When I moved my blog to WordPress.com from Blogger, I had all sorts of plans for the theme I found, including lots of photos. Of course, that meant I had to take the time to find appropriate photos. Since then, I’ve learned I just don’t have the time for that.
Life is keeping me busy. Writing another book is keeping me busy. I have to acknowledge this and deal with it. Changing my blog’s theme is one way of doing so.
In life, sometimes you have to declutter. Not just your home, but your activities. I’ve dropped a few activities because there doesn’t seem to be enough time to do things well. My book comes before the blog, but I hate to give up blogging. So I’ll just make blogging simpler. Hope you don’t mind the lack of photos…sometimes I think people have too many photos on their sites, so maybe I’m adding balance by having a mostly photo-free blog.
Wow, is this a sad story. A widow whose home was rehabbed by the television show “Extreme Makeover” just lost her house to foreclosure, has to move out, and doesn’t know where she will go.
There’s lots of blame to go around here, from the television show producers that insisted on a huge, showy makeover, to a government that charges ridiculously high property taxes, to a woman who was under stress but should never have agreed to have her house improved to such an extreme.
The fact is that a widow with three boys never needed a 3,300 square foot house with with all the latest amenities, including an indoor water wall. She just needed a safe sturdy house in which to raise her boys.
So many people have lost their homes over the past decade because they chose to live in a place that was much larger and fancier than what they really needed. When will people learn? Small and affordable = freedom and peace!