Sunday, March 30, 2008

So Mike says I'm an e-stalker...

I will be the first to admit that I am a curious person who can get distracted when interested in something. I especially like to follow links and discover knew things. So I admit, I do look at other people's blogs, even if I do not know them. I am most likely fascinated by their life or wondering if I'm as weird as the husband thinks I am. Sometimes I stumble onto a blog that is an old friend or someone from work or church. Sure, they may not know I found their blog, but let's face it people, it is a blog and meant to be read! If I can find it, I'm going to read it!

This particular habit of e-stalking has never been a problem. Yes, I may keep up with people lives that I have never met, but I like to know the ending to a particular problem or know how something is resolved. This has always been an innocent little way to pass time while watching T.V. However, the other day I encountered my first real problem with e-stalking. I was talking to someone that is somewhat of an acquaintance. She was discussing some improvements that were made on her house. I sat there smiling, listening, asking the appropriate questions. All the while, I had read the blog over the past few months and had seen the pictures. I had to literally stop myself from telling her how well turned out or what a great job she did in choosing colors. Mike was standing by hearing the whole conversation. I'm sure he knew what was happening and inside laughing at me. When we were talking later he immediately knew that my e-stalking had caught up to me. So maybe I learned a lesson. I learned that I should do two things (1) comment on people's blogs that I know so they know I read it (and they can then e-stalk me in return) and (2) I should only e-stalk people I don't know. Hey, it can be a great prayer tool. I can pray for those in need. So, I think they should appreciate my e-stalking! Because really people, it is for your own good!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Mom to 7

Spring Break is supposed to be just that...a break. Several months ago, my mom asked me to watch the kids (with mine) while her and my dad went to Florida. I was all about doing it since I would probably gone to Michigan anyway to see them. Ash and Ave love hanging out with them, and I like putting my older sister bits of advise in (okay, I like to annoy them). For those of you who don't know my family, there are seven children total, five of which are still at home and range between 15 and 5. It is fun coming from a big family. I hope to give my own children that one day. But I decided seven at home would never be realistic if I had to work! Spring break did not really give me the break I was looking for (such as umbrella drinks, peace and quiet, quality baby time), but it definitely was fun and rewarding. It gave me a break from the daily routine I normally follow. It was nice to just be somewhere and not have a strict schedule. So, even though I was a mom to 7 this week, I did have a fabulous spring break. I hope all of you did too!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

And So We Begin...

So this is my first real blogging experience. I have many friends that have been blogging for some time, and I felt that I needed to step it up. Not that I have time to do this! I figured this was always a great way to keep up with family from around the country that can't see my kids growing up every week.

I am currently on spring break and figured that I should bite the bullet and take the time to set one up. I think the hardest part about this whole thing so far is just naming the page. I am not a clever person, and my husband was no help at all. So, if my blog has a lame name, please forgive me. I tried. Trust me, I researched and looked around. I'm just hopeless. Speaking of hopeless, Asher needs to be changed. Duty calls.