Saturday, March 28, 2009

Two Years! (And, um, three days.)

Do you know what Wednesday was? Wednesday was my two-year blogoversary. And it totally slipped by, uncelebrated. I've been too scattered to remember such a thing.

I gotta tell you, I've been busy. I'm weeks behind on reading all of your blogs. You may have noticed that when I do get a chance to comment that I'm commenting on things that happened so long ago in your life that you no longer remember they happened.

That pregnancy I just wrote a "hang in there" comment to you about? The baby just celebrated her half birthday. And remember how I just commented to congratulate you on your new job? Yeah, you've already found a new one and moved to another state by now.

My blogs are woefully un-updated. I haven't decluttered anything for at least a week. I have been desperately schilling my two review blog contests, but other than that, I've barely even had time to Twitter.

My work-at-home job? I'm like a month and a half behind on parts of it. I have to send out order forms for a videography project I'm about to start on, but I keep "forgetting," mostly because I think I don't want to add the stress of that to my work load.

I did manage to prepare for Jack's IEP meeting last Thursday, but it wasn't too difficult because I didn't anticipate any problems. Fortunately, there weren't any.

Not to mention that I fall unconscious into a dead sleep if I sit in one place for too long. (I really do. I'm starting to worry about narcolepsy.)

My poor family is terribly neglected. Every day that I think I have a free afternoon to play with them, it turns out that I actually have an appointment or an assignment due. My mom is in town this week and I think I've been about the most boring person to visit what with all the working every night and the errands I have to run and the frequent napping.

I know that it proably gets old to read "tired, busy, tired, busy, tired, busy" over and over again. But don't worry, I'm thinking about adding "surly" to the mix.

I'm hoping that things chill out for me a little soon. This whole work/kid/being-a-person balance is tough.

But two years of writing most every day? That is something I'm proud of. I'm really proud of my blog. I almost am willing to consider myself a "writer." I was even so bold as to put it on my Twitter profile, so it must be true, right?

Anyway, I'm interested to see where the next year or two of writing takes me. I hope you'll stick around with me. Because after two years, all of you are a big part of Team Stimey.

24 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary, happy anniversary, happy anniversary, Haaaaapy Anniversary! (I am singing). Thanks for letting us all into your life and for all the giggles.
    love ya.
    m

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  2. Happy blogiversary! And I completely understand the family/work/online balance challenge.

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  3. You so absolutely are a writer! We all know where you are coming from on this "balance challenge," as catnip so aptly put it. You certainly don't have to apologize!
    Congrats on two years!

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  4. Well, on the bright side (um, no, actually not), your comments about hoping we get sleep and Nik feels better? All still applicable. :-o

    Busy, tired, busy, tired, fucking cranky, busy, tired...can so relate!

    Congrats on the milestone; I'll hang around for the next few, too. xo

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  5. Awww... the blogosphere wouldn't be the same without ya!

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  6. Yours is one blog I always always read. So your writing must be very readable! And you always make me laugh. :) So Happy late Blogiversary!

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  7. Happy Blogoversary. And to validate you - it SUCKS when you're in the tired/busy/tired/busy rut. Really sucks.

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  8. Happy second anniversary (or is a birthday?)

    I'm glad that you take some time here to focus on "being a person". And a writer!

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  9. Congratulations! That is huge! I makes me think of all the past blogs I need to go back and read - as a recent convert to Stimeyland - because I love reading your writing. I'll do it as soon as I have some spare time, ha, see it is not just you at all, it is a pandemic. You can do it though! Look at everything you have accomplished in just two years!

    -V

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  10. Reading your blog is like talking to a friend. A funny, fun, interesting, writer of a friend.

    Happy Blogoversary! I'll be celebrating mine in Chicago this July!

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  11. Tired, busy, tired, busy...hey, that's MY life, too!

    Congrats on two years, and hope things calm down a little for you soon.

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  12. Happy blog-iversary!! I haven't really written on mine for a month....whenever I do that, I know I'm hiding. I mean, yeah I'm really busy....but there's somethingelse going on, but what exactly? Maybe I just didn't want to add to your "not able to keep up with blog posts and commenting" stress. ;) I hope the craziness starts to make sense for you soon!

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  13. You better believe I am - I have the luggage tag to prove it.

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  14. Yay!!!! Happy anniversary!!! That IS big!

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  15. Happy blogiversary!
    You captured exactly what I've been feeling about trying to balance kid/work/and ME. How to have more hours in the day....
    I echo BetteJo in that you are one of the blogs I wade through the feed reader (sorry, too busy to visit them all for real) to make sure to read. I save it for last so my night ends on a good note.
    Thanks for being so real!

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  16. Happy Anniversary!! Yours was one of the first blogs I came across in blogland. I loved that you had 3 boys also and I loved your sense of humor, I was hooked!

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  17. Happy Blogiversary!

    (And at least you manage to SAY you haven't had time to update. I haven't even done that, and I don't have like nothing on my plate. I'm just lazy.)

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  18. happy anniversary! So glad I found your blog--it's great! I hear you though--blogging is very time consuming, that's for sure.

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  19. GO TEAM STIMEY! Happy Blogoversary baby, so glad you are in the 'sphere.

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  20. Conrgats on the two years! Your blog is the prettiest blog of all the blogs. (Please tell me you watch the office or that makes no sense.) I love your blog muchly and I'm so happy to have found you in the bloggy world!

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  21. Happy Anniversary! Tell your mom hi for me.

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  22. I'll be around as long as you are!

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  23. That picture of Alex might be the greatest thing I have ever seen. I know I already commented on this post but I realized I forgot to tell you that.

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