Monday, January 12, 2009

If Only I Believed in Reincarnation

I've talked a lot about the frustration of trying to manage all of the cleaning and general maintenance work of this family. That is actually my number two frustration in life. It is also temporary. I know that someday, it will just be Daniel (if he's lucky, LOL) and myself to keep up after.

My number one frustration in life is permanent I'm afraid. It's been haunting me as long as I can remember...always I guess. I am interested in practically everything. I want to learn about more things and do more things than I could accomplish in 10 lifetimes. I hate the fact that it is impossible. I can't raise 4 kids, have a dozen different careers, and live a dozen different lifestyles. Life is short, there's no time. So, I'm always picking up new things, and having to let things I've already done go (like the semi-pro was fun while it lasted, but time's ticking and there's more to do). So, I've been meaning to start posting occasionally about some of my somewhat unusual interests...unusual for a suburban soccer mom at least.

That was a long explanation to lead into an obsession I've had for the past 5 years or so...homesteading. I am mesmerized by people who practice homesteading, and have read more blogs, articles and message boards on the topic over the years than I can possibly justify...especially considering I don't expect that I would have any luck convincing my professional nerd to move to the middle of nowhere to homestead with me. I don't ever seem to get tired of reading about it though, and related subjects. Here are a few of my favorites in this genre...Down To Earth, Little Homestead in the City (not to miss!) videos from this family on youtube here, Homesteading Today. I could go on all day, but I'll limit myself to posting those three.

Does anyone else have any unusual interests? Wait, wait, don't tell me...I don't need anymore interests! Okay, I changed my mind...tell me...if you have any to share.

1 comment:

Fooferoo said...

Well now that you mention it. I also get the urge to go out and homestead. It was either too much Little House on the Prairie as a kid or watching Frontier House (PBS) a few years ago. Their is a really cool book called The Prairie Girls Guide to Life that teaches you how to do all that kind of stuff. I recommend it.

I'm also kind of a time travel fanatic...if you happen to know how let me know.