Tuesday, March 13, 2007
happy belated to me
What a difference a year makes..
I am not the best person when it comes to remembering birthdays and certain dates on the calendar.
Anyhow, as per my usual forgetfulness, I forgot to post a one year blog anniversary post.
March 11th was when I started this thing and I'm really glad that I did.
I guess I started it for a bunch of reasons, and this is what I came up with.
reason #1. initially it gave me something to do while Lulu napped during the day and I was trapped at home.
and since I really don't like talking on the phone or watching daytime t.v. I figured it would be a more productive way to kill some time.
These days I tend to post at night after lulu is in bed, I've had a glass (or two) of wine and American Idol is playing in the background (is it just me or is it super boring this season?) or basically whenever I can slice out a tiny bit of "me time" during the day.
reason #2. I love to take digital photos and wanted somewhere to put them (besides on a disc buried in a box somewhere)
reason #3. Creative outlet. I'm not a writer-nor claim to be, but it feels good to get stuff out of your head and in print, even if it's just some boring play by play of our lives, it feels good to get it out there.
reason #4. Originally I wanted to post primarily about food, recipes and great places to eat, as this is a true passion of mine, but somehow along the way it became much more about so many other things for me.
Much more personal.
Again, it feels good to get it out, and document how I'm feeling these early years of being a mother. I'm hoping I can look back and be able to laugh at myself and maybe even give myself a pat on the back for actually taking the initiative to put all my feelings into words. I can barely remember what it was like when lulu didn't know how to walk or eat solid food, so I'm glad I'm doing this.
Who knows? maybe someday I can share this with her.
I would have loved to read what my mom & dad were doing (and how they were coping) when I was 23 months old.
reason #5. I've always kept a journal, and alot of them are filled with a bunch of "woe-is-me" rhetoric, but by putting my thoughts and life out there in the cyber public, it makes me much more aware of what I actually do have and how great my life is (most days) so I guess what I'm trying to say is when writing about my life I try to have more of a "glass is half full" kind of attitude because really, who likes a whiner?
then again, nothing wrong with a little whining from time to time.
Did I mention my aching lower back? wha. wha.
reason #6. I have met some really cool people through this blog, and I find their lives interesting and funny. I love when I've been out all day I get home and check my email and, ding- a nice comment from someone.
It really makes my day.
even if it's just a quick note or in some cases, some great pieces of advice and support, which when you are a new mother- goes a LONG way.
So thanks for stopping by and saying hello from time to time.
It means a lot.
Hopefully I'll have a bunch of new and somewhat interesting things to write about during this next year..
At least I can get it out of my head, which it's really all about anyhow right?