I’ve been absent from the blog lately, in case someone out there has been waiting for a new post. No excuses. It’s been busy here and I let it slide.
I just needed to get on here and write this out:
PODCASTS ARE THE BOMB. For real. Back when Cece was born – A YEAR AGO!! – I asked my brother for podcast recommendations to listen to during those middle of the night feedings. He suggested a couple. One of them stuck: Stuff You Should Know.
These guys make me happy. They pick a topic, research it, and then just talk about it. I can’t tell you how much cool stuff I’ve learned from Josh and Chuck over the past year. From things like earwax – way more interesting than I thought it would be – to the Lewis and Clark expedition. (That Lewis and Clark episode is one of my favorites.) You can listen to their podcasts on their website or on iTunes.
A few weeks ago we went back to Iowa. It’s an eight hour drive. I don’t think I turned on the radio once. I plugged my phone into the auxiliary outlet in my car and listened to Stuff You Should Know. For eight hours. Both ways.
Then just the other day my sister-in-law told me about another podcast called Being Boss. It’s two women who talk about being creative entrepreneurs. I don’t even have a business, but these women have me all jacked up and motivated! It’s been three days since Sheila (my sister-in-law) discovered them, and I’ve listened to eight of their podcasts. EIGHT!!
They are inspiring women and I love what they are doing. If you feel like getting some motivation, you can listen to their podcasts on their website or iTunes, also. I listen to them while I fold laundry, clean up, wash dishes, rock the baby to sleep, and generally putz around the house.
This is how jacked up these ladies have made me: I got up at 5:45 this morning, showered, ate breakfast, watered the garden, and finished a project before 8 a.m. Then my three-year-old woke up. I fed her breakfast, we let the chickens out, put clothes on the line, and then headed out of town by 9:30. I may not run a business, but I do run my house. They gave me my new mantra: Do the work. I also managed to wash all of our dishes by hand (no dishwasher in this house), clean the master bathroom – including mopping! – and start dinner before Shane got home around 5:30.
I did the work.