Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Day 3...100th Post Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Watch Me Wednesday

To view Day 1 and see what you may win
click the pic above.

Once upon a time in a land I wish was faaaaaar away there were two dinosaurs, a unicorn, a bunny, a meadow, and a baby who all lived in the land of Crib. One time, as the long day reached dusk.....

.....and they all lived very crankily ever after.


And now, back to our regularly scheduled program. :-p This is my third post from April 20, 2006. I didn't intend to go in order but after the first week or so I started to bore even myself. LOL!

Privacy, Please

So, privacy and personal space is a big deal to me. I am not a real touchy feely person. I hate crying in front of people which often keeps me from reading scripture, prayers, hymns or spiritual thoughts out loud. Inevitably, when I do any of these I begin to blubber uncontrollably and I am not one of those talented types who can talk and cry at the same time.

Anyway, I am not big on sharing personal info. My husband, on the other hand (hi, My Love), doesn't seem to mind. When he found out I had started a blog he says, "Ya know what's cool? Now you can post pictures of the kids and the new baby and our family and friends can see them whenever they want."


First of all, the thought of complete strangers being able to look at pictures of our kids makes me feel icky, and second, I didn't realize that people I know might be reading this! I don't know what I thought...perhaps strangers from another galaxy would begin reading my blog so there would be no danger of discussing my entries face to face. It didn't occur to me that people I know would be reading this or wanting to discuss something I wrote. Oh, the pain and anguish of accountability!

Not that the things I write are going to be off color in any sense of the phrase, but when I write I am in a completely different zone. Writing, for me, utilizes a totally different part of my brain that isn't always available in face to face combat situations. When writing I feel as if I am in complete control of myself. I do not stutter or repeat or make snarky comments that no one gets...ok, maybe I do that last one when I write, but at least I don't have to see the blank stares and hear the courtesy laughs.

I guess the real issue is that I have a fear of being a big, fat, hypocrite and not knowing it. Perhaps it is a blessing in disguise to know that if anyone reads this it will most likely be someone I know. Be gentle. I am still trying to figure out what I want to do here.

Its funny, looking back I can honestly say... MAN I'm wordy. :-p AND I don't feel "icky" about any of my regulars ;-)

To visit day two of the Giveaway Extravaganza and catch up on the guidelines click here.


Tabi said...

First I have to say that the original post was on my birthday! Whoo hoo just for that!! LOL...I am meant to win this I tell you!

As for the post itself....the random, "I'm going to brush my teeth" had me cracking up! I am with you on the writing issue. I told people I blogged but I didn't give out my stuff, a friend found it and now I'm like EEKKKK! There is nothing in mine either that isn't the truth or bad but I just feel more freedom to share my most personal thoughts with strangers. Odd isn't it?!?! I wonder why that is! Maybe because if blog world things I'm a dork, I wouldn't mind as much if friends/family think I'm a dork! Who knows!?!?

Okay so now that I typed a book for you, I am loving your flashbacks!!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Well we don't feel icky about you, either!

Becky said...

I don't want anyone I know to read my blog either ... I thought I had it hidden pretty well but people are persistent and I was found out. Boo! So I mostly do the grocery store deals and every now and then a picture. I can't get all political and discuss the things I want when people I know are reading it.

Dena @ Green Acres said...

Oh my goodness, that video had me cracking up! It totally reminds me of videos we have from when our kids were little. And the "I want to go brush my teeth" comment was too cute for words!

I agree that it freaked me out when I realized people I know would not only be reading my blog, but commenting to me out in public about it. ACK!

Congrats again on 100! :)

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I just LOOOOOVE watch me Wednesday. Marli and her "Cheese" cracks me up! Good work on the dental hygiene, too. : )

This retro-post kept me from commenting .I simply lurked and laughed and prayed and loved you ALL THE MORE. Never caught a whiff of hypocrisy, just honest musings from a friend with depths I longed to explore. : )

LadiesoftheHouse said...

I know exactly what you meant in that post...I was heartbroken when my husband weasled my blog address out of my sister. No that I had anything to hide, it was just a little space in the universe that I didn't have to share like I do everything else in my existence. Oh well, I'm all right with it now :-)

Joyfulsister said...

I can so totally relate lol. When I first started blogging I really just wnated it to be a private journal , but eventually I was comfortable enough to open it up to friends and family, and my bloggy friends. At first I thought my family would not like me to share certain things but I find that they get blessed reading it and thay tell me how they look forward to reading it. I guess sometimes we under estimate what our friends and family will think or how they will react, but I think that is just because we are not used to going public on some issues.
I love your blog and enjoy reading it as well. You make smile and I know others are blessed as well.

Hugz Lorie

hondaray6 said...

Thanks for the wake up! I am fairly new to blogging...only 36 posts, which most are mine! I never really thought about family reading my blog. I guess now I have to think a little more before I ramble on! LOL I had been thinking of it as a sort of "notes to self" diary!