snippets and snapshots
i've received comments and emails lately, wondering if, in fact, our life is *really* this beautiful???
er, *why* do i blog??
i was gonna save this post for my blogthday/blogiversary in april 2007, but i've found my muse today instead:
it started out as a photo album, to force myself to negotiate the digital camera, because i have four years of family photos languishing under my bed (the word *scrapbooking* makes me cringe).
and so i mostly stick with familystuff, and don't bother blogging my soul here. i save that for other people's blogs lol...
so, it's the quirky stuff, the funny stuff, the things i wanna remember that appear here.
kinda like my dad's *black book*. sort of a memo to self. snippets and snapshots of the things that we love. milestones. poetry. special love-messages to my kids and friends. and (special treat) *you* get to open the window and see into my heart too.
i've always been a journals person; i have journals for each of my kids that i write special things in, i have books that i write letters in and post, and then they get written in and posted back (hi nik and nic and becki!!). i even have a dreams book that i stick ideas and jewellery pictures and "i wanna go to paris" articles in.. and then i close my eyes and hold my breath and watch them come true.
so, stevie nicks' inspiring words make sense to me:
I tell people all the time that they should keep a journal, even if it's just, 'I had a terrible day today and I don't want to talk about it, love Stevie,' or 'I dreamt last night...' Even if it's just three sentences because at the end of five or six days, you would have created a habit and you will find that over a month that you have a whole story growing. Whether it's just for your own memories, so you can go back at any age, or if you are a writer or a singer, or some part of the creative business. You can be creative ~ anyone can be creative if they want to ~ you just have to want to.
my personal challenge this month (i hate new year's reso's that don't last past Jan 3) is to download the whole nine or so months of The Gang's blogged 2006 and arrange it into a clearfile to keep in the lounge as a family record of our unashamedly beautiful life.
and to do my pilates dvds (hi leighleigh and raych and rach).
while we're talking about blogs, i have noticed that this week (well, maybe it was last week?) in the blogosphere, it's international de-lurking week.
which is where *you* get to leave *me* a wee comment.. i promise it's not going to hurt.. if you don't have a blogger account, then just click "other" and say hi.. surprise me.. just poke your head in a give a little wave.
it's just a jump to the left... and a click to the right...
and now i'll get back to bloggin' our fab family's funny and freaky stuff lol