Monday, May 17, 2010

It IS All About Me

My husband brought something to my attention today regarding my blog and it really got me thinking.  He likes my blog and enjoys reading it, but he doesn't really think it's about anything. A lot of bloggers out there write about something in particular.  The ubiquitous "they" that want to be professional bloggers tend to write about something they are interested in.  Like cars, for example.  If you know a lot about cars, you can have a blog full of car information.

My husband recently started his own blog.  It's about cooking, kitchen preferences and his knowledge in the food industry (shameless plug Outta The Frying Pan).  I think it's a great topic for him considering his professional background in food research and development.  I'm almost jealous that he can write about something he knows so much about.  Although I consider myself to be a decently smart but mostly logical human, I'm not the brightest light on the tree.  I'm like a medium light.  I have some knowledge of the world around me, but ask me about book smarts and I fail all together.

So, what is my blog about?  It's about the one thing I do know about.  Being me.  It's about what goes through my head.  It's about how I feel about life in general and the people in my life.  It's about my kids.  It's about daily tribulations.  My husband stated that not many people really want to read something where someone is just talking about themselves.  My only response to that is that "I" am the only topic I know a lot about.  I have an appreciation for the way I tend to view things and I like to share it with others.

I do plan on writing more blogs in the future.  I have had a lot going on lately and I'm trying to get my life together here.  Things have been hard and life has been demanding.  I do my best to stay positive and I absolutely LOVE the feedback I do get from my blog.  It sure does make me smile!  Hell, it makes my whole day!

Thanks for reading all about me!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Getting Life Back Together!

The past couple of weeks have been crazy!  My husband and I have been trying to get our bathroom painted and finished for two weeks now.  It started out with some surface mold.  We weren't sure if it was only surface mold at the time, so my husband banged a huge hole in the wall above the shower... which led to dry walling, which led to the necessity to repaint.  We didn't find any mold behind the wall, which was nice, but two weeks with out our bathroom was insane!

We do have a shower in our downstairs bathroom.  It's the smallest stand alone shower I think I've ever been in with the exception of the tiny out house turned bathroom at the cabin in Minocqua.  All you really have room to do in there is turn in a circle, and trying to bath children in it is even worse.  It's a water all over the floor catastrophe!  It may be slightly roomier than showering in a coffin.

That is what has kept me away from blogging the last couple of weeks though.  I haven't had much time with all the priming and painting and trips to the hardware store.  Along with all of that one of my sons had a birthday and I have also been sick for the last week or so with a truly painful sore throat.  It seems to be a bit better now, but I'm still a little nauseated from it.

I don't have a whole lot more to add, but thought you'd all enjoy seeing some photos of my new bathroom!

I'm still working on getting it all cleaned up.  The floors need to be cleaned well and the toilet needs work for sure.  I have to get everything back into it but it's rockin' and rollin' now!  I fully enjoyed showering upstairs for the first time in two weeks!

On a final note for this blog, I have a lot of friends and family struggling with things lately (including myself).  I just want to let everyone know to keep their heads up and to tell themselves every day that it will get better.  Tell yourselves that you are strong human beings and you deserve the best every single day!

Much love!