Wednesday, July 21, 2010

what you don't see

I had a conversation a few days ago with a friend/neighbor about how we (women/moms) tend to compare ourselves to others. but, it seems that we usually are comparing our worst to others best. She said that she had talked to other friends/neighbors that feel that there is a lot of competition going on. Well, it must be kind of like my 1/2 marathon a few months ago: I'm so far behind in the race that I don't even know there is a competition. I don't really feel pressure to be a certain way, or do a certain thing. If anything, I am inspired by the achievements of those around me (and in the blogging world). I don't really feel pressure from outside. For me, it's the expectations that I set for myself that cause me to feel overwhelmed or underachieving.
My friend (from Kirksville, now in AZ) posted something about this on her blog a while back. (And BTW, this gal has 6 kids, gardens, cans fruit and veggies, quilts, scrapbooks, and does lots of other impressive things.) It is called "What you don't see" and you can read it here.


So, just to make you all feel better, I thought I would give you a glimpse of my kitchen right now. Just be glad you didn't get a view of the laundry room, bathroom, or the kitchen sink.
You are welcome.

3 comments:

Tia and Amara said...

I oughtta do one on what I look like after a day in the yard. Small animals could hide in the grime and noone would see them. Pretty embarrassing today having all of the kids see my unmade bed and 4 baskets of laundry in my room.....

Carroll Family said...

Thank-you!!! I'm NOT posting pictures of my kitchen! :) (P.s. - I wanted to come visit while we were up there, but we couldn't figure it out. Plus, I think you might have been in Scoville. I waved to you, though :) )

Jacobson Five said...

I love it! Ain't no shame in a little clutter!