Hey, you! Yeah.....YOU. You know, the one reading this.
I may or may not know who you are. If I do I'm glad and if I don't I'm sad.
But I want to tell you something. I am glad that you are here. I appreciate you reading this. I appreciate you taking the time out of your hectic day to stop here, if even for a moment, to read what I have to say.
I am a blog addict. There, I admit it. I love to read what others have to say. Since I am a blog addict I also know what I like. I'm not sure if I'm writing yet at the same caliber as a few of my favorite writers, (actually, I know I'm not). But I am trying to find a balance between giveaways and "business" so to speak, and good writing.
Good writing to me is when the words I am reading feel like they're coming straight from my soul. I get tingles, or teardrops, or nearly peeing my pants laughter on the floor because, well, I get it. You know what I mean? It's that "that is so true!" moment.
My blog has been growing over the last few weeks and I didn't anticipate what would happen. I really didn't. I should have, I've seen warning signs, but now I'm hooked and I don't know how to ever turn back. (nor do I want to)
But it could be a problem.
You see, I have been soaking up the comments. It's like drinking a warm cup of hot chocolate while sitting around chatting with friends. Even though in reality I'm (still) in my pajamas and there is spilled cereal on the floor, and a to do list that is a mile long (and growing by the minute).
A quick time out: here is a little test to see how many people are actually reading my posts and to thank those that do. It's a giveaway. I don't know what I'm giving yet but it will be really good. Like an mp3 player or a Vado video camera or something. Once a random winner is chosen I will talk with them and we will pick a prize together. It may even be cash. We shall see. All you have to do is leave me a comment (on this post or any other post until the end of this month) and somewhere in there slip this word: LOVE. If you leave a comment and I see that word I will know that you have entered this giveaway and that comment will be put into a hat. On February 28 I will have my son draw out a winner. You don't get the usual extra chances because this is kind of a secret but you have multiple chances by leaving comments on my posts for the rest of the month. You game? It will be interesting to see who plays. Most of my giveaways are to drive traffic here but this is my way of saying thank you to my readers. I hope you have fun playing and good luck!
Back to regular programming: So once again, thank you. I am just one Mom out there, trying to make a niche for herself, doing what she loves, and trying not to permanently damage her children with her overflowing amounts of notperfectness. (yes, that's a word because I say so)
But you know, none of that matters. Not really. All that matters to me is that I am making YOU feel that way, and in the process, myself. I know I can't be witty or a genius every day (or any day for that matter). But when you come here I want you to feel like you're visiting a friend. And that just for a while you can kick off your shoes, or be in your pajamas, and be a Mom (or Man, Woman, whatever) with copious amounts of notperfectness. (stinking red line, that is SO a word, and yes, I know I could just say imperfect but it's not as cool ya know?)
Because you know what? It's okay. You're okay. You're MORE than okay. Your house is a mess and you don't want to clean? You've already fallen off of the exercise every day and just eat lettuce wagon? Did your voice get a little too LOUD with your kids today? Do you have a million little guilt trips going through your brain at the end of the day so you can't even sleep at night?
Yeah? Me too. And you know what, it's okay. Because I am loved no matter what.
And you know what? So are you.
And that's what I want you to feel here.
Caution! Sharp curve ahead...
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