Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I'm MOVING!

I’m sitting in the dark as I type this, a baby sleeping across my legs and a growing boy’s arm flung across my stomach. Justin is out of town, I picked up multiple writing gigs with deadlines all looming today or tomorrow. Homeschooling will kick up next week.

And in the middle of that, I decided September 1 HAD to be the day I welcome you to the new blog.

Hmmm...

On one hand, I’m typing in the dark, longing for sleep, still with a pile of stories yet to be written. One the other hand, it is a perfect opportunity for me to start thinking about my new monthly mindfulness focus, especially because I’m kicking it off with the topic of time.

A perfect opportunity for me to remember that this new adventure can and will require flexibility. You know, the kind that requires a lot of deep breaths, a lot of to-do list revisions, and a lot of "long run" vision. The kind I had to exercise a bit of last week when we wen to the fair, where I tried to hold back overtly loud sighs as my boys learned how to shoot guns (in a very non-sanitary environment no less)

and rode rides run by people who looked intoxicated,

and chose foods like this at the midway.

Of course, that deep breathing paid off in these faces,

and in the fact that this is the prize of choice in my house

and, perhaps best of all, after one bite of cotton candy, I got a rousing round of "Yucks!" Yup, this is what we had leftover upon leaving.

Not so bad. A little flexability. A few deep breaths. I have a feeling this is going to be a mantra of mine now that we're going live with the everyday posting...

So without further ado: please come visit me here::

www.theblankiechronicles.com

And excuse the construction dust. No one ever said I would understand what the heck “custom css” means. But we’ll get there.

*If you aren’t getting updates from me this week, please pop over to the new space and resubscribe. We’ll kick off our “real” daily posts tomorrow.

5 comments:

boatbaby said...

I've been pondering moving to type pad as well... was it hard to set up? How did you transfer archives? Do tell!

Kate said...

Yes and no. I really like Typepad, but you have to create your own theme, and there is a little bit of custom css that you have to manage, which was kind of a headache. That being said, the tech team there is amazing-- quick and actually helpful-- and it really didn't take that long to get up and running once I started getting the lay of the land, so to speak:). There are definitely more options over there:)

Kate said...

Yes and no. I really like Typepad, but you have to create your own theme, and there is a little bit of custom css that you have to manage, which was kind of a headache. That being said, the tech team there is amazing-- quick and actually helpful-- and it really didn't take that long to get up and running once I started getting the lay of the land, so to speak:). There are definitely more options over there:)

RusticOkie said...

Congrats on the move.

Sus said...

LEFTOVER cotton candy?

UnAmerican, Kate.

How do I get kids who hate cotton candy? (Hm, might it start with hating it myself?)

Oh, and an enthusiastic PS before I pop over to your new place: HOLY COW YOU HAVE YOUR OWN URL. You always were going places. Congrats. Am inordinately proud of you.