6:33 a.m., Diary of a Blogger March 21, 2012
Oh, top of the morning to y’all! I’ve just finished visiting my new girlfriends here in blog-land. They’re country types, and it leaves me feeling like I should be talkin’ that way!
It’s only 6:33 in the morning. I’ve been up since 5:04 and immediately started worrying about a file I’ve miss-placed! I knew i wouldnt go back to sleep. My sub-conscious mind must have told me to wake up and start looking! Instead, I’m having coffee, visiting my blog-friends, sitting in bed.
It all started when I signed up for The Haven conference for bloggers, in Atlanta, in June. Sure, I could have gone to a get-together, here, out west, but that would have been simpler, so forget that! Actually, I did attend the Design Blogger’s Conference in Los Angeles last year, but that was packed with a bunch of fancy-pants interior designers and it was L.A., so all-in-all, not a good mix for me. I’m looking forward to meeting “real” women in Atlanta and hope some of my west-coast blogging neighbors will be making the trek with me.
So, going to The Haven, I thought I’d get to know some of the women putting on the show, and found Rhoda, at Southern Hospitality, who’s blog I’m now following.
I was just reading her story about how she tore out her nasty stair carpet and painted the wood beneath and installed a runner, all by herself. She did a great job and I can really relate because I truly hate our stair carpet. No matter how many times a year it’s cleaned, white carpet on stairs is a really bad idea. White carpet anywhere, is a really bad idea. Just this morning, I spilled coffee on the formerly white carpet by my bed. Not good! Mr. Wonderful heard me rumbling and asked if he could do anything to help. I of course said “get me hard wood floors!”.
Back to Southern Hospitality, I’m reading her blog and she starts talking about “the ranch” and I dig a little deeper to find out the ranch belongs to Rea, her husband and four (4) kids! She is wonder woman and writes a blog called The Pioneer Woman. I thought Rhoda had a big blog following (in the thousands), until I came across Rea’s blog. Can you imagine a blog with 547 comments!? I don’t even have 547 subscribers! This woman can do it all, or so it seems.
Which leads me back home. I have no kids at home. I have a sweet husband-partner who helps out around the house and I still feel overwhelmed. Maybe if I spent less time reading about the lives of others and got busy, I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed.
It’s now 7:04 a.m. I’ve been up for 2 hours and I’m going to set my iPad down and get on with the day! Off to look for that file. Wish me luck!