Oh how I love words, apparently. Keeping a journal could be said to be in my blood. My grandmother kept a journal for years. I picked it up from her. We have some of her journals still. I was inspired once to put it all in a book to publish for her children and grandchildren until I started reading them. I figured I had better stop that 'cause it might cause hurt feelings, and no she wasn't mean but truthful in her concerns.
Then as a high school senior I had a horrible teacher who made us keep a journal a specific way with a specific number of words for each entry. Never mind that I had at least 10 journals completed that proved I was going to write each day; she required different than what I was doing and it ticked me off. So I tried to get her back by writing stuff that never happened in such depth and sometimes disgust that I just knew she would get tired of reading it. Yep, passive aggressive, that is me. Of course I had to get rid of the journals because most of it was lies for her benefit.
Then I stopped writing in a journal for a while, actually a long while. I would do only travel journals so that started in 1999. But from the blog I have enjoyed the time writing about things that happen in our lives and things in the world that will affect us. I journal about Gs accomplishments and sometimes both of our failures of which I have many. Some of these entries are photos only, but those posts tell a story in time, too. Some of them are entries of ads for pay, which is always nice to receive money for your writing. I guess this is all to say that this blog is all over the place as the title suggests, it is motherhood and all that comes with it, as well as other ramblings in life, and in this world.
I like my little corner of the blogsophere even when what I write causes controversy. I don't like controversy, but if we all thought just alike what kind of world would this be? Pretty boring I must say. Dialogue and discussion are important in this world. It is needed and necessary and if I make someone think about their own life or belief systems a bit differently then great. If I prod someone to stand their ground on an issue, then great. Over all though I want G to be able to come here at some point to discover who I am and who she is through my words.
One day in the hopefully near future, I will open this blog to her so she can contribute her own thoughts. Of course she will have to learn to type and spell somewhat (or use spell check). She already knows how to use a computer, heh.
So here is what I want to do for the big 1500th post. Throw out some topics or questions you would like answered or discussed. For this one time only I will open myself up ::shudder:: to the readers of this blog. Yes, I do this with great trepidation because it is truly easier for me to talk about someone else than it is me, even in this blog. What I won't answer though would be questions that pinpoint exactly where we live or full names etc. I also will not answer anon comments if I don't know you so sign your comments (believe it or not I know some of the anons through other groups or e-mail).
Oh and hurry up because tomorrow is pre-school graduation I so have to post about it. I saw the practice today and um, ugh! I am very afraid. G did very well but I can't say that about