Wednesday, November 28, 2012

School Pictures - Christmas Edition

Bean's school is really great about the number of photo ops they have each year.  I say that as I look at the pictures, not as I write the checks.

Today is Christmas picture day at school and here is Bean in her holiday best.  As I look at these, I am shocked at how grown up she looks.  I am not ready for this realization this early in the day.

I will try to upload the finished product once we get them back.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Long time no see

I know, I know.  I suck as a blogger nowadays.  I've been trying to figure out what I want to do with this blog.  It began as a place for me to chronicle Bean's life and it still is that place even though I have been remiss at adding any new material.

But I had also branched out to include crafty projects.  I haven't had much time lately to finish up any projects so that I could share them here.

Where has my time gone?  Well I'd love to say that I'm super busy with this activity, this group, this whatnot. But it's just been a mixture of things.  Schedules, interests, advanced age.  Those things all play a part in my getting in here and posting.

I have started writing other things that aren't part of "mommyhood" so I haven't shared those things either.  I love to write.  Some say I should write a book.  I think I really only have enough energy and attention span for a pamphlet.  A book is very overwhelming.  And I am not sure anyone would be interested anyways.  I know that's really just me second guessing myself and my abilities but until I'm ready to prove myself wrong, I will continue to write and to save.

Some things that I have been spending time on and can share are my Tumblr blogs.  Yes, I evidently have regressed to teenagehood and have joined Tumblr.  I love photoblogs and Tumblr has some of the prettiest ones I've seen and it's a great community of people.  I have 5 blogs there!  They all are a place where I steal post pictures I've found on a few subjects I love.  If you are interested, stop by and take a look at them.

There is one about my anglophile tendencies - i.e. my love of all things British.  It's called The Motherland.

There is one devoted to Princess Diana, and one devoted to the rest of the British royal family.

My dirty pleasure is the one I lovingly call My Other Husbands.  This photoblog features pictures of all the beautiful men out there in celebrityville that I have crushes on.  If you are a woman and you're having a bad day, come over for a visit with My Other Husbands and you will be smiling again in no time.

And last but certainly not least is my pride and joy.  Oh, sorry, I mean my 2nd pride and joy, Bashful Blush. Some of you chick-flick aficionados will remember where blush and bashful comes from.

"My colors are blush and bashful."  
"Her colors are pink and pink!"

"Pink is my signature color."

~Steel Magnolias

Bashful Blush is all about my love for the color pink.  Julia Roberts' character, Shelby, would be very impressed with my collection of pink pictures.

So other than being stuck in the Tumblr trap, raising a kid, trying to unhoard my hoard, and working fulltime, I really have no reason to be such a slacker.  Maybe one day soon I will be able to get organized and get a handle on everything life has to offer.  In the meantime, just remember to "smile, it increases your face value!"