Well it's been officially almost three years since our last post, and that was not intentional folks. This is Rosa and my life has been a whirlwind of change and creative work since our last encounter. Since our post in April 2017, lost of adventure has happened. The most important one arrived last spring in 2019, our son. He is now practicing his walk all over my furniture and smiling at me every morning with his four little teeth. That's right, these two weirdos you see to the left there have decided to reproduce. Lord have mercy! Having a baby is a taxing and rewarding job all at once. He gives us joy we never knew existed on this planet.
So here I am. I have returned to blogging due to being indoors all these days because of this dreaded pandemic, which is - no doubt - going to haunt me and my partner for the rest of our lives. Hopefully, the little one is spared any long lasting imprints from being indoors most of the time. Yet, we're making the most of it. Trying to thrive in an expensive city with a one year old is an adventure in itself. Yet we take it one day at a time and always think about our blessings. It's been a journey to say the least.
This virus has forced many of us to stop what we are doing, and catch up on some of our projects we may have left on the wayside. For me it's writing. For our home, it's been making a list and planning on sketches of what we wan to achieve in the next three years. We hit the snooze button on our home improvement projects, but I am getting the itch to do some improvisational tidying up and organizing while we wait.
Organizing things has helped me focus and create better environments in my home. With a baby, aesthetics is sometimes thrown out the window as comfort and baby safety takes precedence. Now that the kid is one, I am trying to get back to a routine that benefits both his growing experience and inspires me to get up every morning and enjoy my home.
This is my goal for the rest of this year. I need to make my house feel like a home again. Getting another bed, creating a guest room, losing my art supply closet for my teaching art work, having more family stay with us, and also compiling bags of stuff for a future yard sale has had its toll on our casita. Time to tidy up!
Anything for my family at this point because it's not just about me and my husband anymore. Our little bundle of farts needs to have his own space and proper tools for growing a healthy and happy mind, body and spirit. He has it better than I ever had it as a kid, but he'll never know that. I just hope this lock down is at least helping him grow with confidence, empathy and love.
Anyways, I cannot believe I haven't posted in three years. Time flies and it's time to be open with Casa Amorosa again.
My next post will be about tidying up my small office because it looks like a tornado hit it. Time to separate the items, sale the reusable, recycle/upcycle the things that can be resourceful in our home, give away clothes, and throw away the rest. My goal is to make the office a co-living space for me and the kid. A place for my work and also to keep a close eye on him while he plays nearby. This is also wishful thinking, but I have hope and he's getting older now.
Wish me luck and please stay safe out there. Nothing is worth more than our health, our safety, and our families. Until next time!