oh, that’s right… researching blogs… Well, actually it started innocently enough while searching online for a recipe. I found the perfect recipe buried deep in a blog from a woman who, I swear, should be my best friend. In fact, as I read post after post that night I almost emailed her to tell her that… however, just as I was getting ready to hit “send”, I realized that it was probly the bottle and a half of wine I had accidentally consumed while thoroughly engrossed in her blog that made it seem like a good idea. So, in order to avoid seeming “stalker-ish”, I never sent that email.
However, if I ever pass her on the street, I will probly act like a star struck fan.
So… I was inspired to start journaling. That lasted about 3 days.
And then there was THE BOOK… The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Have you read this book? You need to. Like, right now. This very instant. I think the first time (cuz I’ve read it about 9 times now) I read it, I did it in 2 days. No one got fed, no laundry got done, no dogs got taught any manners, no mail got opened. I didn’t even watch my favorite tv shows. I just read THE BOOK. It is AMAZING. It inspired me to do so many things. Everything she wrote resonated with me. Everything she wanted to tackle, I wanted to tackle, too. And I did… for about a week.
See, I have this little problem… I’m a perfectionist. If I slip up at all, or make a mistake, I can’t handle it and quit… This doesn’t apply to everything… If I screw up a recipe, I’ll plow my way through it because, well, my kids and hubby still need to eat… If I screw up at work, well, my boss still wants the project done, so I will power through and get it done. But when it comes to personal stuff, like journaling, exercise, eating right, taking care of myself… ect… I will completely give up if I don’t do it perfectly, every time… on what ever harebrained schedule I’ve decided in my own dysfunctional head is “right”…
So, I never started blogging…
And then…. last night, while searching for yet another recipe I stumbled across this little gem . OMG, I think this woman is hysterical… It all started with a recipe for Birthday Cake Pancakes for my little man (little man turns 12 today, not so little, I know). I found her recipe for Cake Batter Pancakes, then Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls, then I discovered she has an unhealthy obsession with bacon…. And did I mention she is funny. I woke my hubby up several times laughing while laying in bed, reading her blog on my Ipad. (He was not amused. Even when I shared with him her funny anecdotes about married life.)
Ok enough about WHY I’m going to attempt blogging… I’m off to do Little Man’s 12th Birthday Party!