Friday, August 12, 2011

The Weeks Ahead

I want to mention that I will be having some amazing guest posts coming up in the next two weeks. I know what this means for some people. I know sometimes when I see a guest blogger, I skip the post. It's not who I came to see. It's not the headliner, so to speak.

I hope you don't feel this way about the bloggers I've chosen.

Here's the truth. A few weeks ago, we instituted "take a break" with Wee 'Burb. Like a time out, but less punitive given she's 20 months. It was more about having her step away from a situation and calm down.

It works like 50% of the time. Or to quote Anchorman, "60% of the time, it works all the time."

Which is to say, sometimes it serves its purpose and she just sits and gets distracted from whatever it was that was making her frustrated enough to hit someone. Usually me.

I started thinking about this in my own life, about how great the idea is, really. To sit somewhere with no distractions and just reset.

So that's what I am doing.

Initially, I wanted bloggers to cover the week that I was out. And then I got such great submissions, I decided to go ahead and take the week before, too. To prepare for the weeks ahead. Where I will be traveling with my family and a toddler. Where I will be unplugged for 7 days. Where I will hopefully reset a little bit.

Nothing will change here. I'm still the same old Stephanie, blogging about inanities and showing pictures of my kid.

The truth is, I chose these bloggers because they are funny, sweet, sentimental. They are all so worth reading, I am proud to have them here. I really, truly hope that you go and read each and every one of them.

And I truly hope you'll be back when I am.

Wishing you all the breaks you need!



Life As Wife said...

Enjoy your break! I'll miss your posts!!

The Woven Moments said...

Have a ball!

Aleta said...

I will miss your posts, but I hope you have a fun time and get to "reset" :) Looking forward to reading your guest bloggers :)

Sparkling said...

i raelly do want to meet you when you're here so be sure to let me know the dates and we'll work something out! in public of course. no dark alleys to freak you out. i'm no stalker. and we don't have alleys around here, anyway!

Kat said...

Enjoy the break, lady! Honestly, one of the nicest things about the honeymoon is that I absolutely didn't have to worry about the internet for two weeks.

I can't wait to see who else has gotten stuff together for you. I plan on laughing so hard that I cry at points :)

p.s. I can't wait to implement The New Twitter.

Missy said...

I'm feeling like I need a little reset break right now too, so I understand completely.

I am HONORED to be one of the bloggers you chose. I hope that I live up to the compliments you just paid us all. :)

Charlotte said...

Hope you enjoy your breaks and I look forward to reading your guest posters. I always love to discover a new blogger and I'm sure you've chosen some great ones to introduce us to :)

Ameena said...

Definitely enjoy your and your little one. I think we could all use one of those now and then.

Thanks again for letting me be one of your guest bloggers. I can't wait to see who else you have lined up!

Have a lovely time off!