Monday, February 4, 2008

Here Goes Nothing

OK, so... Post One.

I've been at home with my kids for over five years now, and I've really only started to OWN the SAHM title. I went through the post-worker-syndrome, where I identified with a working persona that no longer existed, floated in the what-was-I-thinking?! phase (that was mostly when I had a tantruming preschooler and a fussy newborn), and was mired for a long time in the 'oh-crap-this-is-all-there-is?!' phase. The past few months have been more of an entry into a new place for me mentally, kind of an awakening to the fact that yes, I do still exist as a Person, and I am beginning to find that I actually have time to explore who that person is now that the small-child fog is lifting a little. I've become an avid coupon clipper in the past several months, and completely by accident stumbled onto the Book World section of the Post at about the same time. I had forgotten how amazing it is to READ! I've always loved books, and that part of me that has been just starving for some kind of stimulation has led me to have an absolutely overflowing library basket ever since.

The only problem has been, my husband is finishing his grad degree, and has no time to read. Most of my best friends are still carrying diaper bags. Definitely no time to read. So, here I've been reading the most wonderful books, and having all these (gasp!) ideas, and NO ONE to talk them over with!!! This is almost worse than having no new thoughts at all!!

One of my best friends, who I have known for almost twenty years (Oh, God, I think an age spot just busted out on my hand!!!), has been blogging for years doing book reviews, but she recently popped out her FIFTH baby and is on a break from the book biz. She's been suggesting to me for quite awhile that I might enjoy having my own setup, so here I am. So, I'm planning to share my weird family, and the occasional book review, with the black hole that is cyberspace, and maybe someone will beam it up. If not, well, that's OK, because since having children, I'm used to being ignored!


Swistle said...

OMG! TWENTY YEARS?? *hyperventilating*

YAY, you have a blog! Yay yay yay!

Alishia said...

I like to read, too. My latest was Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. I have two small children and still managed to read it in five days because I loved it. So read it and tell me what you think. Of course, I don't know you or your book tastes so you may hate it. But I know the ignored feeling, too, so no hard feelings!
Have you heard of Good place to keep track. Ihave some other good ones, too. Books that it.

Penny said...

There are stages of SAHM? That would have been nice to know. Well I think I've failed of course, but I may attempt again at a later date.

Love books too.

Have any thoughts on "The Emporer's Children"? Because I kind of think the book stinks but the reviews seem all to think otherwise. I'm wondering what I'm missing.