I’ve been a little busy lately. So much so that I have not been even visiting, much less updating my sites. Some of that has to do with a certain person on the internet that has been keeping me very busy doing something else.
Or as one of my favorite tweeters (who knows who it was – I can’t remember now…) once said (some time in the past month or so)…
“I love being vague. It’s almost as fun as doing that one thing – with that other friend of mine.”
Or something like that.
Just nod in agreement. Seriously. I understand the blank stares. I’m used to them by now.
I’m also used to the offers by family members to get me counseling because I spend too much time on the internet. In fact, just yesterday, someone offered to get me classes on how to live life without a computer stuck to my face (that person was my cousin Paige who has the same addiction issues with texting on her cell phone – but I’ll be nice, because it’s mother’s day and she has 4 kids). I started this post at a one-year-old cousin’s birthday party yesterday (which explains the photos in case you were wondering…).
Sometimes I wonder how all the hotshot bloggers keep a daily posting schedule up. Oh, yeah, the hotshot bloggers don’t have a Viking and they can afford a virtual assistant to weed through the endless emails and PR requests. I forgot.
For two days last week, I used my online time (and some of the time I should have been doing the laundry) creating a mother’s day gift on a certain picture-gift-printing website… which offered me free picture-books… and then proceeded to charge me nearly 30$ to ship three tiny little books to my house. [Yes, I realize that is a run-on sentence.] After spending two days creating my picture-books, I wasn’t about to delete them and say ‘nevermind’. I know this company was counting on me responding in that very fashion. I felt kind of taken advantage of. Seems a little like shipping gouging to me. I mean, I know how much it costs to send things via media rate at the post office, you know. I’m not stupid. I’ll wait and see the quality of the books and then throw my tantrum later (unless they show up at my house and are so wonderful that I can’t complain).
I’ve also been spending some time trying to figure out a site redesign for my upcoming 5 year blogiversary. June 8th is my big day. I really wanted to be moved to WordPress by then. And I have almost exactly a month to get it done… which makes me want to hide in a corner and suck my thumb.
Because I have too many other things to do. You know how I am with lists.
And because I don’t want to bum myself out on Mother’s Day – thinking about all that there is left to get done around here – I think I’ll go take a nap.
And that is all. For now.