Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Blogosphere Musings

I love blogs. I am so addicted to reading blogs, keeping up with all the news, enjoying someone with a great sense of humor, their great recipes, homeschooling tips, living a Catholic life and much more. Now that I have started a blog, I wonder why people come here (if you like it, why don't you comment?!?? j/k)? The kids come by while I am on the computer, and I always get a question that makes me think. There will be a picture of someone's kids, dogs, or whatever, and they will ask "who is that?" I don't usually go into a long explanation, but it usually prompts this next question: "do you know them?" Hmm. Do I? Well, in a way, yes, I do. I know about their life, their struggles, the joys, and I feel like I know them. I may not know them in real life, but I know ABOUT them. Now that I have a blog they can come and "know" me too.

I am a stay at home mom. I have lots of sisters in the area (yay!) and we very often are able to be together. But there are days when I don't talk to anyone but the kids. The phone doesn't ring, emails don't ding, and we are just us. I love days like that, but sometimes I need to have grown-up things. Things that challenge my thinking. Encourage me when I am at my lowest. Tell me that I CAN get through the tough days, cherish the beautiful days, and keep going. Blogs are an outlet. My blog is my outlet. I can get "away" for just a few minutes and recharge to keep going. I do know them. They make me think a little harder, laugh a little more, and cry when I need it. I am so grateful to have them all.


Jen in CT said...

Fuzzy, or should I say, Itchy?
I like reading your blog because I miss your older sister, my college roommate JRA. And, since she does not have a blog, I read yours and your other sister's because I get just a glimpse of her extended family (that I really miss too). Life have put us many miles, and now many years apart, but I still so many great memories. Your love for your family truly shines through, and it does brighten my day up here in CT when I get a chance to read it.
Take care,
Jen F.

Ruth said...

I'm so glad you started a blog, Fuzzy. I love it!

Maryan said...

I love to blog too and read others too for the same reason! I've found that in summer there's not a lot of comments because people are playing catch-up reading blogs due to the nice weather and have a hard time fitting in commenting. I know it's harder to keep up with the house, the yard, the summer activities, read blogs... and comment! I'm having trouble just even posting. Which is sad because I won't be able to look back to see what we did. :(