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Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Best of this Week

(Actually, the best of the last 2 weeks… but we will get into that later.)

Almost 2 weeks ago, on Monday, I wrote A Lot of little things add up to one Great Long DSC_0452WeekendI was a very picture heavy post about our combined 4 day weekend with the kids.  We did a ton of activities – with them separately and together.  I remember going back to work on Tuesday thinking… if only we could bottle this happiness….


But, something happened our last “weekend evening” that prompted me to write the P9270985Therapy Fund post later that week.  Raymond constantly tells me that, “I am the only person on the planet to have so many …. ahemthings happen to them.” Your comments “outing” your own mishaps did wonders for my self esteem. So thanks!

P9030732In preparation for my writing conference this weekend, I’ve been trying to flex my writing skills a little.  I’ve been using Mama Kat’s writing  prompts and I was really having a difficult time listing things I should never ask my spouse.  So, instead – I made 3 lists.  I was pretty proud of how it turned out…. So you can check it out HERE.

 

On Friday, I did my last “Friday’s Confession Booth.”  As we all know, the classic over confessionbooth1achiever – I want to do something that is awesome.  And, while I liked the confessions – and I know others did… I don’t think it was the right prompt or time.  Writing every Wednesday and Thursday made Fridays a bit of a chore.  I’m coming back with something a little different – and probably earlier in the week.  Anyway, this post was about how the appreciation of people for all my hard work makes me feel.  It was 100% honest and I think sometimes our society is so wrapped up in what people are doing wrong, they forget to look for the right. 


Then we took the kids camping over the weekend.  I had this whole post planned out.  tami20 reasons we were getting an R.V.  It was an entire post dedicated to the mishaps and misadventures of camping with two year old twins.  We came home on Sunday, and I found out a dear friend passed away.  The post was no longer the post in my heart.  So I shelved it, and wrote THIS POST instead…. the one that said, “I love you.”  Hopefully, someday – before I forget all the funny things – I will be able to write the original post.

After bearing my soul about her death, I still was not ready to write about our LIVES.  I was really struggling with what to go next…. And the kids provided.  I have been saying I would capture Alexander laughing for awhile and that video of the twins having a complete conversation over the hammering of tent pegs is hilarious.  I wanted to capture those moments and they helped me to rebound from the grief.  You can see the videos HERE.

BHWriters11_promo_v1.1_4I was a little … a lot scared to go to the writing conference.  I didn’t feel at all prepared AND I had these visions of people going on to my blog for the first time ever to see this post with 2 videos.  I decided to tackle my nerves as I have been everything else… by blogging them away in Going to BlogHer’s Writing Conference.


IMG_0206[1]And Finally, home.  I had a few minutes to jot down my thoughts from the conference.  I had a blast.  I want to go back.  I still want to do this.  I love you all for supporting me.  Thank you…

So that is the last week (or two) in a nutshell.  Can’t wait to write about the Twin’s Birthday and other happenings this week.

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