It’s confession time!

standard September 18, 2009 3 responses

Posting that last Friday Flashback was a bit of a cop-out, because, let’s be honest, I still do most of that stuff, and I’ve added a bunch to the list.

So here it is, my newest, latest, and not so flattering confessions.

– I still only bathe my kids every other day, at best. But I have graduated from wipes baths. But only because they won’t stand for it.

– I work from home now, but I never did manage to figure out a decent housekeeping schedule. So, yeah, laundry still has the best of me, as do all the piles of clutter around the house.

– I really only pretend to care that my house is a mess. As long as it isn’t dirty, I don’t really mind the clutter.

– Except in my room. It drives me nuts in my room. Sadly, that’s where it’s worst.

– I once read about a person who finally cleaned out her car after a long, long time, and who found a dead bird’s wing on the floor of the passenger seat. I love that story. No matter how messy my car gets I always think to myself “at least there isn’t a dismembered bird in here.”

– I clearly have very low standards…

– Some days I’m happy to let my husband go out to a concert or to a ball game in the evening. And it’s not because I relish the alone time. It’s so for once I won’t have to feel guilty about working all evening and ignoring him.

– Then he gets home from the ball game, I’m still working, and he still manages to go to bed before me.

– I never win at the guilt game.

– I married the most awesome man in the world.

– I know that’s not a confession, but I can hear him chat with the girls while he feeds them their dinner and I’m in here blogging. He’s telling them he already put out their clean pajamas. And really, does it get better than this?

– I sometimes blog/twitter/IM while the girls are both at home and awake. It’s hard to unplug.

– All week I have been procrastinating on an important assigment. I have to watch a TV show and write up a review. I love TV. In fact I watch an insane amount of TV. And yet, I have not done this assignment. I have in fact, avoided watching the right kinds of shows. I do not understand this.

– I watch way too much Disney Channel. Some might say I have an odd obsession. No, my kids do not watch it with me. It’s a problem. Also, these are not the shows I’m supposed to be reviewing.

– I watched the Wizards of Waverly Place movie…. and I…. cried. I’m pathetic.

– I often wonder if I made the right career move and I sometimes fantasize about going back to a 9-5 assistant type job where I could punch the clock, do my work, and go home. Then I realize I’d probably still be up all night blogging and I come to my senses.

There. Not so bad, right? I’m sure if I dig deep I could find worse, but, eh, who wants to do that?

Today in bullets. Because I suck.

standard July 31, 2009 5 responses

Things I have done today.
– blown my nose a million and one times.
– lamented the itchy, scratchy, painful skin under my nose.
– let my kids watch way too much TV while I lay on the couch waiting for some energy to miraculously appear out of nowhere.
– lamented the fact that the Charlotte’s Web movie that we checked out was not the original movie, but the remake.
– lost over an hour of my day watching Charlotte’s Web.
– blown my nose another million and one times.
– met a couple deadlines. Yay!
– cooked my husband and children a home cooked meal.
– realized that my baby will be 2 tomorrow.
– rushed both girls to Target at the end of the day to buy some presents for a certain almost 2-year-old.
– Panicked about how to make her birthday special despite a complete and utter lack of planning on my part.
– marveled at how lucky I am that my girls get along so well and love playing with each other so much.

Things I have note done today.
– bought lotion soft tissues for my poor irritated nose.
– met the rest of my deadlines. Boo!
– any laundry whatsoever.
– wrapped my daughter’s presents.
– spent more than 3 minutes talking to my husband.
– replied to a bunch of important and time sensitive emails.
– spent nearly enough time cuddling and loving on my daughters.

Thing I will not be doing today.
– going to bed nice and early so that I can recover from this cold and make my baby’s birthday super special.

BlogHer – Home safe and sound, if a tad tired, to say the least

standard July 27, 2009 11 responses

I have so much to say and so much to think about, but it’s so hard to think straight after days of short nights, endless chatting, and uh, yeah, maybe more beers and wine than I’m used to drinking.

I’m hoarse. I’m tired. I’m a bit bleary eyed. But I’m also thrilled and filled with stories and insights I want to share. Only, you know, I’m exhausted and a bit cross-eyed, so it might have to wait a day or so.

I really want to tell you about

  • how much BlogHer has changed, even in the course of the last year.
  • how brutal it is to not be able to rely on technology. Especially when you need to rely on technology.
  • how phenomenal and interesting it is to finally be face to face with people you’ve been virtually acquainted with for months.
  • how horrible and grabby and mean a large group of women can be.
  • how supportive and awesome and loving a large group of women can be.
  • my take on the swag* debacle.
  • how happy I am to be exactly in the space/place I’m in.
  • how much I relish being recognized,
  • my take on the “mommy bloggers marginalize other blogging communities” debate.
  • my hopes and goals for for coming year. Which doesn’t really have anything to do with BlogHer, but lots to do with the fact that I’m nearing the 1 year anniversary of leaving the 9-5 world.
  • Oh, yeah, what I learned.
  • so much more… but I can barely keep my eyes open, so instead I’m going to leave you with this picture, which kind of sums up a lot. And I’ll be back with the rest tomorrow.

Unicorns are magical creatures who fill everyone with wonder, awe, and a bit of fear.
Strange myths surround them. And maybe a lot of misinformation.
Kinda like bloggers.
Except for the cake part.
Bloggers aren’t made of cake.

*For the uninitiated – swag = free promotional stuff given out at conferences and events.