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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Saving My Sanity.

I'm having a lot of trouble over here.  Let's start with Social Media:  What am I supposed to put where? I mean really.  How can I maintain a LIFE … IN REAL LIFE … and somehow grow this blog?  When do I take a pause from social media to actually LIVE? 

I’m exhausted. Today, Ray took the twins outside to “mow the yard.”  I was supposed to take a nap. Instead?  I checked blogs, replied to posts people made to my blog, checked my Facebook status updates, analyzed my stats, checked in with my Mom’s of Twins group (who I am seriously neglecting), checked in with my Parent’s of Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome group (a lot of things happening that I would like to support), and now I learn that I should be posting things to TWITTER?

It is going to send me over the edge.  I mean… What am I supposed to put on Twitter?  Something witty or funny? I do that on Facebook.  Updates on my day? Who the heck cares? Something in Caps? Something with an @ symbol or a #?  I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THESE SYMBOLS MEAN!

All the while, I’m trying to DO things with my kids, take photos to document the sweet things they do, and … LIVE.

I’m ready for some help over here.  I’m chasing 2 kids around… trying to get someone to poop on a potty. Shoot… at this point, a random stranger could come over, poop on my potty, and I would be thrilled.  And Alexander is doing awesome.  I want to video tape him EVERY MINUTE.  Because, one of these minutes, he’s going to go out, start the car, and drive to a place less crazy.  (Ok. .. he might not be doing quite that well, but you get the picture.)

Anyway – here’s a few pictures from the past few days.  I’ll post more later. Maybe in a year or so … when we are all pooping on the potty and I figure out Twitter.


Playing with the same tractor my dad restored for us.  I LOVE IT.

A bad idea and a worse idea… Addison on a horse with multiple moving parts.. and – seriously, can’t you just see the big problem with Andrew’s big idea? (A better mom would have run OVER instead of for the CAMERA).

Look how big Alexander is sitting.  He’s rocking EVERYTHING lately.  He’s also In LOVE. (Not me – my skinny friend.)  And… what else? Working with my dad.  So sad that our Tuesday dates are over. (um… because I have to return to work, for those of you not following along.)
Alexander – exhausted from therapy.  Sitting, reaching for toys, holding his head up… Did I mention that he’s awesome?  And… Addison. I love that she still fits the “wrong way” on the couch.  They are really turning into children now – how long until these days are over?
I took this photo last night. It is a little fuzzy because I snuck into their room, blindly aimed, and flash photo'd them before I ran out.  (I was petrified I was going to wake them up!) But… this photo could be the picture to my heart right now.  A slumber party… It just makes me … HAPPY.

Guess I am still sane. But, if you are looking for a part time job as a personal assistant to a non-famous person who can’t pay you ANYTHING… I know someone who is hiring Smile

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At August 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM , Blogger Jennie said...

Oh. My. Heck. I SO relate! To all of this, to the T! I really don't get how people do it. I DON'T do it, and I think that's why I'm building my followers so stinkin slowly. I have think, "What's more important?" I honestly feel like if I were to really get gung-ho about this, I would have to be online ALL day. I already feel like I am most of the time. So when you figure out just how to balance that line between real life and taking care of your kids, with the online life you're trying to create, let me know! 'Cause I'm clueless!

There's just not enough time in a day to do everything we want/need to do.

At August 18, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Shell said...

I need an assistant like that too!

I've learned I have to step away from social media every now and then. Even though that means I didn't visit all the linkers for PYHO until today and I'm just now returning comments.

We need to do other things if want to have something to blog about!

At August 22, 2011 at 8:07 AM , Blogger lovejoy_31 said...

I am so there with you right now. I am trying to work full-time, go see my mom almost every day, take care of DH and DD and sometime in the middle try to take care or my blog and myself. That's why there are so many times that the blog falls by the wayside.

And I didn't go to church yesterday but it was because I was sick. I did go to bible study Friday night though, so I feel better about it. DH and DD went yesterday so it wasn't a complete wash-out. I slept while they were gone. Thanks for checking in on me. ;-)


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