Thursday, January 16, 2014

Spin Cycle--More Words for the Year

So, the Spin Cycle was so successful last week, Gretchen and Ginny decided to continue with the word of the year--with a slight twist.  We have to pick someone else's word and tell how we would incorporate it into our life.
I chose Sharon, from The Mayor of Crazyville. Her word for the year was Fun.  With my word of Balance, fun seems to go hand in hand.
We do a lot of fun things all year: camping, road trips, things of that sort, but they are big things.  I need to find the fun in the little things.
  • Having the boys help me cook, or for that matter having Nick help me cook, more fun for all participants.
  • Small trips to the rec center--not only good for us activity wise, but fun for the kids.  Fun for the adults too.
  • Menu planning.  I really need to organize this one so it more fun.  I really think it's time to put all our favorite recipes in one place.  Then it is only a matter of thumbing through them to decide on dinner for the week. The easier it is the more fun right?
  • Household chores--get them done more often--less to do each time, therefore less time taken to do them.  Less time doing the drudgery, more time for more interesting and fun activities.
  • Carve out more time for Nick and I the is not kid/work/issue related.  We need the time to connect.  Find our passions again. Or find a passion. We are not movie goers. We seldom get out to eat. The boys are getting big enough for us to start taking short times away--just going for a walk together could be good for us.  Find the fun in the simple things.
Life is so busy, if you don't stop to recognize the fun you're having, it'll slip right by. The big fun is easy to see, the small fun, pleasure in the little things, it's far easier to miss.
So my secondary word for this year will be Fun. With finding balance, the fun will come.

What word would you choose?  Spin it up, link it up.
Gretchen and Ginny Marie, would love to have you!
Second Blooming


  1. I always had my kids in the kitchen with me. I don't know if it's an Italian thing or not but as soon as they were old enough to stir in a bowl they were up on the counter stirring away. Yeah it was messy but it was fun and now all of them are great cooks so it paid off in the long run, their spouses and gf/bf thank me. :) - I wish we had a rec center close to us, I'd be there every day..

  2. What a great word to incorporate with "balance" - finding the fun in the little day-to-day things is key! I wish I could teach myself to do chores more often, instead of letting them pile up until it's a huge job that I DREAD. I should really work on that this year... I hope you guys have lots of FUN in 2014 ...every day!!

  3. Well-chosen! And good that you're remembering that it's not just fun for the boys, but fun for you too! And I love that you're focused on finding fun in the little things. Fun doesn't have to mean going to an amusement park, it can just be making dinner together. Love it.

  4. Drew just turned 3 but I can't wait to start incorporating him into meal making with me! And I'm going to use the theme word 'fun' this year too. With the big announcement I made last night, I'm going to have to work hard to keep life fun for my toddler come July!

  5. I'm really looking forward to the time when it's easier to spend time with my husband without the kids. I think your absolutely right about the fun happening along with balance!


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