Monday, September 22

Shuffling around...

As the days sift by, I have decided to rearrange the functions of my blog. It has been with me for a long time now and as much as I tried, I just couldn't let it go. I found myself writing posts in my head. Composing my thoughts of the day, recipes, crafty goodness, all the tidbits that shuffle around I was putting together as blog posts. I was thinking ways to share them with you. You, those who have followed me for years now. Almost 29 thousand views of this blog. This little ol' corner of the net that has become home to my thoughts, fears and ideas. An outlet for me as I am stuck at home with wee ones. A way to connect with those who are like minded or, at least lonely, like myself. Now, mind you, I may be lonely when it comes to creative relationships, but my days are not lonely. They are filled with hectic ramblings of a staggering woman trying to keep a home, raise three kids and care for a husband and mother in law. I find that almost my entire day is eaten up by trips to the potty, diaper changes, vacuuming floors, and trying to squeeze in a shower. Oh, and laundry. Can't forget that. Ooops. Meals, feeding 6 takes up some time too. Fear also wraps itself around me a lot me right now. My husband has been fighting something, (no one can tell us) and it appears to be back. My brother in Afghanistan that I think about constantly, but rarely connect with. Keeping my three children safe from the 'world'. And all the other ridiculous fears that plague a mother. I have been trying to keep my blessings in mind. Touch them, collect them and cherish them. Remember them daily and say 'Thank you' for them. I want to be able to post about my children and not have worry about someone unsavory oogling at them, or worse trying to find them. I want to be able to tell the truth and not have to hide/edit my feelings or my thoughts. But, alas, I just don't think that that is possible in this world. Atleast the world we are in currently. So, here it is, my first truly 'outspoken' thing I've done on my blog in long time. Go McCain/Palin! Yes, it's true. For the fist time in my life I am voting for a Republican Ticket. Wow. That is a load off.


ELLIE said...

OMG - I am so thrilled you are still blogging - I was going through withdrawals - I miss reading about what is going on with you...I have finally updated my art blog - PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH....I already belonged to plaxo so I connected with you--take care - take things one moment at a time - that is the best anyone can do-- :)
Peace and Hugs
Ellie ~!~

ELLIE said...

BTW - sorry I forgot - can we exchange links to our blogs - if not that is ok - just let me know~!~

Abbie said...

Of Course Ellie! :)

Linda said...

Hi Abbie - I have only just found your blog, but I'm glad I have! I found the Vintage Moth a couple of weeks ago and now feel really stupid for not finding your blog at the same time!
I promise I will be a frequent visitor from now on. I really sympathise with the way you are feeling at the moment - you have such a lot of responsibilities. I hope things get better for you.
Art and blogging are very therapeutic...keep up the good work.
Love Linda xx

Linda said...

Thank you for your kind words yesterday - they meant a lot!

Bev said...

Whew! That was really getting it all out! You have to do that every once in a while - blog is a great way! Blogging is my out...talking to people(even if they don't listen) and crafts - my real release!

I love your blogs and I've tagged you on mine. Stop by and join in...I'd like to learn more about you.

Big Cyber Squeeze!!

Anke said...

Hi Abbie! That is sure a lot and I can totally understand you, how the daily routine, taking care of kids and and and wears you out. And how powerful fear can be. I hope your husband knows soon and of course you too, what is going on.......I sure wish you and your family all the get well wishes you need.
I'm so glad you are back blogging! I sure missed you and your fresh style of writing. Sharing your feelings which I do a little rare on my blog, I really appreciate your honesty and I can relate how you feel about writing what you think but it's not really appropriate in this society......
So, like said before, I'm sooooo happy to have your new blog found!
Big hug, Anke ;)