i wrote about this very topic – journaling…or diary-ing…or homemaking notebook-ing or whatever you want to call it. i tried last year. i really did. i wanted a place where i could write out our daily activities, quotes i came across during the day, things the kids say, recipes, bible verses, etc.
what ended up happening was that i started writing down lists and ideas and quotes on random pieces of paper that were handy. and i think i jotted notes down in two or three journals i had lying around.
so. round two? i went out yesterday and bought a book specifically for this. a big journal with pages big enough for sketches and articles or pictures i come across as well as the daily “to do” lists and quotes and verses.
i love looking through my great-grandpa’s diaries. they are simple and full of everyday tasks that he did. they weren’t the place for his “deepest thoughts,” so it appears from what he recorded, but they are a record of what he did and who he was. i’d like to have something like that to hold on to.
i also did this early in the morning with the boys playing around me. i don’t think i’ll do that everyday but i’m trying to do a better job at letting them see me do and write and read about things i love. it’s been easy for me to just wait until they are napping or in bed for the night before i work on projects or read my own books or write. i don’t want them to think i only read books about dump trucks, play games like candyland, fold laundry, and take pictures primarily of them.
finally, i would like to add that i’m writing this while sitting in front of the fire (!), wrapped in a blanket (!), and loving that fact that it’s only in the low 50s (!) outside right now and blustery. love it.