Keep Up The Good Blogging


When I logged in a few days ago to pull info for a post on my other blog, I got this notification:

Granted, this notification was a couple months old, but there it was, anyway.

“Keep up the good blogging.”

Oops. That didn’t happen. Not under the Anxious Mom name, anyway. Up until now, I’ve only posted once since May.

I posted this on my second blogiversary:

So, two years…much like last year, I’m surprised that I’ve stuck with this for another year. It was tougher to keep up with at times, for sure, but I’m glad I did. After all, I’d be deprived of getting to write this “pat yourself on the back, you’ve been here hundreds of days now” post. 😉 Hopefully in another year, I’ll be marveling over sticking with blogging for three years.

No marveling on my end.

As most of y’all know, I didn’t leave blogging. So technically I have blogged for three years, just not three years with this blog. I shifted over to another blog where my focus has been pretty much just parenting and funny stuff. Easy stuff. Kinda time consuming with the doodles, but still, easy, generally light-hearted content. That has been a lot of fun for the most part, but I sometimes find myself missing this blog, where I can post/vent about any damn thing I want. Too many friends, family members, and acquaintances from LM’s school follow the other blog for me to do that over there.

So, yeah, I miss this blog. And I miss connecting with people on…I don’t want to say “deeper level,” because that sounds corny, so maybe on a more authentic level? Or something like that, anyway. So I may start posting here again (aside from this post, which doesn’t really count, because damn, things are stressful, a lot of stuff is happening, and I need to let it out somewhere.

I also missed gifs.


Share Your World Challenge

How do you like to spend a rainy day?

Indoors, for starters. Some people enjoy being in the rain — or splashing in the rain, as is the case with my kids — but not me. I like to kick back on the couch and read or watch TV.

List at least five favorite treats. (They do not have to be sugary).

I’m racking my brain trying to think of any non-sugary treats that I enjoy, but am coming up blank, so sugary treats it is. Caramel pie, chocolate chip cookies, lava cake (but only the ones on the cruise, because they’re the best), chocolate eclairs, and apple pie. I’m game for just about anything sweet, as long as there is zero cream cheese. I love the Tasty page on Facebook, but why the fuck does everything have to have cream cheese these days?!

Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?

I don’t have out-of-town guests, but if I did, I’d probably take them to our little historic downtown area and walk around. There’s a good restaurant, ice cream, a cultural center, plus the arts scene is up and coming. Before I’d do that, I’d first tell them that I’m taking them to a bar nicknamed The Shoot And Stab.

You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?

If I absolutely had to be trapped, I suppose it’d be with Charlie Hunnam. Or maybe the Hanson brothers. Or maybe Donald Trump, but only if I’ve had a shit ton of food that makes me gassy so I could make him miserable for a few minutes.

The Share Your World Challenge is hosted by Cee’s Photography Blog.

Share Your World – May 22

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What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?

Publish a book. Well, finish writing and then publish a book. I’m fine with self-publishing, just as long as I complete a writing project and get something out there.

How often do you get a haircut?

Usually every six months or so. I hate getting haircuts, so unless I’m getting color touched up (and I’ve been color-free for over a year), then I’ll put getting trims/cuts off as long as possible.

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search or numeric puzzles?

Word search. I can finish those ridiculously fast, so I’m cool with those, but I don’t have a bit of patience for doing the other ones since they take longer.

How many cities have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.

If you count the two places I lived before I turned six months old, then I’ve lived in four cities/towns. If you’re only going by the places that I’ve been a legit resident of, then it’s just two.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I was extremely grateful to get away with my husband over the weekend. We went to the beach to celebrate our anniversary, and it was so relaxing. We hung out on the beach or by the pool and had adult beverages and tasty food. I finished reading a book and listened to some music with my toes in the sand. It was heaven.

For the week coming up, I’m looking forward to Little Man’s toga party tomorrow. First the kids will do a condensed version of Julius Caesar (Little Man is Cassius) and then they’ll have their toga party. I got his costume together tonight, and he pulls it off quite well.

I’m also looking forward to LM finishing up third grade this week. It’ll be nice to have him home full-time again, plus we have so many plans for the summer. It’s kinda bittersweet, though — he’ll be wrapping up the year with an amazing teacher and my baby will only have two years of elementary school left. He was just in first grade when I started this blog. Crazy how time flies!

The Share Your World challenge is hosted by Cee’s Photography blog.


Share Your World – May 15

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How many languages do you you speak?

Just the one. I can usually make out what I’m reading in Spanish thanks to all of the Spanish classes required for my English degree, but that’s about it.

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

Reading – Tina Fey’s Bossypants.
Watching – I’m in between TV show binges right now.
Listening to – This amazing song called I Was Born.
Eating – I just finished a turkey sandwich.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

Scrolling past a few pictures that show too much identifying info, I’ll go with one that Little Man took on Saturday evening. I saw something moving outside and thought it was a bobcat, then a coyote, then a fox, and then — after getting everyone excited — Sam pointed out that it was in fact a fat cat. Little Man tried to take a picture before Sam burst our bubble, but you can’t see anything.

Like the little dinosaur in our windowsill?

What is your favorite time of day?

Would it sound awful if I said “after the kids are down for bed”? Yeah? Then I’ll go with around 3:00, which is when I pick up Little Man from school. It’s nice to have the band back together again. 😉

The Share Your World Challenge is hosted by Cee’s Photography Blog

Share Your World – May 8

When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

Usually barefoot. Socks up my likelihood of falling and hurting myself by about 500 percent.

What was your favorite food when you were a child?

Pizza. It’s still one of my favs.

Are you a listener or talker?

Listener for sure, unless I’ve had a few drinks, and then I become the chattiest, most extroverted person on the planet. That is a rarity, though.

Favorite thing to (pick one): Photograph? Write? Or Cook?

Write! I suck at photography and my cooking skills are mediocre (I do have a few dishes I rock at, and can bake pretty damn good, but that’s about it), so it has to be writing. I suppose someone might think that I suck or am mediocre at writing, though. 😉

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week was so far away. How about I do what I’ve been grateful for the past few days? I’m grateful that my husband booked us a weekend away for our anniversary. We’ll be going to Myrtle Beach (where we’re going at the end of the month for family vacation, too), but I’m looking forward to sitting under the umbrella by the ocean, listening to music on my headphones, and having a fruity drink or two without being interrupted by the kids. Plus the romantic stuff 😉

The Share Your World Challenge is hosted by Cee at Cee’s Photography Blog.