Saturday, March 30, 2013

The End

My incessant need for closure has led me to post a final farewell to this blog.

Blogging was a whole new concept for me when I logged on late one night while Michael was working after being inspired by the movie Julie and Julia. Much like many other things in my life, my perfectionist personality, constant self-comparison, and lack of discipline bred an inconsistent and often incoherent string of words and posts. I'm not one for much self-promotion, so I felt uncomfortable "advertising" my blog making it hard to grow it. I constantly felt like I was missing something in the blogging world, that I was not in with the latest blog trends. I didn't know how to connect with other bloggers. I struggled with the "technical things" (photostitches, videos, slideshows) that seemed so easy for others. And I certainly didn't know the blog protocols that seem so prevalent among bloggers that I follow. In short, blogging is not the passion for me that I thought it would be.

But writing is.

So, while I'm stamping a "THE END" on this little corner of big Blogger's infinity (which won't be deleted for nostalgia's sake,) I am going to continue to write. For those that would like to keep up with my still inconsistent but maybe a little more coherent string of words, please find the link to my very own new blog on my Facebook or Twitter info pages.

Until then, my faithful few - adieu.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving - Day 20

Marriage

I know I've stated how thankful I am for my husband, but I'm thankful for the bond that is our marriage. Regardless of how difficult life gets, I love knowing there is a constant companion who will be with me through the worst and the best. We constantly have to work at communicating and making time for each other - I definitely think marriage is a journey, not a destination - but in the long run, marriage is the most unique chosen bond we can have with another human.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving - Day 19

 
Sleep...oh the blessedness of sleep.
People always tell expectant parents to 'rest up' and sleep before the baby arrives and there couldn't be better advice. (Although pregnancy made sleep elusive for me before the baby even got here, so I was already being prepared.) I remember the first night Elly slept straight through - even though it was a bit scary because I couldn't believe she didn't get up, it was blissful. We were blessed to have a baby that has slept relatively well from the beginning and I couldn't be more thankful for that. But to feel rested as a mother is a rare occasion and as much as I love her anyway, I love her just a tiny bit more when she lets me sleep.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving - Day 18

I admittedly love television. I wouldn't say I'm necessarily a couch potato - I'm usually doing something while watching a program or it's just on for background light and noise - but I do love the entertainment escape TV provides. I'm especially thankful for DVR which allows us to record shows and bypass commercials completely, and as sad as it may sound, I don't know how we made it as a married couple before DVR - the ability to pause is invaluable in our house.




Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving - Day 17

It's hard for me to admit some days - especially when he doesn't get home until 9 or 10 at night - but I am so grateful for Michael's job. God provided for us in a completely unexpected way when Michael found this job, seemingly out of 'nowhere.' He works so hard to support us and without his job, I wouldn't have the freedom to be at home with Elly part time and have some peace of mind when I pay bills. After experiencing the loss of a business and over a year of being jobless, Michael and I are more than aware of the blessing a job is.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands.
- Psalm 90:17

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving - Day 16

"Yoga" pants...




Yep. I love me some yoga pants, and while I have actually done yoga and pilates, I'm admittedly not an avid exerciser. But there's nothing better than those first few cool days of fall when you can pull out the long sleeve t's and yoga pants. And now as a mother, they're getting even more of a workout. I'm pretty sure the people at Athleta (the makers of my favorite yoga pants) probably think I'm a yoga teacher...or just a tired momma who can't wait to get comfy when she gets home. :)

The End

My incessant need for closure has led me to post a final farewell to this blog. Blogging was a whole new concept for me when I logged on l...