and my 'mummy' voice nonetheless! My voice inadvertently gets much more 'mummy' when the video camera goes on. When Oscar grows up he'll watch that and think 'oh, I guess that snappy distracted mom I thought I had was an illusion'. good good, mission accomplished. So I am such a spazzy, hit and run blogger these days, always rushing to get something up and out there, that the fact that my voice was going live never really sunk in. Good thing or I would have chickened out for sure. Thank you so much for all the really nice comments about Oscar! But please don't encourage me, it will be the all Oscar show around here before you know it!
So I thought I'd take this quiet morning -- Oscar's out at a friend's -- to sit down and actually write something on this blog. Maybe answer one of my frequently asked questions, where do you find the time? How about I don't spend any time stewing over what to write on the blog anymore. (for real answers to this question you can see my FAQ.) Gone are the days that I'd spend (waste) way way too much time in front of the typepad administrator trying to make the random thoughts in my head come out lovely and coherent and at all interesting. I've never been a good writer. I started the blog to motivate myself to make stuff, to connect with others who were doing the same and to keep myself from going crazy home all day with a baby. It was never because I thought anyone would want to read my writing. That's why it's a pretty straight forward formula arond here....project, chat about project. done. I'm feeling guilty though, and boring. I'm in awe of beautifully written blogs like Alicia's where her wonderful personality shines through in every post. Her blog always has me happily reminiscing about my childhood or relishing the details of some aspect of daily life that I would have passed right by. Anyway, I'll never be able to write like that and I know trying to is not where my time would be best spent, but I am going to try to find time to make the blog a little bit more personal again and hopefully that will be more interesting. you know, more posts about sick babies and dirty laundry and stuff.
Now I want to ramble on a little bit about comments. Thank you! Thanks so much to everyone who leaves nice comments. (and a big thank you! also to all the people out there who follow the golden rule, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all) I love reading comments. Please know that I read them all. They pop up in my email and I get so excited. They're little hellos from like minded friends whom I haven't met and seriously they get me through the day. They encourage me to keep going when my friends and neighbors can barely muster up any interest in why I've stayed up way too late making an elephant on wheels. So please, never think I'm not reading them, or that they don't warm my cockles. Well enough about my cockles... I've spent over an hour trying to write these 3 measly paragraphs so I'm off. I lost some of my big footed bunny pattern pieces and I'm trying to redraft and get some made up for the shop. and if you've made it all the way through and are disappointed there's no picture, check over here on my neglected second child blog for some slippers. thanks!
** update ** um, is the internet broken? this post keeps coming up in random and unedited versions, with crazy junk links, etc. and is it related to the fact that my gmail has been slammed with spam today? please excuse any mess!