Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Blogging Thoughts

Once again, I'm rethinking my whole blog. Rethinking the purpose of it, the joy of it, my tagline: "The Ramblings and Adventures of a SAHM with Furry Animals"....all of it.

While it has been about some of my ramblings, it's been heavy on "Fitness" (and I use that term loosely as it pertains to me LOL) and less on parenthood/my kids and my furry critters lately, which was the whole premise of it. And yes, I'm aware that blogs are notorious for changing with the "owner" as the owner progresses through life's ups and downs but most of them stay to true to their beginnings.

I WANT to stay true to my original reason for wanting to blog. For my "inspiration" to start: My animals. My family.

The problem is tho (and you know there's always a "problem") is I just can't seem to find the time to sit down to put my thoughts and pictures down. The "fitness" posts are easy, all I have to do is take screenshots, post them and I'm done.

No one tells you that blogging is hard. You wouldn't think it is but it is. It takes thought and wit (which I have very little of to begin with LOL) and catchy pictures.

I've seriously thought about just changing this to a private blog and using it as an online diary of sorts to go back to later and reminisce. Maybe "invite" family so they can see what's going on in our lives. But then I go back to the 'but, all I do lately is blog Fitbit stats', maybe I should just shut this whole thing down, just delete it and be done with it. Although we all know that once you post something online, it's out there for good. Which leads to another issue: do I REALLY want McKayla's name and picture out there for any creep to see?

I enjoy blogging. I truly do. I like being able to go back and see what's happened. When I was pregnant with Chris, I carried around a little composition book and wrote down my thoughts, how I met his Dad and other notes and then once he was born, I wrote down milestones and what he got for birthday and Christmas gifts. I did pretty well for about his first 5 years or so but it quickly petered out, mainly b/c I lost the book when I left his Dad. I tried doing the same thing for McKayla when I found out I was pregnant with her, and at first, I did pretty well but I just didn't keep up with it.

Enter this blog. This blog was my new composition book and it was even better b/c I could add pictures, tag posts and lets face it, I can type a HELL of a lot faster than I can write, not to mention my hands don't cramp from typing LOL

So, now you know the "beginning" of my blog. Where it all begin, why I started it in the first place and maybe now you can understand my thoughts of just giving up too, since it's not what I "envisioned" it to be.

I don't know.

Once again, I'm rambling and probably makes no sense but at least you get a little taste of the thoughts that continously run through my head.

Oh, and to add to that....or because of that, today is my birthday. Another year older and I feel like I've accomplished nothing with my life in the 30+ years I've been on this planet and I can't even keep a seemingly simple blog at least somewhat active.

So there's that.

I don't know what to do with it, but there it is.

I'll be fine. I always am. Just needed to vent. Thanks for reading my nonsense and rambling. :-)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Spirit Week - Friday ~ Backward Day

Final day of Spirit Week

Backward Day
Everything is backward

Honestly, I wasn't too sure if she could handle this day. She spazzes if the tag of her clothes touches her, if the seam of her socks isn't just right or there's a string hanging. LOL

But she proved me wrong once again and showed school spirit to not only wear her skirt backwards, but also her shirt! I couldn't have done it! The collar at my throat would've drove me crazy. LOL



In this goofy pictures, she's trying to show a shocked "What?! My clothes are on backwards?! How'd that happen?!" but we failed to showcase that with her hair in her face and running out of time to catch the bus. LOL


She had an absolute blast during Spirit Week, if you can't tell by the pictures haha.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

990 Lifetime Miles



Not sure how accurate it is or why Fitbit finds it noteworthy but good to know I've walked the entire length of New Zealand. LOL

Spirit Week - Thursday ~ Black and Gold Day

Today's theme

Black and Gold Day
Wear your "black" and "gold"

The High School's colors are Black and Gold and what better way to show school spirit and support than wearing their colors! 😄

Once again, I picked her clothing out and she took off with the rest. She did want to wear 2 necklaces but I showed her that she could wear one as a "belt" and she approved.





After I took the pictures, she asked to see them and she said "Yeah, I look goooooooood!" Haha! This girl cracks me up!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Spirit Week - Wednesday ~ Wacky Wednesday

Today's theme

Wacky Wednesday
Anything "wacky"

I racked my brain last night of what we could do and the most I could think of was lots of bracelets, necklaces and rings but then I turned to Google this morning and found inspiration.

I picked out the clothes and then she took over the rest.



I'm glad she let's me take "good" pics but sometimes her sassy ones are better!

Case in point: Her guitar shot


And this one:


I think this one was a winner. When Daddy saw her, he said she was definitely wacky looking and that just thrilled her. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Spirit Week - Tuesday ~ Crazy Hair

Today's Theme

Crazy Hair
Wear your hair in the craziest styles

I couldn't really think of anything else to do, so I just put her hair up in little tiny pony tails all over her head. They actually turned out rather nice! Haha






And of course we have to have at least one sassy photo. LOL


(Edited to add: Apparently hardly anyone did this for crazy hair and instead they had colored chalk. I felt bad but she said she was still happy with it. 😊)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Spirit Week - Monday ~ Wild Socks

This week is Spirit Week to show support for the local High School's game this weekend. Each day has a theme.

Today's theme is 

Wild Socks
Wear your wildest socks


I know that "usually" crazy socks are mismatched crazy patterns but we like doing things different in our household haha.

Sadly, b/c Monday is ALSO McKayla's P.E. day, no one got to see her cat and dog socks but she still showed spirit. 😊
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read about my furry life! I'd love to hear from you! Hope to see you next time. :-)