Tuesday, March 4, 2008

You Poor, Neglected Little Blog

(...or, "Why Did I Get A Blog, Again?")

The great flurry of friends who've begun blogging (or revived long-forgotten blogs) reminded me about this little place on the web where I had imagined sharing some of my more random musings about my hometown, faith, marriage, motherhood, rude people at the fabric store, why I hate Wal-Mart, and life in the grown-up world.

See, when I attempt to share these astute observations with my husband, he usually gives me that look that says, "You think you are clever, but you are not." When I attempt to share them with my toddler, he says "Snack." When I attempt to share them with my other stay-at-home mom friends via the telephone, one of us invariably says, "Crap. My kid is screaming again." So, that leaves this space, where I cannot hear what any of you are saying. Unless you leave a comment, but hey--I know what you type in that little box is never the same thing you say to the screen when you read a blog. I know.

So, there you go. Blog, be neglected no more. Self, quit over-editing yourself and just write something, for crying out loud.

And now, to update you since my last blog post:
1. My 10-month-old is now 19 months old. He walks, he talks, he destroys entire rooms in minutes. He demands to watch Elmo, much to my chagrin. He loves him some Paul Simon.
2. I still write for some print publications, but I don't get paid. How'd that happen? How can I change it?
3. I actually finished a sewing project. Yahoo!
4. Bolstered by that one tiny success, I spent an obscene amount of money on more projects that promptly went to the bottom of the closet.
5. I started a quilt, which I have wanted to do since I was a teenager. Well, actually, I have wanted to finish a quilt, but you have to start somewhere, right? So, how long have I been carrying this dream? Oh, 13 years, give or take. Okay, then: I allow myself 13 years to finish this quilt. If anyone is reading this, you have to hold me accountable.
6. I have still managed to avoid Facebook.

There could be more updating, but I need to have something else to write about next time.