3/25/12

Busy Week Update!

I'm hell bent on making this blog a priority in my routine, however, it remains one of the first things that gets shoved to the back burner in times of beautiful Wisconsin weather, my babies' birthdays, supporting school referendums, Julie Stephenson Photography shoots, field trip chaperoning, PreK subbing and parent group goal setting. I get so annoyed because when I neglect this part of my life, I'm neglecting the only part I have total control over. 

These are just a few of the distractions that kept me from blogging this week. 

Only 11 days left until the referendum vote & the school board election...things are starting to get crazy. 
I hope all the hard work pays off!  PLEASE...


Guess, what time it is? 



Time for Sophia to turn 7 years old, and time for me to tumble into a deep depression called How The Hell Did My Baby Turn 7 syndrome. I don't think it's too serious; the cupcakes will probably cure me. In case you are wondering about the ass-dimpling dumplings, Sophia wants those when her friends come over next week. I promise to have photos!



I went with Owen and the rest of his 4th grade class to the beautiful Wisconsin State Capitol building. After hearing one of his classmates make a racial slur about the President of the United States, I made a mental note to NEVER let Owen go to that kid's house again, ever, and to negatively judge his parents until the day I die. Not because of their politics, but because they're brain dead morons who make racial slurs in front of their 10 year old. 


Owen loved being at the capital. He & I both thought it was pretty cool that our State Representative, Howard Marklein took time with the kids. He led them into the assembly chamber and guided them through some of the details of the gorgeous room. 


Anyway, I want to take a disciplined approach with this blog, and in order to do so I'm challenging myself to the April AtoZ Challenge. 1 month, 26 posts, each relating to a letter of the alphabet. Theme & post ideas are up to the blogger so once again I could neglect this like I've done time & time before, but I linked below (#1186) and other linked bloggers may be checking in to see what I'm up too.  I don't want to let my blogging buddies down.

My theme is going to the a photo (or two) of the day starting April 1st with the letter A. I plan to use brand new photos for this challenge, even during our spring break vacation to Texas. Luckily, I have a stock pile of never before seen photos from the last few weeks so I hope to get those posts scheduled this weekend. I have one small favor to ask of you, my loyal readers...please comment! It reminds me there are real, live humans that actually care about this blog. Those reminders motivate me more than you know, please keep them coming!

34 comments:

  1. Ok...Here I am commenting! Love your blog...awesome pic of Owen at the State Capital. We are going there tomorrow for Michelle's 4th grade class!
    January

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    1. Thanks January! Have a blast with Michelle. I hadn't been to the capital since I was in 4th grade and I totally forgot how lovely it is.

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  2. Another great blog! I love your honesty. And that was a really cool pic of Owen!

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  3. I'm so glad to be doing this along with you Julie...can't wait to see your posts!

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    1. Thanks for introducing me to it! If I start to struggle I will be DMing you on twitter begging for forgiveness!

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  4. I'm 522-The Slow-Dripped Life, and I can soooo relate to delegating the blog to 'last bone-tired moment of a long day, if its lucky'. It's one of the reasons I joined up with a to z. I hope it kicks my butt in gear to stay with it.

    I too, hope for comments. It's been one of my frustrations-knowing there are people lurking about but not saying 'hello'. So-'Hey! From the South!'. Best wishes for a blogful April!!!
    Carrie

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    1. Hi Carrie, Here's hoping we both get our butt's in gear! A little motivation goes along way, right?! Thanks for the comment, and I'll see you in April

      Julie

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  5. Julie- you have a way with words (and photos)! I awlays enjoy reading your blog,usually gives me a chuckle for the day! I can so relate to the busy life with kids! Looking forward to reading it daily! :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope that I'm able to keep your attention every day! Our little life is just not quite that interesting...that's why I using mostly photos!

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  6. Julie, your blog is so completely entertaining! I find myself laughing out loud every time I read it! Please continue as your thoughts often mirror my own! Thank you for sharing!

    Dana

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    1. Thanks for laughing Dana. I will do my best to keep it up!

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  7. I read each and every blog (they're sent to my phone), but don't always comment b/c I'm lazy and don't come to the actual site often. :hehe:

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    1. Hey, I understand, commenting on my blog doesn't make your abs get ripped! ;) Good Luck with the listing, and thanks for reading!

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  8. As you were the photographer of my wedding of the century, and also a second cousin 2 times removed, I feel obligated and a little pressured to comment. I LOVE you and your blogs. However, I do feel a bit slighted there are 13 comments prior to mine. What about the blogs I was the only one to comment on? Do I get credit where credit is due? What about the times I had to read the blog on FB, then my email, then go to the actual site, scroll down to leave a comment???? Just saying....
    I do love your blogs and wouldn't mind a bit if you use one of my wedding pictures, or hey you could use a wedding picture of me for every one of your April blogs. It could be a blog all about ME!!!!
    You can thank me later
    xxookris

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    1. I always love your comments...even if you look at them as a obligation. :) Thanks for making me what I am, Bride of the Century! Cannot wait until June to see you all again. <3

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  9. Love your blog! Can't wait for the A to Z Challenge and am now officially a follower here!

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    1. Thanks Katie! I'm excited for the A to Z Challenge & need to make sure I can hold up my end of the deal. :)

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  10. You are busy, but you can do it! I'll be watching for the 26 entries in April.

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    1. Thanks Mrs. McCoy, I actually got on the ball and scheduled some. Look at me being organized...for once. Can you relate?

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  11. Good luck to all of you in Wisconsin on your upcoming elections! We are working on trying to pass a bond issue here in Joplin in order to be able to rebuild our schools that were destroyed in last May's tornado. Only 8 more days! Lovely post, I enjoy your perspective!

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    1. Thanks so much! Good luck with the bond question...I can't imagine trying to rebuild after the devastation that Joplin had to endure. Hang in there. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

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