Sunday, April 26, 2009

Patience waning...

How many times can a child ask "can I watch a show?" in the span of 10 minutes?  If you are LittleBug, about 30 or 40....

Friday, April 24, 2009

Blogging to save my mind

Why should I blog - I'm not even on facebook; I don't text.  Yet, I am compelled to do this.  Why?   I like to say I compose blogs in my head all day, but that doesn't mean anyone should read them.  
One reason to blog is that, as a stay-at-home mom of 3 little girls, I don't get a lot of time for quiet peaceful reflection.  Or just quiet.  Or peace.  So, in theory, by writing my thoughts and ideas, my mind will get used to thinking again.  How many times each week as I make snacks, clean up accidents, and play "fun" let's-clean-up-the-toys-games do I think, "I went to law school for this???"  Of course parenting is very rewarding, blah, blah, blah -- we've all heard it before.  But that is a subject for a later blog (or many later blogs, as I'm sure the case will be).

I did a search on google for the phrase "to blog or not to blog."  It came up with 144,000 entries (in 0.33 seconds - why does google really think it needs to brag about how fast it is?  I mean really, it created a whole new verb.)  So the question of why to put one's self out there for the world to see is not a new one.  But it is a question each of us must ask and answer for ourselves.  For me, I think it is to be more myself.  And, perhaps, to touch someone with a truth seen in the same way.  


It came to me in a flash -- well, not so much a flash as it oozed out of the folds of my brain that lately seem to hide all sorts of information.  I wanted  a word that could, by itself, describe telling it like it is, saying what is true, recognizing people for who they are.  Verity.  It just appeared....
Defined as "The quality or state of being true or real."

Of course, that kind of name comes with pressure, and I can only write things as I see them.  So, here goes... the journey begins.