If Mama Ain’t Happy: setting priorities

Hi!  Welcome to the first post in my “Making a House a Home” series.  I’m so exctited about this series and about you being here.  I’m looking forward to a great month of dialogue, encouragement and inspiration.

As I thought about this particular post and what it was going to be about, I decided the best way to present it was in “person”.  Well, the next best thing to being in person anyway….a video.  As I mention in the video, I think that being “face to face” is the best way to communicate what I have to share with you this time.

Just click on the links for each segment and it should take you right to the video.  Now, keep in mind that this is “first take” footage.  I wanted this to be as real, natural and honest as possible…so this is me, sitting in my home as if you were here with me…just talking.


I apologize for the funny stuff with my mouth…I had just eaten a snack before I started filming.  🙂  Sound good?  Okay, go take a quick break, get yourself a snack, and meet me back here so we can pick up where we left off.

My Story, My Priorties

I forgot to mention that I talk with my hands and look all over the place when I’m talking.  But, when I’m listening, all eyes are on you. Let’s check back in for a few final thoughts.

Final Thoughts

Thank you so much for your time.  I really loved being with you today!  I do hope you will follow this series and meet me back here at mrs. hines class next Thursday for “A Trip Down Memory Lane: establishing traditions in your home.”  Until then, let’s get the dialogue started…


I’m blog hopping today at

and I’m linked up to these parties:



  1. Sharon….I watched the 3 videos and I think it’s lovely what you are going to try to do here. You are so right about priorities…I too had to make a life change upon injuring my back and realized that I could no longer continue to “try” to work with pain. After 24yrs as a civilian employee of a Police Department, where I spent the last 10 “helping” others as a 911 Operator, I was suddenly a homemaker with pain. I floundered for a few years, not knowing what to “do” with myself and now, blogging, has made me feel more useful and happy. My husband is proud of my accomplishments and so am I. I understand how you were feeling before you left your job and afterward and commend you on your bravery in telling all of us how you came to be at this point in your life. It’s truly important to prioritize “what you want” as opposed to what you feel others want from you and is a continuous learning experience. I want you to know it was very personal to watch the video of you speaking from your heart and I will be following this series closely. xo wendy

  2. Wendy,

    Thank you so much for sharing your response to today’s post. Reading it brought tears to my eyes. Even if no one else watches or responds, knowing that someone gained something personal from it, makes it all worth while.

    I am floundering a little bit, feeling like I have be doing all of the time. I’m trying to learn to appreciate the slow times in life…they are needed.

    I really appreciate your encouragement, Wendy!


  3. Watched the videos and loved them. I’m looking forward to more. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for participating in the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky Party xo

  4. Thank you, Katherine for taking the time to watch the videos. I, too, really enjoy the blog friendship. Thanks for hosting the blog hop!



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