Welcome to my blog. I decided: I need a place where I can talk about anything I want--kids, writing, teaching, books, food, kids, writing and rejection, Wii games, my favorite punctuation marks, ice cream flavors...
You get the idea.
But for my own sanity, I've decided to set some rules. Here they are:
1) I will post every day. Except the days I don't.
2) I won't spend more than 20 minutes writing any given post. Unless there's an extra-special occasion. I need my rare time without wakeful children to write fiction (and read books and play games and contemplate the tastiness that is root beer floats...).
3) I won't be too fluffy. All my journals growing up tended to be about times I thought I should be happy, like during vacations or when we brought home a new pet. Most entries ended with "And it was great!" But my mom kept a journal for me when I was about three, and her journals are much more fun to reread. Simple worked better. For instance, here's an entry:
"Brenda was bad today. She left Little Bear out on the floor. Now he's at the bottom of the hamper for a week so she can learn to pick up her toys."
See? I love knowing I've always been a messy person. More to the point, I love her picture, which showed a sad and terrified Little Bear all alone at the bottom of a deep, deep laundry basket. Which brings me to my fourth point...
4) Pictures are awesome. I'll try to include some. In fact, here is one now:
We played Mario Kart Wii last night. I didn't win. But with this picture my blog can start with both Yoshi and a betrayal. Nice, right?