My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Rediscovering my blog-self




Well, Heidi thought the Hooligan Mass post went over so well she's making me a regular. So don't forget to go over there for Mighty Mom Mondays from now on!

In working on putting together truly funny posts for EMN I've been reviewing my archive here. Looking back over all 553 of my posts and rereading where our family's been.

It's fun to look back and relive those memories...and the silly posts they inspired.

I'll be writing new stuff for EMN too, but to get the ball rolling and so I don't wind up under pressure I'm sending a backlog...then I can write at my leisure...which is what I usually do!

I've always known that I crack myself up, but I've found reading all those old posts that I also inspire myself. Inspire myself to get back to writing and viewing life from that skewed perspective that sees humor in everything. Inspire myself to become a better writer. Inspire myself to write more.

It's funny, I never dreamed of being a writer. Never thought that writing was a talent I possessed. And I certainly never saw myself as entertaining (well at least not entertaining to anyone other than me). But rereading some of my almost forgotten moments here...well, I mean, some of it is really good, funny writing.

So, I'm working on re-obtaining that perspective that lets me see unexpected events as humorous and working on improving how I write those up. What a fun adventure is spread out before me!

Thanks for this opportunity Heidi!

4 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Congratulations!!!!
Susan

Jungle Mom said...

I love your ,off the wall sense of humor...are we twins separated at birth????

diana said...

i, too, think it's fun to go back and read old posts. it's interesting to see where you were and where you are now.

congratulations on the new writing job. i'm sure you'll crack up any new readers =)

Stephanie D. said...

Hey, congratulations! You'll be a great addition!

Do you get benefits, too? lol