I was sorting through my old posts, trying to recategorize them in an attempt to make things simpler for my readers (actually, I was at home alone for the first time in forever. After I clapped my hands to my face and ran around in circles screaming, I then realized that after I did five loads of laundry, the dishes, scrubbed the tub and toilet, vacuumed the entire house, weeded the garden, cooked that night’s dinner and ran a 5k, only 30 minutes had gone by, so I had to turn to my boring ol’ blog for something to do) By the way, newsflash: when you aren’t taking care of your kids, you have loads of free time on your hands.
The Simple Life of a Country Man’s Wife recently commented on an oldie but not a goodie and reading it brought me right back to that simpler time when I wrote some pretty crappy posts (okay, I still do that now, but I try to keep them at a minimum).
I haven’t written that many posts (it’s a wonder I can come up with one a month) so I didn’t have to dig very hard to find my first one, written a year ago. And this one is a doozy. Be prepared to laugh, cry and fall asleep. I am so proud of this post, so be gentle if you comment, readers. And, oh yeah, I apologize.
Now keep in mind I had ONE reader, my friend Lisa, who encouraged me to blog and I was very much against it. I didn’t like the idea of sending my innermost thoughts out there for strangers to read. Very scary. However, I’ve found the overwhelming majority of readers to be thoughtful, polite and extremely gracious when they visit. Some I have gotten to know by visiting their blogs, which I consider extensions of their home in a way. We’ve developed a mutual respect for each other and built each other up with the confidence we need to keep on writing and getting things out there. I love blogging now (quite a change from my eye-rolling earlier days). And, as always, my husband wants to thank you all for giving me something to do other than nagging.
So I would like to say thank you to all my readers. I do appreciate all of the feedback and comments. I am going to try to write more (and therefore, probably won’t because I just jinxed myself). I will also try to stop using (……) to fill you in on the voices in my head. I can’t promise anything though.