Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts

Sunday, July 31, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge

So I totally didn't make my writing for 30 days happen, but maybe I can do this!  You know I love to take a photo!

I'm joining 30 Day Photo Challenge from Oh So Lovely (thanks Amy for turning me on to this!).  I think it will be fun to have something assigned I have to take a picture of besides my 10,000 pictures a day of my kid.  I'm going to do some on my phone and some on my camera.  Just whatever moves me!

I'm excited to do this and I think you should join in (I'm looking at you Michelle)! If you want to join make a comment here and at Oh So Lovely.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Blog Share Post

Here is the post from the blog share participant.  Here is the list of all the blog's participating again:
The Time for Change
Bright Yellow World
Reflections in the Snow-Covered Hills
Totally Serial
Daily Tannenbaum
Andrea Unplugged
Malfeasance
From Kim's Desk
Rediscovering Me
Mama Bub
Being Five
Nothing Is Easier Than Self-Deceit
Molly's Musings
Heidikins
Snarke
Did I Say That Outloud?
The Reluctant Grownup
And You Know What Else
Bwildered
Thinking Some More

Enjoy the post!


Let’s say you’ve been with your significant other for a long time. A REALLY long time. Nine years. You’re not married or engaged, but you’ve lived with him for about five years. You are very much in love with him. Among his many great qualities: He’s hyper-intelligent. He’s always able to make you laugh. He shares the same taste in books, movies, and music that you do, for the most part. He treats you well – he doesn’t go overboard with romantic gestures, but occasionally will bring you flowers for no reason. He goes out of his way to be kind and generous to your family. You’re as close to his family as you are to your own. You hardly ever fight. You share political views. This person is family to you.

There’s only one problem, but it’s a big one: He doesn’t have a job. Hasn’t had one for years. He applies for jobs here and there, but you know he’s not really making an effort, and he lacks a concrete plan for what to do with his life, career-wise.

Now, answer me this: Am I crazy?

This is the single biggest problem in my life. For the past nine years, my attitude has been that I shouldn’t get rid of a person with so many great qualities, including the fact that I love him, because he has this one problem. The problem is fixable. Right? But now it’s been nine years, and I’m starting to wonder if the problem will ever go away. I’m fine with not being married or planning for kids right now, but I do want those things in the future, and I’m getting this creeping feeling that it’s never going to happen.

I’m too old to be wasting my time with someone who doesn’t want the same things I do. He says he does, but with a lack of action on his part to make these things happen, I’m wondering if I even believe him anymore. Yes, I’ve expressed all this to him, but he just shuts down when this topic comes up.

I’m not the type to give ultimatums, and I don’t want to nag him. I’m not his mother. On the other hand, I’m sick of waiting for him to figure this out, I’m constantly embarrassed, and this problem needs to go away.

What say you? Am I crazy for being with a guy without a job? Would you be with someone who’s really great but unemployed?


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's that Time Again - Blog Share

I am participating in Blog Share once again hosted by And You Know What Else!  Just a reminder of how it works. . .

There are a bunch of participants and we all write a post and it is sent to anonymously to someone else's blog.  So tomorrow morning there will be a blog post here that is written by someone other than myself.  Please be kind to them.  Here is the list of participants:
The Time for Change
Bright Yellow World
Reflections in the Snow-Covered Hills
Totally Serial
Daily Tannenbaum
Andrea Unplugged
Malfeasance
From Kim's Desk
Rediscovering Me
Mama Bub
Being Five
Nothing Is Easier Than Self-Deceit
Molly's Musings
Heidikins
Snarke
Did I Say That Outloud?
The Reluctant Grownup
And You Know What Else
Bwildered
Thinking Some More


Look for the post tomorrow!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Freshening Up

Because its FALL and I LOVE FALL I decided it was time to express my love for all things Fallish through this here blog. Isn't my new layout cute? If you like it check out The Cutest Blog On the Block. She's got some really cute layouts and for FREE! If you feel like a new look, check it out!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Getting my words back

It's building. I can feel. Slowly they are forming and the fog is lifting and I'm starting to see them clearer. Or at least I think that is what is happening. Because I'm coming up with a plan until I have something to say. I've made myself a little schedule for the next two weeks for "themed" posts. I've come up with two ideas to get us through the next two weeks that I hope will be mildly entertaining and will hopefully start the words moving in my mind. So here we go, week one.

