Social media: the more you explore it, the more it grabs a hold of you and pulls you deeper into its fold. Its like a multi-tentacled deep sea monster in the ocean of the internet: the deeper you swim, the more tentacles seem to grab hold of you and pull you further into the depths. Sure, the surface of this hypothetical monster-laced ocean is safe enough, with relatively safe fare like Facebook and Pinterest to draw you in with shiny interfaces and pretty pictures, but the longer you stay, the muddier the waters become.
They say distance makes the heart grow fonder so I'm assuming my absence from the blogosphere for the past week or so must have you all falling over yourselves trying to express your love for my amazingly entertaining posts.
Didn't even notice I was gone?
Hmmm, who would have thought generic Hallmark card sayings would ever lie to you?
Never fear dear readers, your favorite scatterbrained housewife shall return soon to her regularly scheduled programming, just as soon as she can get her wifi up and running at her new place and manage to unpack the zillion boxes she seems to be swimming through these days. Word of advice: when attempting to move house with a 10 month old in tow, it's better to leave the 10 month old at her grandma's till you're done moving if you want to actually get anything done without having to worry about what the baby might be fidgeting with.
Any moving tips would be much appreciated..
It may not be Monday, but when life gives you lemons, what day of the week it is is the least of your concerns. All that matters to you at that point is that you make it from point A to point B and through the week to the next weekend without any major debacles. In that vein, here are a few pieces of practical (and not so practical) advice that managed to get me through the past few days (and hopefully will carry me through the rest of the week). Here’s to hoping these can help you through the bad days as well as they helped me!
What words or quotes get you through the day?
What does it mean to be happy? What is happiness? Happiness can be many different things for many different people, but it’s always the little things that really put a smile on your face :) For instance, happiness is:
1) Finally fitting into a pre-pregnancy shirt or dress
2) Not burning the house down when forgetting to turn the stove off because the baby distracted you (allegedly)
3) A cup of tea first thing in the morning
4) My husband picking up a box of chocolate frosted chocolate cupcakes on his way home because he knows those are my favourite
5) Getting to eat a chocolate frosted chocolate cupcake
6) Managing to get through meal time with Baby L without having to change my clothes (or hers) afterwards
7) A bowl of hot soup and your husband’s hoodie on a cold rainy evening
So whats made YOU happy recently?
Around this time last week I had a mini existential crisis and decided that change was in order. I seemed to have lost something that I needed to rediscover and my blog was a major part of that process. As journeys of rediscovery go though, this one wasn't as epic or Hollywood-movie-deal worthy as these journeys are generally billed as. I mean I didn't even end up in a strange city eating pasta with exotic new friends or anything!
Long story short though, as you can see above, I have officially changed my blog name and have a brand new About Me page to go with it. Yay for new names and new beginnings! And thank you to all of my lovely readers for your input and feedback!
‘What are you reading?’
‘Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett.’
‘Awww, that’s so cute! You read kid’s books?’
*fuming* ‘It is not a kid’s book’
*Laughs indulgently* ‘Of course it is, it’s about vampires and monsters or something right?’
*Counts to 10, chants ‘She’s not worth it, she’s not worth it’ to self*
Yes, the above conversation actually happened and no, I did not kill that person even though I really really wanted to. Sometimes I surprise myself with the level of self-restraint I manage to display.
It’s no big news that I’ve been dissatisfied with my blog name for a while now and have toyed with changing it before as well. This time though, I’m actually going to do it because there are times when you need consistency in life but there are also times when change is good for the soul. Not being the most decisive person on the planet though, I’m going to need a little help picking out a new name.
And that is where you come in oh lovely readers of mine! I’ve short listed 5 names and want you to please take the time to vote for the one you like best! New name will be unveiled by the end of the week hopefully :)