Monday, November 19, 2007

Publish Post

I had big plans to stage an awesome video clip of my boys back when I was borrowing Autumns camera. I never got around to it before I returned her camera. But I did practice using the video feature once while we were waiting for Spencer to come home from work. This may not be a huge production, but it's my crazies playing outside.

I was asked recently how I manage to find time to blog with my three (obviously crazy) children. My answer...multitasking. If multitasking were an Olympic sport, I'd win Gold every time. Actually, I may not even be allowed to compete because I'm too good for amateur status. I'd be competing professionally. The other day, I found myself with a baby in one arm, a bottle held in place by my chin, a telephone between my shoulder and ear, and my free hand was making mac and cheese...not just stirring, but adding milk and butter. Back to the job at hand...I blog while I feed Gray (unless of course I'm making mac and cheese). I have 30 minutes every 4 hours where I just have to sit. I might as well sit at the computer. I'm afraid feeding a baby has never been this great bonding time for me. I always look forward to when my boys can feed themselves. Just more of the many reasons I choose to bottle feed. Which is not what I'm writing about today.

Once again, back on track...I find time to blog because I love it. All bloggers know the reasons for blogging. Journaling...blah, blah blah. Keeping in touch with family and friends...blah, blah, blah. That is definitely what got me started. And I love that about blogs. I've discovered an added bonus for me.

For as log as I can remember, I have had detailed conversations in my head. When I'm mowing the lawn, driving in the car, walking my dog, when I can't sleep, all day. These conversations are exactly how they appear in my blog. Descriptive wording and all. It's like I would write it down in my head and file it away. Most of my life I was juggling around all these memories. Blogging gets them out of my head and onto my computer. It is such a HUGE release for me. It was getting to be a pretty heavy load to carry around all these conversations.

I know I could have written them down before, but by the time I got to writing in my journal, I had so much to write I left out all the details and it just wasn't a release. Knowing that someone else reads and may even care about these things is a motivation for me. There is something very satisfying about clicking "Publish Post" and sending my thoughts out into the world.

As I am reading over this post, I think it makes me sound a little psycho, but again, it's good to get it out of my head. So...



jeanine said...

Oh Katie... This was too funny. And I'm glad that I"m not the only one who has detailed conversations in their head!

Autumn said...

Ditto that, wow, I'm so with you on the satisfaction of "publish post". Much more satisfying than closing a journal-that is, if I were actually writing in one. I too (or three...) have those conversations-so nice to have them down permanently, right?

Autumn said...

ps-Can you please translate the song? I'm sure its darling, but I'd love to know the words to it.

DKALC2007 said...

Cute cute boys!! Love them!!

~Pedersens~ said...

you are too cute Katie! I love reading about all the things happening in your life! sometimes i feel like i am even there with you, the way you describe everything!!