Saturday, January 10, 2009

A bloggy blog blog

So besides the whole Sierra Leone thing, I feel like I've forgotten how to blog. I think I can blame it on Facebook, where I have the ability to update people on my life with one sentence. It's as though I've forgotten how to type a paragraph.

But I am determined to blog. So today is an exercise in writing. Just to break through the fog. The blog fog.

See? So corny.

I'm losin' it.

The snow, (of which we've had over 6 feet since December 18th) has been melting this week. I think we're down to about a foot, except for the huge piles and berms from the plows and shoveling. It's supposed to continue to be above freezing, so I think the meltdown will continue. It's sloppy, but at least most of the streets are down to bare pavement now and I can walk without fear of slipping and cracking my head open.

The kids were out of school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday last week. Once because of another snow storm, and then later because of the flooding caused by the melting snow and the mess in the streets. It's next to impossible to navigate around the schools when there's so much snow - nowhere to park and no sidewalks to speak of for kids to walk on. There was also a lot of concern over the snowload on roofs, especially at some of the older schools. Savannah and Ethan attend school in a building that's over 100 years old... so while it was a challenge to have them home for such an extended winter break (over three weeks) I'm glad they were home where they were safe.

I leave two weeks from today for CHA in Anaheim. I'm SO looking forward to feeling the warmth of the sun. And seeing new product. And having a little adventure... it's always a fun week.

New Year's Resolutions? Yes. I'm walking. Most days so far, that means I go out around 9:00 at night and walk in the dark. I haven't been able to get into the routine of getting out while it's still light. Partly because the kids have been home so much. And partly because I'm a procrastinator. And partly because I like walking at night. I bought a journal and I'm writing down the details of my walk every day. I'm determined to not miss a day. One day last week I didn't get out and I made myself walk in place for 20 minutes before I went to bed. I felt so stupid. Go ahead. Laugh at me. But at least I moved my body and I 'walked.' It certainly motivated me to make myself get outside. Walking in place is just stupid. I don't want to do that again.

My Christmas decor is still up. On January 10th. I've never left it up this late. I'm blaming it on Asia, who was out of town all week. I cannot get the trees downstairs where they're stored by myself. So I had to wait until he got home. Today or tomorrow, it's all coming down. I'm SO ready to reclaim my space. I love decorating for Christmas, but I also love putting it all away.

I'm taking a class at the store today. Seldom get to do that. Looking forward to it.

Okay. So I wrote a few paragraphs. Yay me!

I'll get it back... my groove. One post at a time... just writing is good.

It feels good.


  1. Anonymous6:52 PM

    Maybe I we'll cross paths on one of those late night walks - Bonnie is insistent that we go - but it just hasn't been good weather. Welcome back by the way - love your blog!

  2. Lorraine7:45 PM

    For some reason this whole blog strikes my funny bone. I love how normal you sound. We can all relate.

  3. Welcome back. Us "old faithfuls" still check it every day just to see if there is something new.
    It does feel good to get all the decorations etc down from the holidays and have some sense of normality again.
    OK - Here's "Mother Hen."Are you walking in well lit streets at night?"
    You know once you have kids no matter what their age you still have the right to "mother hen? them once and awhile. (I had to "Mother Hen" Steve over Christmas too so don't feel bad.)
    Just Be Safe! It's a big bad world out there these days!

  4. See, it's like riding a bike!
    Kudos to you on walking! Wii fit has been my exercise, as much as my still healing leg will allow.
    Facebook I am really starting to believe must most certainly have been created to keep the rest of us from participating in the rest of our lives! I really have to control myself on my time there. It is so easy to update and keep in touch with the every day of my far flung friends though! Although as much as I ever wondered why anyone would ever want to read about my life on my blog, sometimes it seems so egotistical to think everyone wants to know what I am doing all day long!
    Look forward to more of your posts!


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