at 12:06 am

I was literally just thinking of you earlier today wondering exactly how long it has been. You are one of the few bloggers that I look for daily. Please keep blogging! You make me laugh  and feel better about my less than stellar homemaking. 

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Tawnyjeremy November 11, 2011 at 8:30 am

So glad your back on the grid. Hey, I sense some mocking sarcasm from from " tip of the day". ……..you are sooooooo dead to me! NOT, but almost! Ha

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Christan Smith November 11, 2011 at 10:33 am

Hey- you ARE  alive! Been wondering when I'd get to read me some 'quirky Angie' blog again. 

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Kyra @ racksandmooby November 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Glad to see you back. Just a few weeks ago I realized I hadn't "seen" you in a while and actually wondered at first if I had somehow been "defriended" via my reader or something. LOL. WHen I wandered over here and saw that you just hadn't posted in a while I was relieved, but concerned that something had happened. Glad to hear your still in the land of the living (as much as the rest of us, at least)!

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Tenaya November 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm

It about time you get back to the Blogging world! I was wondering if you were still alive and kickin out in DC. I have missed your funny posts!! I think now that your husband is a DOCTOR and ALL…. You can fly home, and see you extended family! It has been way to long! Glad your back!

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seriouslyahomemaker November 11, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Yay! Thanks for always being there for me- met you before my blog even launched! U r amazing! This is a lot! Of! Exclamation points!

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seriouslyahomemaker November 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Celia, I love you for looking for me for less-than-stellar guidance! Mediocrity reigns! Thanks for taking the time to welcome me back, babe.

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seriouslyahomemaker November 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Oh tenaya… the doctor… he is making us DRIVE home for the holidays! Eh… what's 36 hrs each way? Easy breezy… NOT. will we see you? BTW, he is a phd. Doctor of phunny. Phunny money. (not a real doctor, not real money!)

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seriouslyahomemaker November 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Totally not mocking at ALL! I didn't even think of it until your comment! Lol! Good to b back on the grid wit u, my dear!

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CA_Powell November 11, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Glad to see you're back! Can't wait to catch up on all you've been up to!

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seriouslyahomemaker November 12, 2011 at 12:32 am

and there is SOOO much to catch up on! not sure how to do it without giving ya'll a headache! thanks for commenting! i am feeling the love!

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seriouslyahomemaker November 12, 2011 at 12:34 am

by "quirky angie blog" did you mean to say, "quirky, gray-haired angie blog?" I thought so. I be needing you soon! I saw a lady a few weeks ago with great blonde hair on the top and rich brown hair underneath. is this something you would kick me in the head for considering? :-)

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Lorena November 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Thank you Jamie!!! So glad you sent that email! It's nice to have you back Angie! Congrats on reaching your 5%! that's a tough thing to do, especially with no diet coke and the flu!! hope you enjoyed the extra !!!!! I typed them in especially for you!!! 

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Erika ** November 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

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mom November 17, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Hi babe. So nice your back on line!  Luv ya.

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Nejwest November 25, 2011 at 12:50 am

I found you via Pinterest because Censational Girl posted your awesome DIY wire diguise with your TV. You are a crack up and I know I will be back to read more..so blog on!

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seriouslyahomemaker November 25, 2011 at 8:58 am

yay! i am so glad you found me! hooray for pinterest! don't be a stranger, come back!

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