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I’m Baaaaaack! June 1, 2009

Filed under: NaBloPoMo — Kemi @ 7:36 pm

     And I’ve got a new basement!  (But we’ll get to that in another post.  I even have pictures.)


     Looking back, I can’t believe it’s been over three weeks since I last posted.  Actually, I can, because the past five weeks of cleanup and restoration have been mind-blowing.  One of my Facebook friends asked me if having a new basement was worth all the trouble, and the short answer is yes, even though I still have a lot of stuff to sort through.  It looks completely different, which it sort of is, and my kids still get rug burns when they play on the (new!) carpet, but I think it’s just par for the course for anyone who rolls around on it and/or pretends to swim over it the way they do.  I just shake my head and smile.


     And walk over to my pretty painted walls and caress them lovingly.


     So, the past few weeks have been insanely busy.  I have neglected friends, family and internet, and I’m finding my footing again, slowly but surely.  I have so many things to write about, so many things to share.  (I promise that after I show you “after” photos of the basement, I’ll stop writing about it.  Even I’M getting tired of hearing about my basement.) (Okay, so that’s totally untrue.  I am completely enamored with my new space.  You would be too, if you saw it before.  It’s pretty!  It’s so, so pretty!)


     Since I have so much to share, and also to get me back into a more regular blogging habit, I have enthusiastically embraced June’s NaBloPoMo challenge.  That means thirty days (THIRTY!) of daily postings from yours truly.


     Aren’t you excited?  Didn’t you miss me terribly? 


     I’m so happy to be back! 


     (Did I mention my new basement?)




My kind of Saturday February 28, 2009

     I had hoped to end my fifth month of NaBloPoMo with a bang, but unfortunately, the day was a slow one (nice, but slow) and I have nothing interesting to post.


*woke up

*made pancakes

*built furniture out of popsicle sticks for Kendra’s Tinkerbell doll

*got some good glue-gun burns

*did some laundry

*fell asleep on the couch while the kids played video games (and Anthony put himself down for his OWN nap!)

*finished a book (Pushing Up Daisies, by Rosemary Harris…  LOVED it!)

*looked at Hannah’s dress pattern, read the instructions, stressed, and then put it all away for another day

*spent a brief time online

*did a little cleaning

*ate pizza for dinner

*helped kids set up their sleeping bags for a sibling sleepover


     Tomorrow I’ll continue my nice, relaxing, un-interesting weekend in a similar way.  (No church due to Stake Conference.  Well, *technically* church, but we plan to take the week off…  Sssshhhh!)  Pajamas, movies, good food, tasty treats, and lots of family togetherness.  It will be nice to have Kenny home– we haven’t seen him too much this week.


     I know that February is a short month, but come on…  can you believe it’s already March? 



I want… to do NaBloPoMo in February February 1, 2009

Filed under: NaBloPoMo — Kemi @ 1:28 am
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     It’s that time again. 


     I’ve neglected my blog, and it makes me feel guilty.


     I got an e-mail last week from NaBloPoMo, and when I found out the theme was “I Want…”, I knew it was going to be an easy one.  Plus, February only has 28 days, so it’s like getting half a week off.   😀


     I WANT to blog every day.  I WANT to do it without spending hours (hello, last post!) agonizing over it.  I WANT you to continue to make comments, to laugh at my jokes, and be the wonderfully supportive readers you are.


     Are we all on the same page?


     Fabulous.  See you tomorrow.  *wave*



November Wrap-Up November 30, 2008

Filed under: NaBloPoMo,Uncategorized — Kemi @ 11:11 pm

     As we come to the end of the month, I am shocked to realize that it’s over already.  (What happened to October?  July?  Really, weren’t we JUST celebrating Christmas?)


     I love this time of year.  Thanksgiving marks the end of my favorite season, and all things Autumn.  (Technically, I know that Winter doesn’t begin until December 21, but honestly, doesn’t “Christmas” seem to take on its own seasonal status?  You have Fall, Christmas, Winter, Spring and Summer.  I don’t think I’m so wrong about this.)


     November 30 also marks the end of my first “official” NaBloPoMo challenge.  Sure, I have done them in the past, but it’s my understanding that November is the ORIGINAL challenge, and I am happy to say I completed it for the first time.  (I believe this makes the third month I have posted every single day.)


     As I look back over the month, I am so grateful that I accepted this challenge.  It’s a busy time with the holidays and Hannah’s birthday, and I’m happy that I have journaled so much of what we did/celebrated.  I won’t be doing the December NaBloPoMo challenge, but I am certainly going to try to post every day on my own, even if it’s something small. 


     Thanks for the encouragement you’ve provided for me during the month.  I appreciate the time you take to read my jumbled thoughts, and I especially love your comments.


     May your December be blessed! 



Just Wondering… November 16, 2008

Filed under: NaBloPoMo,Uncategorized — Kemi @ 5:23 pm

     Today is one of those lazy, cold Sundays that makes me long to curl up in a ball and sleep away the afternoon.  In fact, if it weren’t for NaBloPoMo, I wouldn’t be posting at all.


     Instead, I’m going to pose this questions:  WHAT IS UP WITH ALL MY SPAM LATELY?  I have deleted at least 20 spam postings/trackbacks in the past few days, mostly about baby blankets and those annoying posts that say, “www.(something)  zlkdioa hwetly eslc slkdjligy uisi fhwaoeiv  vlkseil.”


     Do you go through phases like this, where you get dozens of spam messages each week, and then it stops?  (Oh, please say it stops!)  Do you have people ever steal your posts and put them on display on some anonymous website?


     Besides going private, how do you make it stop?



“It’s the Holiday Season!” November 3, 2008

     When Alex was about 20 months old, my dad taught him that phrase, and took great delight in coaxing my precocious boy into repeating it for anyone with ears.  Of course, eight years ago it sounded more like, “Issa haw-day sisson”, but it was still enormously entertaining and so precious it made your eyes tear up.


     Or maybe just mine.


     Anyway, (more…)


November NaBloPoMo November 1, 2008

Filed under: NaBloPoMo — Kemi @ 1:39 am

     It’s been a while since I’ve committed to a NaBloPoMo challenge, but since this is technically the “original” one, I thought I’d give it another go.  After all, I have a few successes under my belt, so I know it can be done.


     Here’s to the next 30 days, and a post for every single one of them!