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of a working mother who is trying hard not to
let her whole existence be determined by her
cute little munchkins, yet continues to be drawn
in by the adorable and sometimes annoying tiny people!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The End is Near

Every Saturday morning, my husband lets me sleep late. He rises with the sun, any roosters around, and all three of my munchkins and allows me to snooze it up until my little heart is content. Sometimes this is only until 8, but many times it stretches to 9 and sometimes (gasp) 10. Have no fear, I know I am lucky.

When I finally do emerge from my slumber I eat my bowl of cereal (this morning they were the extremely healthy Fruit Loops), fix my cup of coffee, and blog hop for a while. This "while" sometimes stretches into a couple of hours seeing as I just love visiting and comment on all of y'all's fantabulous blogs!

This morning I called my husband over to share a couple of blogs with him. (One was Gina With Love, which was soooo true and funny.) After reading the third blog and realizing I had been enjoying my bloggy session for over an hour, he proclaimed, "You have a problem!"

And he was right. He was not referring to my grey hair, which is certainly a problem that needs to be dealt with. Nor was he referring to my problem of trying to lose weight, which I am currently working on. He was referring to my "Every Thing Blog" addiction. And I am woman enough to admit it:

Hello! My name is Liz, and I am addicted to blogging!

Seriously! I love everything having to do with blogging. Two weeks ago I spent over 4 hours trying to figure out how to redesign my blog. I am constantly adding gadgets and learning how to add other tidbits of fun. Everyday I check in with my dashboard eager to open new blogs posted by my peeps and with as much anticipation as a kid opening presents. I have even become addicted to VoiceBoks, a phenomenal website dedicated to mommy bloggers.

Each night, when I finally sit down after teaching third graders, gymnastics, dance, homework, laundry, cooking, fixing lunch for the next day, picking out clothes, mediating fights, changing diapers, giving bottles, bathing children, etc., I dive into my blog eager to see who has visited during the day. I almost get so sucked in that it is difficult to climb out of what I can only describe as a bloggy black hole.

I know I should be doing other things: more laundry, unloading the dishwasher, grading papers, working on lesson plans, doing college work. I blog all the while feeling guilty. Guilty because I think about what I SHOULD be doing. Especially, my class work for college.

I am getting my Educational Specialist right now. I have been going to school for the last 3 years, and now I have one semester left. This is it. Soon I will be free. Soon I will get a major pay increase. Soon I will be considered smarter. Soon...soon...soon I will be able to blog guilt free because I won't be thinking about the classwork I should be doing instead of blogging. The End is Near...for now I better go and work on my next assignment!


championm2000 said...

hahaha...I can SO relate to this post.

I guess I'll never go back to school now. Between blogging and kids, I have no free time (or motivation)!

Glad to hear you're almost done, though...that's great!

Happy weekend (blogging)!

Ciao Mama's said...

OK you are not alone...Same thing is this house started blogging a few months ago and I love it and I am getting quite addicting. My hubby is "like how many times can you change your layout, add pics and change font...I am learning something new everyday and it keeping the brain from going stale. I am a nee follower from the wild Wed Blog Hop would love it if you can come by and check my page out. Have a great Saturday blogging away......

Kathy said...

It really is addicting isn't it?!! I love this post!! Congratulaions on being so close to your new degree!! How great!! Well, I'm going to go blog some more!! Lol!!

Shannon Milholland said...

lol - on your blogging addiction. I think it gets to all of us from time to time!

Ali said...

You are so right... it's a phenomenon those who don't blog just can't understand... now when you jump on the photography bandwagon you're really gonna be in trouble!!!
btw you need to link your email address to your profile so that when you comment I can just fire a wee email back... it's nice to be able to shoot a quick thanks back! xxx

jessicaclarke said...

I'm addicted to blogging as well I want to spend more time designing my blog, but get caught up posting and reading other blogs. I am determined to make a banner soon. Your blog looks great. Congrats on being almost done with your degree I've debated going back to school, but not sure if I could do it right now