Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Gotta Start Somewhere...

I'm having the hardest time finding my blogging groove this summer. I think part of my issue is that I like to blog chronologically so when I get behind on events that I want to write about here then I have a hard time blogging at all.

The other day I started a post about our 4000 mile summer road trip but it got so long that I lost interest and therefore it's not finished yet.

So how about some randomness instead? This is really just stream of consciousness stuff. Because I've gotta start somewhere...

:::I've never loved Colorado more than I've loved it this week. The temps all over the nation are INSANE! I think everyone is having record-breaking heat but us. I'm tempted to talk about our weather but that would just be cruel.

:::The kids and I knocked out most of our school supply shopping this week. I'm not completely finished because my son doesn't find out what he needs until the first day of class. I'm sure it will be loads of fun to search for specific things with thousands of others trying to round up the same items AFTER school begins.

:::I always take some time at the end of summer to evaluate what I want on my plate for the fall semester. I've added a few things this fall and am dropping some stuff too. I like how my schedule is shaping up.

:::I watched Toddlers and Tiaras tonight for the first time. OH MY GOSH. I found it quite disturbing. Makes me wonder what kind of message those young girls are getting about self-image when every aspect of their appearance "needs" to be altered to be pageant worthy. Actually, I don't have to wonder at all. It's pretty evident.

:::I'm definitely trying to milk all the fun out of our last few weeks of summer. Our school calendar got shifted around this year and the result is that we start school later than I can ever remember. I am NOT complaining!

:::I cleared my google reader today. I had over 400 unread posts when we got back from our trip last weekend. I wanted to read them all but that number just kept increasing every day and it overwhelmed me, so I took a deep break and hit the "mark all as read" tab. Serenity ensued. Seriously.

:::It's WAY past my bedtime, so I'm signing off and I'm not even going to go back and edit this post because I'm too tired. 

Peace out, peeps.

10 comments:

gail said...

i completely relate to this post! i too have been out of my blogging groove, and, like you, it's because i want to go chronologically and when pics aren't ready to post i fall hopelessly behind. i am loving colorado right now too - just yesterday i was thinking how much i love august in colorado! and finally, the 'mark all as read' tab can be so satisfying :)

Ali said...

Sounds like you have an enjoyable family summer! :) That makes sense...too much going on to blog!

So great to see a new post! I've missed you and your fun blog! Welcome back! Your blog is one of my favs!

~ Ali

Ali said...

Please go ahead and tell us all about Colorado's weather in August! You have to listen to the rest of us in the South brag about spring coming early! Plus, it might encourage my family to plan a little summer vacation to Colorado next year to escape the heat and enjoy the cooler weather!

~ Ali

Beth said...

I think summer is the prefect time to be out of the blogging mode! :) And good for you to just clear the ol' Reader. I came back from just 3 days gone and it was up to 48. I quickly went through and weeded out posts I knew I could skip and then started reading. I was honestly relieved when it was all done--!!! Silly, isn't it? Glad you're home!

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Welcome back!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad you're back:) How was Arkansas?

Kecia said...

I'm headed your way this weekend! We leave tomorrow morning and will get to Co. Spgs. Sunday evening to see my brother for a couple of days before enjoying Glorieta. We'll be there 'til Tuesday noon-ish, I think. I'd love to see you if we can work it out! (And did you notice that our heat is supposed to go West as we do? Grr.)

Gretchen said...

I'm grooveless, too. Perhaps, when school starts, I'll be better at blogging and visiting. It's something I do love, but...for every thing there is a season, I guess. Heard that somewhere.

You HAVE to look at this link (re: Toddlers and Tiaras). ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPLWKBWkn3s

Angie said...

Hi! Remember me? :)

We're on the same page. I think I just need to jump back in, because the chronological thing gets me too. Especially when it means that important things (Chloe turned one!) may get lost in the shuffle. Oh well. I need to blog. It's such a good outlet.

And besides, I like your random posts. My Reader is saying I have 1000+ unread posts. Honestly, it's probably over 5000 if it would just count it all. I'm going to do what you did and clear it all and start fresh. Right.... NOW!

Miss you and love you! I can't believe summer went by without getting together. I'm mad about that. ;)

Angie said...

Hi! Remember me? :)

We're on the same page. I think I just need to jump back in, because the chronological thing gets me too. Especially when it means that important things (Chloe turned one!) may get lost in the shuffle. Oh well. I need to blog. It's such a good outlet.

And besides, I like your random posts. My Reader is saying I have 1000+ unread posts. Honestly, it's probably over 5000 if it would just count it all. I'm going to do what you did and clear it all and start fresh. Right.... NOW!

Miss you and love you! I can't believe summer went by without getting together. I'm mad about that. ;)