November 12, 2009

In the Spirit of Honesty . . .

I have a confession to make, friends. I try to keep this blog as real and honest and authentic as possible, but I must admit I failed at all three with my last post. For that, I apologize. I haven't had much time to blog this week and on Tuesday, I was feeling pressure to post something. Not pressure from any of you; pressure I had put on myself. This resulted in the Belgium Waffle Days post, which, if I had been paying any attention at all, I would have realized I'd already posted five months ago.


I have no problem sharing articles with ya'll that I have written in the past. But to post the exact same article on the exact same blog twice? That's a cardinal sin in my writer's handbook.

I'm sorry. I got lazy.

I also . . . got . . . proud? See, I'm terribly fond of my Belgium Waffle article. It's one of my favorites and, I think, one of my best. So when the pressure peaked on Tuesday, and I said to myself "Post SOMETHING!", I replied with "Ok! I'll take a short cut and post something I've already written . . . I know! The Belgium Waffle post! It's one of my best! It'll make me look good and not like a lazy writer who doesn't make the time to write original posts."

Except that, well, it did make me look like that anyway. I apologize friends. For the pride and the deja vu. For being lazy and trying to put on a facade. That's not what this blog is about. And that's certainly not, hopefully not, what I'm about, either.

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And now for something original. :)

This has been one crazy week. Not in a bad way . . . just topsy-turvy, forget-what-day-it-is type of week.

For starters, Jason worked nine straight days at the bank last week. The bank rolled out some new software and the whole tech department got called in to work Saturday and Sunday. Wednesday (Veteran's Day, which was . . . yesterday. Oh my.) was his first day off. After a weekend that wasn't really a weekend and a day off in the middle of the week, can I just say that my days are super-uber mixed up? Cuz they are.

Then there was yesterday. I think I was home all of four hours yesterday, from when I woke up to when I went to bed. Women's bible study at church all morning, home for lunch, all three of us went to the in-laws for a while, time at the park, home, Wal-Mart, home, Saar's Market, home again . . . you get the picture.

Meh, I'm looking forward to the weekend. It's coming soon, right? I sure hope so. We could use a couple days off. In a row. Together as a family. Ya know?


LeAnna said...

Okay, I'm gonna say it again.

Awwww, girl! :)

That IS is a great post, and you know what, it was great reading twice. So don't go beatin' yourself with the non existent bloggers book of cardinal sins. ;)

I'm sorry you guys haven't had much family time. It's amazing how we pray and pray for steady work and when it comes and takes our men away for weeks on end, we cry and sob and say "BUT Lord!" ;) Or maybe it's just me.

Love and appreciate your heart, girlfriend. Can't wait to chat!

kevswifey said...

Ok so I know that while you think you did something wrong God used it for good! I needed to read that waffle post. That was exactly what I needed and you know what I didn't even know I needed it until I got home that night after being given a HUGE helping of belguim waffles! so know that God used you and your words and I was blessed! I love you! wish we were closer to each other I miss the time we used to spend together back before husbands and becoming mothers! HUGS!