What can be accomplished in an hour? That's a loaded question. Well I guess that all depends on how motivated you are. A load of laundry or two. Bills. Catching up on emails. Paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork (for all you mom's of special needs kids). Cleaning. Playing or reading to the kids. A bath. The store, argh, the store. Those are all thing on my list. And here I sit with an hour to myself, well almost, Audrey is at preschool and Gabe is napping, so blissful and about as alone as it gets for me these days. And what is a mom to do? BLOG ofcourse! And catch up on some of my favorite blog reading that has been sorely neglected the last few months.
I just rented Julie and Julia last week from the red box. Don't you love the red box? Grocery store and a movie on the way out, L.O.V.E. it! Now that is inspiring. For those of you who haven't seen the movie in a nutshell, based on a true story, Julie decides to cook her way through Julia Child's, The Art of French Cooking, in a year, and blog about it. Now that is dedication. Might I add she was married, but no children. I couldn't conceive cooking one meal that takes 3 hours with kids! Nonetheless, I was inspired. Julie really dedicated herself to finishing those 500 plus recipes and sharing with the world her triumphs and failures via the mighty Blog.
So that got me to thinking about my blog. Does it have a purpose? Oh gosh, maybe it should, I'm such a blog novus, maybe I'm doing this wrong. Maybe if I had a theme, I'd blog more, and perhaps would then be contributing something of worth to the great unknown. After much thought, post de-boning of the duck, I retracted my foolish blog thoughts! Sometimes for the answers to life's questions we must ask the simplest question, why? Why did I start blogging anyway? For me. To vent my dirty laundry for all the world to see and get it off my chest. It's hard to pinpoint in my blog profile what my blog is about, because it's about a little bit of everything. A sneak peek into my amazing and borderline crazy life. If I blogged about just one thing, i.e., autism, or divorce, or being a single mom, or spirituality; that wouldn't be my life, because it encompasses all of those things. So online journal it is, and I do believe that is how it is defined.
So. Here I am friends, no reservations, no holding back, pure Cari. Uh-oh, this could get ugly. I'm going to try to make more time for blogging because I do truly enjoy it. And if you read my sappy, sometimes pitiful, funny, or just plain wacky posts...thank you. Well, I hear the boy stirring and my dryer just beeped at me. Time to get back to work. And thanks to all the bloggers out there for inspiring me just to be me:)