Ah! I haven't posted in a while. What's new? Well, let's start where we left off, shall we?
How is no sugar going?
With my already very limited intake allowance, I was closing in on eating disorder territory because of what I was left with eating. So cutting out added sugars is not on the table for me right now. Trying that out definitely opened my eyes to issues that I need to work on (and have been for a long time) even harder before I take huge steps like that. I only lasted about4 days, and while noticing some good changes with the lack of added sugars, I'm not living on lettuce, apples and chicken in a small town where the store is only open until 6pm and I only realize I need things at 7. HA! The day after I wrote my last blog post I didn't eat anything at all. And that's when it clicked that this just wasn't working. And couldn't work for me.
How is Marie Kondo-ing the house going?
Her method just isn't one that works for me. I really tried. It made me crazy overwhelmed.
I felt like I had everything to do and no help and my spawn just tore into it when I had to step away to take care of other responsibilities. My partner works very hard and is unable to give me a hand as often as I need to not get too overwhelmed using her method.
When I am in the right moods, I already have these ways of doing things (OCD can be a blessing and a curse) and I don't feel like I am cleaning unless I take everything apart first. So one drawer at a time. One shelf at a time.
So the good news is that the kids' room and the bathroom are fab now. I'm just really, REALLY, REALLY slowly working my way around the house and that's going to have to work because as with the sugar, health comes first (including mental). I've been way less agitated and way less overwhelmed taking small steps at a time and the kids room looks cute. They have all of their dresses hanging up and we have 2 weeks worth of clothes in their dresser. We got rid of the rest and I am HOPING that helps with the laundry pile ups.
What's been going on otherwise?
Oh! I am so glad you asked! Between bad ass photo shoots, recording music, designing on the down low, and general parenting/relationship duties, I've started a tutorial series on YouTube to help teach people how to crochet! Just as with designing clothes, it is important to me to be size inclusive, with making tutorials, it is important to me to have tutorials available for lefties as well! So any tutorial I make from here on, now that I understand what I am doing better, will be for both hands.
And I plan on posting a new on today! You can check those out here if you want to learn!
What are some challenging things you've tried but had to shove to the side for the best?
Little prairie spitfire, hoping to bring you some positivity and feist.