Monday, October 25, 2010

Another Hiatus?

I've been on another blogging hiatus. I'm still struggling with the whole "keep private things to yourself" battle. Here's my thought process:

I hate when people use facebook as a way to:
1. argue
2. voice opinions they would NEVER voice in person
3. hurt other people
4. air dirty laundry/ be generally catty
5. GET TOO PERSONAL!!!

In general, my facebook status posts are about my day-to-day activities, or a way to get information to a mass number of family/friends. I've used facebook for charity events, or the park. I've used it to voice my support of gay rights, etc. I don't make a habit of having cryptic status about other people. or an argument. It's stupid. It's childish, and it makes me want to delete facebook altogether. The internet is a wonderful tool. It can work wonders, and I'll be the frist to admit and praise that quality. Howeever, FB is tearing people apart. Kids can't communicate with one another in person. Families fight over FB statuses. It's rediculous.

Am I doing the same thing here, however? I'm not sure. Yes I do talk about squabbles here. I certainly voice my opinion about things that are not necessarily my place to have an opinion about. I may occasionally "shit talk" here. And this is a public domain. Anyone can read my blog, if they happen upon it. It's not "private" in the sense that you need permission to read it. It's also not linked anywhere. Someone would have to seek it out. As far as I know, I'm the only that reads this thing. John does occasionally. Heather did, but who knows if she still does. A few random people have happened upon it by clicking about blogspot. I just have a tough time deciding if this makes me a hypocrit. I don't want to upset anyone, especially my family. However, I find blogging to be very therapeutic. Whether anyone reads it or not, having my thoughts out there, and available to anyone is comforting in some way. I will continue, and I'll try not to censor too much. But I really am worried that this blog could eventually sever some ties. Who knows.

At any rate, the typical updates, in no special order, of course:

Norm is doing well, as far as I can tell. John has seen him more than I have, since it's dark when I get out of work. Today I received a text that Norm has a new jacket. I'm happy about that.

Marriage is back on track, I think. We seem to have fallen into a wonderful reconnection. Recent events being as they are, we were forced to really re-evaluate our situation. There was talk of a move, there was talk of LOTS of possibilities. We realized that we have it a lot better than we realized, and we need to cherish each moment that we have. Talk about cryptic, holy shit. -- I am losing my job. That's the situation. I won't blog any further about it until it happens. In January. That puts us in a financial bind like no other, but we will persevere. We always do.

Lucas is the best friggin thing in the universe, and no one can convince me otherwise. He's adorable, he's hilarious, and he lights up my life in a way that I never would have thought possible. Every day with him is an adventure. There are no "right" or "wrong" paths with parenting, I've found. Well aside from obvious ones. But I've been doing things a little backwards, focusing on different milestones than some might. It's working out, and I couldn't be happier.

One thing I know for certain, there is no "easy" way. For example, one would think that a suction cup bowl would solve the dumping issue of toddlers. I submit exhibit A:

Closely followed by exhibit B:
Love my life.





Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tomorrow's mission, Sunday Fun Day -- Get a photo of ME with Lucas. I have more fingers than I do picture of me & Lucas. That's sad.

Hopefully he feels a little better by tomorrow.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dance & Sing, Baby!

video

Animal by Neon Trees

Lucas loves this song. He always sings and dances. Notice the arm swing, that's his new move. He also repeats "Buh Buh BYE!" after the song sings "Say goodbye to my heart tonight..."

I can't get enough of this munchkin. I also enjoy the hung I get at the end.