Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another Week Gone...

Okay, so this blog is three days late. Do you want to know why? (Well, if you're still reading, of course you do!) I have a major mommy confession to make.

I took NO pictures of the kids this week. None. Nada. Zero. Zip. For most moms, that's par for the course. For me, it's practically child neglect. So, since I had very little material to give you... I didn't.

However, I did have some exciting stuff happen in my little blogger life, so I'll tell you all about that instead. How's that sound? (Not as good huh? Well, it's all I've got. As I tell the kids "You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit.")

Moving on.

Monday's post about my Quantum Toddler was my 100th post!!!

Wow! 100 totally random and barely decipherable ravings! You're welcome.

Seriously, I am pretty excited about the whole thing. Despite my lackluster performance with keeping to a schedule lately, I've seen my readership grow, and I've been getting all kinds of nice feedback from you wonderful people, so it's pretty fun to reach a milestone like that.

Speaking of feedback, I also changed my comment system (yet again) because we couldn't seem to fix the old one. Now we're back to the regular Blogger system and guess what?!? Within 24 hours of moving back - I got my first spammer comment!! Yay!
(I told you this was an exciting blogger week for me.) Yeppers, somebody made a comment about how I had such a nice blog that they bookmarked it. And then they posted a link to a site selling cell phones. Woot! From what I hear, hate mail is the next big step in my blogger life. I can hardly wait.

Lastly, I received another blogger award! Now, I know I told you last year that I was giving up the whole competitive blogger world, and just settling in my own little corner. This is still true. However, when someone is nice enough to find me in this corner, and they don't imply that I'm here because I've misbehaved and "need to think about what I've done", then I like to say thanks. So here goes:

A big thank you to Bert over at First Time Mom (FTM) for sending the Verstatile Blogger award my way! As usual, there are some requirements that go with accepting this honor. You are supposed to share 7 things about yourself, and then pass the award on to 15 other newly discovered bloggers.

Well, if you haven't noticed, I barely have time to keep up my own blog, much less "discover" fifteen others. So you're looking at a mama with no new blogger friends. I do follow some pretty great blogs though, so please see the "Stuff I Like To Read" column to the right if you're looking for some great reading.

I am capable of sharing seven things about myself though, and I'll try to make them remotely interesting - or at least something you may not have known about me. Hopefully these revelations won't keep you from ever visiting Sunshine SAHM again.

1) I hate being called Jenny. Jennifer or Jen is just fine, but only my cousin Andy and my Aunt Peggy are allowed to call me Jenny. And, oddly enough, if Andy or Aunt Peggy were to call me anything else, I'd feel hurt. I guess the seven year old in me still needs a little encouragement every now and then.

2) I read CNBC daily (yes, even Saturday and Sunday, pointless as it is). I follow the financial markets pretty closely. Just this week, I was on the phone with our financial guy discussing the downturn in the market while changing a poopy diaper.

Yeah, wouldn't you love to drop that into a discussion when telling people you're a SAHM? "Yes, I stay at home with my kids - but I'm not an idiot! I can discuss the finer points of market downturns and dollar deleveraging while wiping rear ends. Now wipe that smirk off your face before I re-allocate your portfolio." Yeah - that would be fun.

3) I'm an INTJ. If you don't know what that means, find out what you are here. Then Google it. A Google search on my personality dug up this. I must confess, the Guide to Dealing with INTJ's at that link is absolutely right on - and I hope you don't hate me now after reading that list. If you do, please see number eleven. (Please note: Also see number eight, as most of the list is dripping in that.)

4) Wow. I thought I had seven items... I'm running low here. Oh - my daughter brushed my teeth tonight. Using her toothbrush. Betcha didn't know that about me.

5) I love the phrase "I would know myself better if there weren't so many of me." Contradiction seems to permeate my life. How can you love your kids so much, yet run around the house whooping and yelling when Grandma Dee Dee says she's going to take them to her house overnight? How can you be a conservative Republican and yet feel your Christian values align more with liberal Democrats in helping the poor? How can you hate laundry so much, and yet still wear clothes every day? Contradictions: My Way Of Life.

6) If I could do anything (career-wise) I'd be a SAHM. I'd want a cook, maid and gardener of course, but I'd still be a SAHM. Oh, and if there is such a thing as a Professional Potty Trainer, I'd want one of them too.

7) I love that all of you take the time to read my blog. I really do. There is something satisfying in presenting the world with ideas and words, and then getting positive feedback from others. So, thanks. I appreciate you all very, very much.

Well, I guess that's it for this week! Thanks for making it all the way to the end with no pictures - my kids would have given up long ago. Until next week...


Tracey said...

So,'re an INTJ do you say? I don't remember what I am. What's Robert? I'm sure I'm that. I miss the pictures, but it is fun to learn more about you.

Now, on to next week gone. (If you are going to post one late, you can not post the next one early. I'm chasing my tail over here.)

Sunshine SAHM said...

Hmmm... you called me Jenny. And your name is neither Andy or Peggy. Could I call this my first hate mail and then move up the blogger ladder another rung??? Just curious. ;)

I have no idea what personality profile Robert is. He won't take the time to take the test. Maybe you and I should take it for him. :)