For the next week I'm going be posting special things from the past. Sometimes it will be just a picture and sometimes it will be a story. I started cleaning out the junk room AKA the baby's room and started finding stuff that I think it will be interesting to share with you. A little blast from my past so to speak. Here's hoping this jump starts my creativity.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Blocked

I have a serious case of writer's block. Not that I think of myself as some great writer but I do write. Just not as much lately. It seems whenever I sit down at the computer to write something for the blog I draw a complete blank. So I sit and stare at the screen for awhile and then I get distracted by FB or some other blog. I don't know what it is. I can't seem to think. My mind wanders or I think of something earlier in the day and then can't recall it. When I first started this blog I would compose posts in my head throughout my day. And then I started sitting down and writing multiple posts in a day and scheduling them out. Now I've got nothing. Except this darn headache yet again. I'm feeling a little frustrated by the whole thing. I have always enjoyed this blog and being able to talk about things on here that I find interesting or frustrating. And it's not as if I DON'T have things I'm frustrated about. Or even fascinated by. Maybe it's because I am finding out more and more that my family reads here. And I don't want to offend any of them or hurt any feelings. Or maybe its just because I mentally constipated. (Sorry for that image Lori!) Whatever it is I'm hoping it ends soon. I MISS my blog. I miss my writing.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Smart Ladies

The internets is full of smart ladies these days. These ladies aren't only talking about their babies or telling you about their favorite new recipe. They are digging deep. They searching for answers and coming up solutions. They are offering up advice and sharing insecurities. They are making you laugh and making you look inside all at the same time.

Here's what I love about being a woman. We are such complex creatures. I know it drives the men in our lives crazy but we just get it about each other. And the fact that we can all gather here and share our brand of "crazy", encourage each and lift each other up, makes it feel a little less lonely out here in married woman land. So thank you to all my lady hero's. I appreciate your candidness and your willingness to share. Please don't stop! You make us all feel a whole lot less alone.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My dog ate my computer

No seriously, that's why I haven't blogged. My dog ate my computer. Well, that and I was dealing with my first week in the office, trying to make some dinero, spending time with Hubby, cleaning up after said Hubby, watching my nephew, etc. Many posts coming in the next few days. PROMISE.

PS What do you think of my new sig? I'm sprucing up the place.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

She lives!


Yes, yes. It's been over a week. But I have fabulous excuses and they will all be revealed in the next couple of days. Until then enjoy my new hair and my self-photographed modeling session. I'm so vain.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Facelift

This picture goes with nothing in this post. Just wanted to show you the pretty sky I caught.

Whatcha think internet?

In other news, one of my camera's broke. Or at least I think it is broke. It won't let me download the pictures! And of course it is the pictures I need to get downloaded. GRRRR.

Started "official" training at the j-o-b today. And just like everything else it was chaos. Seriously hoping that things starting getting a little clearer around there. I did, however, score a day off with my hubby. Which is always a good thing. I'm looking foward to a day of hanging out and being together.

Got some other stuff and posts to write about some going-ons this weekend but I need to get the pictures off the camera first! Double GRRRRR. Say a prayer to the camera gods that my camera starts behaving.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A little soapbox time


So I have spent quite a few hours on the internet the last couple of days. I should have doing a whole slew of other things but whatev.

So I've been on the net and I've been reading all about a little thing called Blogher convention. For those of you who don't know (the whole 2 of you that read this blog) Blogher is an organization started by and ran by women bloggers. Every year they have a big 'ol party and all the women bloggers in all the land come together to network and learn. I've never been and I just really learned about it in the last few months. Sounds fantabulous no?

Apparently, not so much.

Like I said I've been reading a lot of blogs posts about it in the last couple of days and while I was thinking that it is something I might really enjoy now I think maybe not. I don't know. (And please don't start the "its-what-you-make-of-it" stuff. I TOTALLY agree with that.) I've just read so much complaining and gossip and plain meanness. I mean, lets be honest you get any amount of women together over the age of 10 and there's gonna be drama. At least at some point. And that's not to say we can't all get along but what I've been reading is that women are just feeding on the drama. A little post here is linked to a comment there that is linked to a blog here and on and on it goes.

I'm not one to go on and on about how oppressed we are as women. I'm of the opinion that we are only as oppressed as we think we are and we allow ourselves to be. That being said I believe we do have to fight harder sometimes to get a little farther or get a little more. That's why I think it is hugely important that any time we can come together as women to support each other and have each other's back we should do so. That's what I thought the Blogher convention would be all about. How disappointing to see that instead of women taking this time to build each other up they were too busy tearing each other down.

AGAIN, I am only writing in reference to what I read from those who have gone. I don't necessarily think that this will keep me from going ever. I think that to truly understand the dynamic I will have to attend at some point. But it just kind of saddened me to see these brilliant and funny women tearing each other down. And no I'm not going to link any posts or any blogs. I don't want to perpetuate the situation. I just wanted to jump on my little soapbox and give my opinion. And that's all I have to say about that.

Monday, June 9, 2008

I'm a terrible, terrible person

So I was informed this weekend, rather bluntly, that I was a slacker. How are people supposed to keep up on my life if I don't blog? I know, I know. Terrible.

Life has been, shall we say, overwhelming. The job is still no fun. I just want to survive it. So there is that. And then there is the whole married thing. Gotta keep that alive and kicking! Can't live on love alone people! Oh and then there is all the crafting projects that I decided I just had to do. I'm teaching myself to sew. Not necessarily an easy thing! But I did make a very cute jeanskirt. Next project is an apron. There have been visits from the familia (hi Mom!) and trips out of town. And the other little blogs and newsletters and projects I'm working on. Whew. I'm tired. And of course I have to squeeze in my TV time. Can't miss my Jon & Kate Plus 8!

But I'm back with new resolve. No really. Just be patient with me. I'm a work in progress.