Monday, June 16, 2008

It is my birthday today

So, I was planning on blogging about this a few weeks ago. I didn’t get around to it. I thought today would be an appropriate day for it.
The whole idea was inspired by a car ride a few weeks back. I was on my way to pick Mark up from work, Gideon was napping at my parents so I was in the car alone. For those of you who live in my neck of the woods, I tuned my radio to WHAM 1180 and listened to TALK RADIO. Politics, news, cheesy jokes by old men, the whole nine. The point is, I was listening to talk radio by choice! I used to joke about Rush Limbaugh making me feel nauseas because I associated his voice with unpleasentness in the car. :-)
I just didn’t like talk radio, and there I was, listening to it, and enjoying it. I started laughing out loud, “when did this happen?” I thought? “I’m almost acting like - an adult!”
I started thinking about all the ways that I’ve been acting like an adult lately, the things that I like, the things that make me happy or excited, my choice of activities in my free time, (you know, all that free time that I have, ha ha) the things I choose to talk about with my peers. It’s so strange, I’m experiencing this phenomenon of growing up that I didn’t think I would ever experience. In fact, I’m totally distracted because right now I typing while watching a DVD on gardening, “Jerry Bakers Gardening Wisdom: Americas Master Gardener” It’s funny, a lot of it I can’t explain because I don’t even realize that I’ve changed all that much until I‘m hit with a random unexpected realization. Weird.
Anyway, I know that all kids (or at least the ones I grew up around) always say, “The biggest sign of immaturity is telling everyone how mature you are!” And that’s not what I’m trying to do, I’m just reflecting on the ways I’ve changed in marriage and motherhood (which realistically happened before adulthood for me) and I find it interesting, so here’s the question (for my less than 2 faithful readers,) what’s different about the way you are now, compared to “pre-adulthood“? E.G. Last week Joy and I wanted to hang out, in days of yore we would have gone to the mall, or even farther back, we would have gone to the dollar tree, but this time, we took a little drive out to Loris Natural Foods, and had a BLAST! A sign of the times I guess. :-)
While I’m talking about getting older, I should say a few words about this wonderful Birthday. I enjoyed today SO much, Mark let me sleep in, he and Gideon brought me flowers and a big balloon (Gideon’s choice) breakfast in bed, and a SIGG! (that’s what I asked for) Then Mark had to leave for work, and Gideon and I watched the lightning and rainstorm, it was fabulous. Jaron stopped by, we had tea, Joy came to pick us up, and we spent the rest of the day with my family. Marks on his way home now!
Oh, the other thing to mention, I asked Jenessa for a special gift… It’s my twenty second birthday, so obviously I need a Tu-tu, frilly and funky. I figured it’s probably my last chance in my life to get one, and I did, Mom and Nessa made it for me! I’m sure I’ll post a photo or two eventually. :-) I guess, I’m not that grown up…

Monday, June 9, 2008

I'm back!

I know, it's been so long. Too long, I'm at that point now that I don't want to make 1000 different blogs about everything that’s gone on since my last entry, so now I have to decide what’s the ultimate blog worthy story in my large pile of stories. I also don’t want to make 1 HUGE blog because though I’m sure some people read the really long ones, I just skim through them thinking, wow this is a lot of stuff to read!

So instead, what do you know, I end up writing a blog about blogging. :-)

On the subject of blogging, my dear husband Mark has embarked on the blogging Journey, entering a world predominated (at least in our circle of friends) by housewives and stay at home moms. So, for those of you who want some deep manly thoughts, or those who want to send there own husbands this way, go to
It’s very interesting and just in the budding stage, so get there quick and you won’t miss anything. :-)