Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Update on JJ...

It's been a few weeks since I've even looked at this little blog o' min, it seems as though I've come to miss it.  Having a 1 year old will slow you down in your hobbies but sure does speed up that heart to full pumpen'.  I wanted to take a quick moment to blog a bit about her new discoveries.  I have to add that unfortunately there's no pictures to post (at this moment) because my camera is out of commision, temporarily :(

Let's see...she took her first steps 3 days before her birthday and on her celebration day she was full speed ahead, as of now she's a certified walker!  How adorable it is to see this mini person just walking around the house.  John and I bought her first walking shoes over the weekend, that was really exciting for me...maybe because I love to shop for little girls and this was a taste of what's coming...awe, her shoes are the cutest little things, pink with flowers!  She'll point to what she wants and grunt, we get it for her and she always say's, thank you...doesn't sound like we say it but it's the same everytime.  She also learned how to hug!!  She'll pick up her soft babies or animals, pull them close and squeeze, as she tilts her head.  Oh and she is FULL on a dadda's girl...It's all about "dadda", dadda and on and cute, she follows him everywhere, tugs at his legs and always has something new to show him...melts my heart.  Now, the whole sleep thing...hhhmmm!!  Now, that's where the "parenting pains" comes in.  I remember when she hit 3 months, she was sleeping through the night for a few months (I think)  well, she does this crying thing in the middle of the night, sometimes twice then she falls back asleep BUT it's long enough for us to wake up, get a bottle and come back to the room...nope, she's sleeping again, so now we wait for her to really let us know if she wants a bottle.  I tell ya, you sure do dream of sleeping and oh how I looove the weekend, Saturday is always MY day to sleep in and have coffee and computer in bed!  Yeah!  That's going to do it for now, soon I'll start my normal blogging duties.  Right now I have a lot of work around this house that will take another month or two.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Break time...

This is a little note to let me 13 followers :) know that I will be on hiatus for a short period of time.
My life became extremely busy, extremly fast.  We're finishing up the add on to the home, baby girls birthday's is in a week and I'm in the middle of decluttering my, it's amazing how much stuff a family accumulates over the years.  We're either going to have a HUGE sale or donate, donating is great but so is a few extra dollars.  I'll keep you posted after Johnna's 1st birthday and I'll share how the 2 bedrooms turn out...getting close!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

BlOgGiNg RoCkS!


1. A web site containing the writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other Web sites.
–verb (used without object)
2. To maintain or add new entries to a blog.
blogger, noun

The word blog and or blogging is a little funny to me.  It sounds kind of corny even but I sure do love it.  It takes me to a place of peace, a place where I can be still with my own thoughts.  I often "blog" in the evening or when the baby is napping, so that there are no interruptions, no questions, demands, debates, I don't have to say, "please, hold on and let me finish this or that"...I can just complete my thought process when my dear little family is tucked tightly in their beds like little burritos.  That is when it's officially my's quite time.  For me, being still and free to think and write is more important than getting out of the house.  I'm pretty content staying busy at home but if it's been awhile since I've been able to sit and be still, we gotta' problem.  There's something deep and special to me about the writing process.  You don't have to have excellent grammar, a large vocabulary or even perfect spelling to blog/write.  I'll compare it to singing...we all love to sing, we all may not be great at it but that doesn't stop us from belting out a classic when we're alone in the car or my favorite while taking a shower.  It feels great, wakes up your soul and puts you in a great mood. You just have to allow your mind to gently take over your fingers, so that when you type it's more like a spiritual awakening, even you may be surprised at what you end up translating into words.  What's the word I'm looking for?  Oh, subconscious, I've had some of my best writing happen when I'm not thinking desperately hard for the right thing to say, it's as if it happens on a subconscious level.  Writing is not only cathartic and allows us to let go of any and sometimes all negative build up by venting those particular feelings onto paper or in this case a blog (which is an online journal)  Writing allows us to take the time to formulate the perfect sentence.  Writing is very patient, it doesn't rush you.  It really doesn't care if you put it on hold or save it to draft mode for a day or two, your words are always going to be there waiting ever so patiently for you to build them into something that may touch others.  Words are incredible powerful, I think the written word is even more powerful than the verbal word.  Let's think about this...Have you ever read a book then saw the movie...which medium evoked more emotion out of you...I'm guessing the book and the words that have been so careful planted in a way that pulls at your heart strings or has the ability to draw you out of a bad mood, make you cry or even have you empathise with a person or situation that you normally may not think twice about.  Here's another example...You know when the person you love gives you a special card and inside they write those 3 little words, "I love you" don't we feel like they mean just a bit more than their daily spoken I love you.  What is that?  It could be because there was thought behind it and we all want to be thought of in a loving and caring way.  Oh, the power of these sweet little letters when compiled together to create an experience, a mood, to take you to another place for a few moments...that is what attracts me to writing.  I've read several amazing books that have inspired me, motivated me and even helped me to understand others better.  When someone verbally tells you a story, we tend to study the persons movement, the way their mouth is moving or we daydream about our to do list.  When I'm writing I feel as though anything is possible.  I enter a state of new beginnings because each story or blog is created as a unique entry and I often don't know where I will travel during the writing process.  So be free my friends and write your little hearts out :)