It's been a while since I've actually typed anything out besides Facebook statuses. I decided to follow my mom's suggestion and start a blog. I use to be on Open Diary a lot a few years ago, then I did have another blog for a little while, then I kinda drifted off of them. Got into MySpace then Facebook and haven't been writing since.
I think that's the trouble with Facebook and MySpace and Twitter. People get so use to only typing a few words and that's it. It's so fast it doesn't give time to slow down and think. I never got into Twitter btw, sounded kinda dumb to me. Facebook and MySpace have helped me reconnect with people I haven't seen or talked to in a long time, and has helped me keep more in touch with my relatives that are farther away. But, lately, I've had a thought a time or two about starting to write again. Haven't had much time for it with work and home, or at least that's what I've been telling myself.
But it is true, I work in a fast-paced job and my home-life is hectic. Having 5 kids in one house will do that to you, especially when the schedules are every which way but straight. Corey's kids are here with us one week and with their mom the next. Alexis and Kayla are with us Monday night through Friday morning, then with their dad Friday night through Monday mornings. Except for one weekend a month we get them Monday night through the following Monday morning and then they are with their dad Monday night until Tuesday morning, and the pattern repeats itself. Following? It gets easier to understand as it goes on, but not easier to accept. The summer will be different though, we will have ALL children every other week.
This picture was taken before Christmas of this year, and I love it. Not the best shot of me, but the kids and Corey look great. This is what I live with and for. The children make me smile even when they drive me crazy. Corey is someone who I completely fell for and who would do anything for me. He's a wonderful father and boyfriend. People ask if we're ever going to get married, since we've been together for almost 2 1/2 years now, and all I can say is "Maybe someday, but it's not in the plans right now." Then they look at me funny, like I'm nuts or something. I tell Corey we're living in sin with 5 kids and he laughs. True and funny.
I don't know how often I'll post, it might be once a month, once a week, or once a day, or even somewhere in between. It all depends on the time I have (I know Mom, it only takes a few minutes a day, but sometimes it's hard to find the energy for those few minutes to put words to paper, or keys for that matter.) and the words that form in my head.
Also, I think my dad will like the fact that I'm doing this, as he detests Facebook and MySpace and refuses to look at them. Understandable, since my dad is pretty handy with a computer and URL's and knows more about them that anyone I know.
This blog will be first and foremost for myself and my mind. Anyone who reads it is welcome, and welcome to leave their thoughts. Keep in mind, a warning: it's my life and I will live it how I choose to live it, and constructive criticism is thoughtful, but please, think before you type. I left OD and MySpace exactly for those reasons, unthoughtful people who just love to bring others down. I can't stand those type of people, those who thrive on others misery, it's pathetic.
Also, what I write is IMHO and is not necessarily the thoughts of others. I would also appreciate it if you don't like what I write, don't read me. Then you're only making yourself suffer.
For now, that is all I have to say. Happy reading, and if you read me and comment, and have a blog of your own, I will read and do my best to comment back.