Life in 600 words or less

You’d think one of the snowiest Indiana winters on record would lend itself to blogging, but not so much. Mostly I’ve spent this winter chasing after the boy, who is growing every single day. He’s talking a mile a minute, obsessed with cars and it’s really hard to be in a bad mood when he’s around. I don’t think I’ve documented his life here as well as I have MaM’s, which is sad for me, but probably in ten years he’ll thank me for it.

Here’s the thing — I have been blogging a lot, just not here. I’m posting almost daily over at Persephone. It’s a lot of fun to be part of blog that churns out 15+ posts per day– a little insane, but very fun. What’s more fun is that I’m working virtually with two friends from college (Selena and Sara B.). Today’s kind of a big day over there because one of our writer’s had a post picked up and cross posted by MSNBC. How cool is that? The general audience at Persephone, I’m learning, is about 10 years younger and 90 degrees more liberal than me, but I’m loving it anyway. People probably envision me as a little old grandma posting my posts via passenger pigeon, but they’re very polite about it. Here’s a post I wrote about my minivan, and the conversation continues into the comments.

I’ve also been writing articles about once a month for Savvy Source in addition to my weekly city guide duties. It’s been great fun, and I won’t lie– I love and respect that fact that Savvy Source pays in actual money for the work that I do. It’s novel, and it’s appreciated.

The other things that’s been taking up time (in a good way) is my actual part-time job — I’ve been with BoxCrush now for several months and I’m loving it. It gives me ways to geek out that don’t come up in my every day life, and I get to be around grownups (who, as a bonus, are friends) and I am learning a ton.

So, I’m working Monday and Thursday, getting Savvy stuff done on Tuesday, getting posts up at Grown in My Heart monthly, and spending some time doing Persephone tasks daily.

And this week? Tomorrow? I’m going to the statehouse to take part in a round table discussion with Lt. Governor Skillman. I’m excited to see the panel of bloggers assembled, and I’m excited to talk about the issues with Lt. Governor Skillman. The topics of education and healthcare seem to be high on everyone’s list. Let me know if there’s a topic you’d like for me to bring up, if you’re reading this in the next 24 hr or so!

So that the boy doesn’t feel slighted, I’ll leave you with a conversation we had today:

“You take me down and Daddy picks me up.”

“”I take you down?”

“To my rainbow day.” (that’s what he calls the two days per week he goes to daycare)

“I drop you off at rainbow?”

“Yes. And daddy picks me up. And MaM.”

“That’s right, Daddy and MaM pick you up.”

“And you. And Daddy. And MaM. And me. That’s my family.”

“That is your family.”

“I love you, Mom.”

“I love you too buddy, I love you too.”

MaM and the boy at the IMA in January. Don'y you love his hand in his pocket?