Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Who Am I?

One of the blogs I follow, Sassy Sites is having a "HeLLo FRieNd ParTy!" to introduce people who have been blogging less than a year to the bloggy world. Originally they said six months or less and I was a bit sad. I have been blogging for 11 months! But since they changed it to one year, I am linking up! Sassy Sites has asked that we answer a few questions about ourselves for the link up. Here we go!

Why did you decide to start blogging?

I was given a world rocking diagnosis about one year ago. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma (CANCER!). On my diagnosis day, I just sat down and started blogging. I had a lot of thoughts running through my head and needed a place for them to go. I had to figure out how do I process this diagnosis. How do I fight Cancer. OMG,  what about my kids and my family! What does life look like with the diagnosis and afterwards.

Before my d-day, I never really followed a blog. Never read them. Now I am absolutely addicted!

When you aren't blogging, what are you doing?

The real question to that is what am I not doing! I am a mom to a 14 year old boy, a 3 year old daughter. They each have their activities and that keeps me busy. I am a wife to a wonderful man. A daughter, sister, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, and an aunt. I cook. I am a DIY'er. And I work full time. Monday-Friday I work in public child welfare as a social worker.

What I do outside my work life is about bringing some balance to my world. I see a lot of yucky things in life. I like pretty things when I am not working. I scrapbook. I decorate cakes, I cook a lot! I am trying to learn to sew.Oh yeah, and I just started teaching myself some photography and PhotoShop. I am a novice at many things, and expert at none!

What is your blog about?

It's My Life. That might be the name of my theme song, but it is also what the blog is about. I am one huge contradiction. Some days I am deep in reflection and still trying to process through all the changes in my world since my D-Day (diagnosis day). Other days I am whipping up a new recipe or cooking up some good food. Maybe I am sewing a new project.
When do you find the time to blog?

I have noticed that since I started blogging I watch a lot less television. I blog when ever I can. Mostly when the Short Chic (my name for my three year old) is watching a Disney Princess Movie or is bothering her Daddy and not me. I have also been known to stay up late to put out a post. Or maybe I can sneak it in during the day?! Pretty much whenever I get a chance, I am blogging!
Why do you love blogging?

When I first started I loved blogging because people could stay caught up on what was going on and I did not have to tell my story a couple of dozen times a day. But since then it has provided a creative outlet that I never knew I needed. 
What is your favorite post so far that you've written?

My daughter's last birthday party is one of my favorite post.  Have I mentioned how much I love planning a good party?
A Fairy Tea Party  or even her first birthday party:  Old McDonald Had a Farm
Another favorite post is about how I cope when life is hard.
A Cure for a Blah Day
Oh yeah, and one of my great parenting moments!
Follow Up From You Know Where
Thank you Sassy Sites!! I love your blog and look forward to reading it daily!


  1. I love your blog! :) I'm here from the Sassy Sites linky party... I'm a new follower, and I would love for you to check out my blog too! :)

  2. I am visiting from Sassy Sites:) I really enjoyed going through your blog. I am your newest follower. You can see my blog here if you'd like:)