Sunday, July 11, 2010

Monday Link Ups and Weekend Review


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I can actually say that I had a decent weekend. I haven't been able to say that for awhile.
Friday after work, I went to my hometown for a cousin's bridal shower. There are just a couple of cousins that still live around here, so it was mostly my Aunts and Great Aunts. But, my Aunts and Mom know how to party so it was a ton of fun. It was a dessert and wine party. Oh! I can't forget about the cheese
It was at my Mom's house so she made all the desserts. She made a couple of trifels, a key lime dessert and some cute little cherry/blueberry tarts. Then there was the wine. Oh the wine! I bet I had four glasses before it was over.
I sat next to my cousin, the sister of the bride. We graduated the same year from HS so she mentioned that some people were going out. I happily accepted her ivitation. I swore that I would only have a couple and then call it a night. Why do I even say that? LOL. We got downtown and the good times kept rolling. I was out until 1:30. It's been a much needed girls night out.
Saturday, I drug myself out of bed and brought my son to my sister's house. I was babysitting that night, so we went up early so the kids could go swimming and the sprinkler. Jack had a blast. We have a pool here, but my sister has a kiddie pool so he was free to come in and out. I think he really enjoyed himself.
We went home this morning and didn't really do much. I checked my emails and etc. After a quick lunch, we layed down to watch Caillou. I told myself that I was just going to lay down until he fell asleep. I wasn't about to break my No Nap on Sunday rule. Well.....I broke up. Before I knew it, we had slept for almost 5 hours. Oops.
Now, I have to figure out how I'm going to go to bed because tomorrow starts a new work week. My alarm will go off at 5:15 sharp!
Wish me luck!

It's a Blog Bash at Not Your Average Teen!!!

Blog Bash

Here is my introduction post for the Blog Bash
1.) Why do you blog?
I blog mostly to as a tiny creative outlet. I'm not incredibly creative. I scrapbook a lot, that is about it. I had been reading blogs for awhile and thought I would give it a shot. Who knows if I'll ever compare to the awesome blogs that are out there. But, I do feel "lighter" after I do a post.

2.) What do you blog about?
I blog mostly about my 2 1/2 year old son and just being a Mom in general. I also post any new recipes I try. I also let out some random frustrations. :)

3.) What do you find to be the biggest reward you get from blogging?
So far my biggest reward is seeing that I'm actually keeping up with it. When I started, I thought I'd do it for a couple of weeks and then quit. I also really enjoy having what I call the "Super Mommy Bloggers" commenting on my posts or twitter updates.

4.) How long have you been blogging?
I've only been blogging since late March. Not terribly long but I'm at a point where I'm catching on to how this world operates.

5.) Let's hear the story behind your blog title! :)
I titled my blog behind the idea that I'm a first time Mom. My son is a toddler now and the toddler world is so new to me. I also thought I would post any new things that I try.

Sunday Follows

Play nicely...Please follow the rules!

Sweet Sunday is all about meeting exciting new bloggers, not flogging your wares so please no Spam.
Grab the button and put it somewhere on your blog!
Add a link to your blog
Visit the blog of the three bloggers before you on the list.
Don’t just click their post and leave a comment they will appreciate
Avoid asking people to simple “Follow Back” it’s kinda rude...they will if they enjoy reading your post!
Visit as many blogs as you can and leave comments telling them you are visiting from Sweet Sunday @ Confessions Of A Jaded Gym Junkie.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday Stumbles

I have one super duper favorite site that I found. I found it on Thursday night. Actually, I came across it awhile back while reading another blog but I never did anything with it.

Blogfrog Their motto is that they turn blogs into communities. They don't lie. In the first 24 hours that I linked up my blog, twitter, and created my community, I have 8 followers. I couldn't believe it. You can search for people and then follow them. In the communities, you can have discussion Q&A, and my favorite part are the widgets you add to your blog. One of them lets me see who has visited my blog from blogfrog. I love seeing the activity.
So, if you are looking for a way to get your blog out there blogfrog is def the way to go.
If you'd like, check out my page to get a feel for out it works.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Friday Follows: I want my cell phone!!!!!

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I'm sitting in a daze right. I realized on my way home from work today that I forgot my cell phone at work. I keep thinking that I could call my sister or check my email. When I go to reach for my phone, it's not there. I never thought I would say this about a cell phone, but I'm think I'm about to have a nervous breakdown. I really do.
As soon as I got home, I actually had to get on a computer to email my coworker. I hardly actually log into hotmail or gmail. Then to my distress, I had to wait for her to reply. Turns out I left it on my desk and she was kind enough to put it in my drawer.
Now, all I can think about is how it's going to be dead and wondering if I have a hookup for it that will plug into my computer and charge. So, I'm not post anything mind blowing tonight. I'm on the hunt to find a charger that I can bring to work. Wish me luck!

Another Great Thursday Follow


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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mama Kat's Writing Workshop

It's time again for Mama Kat's Writing Workshop
. You can pick one of the writing prompts and then link up on Thursdays. Here is the one that I chose:
1.) What would you change about your life if you could?

This is kind of hard because the major thing I would change is how I handled my college years. But, if I changed how I did things, then I probably wouldn't have Jeremy in my life and I would be without my son.
I grew up in a small town in NW Iowa. After graduation, I moved to Iowa City to attend the U of Iowa. I totally messed it up. By the end of the first semester, I was on academic probation. By the end of the second semester, I was either kicked out or I had to fight for me to stay there.
I chose to be kicked out. I had already signed a lease for my first apartment. So I decided that I would go to Kirkwood a community college.
I thought for sure since I screwed up and wasted tons of money the year before I would buckled down and get things done. I was wrong.
I totally slacked off. I didn't go to class and I would call into work quite frequently. I think at the time, I wanted to be like my friends who didn't have to work because their parents paid for EVERYTHING. I didn't think about how I wasn't in that situation and that I was paying for my own college and rent.
My third year rolled around and I decided that I was going to take a year off from school all together and just work. Obviously I wasn't ready to go to college. I did all right, but I really missed going to school. At the end of that summer, I moved back in with my parents and went to the community college here for computer programming. I did quite well and that's when I met Jeremy. Eight years later and we are still together with a son.
There are times when I wish I would have graduated from Iowa. I could have done awesome things with my life. I see a girl that joined our department who is just 25 years old. She has a great sales job and a pretty new house in the "rich" part of town. That could have been me. Or I have friend whome I lived with in Iowa City that moved to Chicago and have high power jobs. I sooo wanted that.
I'm not saying that I'm not happy. I have a great job as a secretary at Tyson Foods. I love my job. I went back to school a couple of years ago to get an associates degree in Business. I'm currently finishing up my bachelors degree in business. I hope to get into management in the next few month.
When I think about how I should have done things differently and how I'm jealous of my friends, I feel guilty. Had I done the things I really wanted to do, I wouldn't be sitting here typing this post on my Mommy Blog with my precious little boy asleep down the hall.

Do you ever wish you would have done things differently? If so, do you have the same guilt that I have?