Well not really cleaning house! That would just take too much energy. But I am going to do some cleaning. I use Feedly as my blog reader and every single day of the year I read 126 Blogs (if they made an entry for the day). And today for some reason I just decided that it is time for me to clean house. Why? Because sometimes reading other women's blogs (and two gents) makes me feel sick. Inferior. Un-worthy. Sad. Incapable. Ugly. Lazy. Slow. Behind-the-times. Are you getting the picture?
I am going to delete everyone of those blogs that makes me feel that way! I don't want to see anymore pictures of perfectly designed and decorated homes. If I need inspiration, I will check on Pinterest. There are plenty of ideas there. So good-bye to all blogs related to decorating. (Except for one. She is my ex-daughter-in-law and I love to read what she is doing to make a home more beautiful for my granddaughter.)
I will keep all of the cooking blogs because that is where I get inspiration to fix meals that are not the same over and over and over- again foods that we usually have. I don't get any answers to "what do you want to have to eat?" anymore, so I need some inspiration from somewhere. I also love Pinterest for this as well.
Mommy-blogs are making me want to puke.(Sorry mommy-blogs, but I speak bluntly). I am a grandmother. I am raising two of my grand kids. And I don't need any motherly advice from a generation of women who want to smother and coddle their kids. If I read one more self-righteous post entitled something like "I saw you today on your cell phone while your daughter was trying so hard to get your attention" I think I will seek you out and choke the life from your blog. You are not perfect. And I am not perfect. And you should not be sitting in judgement of other mothers. We should support each other. There isn't a book to teach you how to be a mom. And no matter how hard you try, or how right you think you are, sometimes they grow up and become criminals or drug addicts anyway. And I sure don't need to feel like I did something wrong along the way. So good-bye all you mommy know-it-all's.
I will keep the organizing blogs cause I am still seeking a good, easy way to organize my home and there are some blogs that offer good advice. And of course there is Pinterest for this too!
And I will keep blogs that make me laugh. Cause, only God knows, how much I need to laugh. Humor in a post once in awhile is good for all of us. Right? I feel like sometimes all I do is whine and cry about how hard my life is and I want to go out there and find others who feel the same way that I do. Life is hard. And I need to seek out you gals who think so too, but make me laugh about it.
I am going to keep all of my friends. So don't worry Cristy, Wendy, Lisa, Allison, Elaine, Goodnight Gram, Myra, Lisa, and Elena. I hope I didn't leave anyone out. I need you guys. You lift me up and keep me going. Even if you didn't realize it! Also you two guys Mr. Snowbrush and Mr. My Daily Disaster I am keeping you guys too. Just because I haven't found too many 'guy' blogs that I enjoy like I do you two.
There will be a couple of others that I will leave....just because. But I am ready to clean house. Do you ever feel this way? I think if you want to make yourself feel better than sometimes you just need to clean house!
*Update: I went down to 56 blogs and I already feel better!