Friday, March 30, 2012

7 Quick Takes [3.30.12]

1. Last week, when our family was down two members, I knocked out three posts. This week, when we're back to full strength, I logged a big fat goose egg. Time is ever my enemy.

When I did have all that time on my hands I took the opportunity to update my About Me and My Fam pages. I'd love for you to check them out! It was so much fun trying to depict each of my family members to get the description just perfect. Let me know what you think!

2.  I tried out a new writing style in two of those three posts.  Maybe you noticed?  It's based off something I read over here at this little gem of a blog.  The idea is basically to write whatever is happening or going through your head at this exact moment.  No need to tidy everything up at the end with a nice little "the moral of the story is."  No need for a theme.  No need for transitions into the next line of thought.

Even though these types of posts garner less readers and comments because they aren't controversial and they don't open up a conversation, I still really loved writing this way.  It was very therapeutic.  And best of all they are super quick and easy to write.  I think I'll try to do more of these in the future.  I find it helps get my creative juices flowing.

3.  On the flip side, I wrote a post about How To Be A Good Husband and I'm getting a lot of feedback here and also from Twitter and Facebook.  It feels so satisfying to finally figure something out.  And to find out it was all so simple. Please share with your friends and husbands and let me know if you agree!  I'm interested in hearing if we're all the same or if it's a personal preference thing.

The lightbulb went off in my head after Brian told me all the ways he was going to fix The Stain and I  kept getting more and more irritated by this.  After him asking me something along the lines of what more do you want? I realized I just wanted him to be as pissed about the stain as I was.  Deep down I didn't really care if the stain was fixed or not.  And thus, the post was born.

4.  Daddy's home! And this is how we welcome back Daddy.
5.  Grandma visited yesterday and as such it's a good opportunity for me to post this picture that I really love.  A glimpse.  Frozen in time.  Forever.
6.  We had a Mad Men party on Sunday night.  And as I was looking at this picture of Brian in his skinny tie next to our stacked bar I was thinking we really look like a cool urban couple.  That is, of course, if you can look past the magnetic alphabet letters and silly leprechaun taped to the wall in the background.  Except for all that.
7.  The baby is sick and I hate it.  Of course no one loves for their baby to be sick.  I especially hate the part where I'm at odds with myself.  Should I bring her in?  Should I let it pass on its own?  I'm the kind of mother who waits until the last possible second to bring my kids into the doctor when they're sick.  Mostly because I don't like what they have to say.  I always get this undertone that they know more than me and that I'm some kind of lunatic, over-the-top, hypochondriac parent.  Which I so am not.  Of course I'm generalizing here because I really have never had a problem with any of our doctors.  It's just this feeling I get about our medical system as a whole.

But then I again, we're going on Day 3.5 with a fever and the most heart-wrenching achy moan like she doesn't even have the strength to give out a full cry.  So I don't want to be the mom that ignores her baby's pain just because I get uncomfortable about going into a clinic.  If something really is wrong, she deserves some relief. I already had Brian hang up the phone once while he was on hold for the clinic.  And then I had him call back a couple hours later.  Back and forth we go.

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