Friday, March 7, 2008

Blog Roll Junky....I may need a twelve step program...

Hefty Smurf came home from school yesterday all happy, smiling, and short of breath and starts yelling...

HS: HEY MOM.....I GOT A FUNNY....FUNNY....FUNNY STORY FOR YOU.....
me: K...lets hear it...
HS: I was at school arguing with Taylor and.....
me:.....hold up....arguing as in a fight....or arguing as in ha-ha....
HS:....arguing as in ha-ha...we were passing notes back and forth in class and....
me:....hold up....passing notes in class while the teacher is teaching??!!.......
HS....NO!...WOULD YOU LET ME FINISH.....
me: K...sorry....
HS:....so we're passing notes and she says "you're so cute"...and I pass it back saying "no your cuter"....and she passes it back saying "nuh-uh"....and I said "uh-huh"...and she says "nuh-uh" and so I passed it back and said "OK...OK....I'm cute....but your HOT"

OH dear God....hear my prayers....I'm not ready for this....please give me a little more time to prepare for this tween adolescence....I'm just not ready.....I need at least another year....perhaps two?

Went back to the eye docs yesterday for the follow-up on the contact situation to see how the boys are doing and to order the long term supply...Hefty seems to have it down pat but Dreamy is still struggling. I'm still putting them in for him every morning. His gymnastics coach is getting a little irritated at the whole thing. Apparently earlier in the week Dreamy thought one of his contacts fell out so they stopped practice to put on a search for the "missing" contact which was found later on.........still in his eye! So we'll keep practicing and see how it goes.

I originally started blogging last May as a way to journal my 1st marathon experience. When the experience was over I decided to start a new blog as a way to journal our family memories. I'm obsessed with preserving our memories. That's why I love scrapbooking. I want my kids to remember EVERYthing. It's a morbid thought, I know, but....if something (God forbid) ever happens to me or Papa Smurf....I want my kids to have something to look back on to read and remember. I want them to know who I am and that I view every minute of every day with them as a blessing. I know this obsession comes from my own father's early death. I have very few memories of him because I was only 5 when he passed and that bothers me. I also think that because he died at such a young age (as did his sister) that I have this feeling of impending doom that my genes may also be rigged in such a way that I too will die young. I know this is irrational but I have to believe that thoughts of this nature are not all that uncommon for people in my situation. I've been journaling....or blogging.....with this sole purpose in mind. Keeping to my own little blog world. The only other blog I've ever visited is Because I Said So....I found her blog from the original ebay listing that she posted and have been reading ever since because I think she's hilarious. But I've never ventured outside of my own little blog world to discover this vast blog society that exists. Until this week. OMG. I had NO...CLUE....that this whole blog world was so large. NOT...A....CLUE! I started looking at the blog roll links in Dawn's blog and then at the blog roll links in Dawn's blog roll link's blog roll....never mind...I know what I'm trying to say....and 20 blog rolls later I'm hooked...I'm so addicted to this. It's so much fun catching glimpses of perfect strangers' lives. And some of these women are just hysterical. I've laughed so hard this past week by reading about other people's lives. It's a great way to start the day. I honestly have no idea why it's so intriguing. Probably for the same reason that reality TV is such a hit these days. So not only is this blogging a way of journaling but it's also a way of meeting new people around the world and making friends with people you have lots in common with. I really have to reign it in a little though....I've spent the majority of my free time in the last several days glued to the computer discovering this world....my poor daughter is starving for attention. Thank God she has become a "High School Musical" junky...it's keeping her occupied. But I really need to cool it.

9 comments:

KC said...

LOL LOL LOL... OH the joys have having tweens. :)

Haley-O said...

WOW! Justin's smooooth! ;) We're here for you Tammy!

scraps_n_stuff said...

when you walk down the street you have that erge to walk up to peoples houses and peek in the windows. then your conscious kicks in and slaps you upside the head and you realize you could get into some serious trouble doing this so you just keep walking. this is why i too love blogs, i get to peek into complete strangers windows and see how they live! and they in return can peek in my window and no one sees anything weird about any of this behavior! i LOVE it!!! glad you stopped by my window today!

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
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Happy Partying!

We are THAT family said...

It's so nice to meet you and visit your blog (thanks for visiting mine). I'm hoping my kids hit the preteen thing in their 20's!

Piecake said...

Hi - I just found your blog through Cheaty Monkey... your post about nincompoop made me laugh, so I had to check out your blog and I love it. Good luck with the tweens!

Melanie said...

I love your blog, I'm so glad I stopped by. Enjoy the party!!
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Kate said...

I like, TOTALLY, hear ya. I am having the same problem with this whole blogosphere. My husband totally teases me about it and has to pull me, kicking & screaming, away from the computer so that I'll make dinner/feed the children/clean the house/eat/breathe/sleep. It's addictive, I tell ya.

But really, people turn to the internet for dating and such, why not to make friends? I think makes more sense. In "normal" life we'd never have the privilege of meeting, and we may never actually face-to-face, but that doesn't mean the friendships can't be real.

common mom said...

Welcome to the bloggy world . . . it's amazing who you can "meet" out here . . . so fun :-) Glad you took the tour and glad you stopped by.