I have been blogging for a long time now. I discovered this awesome site called xanga about 5 or 6 years ago. Most of you who know me well know that I am an opinionated person. What blogging has allowed me to do is put thoughts, feelings, sarcasm, and wit in writing. I love to write. I love to draw in an audience. Part of my problem with blogging, however, is that I get bored. Or I think my writers get bored. Who wants to follow the aimless babbling of a stay at home mom of five? Who cares what my kids did, how my husband is driving me nuts, or how most days I feel like the world hates me? But alas, I find it time to tap into the depths of my inner being and put it all out there for you to read. Or be bored by. I am officially a blogger again and I'm jumping on this blogger bandwagon. Several people I've been following on here for a while. A few new ones have popped up, so I figured what the heck. Here goes nothing. I make no promises. I may be as bored tomorrow with it as I have been for the last, oh, 2 years. I pop in on xanga every once in a while, when I just can't take it anymore. But I think I'll try to stay here. Maybe being in one spot will help.
If you haven't noticed, I tend to jump around in thought. I make no apologies for this, as I have five kids, and random thoughts and interruptions happen regularly. I will try to keep to one topic as much as I can, but I can't guarantee anything. One of the reasons I'm blogging again is lack of adult conversation. So, there's a lot of thoughts to muddle through. It will probably take me days to finish a single blog until I get into the swing of it again. So bear with me. I'm usually very entertaining once I get going.
Lack of adult conversation. *sigh* I've discovered over the last 2 years that adult conversation is highly underrated. I've never lacked for conversation before. I have a big family, and lots of friends. Being in the army life, you learn to make friends quickly, and most of the ones I've made have become lifelong friends. I have friends all over the country, and in this age of technology, keeping in touch isn't as hard as it used to be. No longer do I have to sit down and hand write a letter, I can just shoot out a text or a "hey you" on facebook. I do, however, try to write letters still. The written word is becoming almost obsolete and that bothers me. But that's another topic for another day. Moving to Washington, we decided to live off post. I don't know very many people here. The friend I talked to every single day now has a full time job. And now, since I don't get to talk to her, I usually go all day without talking to another adult. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my kids, and I love hearing about their day at school or playing with the little ones while the older three are at school. But sometimes, I like to use adult words. About adult topics. WITH ANOTHER ADULT. I have neighbors that I could probably bug. When (and if) they're home. But I feel like I'm bothering them. My poor husband walks through the door at night and hardly gets a word in edgewise. I ask how his day is like it's the most fascinating thing EVER, so I am impatient and can't keep my mouth shut. Plus, if you know me, you KNOW I love to talk. A. LOT. I feel bad for him. Poor guy hardly knows what hits him.
So, now you get to hear the randomness that are my thoughts. Hopefully you'll leave comments!