The last question is the easiest to answer:Why blog if I kind of suck at it anyway? I love blogs. I love to read about other people who are interested in the same things I am or are going through what I'm going through. I love those glimpses into other peoples lives. I am in awe of some of the bloggers that I read. How do they make their ordinary lives so riveting to readers?
They are skilled writers and I am not. That is a fact that I accept and I know that I'm never going to have a huge blog following. I don't particularly want that as I have enough on my plate with my job and family without feeling obligated to write a blog post. I just want a place to write about what I'm thinking about at any given time. Some days it will be weight loss and my attempts to get back in pre-baby shape. Some days it will be my cutie patootie kiddos. Or cloth diapers. Or Mad Men. Or maybe even some current issues. Whatever! No more will I try to write a blog about something particular, my attention span is too short for that kind of commitment. Randomness will be the theme.
So who am I?
I am Laura. I am 39 years old. I got married at the ripe old age of 35, after which I popped out my first kid at the even riper old age of 36 (Caroline, age 2). 2 years later I had another kid (Landry, age 1 mo). I am a stepmother. I work outside the home full-time. I need to lose about 50 pounds. I breastfeed and cloth diaper. I love TV and the internets. I'm obsessed with the ID channel and wonder if I should be disturbed by that fact. I'm a Southern girl transplanted to the Mid-Atlantic. Go Vols. I spend too much and save too little. I have an amazing husband and I frequently worry that he will come to his senses. I am fine with being imperfect.
This blog is a continuation and expansion of previous blogs: