Sunday, January 8, 2012

Let's Make Another Attempt!

Let me start by saying "I'M STILL ALIVE!!!!"

So, for the longest time, my computer was stuck w-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-y back in a little corner in my bedroom.  I'm still using a dinosaur of a computer that is far from portable.  That meant, if I wanted to write a blog post, I had to basically alienate myself from my family, or leave the daycare kids alone in the living room.  Neither of those were acceptable to me, so I would either write super early in the morning, or late at night...assuming Barb Wire Man hadn't already gone to bed.  

That, my friends, is why I haven't been writing.  I've just been too tired to get up early enough (I already get up super early to shower, clean house, and read my Bible!), and by the time the kids go to bed, all I want to do is sit on the couch with the Man.  

I've also been knitting so much, filling orders, that my hands are aching.  Badly.  

But yesterday, that all changed!  I asked my sweet husband to move our bed to a different area of our room, which turned into a whole day of rearranging furniture (hehe).   Now, my computer is in the dining room, across from the table.  I can now write without neglecting my family, or feeling like a loner in my bedroom!  It seems like such a small thing, but it makes me so happy!  I should be able to write on a regular basis now!  YAY!  Not only that, but I will be able to spend a little more time on my Etsy shop, getting it just right.  (currently I am in vacation mode, because I was overwhelmed by custom orders.  I'll take it off vacation in about a week.

Awhile back, I submitted an original story to a major magazine.  Its a contest, and tomorrow, the winners are announced.  I'm not getting my hopes up too much, after all, it is the first time I have ever done such a thing.  Not to mention there are probably thousands of others who also wrote in.  Nonetheless, I'm anxious about whether or not I will receive a call!  The grand prize of being published, and $3,000, is quite appealing!  Seriously, what I couldn't do with three grand.....  If I don't win, then I will make a blog post dedicated to the story I wrote.   If I do win, well, I can't.  But, you can read it in the magazine!  HA!  

Did you know that January 8-14 is "letters of appreciation" week?  I saw that tweeted last night, and started thinking about all the letters I could write.  I'd need more stationery and stamps, for sure. For as much as a Facebook, Tweet and Blog, I am still a die-hard fan of the handwritten letter.  Nothing makes a person feel so special as receiving a handwritten letter. In fact, I still have letters from two friends that we wrote in high school!  (You both know who you are!)  So, I've committed to writing at least two letters a day for the next week, letting some people know how much I appreciate them.  

The kids have about 15 minutes before bedtime, so I think I'll hop off here and go love on them a bit!  Nothing makes me as happy as playing with my babies and seeing them smile.  Except maybe bedtime, when I can relax a bit.

Have a blessed day!



  1. I hope you win!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

  2. I'm glad you submitted your story and put your thoughts into written word; if nothing else, we (your blog readers)reaped a benefit.

  3. You know, I have some handwritten letters from you that I found a few weeks ago going through some of my keepsake things that were left in my mom's house. I just laughed about how silly we were and how we thought we were the coolest kids ever! lol I was wondering if you were referring to me or others that you still have letters from :)

  4. Hey! Just subscribed....found out you and I are not so different...although there is a great deal of space between our ages. I too have moved my computer to where I can be near the fam while working on Facebook ...You're completely talented in apparently everything you do....I know I'm gonna love love love this blog!!!!


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