I don't know what to call this day.
Is it a birthday? Is it an anniversary?
I don't know, but when I told my mr what today was he said, "Well, Happy Blog Day."
And it fit.
So, Becoming Versed, in honor of your special day, I want to tell you how you came about & how you were named.
A year and a half ago, I started to read these things called blogs-what a world I found. (Ok-I know I was slow to find it, but it was amazing none-the-less.) I read and enjoyed. I perused and found some I enjoyed, but thought, there has to be more than this. Why are all these people doing this?
A continuous discussion regarding facebook and blogging was going on at my house. A certain oldest daughter of mine said, "Mom's blog, kids facebook."
And then I started thinking, why not me?
And this was big, because-even though I could talk to anyone like a long lost best friend, I had become incredibly shy. Any sharing of anything of "mine&quo…
portrait of baby by little mr. j Before we get into this, I want you to know something about little mr. j. He is a go getter. He makes things happen.
Last Saturday I cut my boys' hair. (Even my mr.'s.) It's a selfish economic deal really. I save money on their hair so I can spend it on mine. The clippers are easy and they usually come out looking pretty handsome. It works. (Side note: The clippers I bought this time have the coolest eyebrow attachment. We're keeping very good care of my mr.'s old man bushy brows.) It's a very fun time. Lots of interesting conversation. And it all takes place in my bathroom. My bathroom, where earlier in the day a tweener son decided to go through some drawers that belong to me. His mother. Who is female. This is how the conversation went: my mr., "little mr. b, why don't you ask your mom what those things you found in her drawer are for?" little mr. b (with- I can't believe you said that dad- eyes), "mom, …
As promised, here is what I did:
(And it's not a bad, me-the-mom story, it's just a bad me story.)
Our street has three houses all in various degrees of being built.
One right across the street from us (a son, who is a builder, is building it for his parents-isn't that awesome?).
Two down the little hill and almost directly across from each other.
They are being built by the same people that built ours.
I know that construction traffic is a consequence of choosing this house that we live in. Fortunately, our area is one that is blessed to still have some growth right now. Ususally, it's no big deal. We are just very careful.
Our mailbox has only been knocked down once and the builder mentioned above took care of it right away.
Today was an especially busy day on the street. Every contractor and their dog was there. (Well, not really their dog, but I just like that saying & when the house diagonally behind us was being built, one of the contractors did bring a litt…