As you may have noticed, I have not been posting. I want to quit blogging for a bit. I have tons of blog ideas, but just am not motivated to post them. I am tired of thinking about life in terms of blogable moments. When it stops being fun and starts feeling like a chore, that’s when I check out. There are so many truly great blogs out there that will happily welcome you to their little chunk of the internet.
I don’t know if I will be back in a week, a month, or even a year. I will come back if I miss it badly enough…I won’t if I don’t. Thank you all for coming back time after time, for emailing me, for leaving comments, and for cheering me on. There is no way to express how wonderful you have all made me feel. I wish you all health, wealth, and happiness. xoxo
Here are some fantastic blogs to fill your free time. Be careful though, they are addicting.
Geninne is a very talented artist who shares her wonderful photo skills and gorgeously sweet art at this quick photo blog.
For some humorous nonsense check out Jenny Larson, The Bloggess, she happily shares her bucket of crazy and I love it.
Meg Duerksen over at Whatever is fabulous. She is a normal everyday mom, raising her 5 kids in fantastic art filled, thrifted, crafty gloriousness.
Pioneer Woman is a blogging superstar. I don’t know how she fits so much into each day. Check her blog out for some delish down home/sophisticated cooking and for a sneak peak at ranch living…there’s never a dull moment that’s for sure!
Head on over to the Artful Parent for some serious kid craft inspiration. A bunch of her craft ideas are on my to-do-in-the-near-future list.
Conrad and I had a little impromptu photo shoot on Tuesday, which also happened to be his birthday. I should try to remember to do this with all of the boys. It was fun.
Such an adorable little duck.
Conrad is quirky, funny, talkative, energetic, and very matter of fact. He eats his cereal with a fork and slurps his milk after. He has a rationalization for just about everything and he makes me laugh and want to pull my hair out daily.
His presents consisted of Nerf and Lego Starwars and cash which he will undoubtedly spend on more of the aforementioned items.
He chose Golden Coral for dinner. I generally try to avoid buffets, because I have issues with not knowing other peoples hand washing practices. That’s my problem, not his, so I sucked it up and tried not to think about it. Since the Coral has dessert we agreed to do cake the next day.
For his cake he chose funfetti cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.
Here he pauses to ask what the proper birthday wish protocol is. “Do you wish before, after or while you’re blowing the candles out?”
After all that thought, he finally blew the candles out 0ne-at-a-time. Then he said “Awe man! I forgot to make my wish.” We told him it would still count if he hurried up and made it. What a goofball!
In other news, I forgot to update that Ami is doing well. He went back to school yesterday and seems to be almost back to normal. We still have to keep him away from crunchy/sharp food for another week. He hasn’t had any apnea, that I have seen, since the surgery. This makes me so very happy!
Years ago while walking through the store, we turn the corner to ladies intimates, Jeremia, 5 at the time, exclaims “Ah look mom HATS”. Bras to you and me, but hats to small beautiful brains.
Just yesterday Conrad (6) proudly modelled his new found “hat” for us. Jeremia and I were laughing so hard we could barely tell him the truth. “Conrad, love, that is a sports cup. That’s not where you wear it”. Perplexed at the depth of mine and Jeremia’s laughter, Conrad set the hat down and continued on his quest for cool stuff to play with. We are dream crushers, Jeremia and I.