Saturday, May 28, 2005

New blog

Hi everyone,
I am starting a new blog to attempt to keep:
1. communications open with my family
2. communications open with my friends and classmates
3. my sanity!

I have been a bit stressed out lately, and so I thought that giving myself a constructive place to blow steam and to be creative might be helpful.

One thing that is stressing me out is that I feel isolated. I am hoping that a few of you will come here and comment. Misery loves company, you know; so come on in and keep me company.

I would like to make this a blog that everyone can participate in. If you see something that you would like me to post, or if you have an open letter like this one, or if you would like to comment on current events.

I am going to enable the comment section so that I can hear your feedback.


Blogger Goebzz said...


Have you had many responses?

I just dug out my form and filled it out taday (late). I saw Tina at my daughter's ballet recital-I'll have to call her.

I'm seriously considering the golf too.

Write back soon

6/04/2005 11:17 PM  
Anonymous John Whitaker said...

I'm a big believer in the cathartic value of writing, so I'm glad to see your "blogging" debut. I absolutely love to write, so I'll be happy to post a contribution from time to time if it's alright by you.
I'll be Han Solo with the boys this weekend, so Coop and Jack will get their dose of Daddy Boot Camp - should bode well for them and me, but we'll all be grateful for Mommy's return on Sunday. Four days together without Karen is almost pushing the envelope - Jack and I can get particularly combative without a little "Mommy intervention."
Both boys continue to follow their Dad's growth pattern - short, fat, huge heads. That being said, they are (of course) also blessed with Dad's good looks and indisputable brilliance...and humility. Karen looks more lovely today than the day we married, which is pretty good news for me ~ I'm pushing 40 (January), so I'd like for people to think she's my "trophy wife."

I actually left Karen and the boys for 8 days while traveling to Beijing ~ an incredible experience, both professionally and personally. 16 Million people in the city, and I'm fairly certain they were all crammed onto three buses.
I missed my family immensely, but on the bright side I felt very tall for the first time in my life.
It was totally bizarre to be in a country that is Communist, Atheist, and Socialist. I visited the Great Wall, Tianemen Square, Forbidden City, etc. - unreal. We have no concept of history in this country.

That's it for now...I tend to ramble, but isn't that what "blogging" is all about?"

6/15/2005 6:28 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Indeed, blogging is the license to ramble. 4-0 is coming on quick here too..Sunday I turn 38. We rarely see Jim these days so I am very selfish about his vacation time. He is using his last two days to go to CA this weekend. He gets more time at the end of July, but school starts again at the end of Aug. I really don't know if there will be time to go away this summer. Joey's baseball season doesn't end till the last week of July; his golf classes will end July 1; my class reunion is July 2. I am the PTO President and those events start the day before school starts (I think Aug 23) with orientation, and I still need to do some planning and organization for that.
I have never spent a night away from the kids since Joey was born; he is 8. I have never had the option, in 8 years, of sleeping as long as I want to in the morning. When my feet hit the floor in the morning, I am at the "office". There are no vacation days in my line of work. My bosses are very demanding and completely dependant.

Jim is the most wonderful man that I have ever met. I re-marry him everyday in my heart, but I made the committment to him with my head. I cherish every minute that we get to spend together, but those minutes are way to far apart IMHO.

6/15/2005 7:35 PM  

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