Thursday, June 18, 2009

Late But Present

On the way to work, I passed a sign that said, "Eighty percent of success is showing up."

So after a very long week at here at work, I'm posting a little bit later this morning than usual, but at least I showed up here, and at my level of tiredness, 80% is sounding pretty acceptable to me. I don't dare talk about how tired I am at work, though, because I'm not spending the night!

The hog roast was unbelievably fun last night, but it was so hard to wake up this morning!

Question for you: Does blogging seem like a fall/winter activity to you? That is, I'm finding it hard to stay on the ball here because of so much going on IRL due to summer activities.

Next week at some point, for instance, I'll be heading off to TN for my daughter's national dance competition.

We're also shopping for a new vehicle that we would love to take to TN. We've test driven CRV's, Rav-4's and today we will try to test an Element. Anybody out there have any of these? If so, what's your opinion about that vehicle?

Then, of course, there's July 4th just around the corner.

Other news: my recent college graduate, Katie, has landed real job, with benefits and all, which is great because I just found out that since she was no longer a full-time student, she was not insured. Gulp.


Also, the son who is living on campus this summer has now added a stray cat to their house of four young men living there. Point of interest: Son is allergic to cats. This should be interesting.

25 comments:

Linda said...

I know life gets busy in the summer, but I miss reading everyones updates too. Hmmmm, alergic to cat...own cat. Should be interesting indeed. I'm guessing the cat will want to sleep right up by his head at night. Cats have that 6th sense...and 9 lives. ; )

Mrs. E said...

Only 80% eh?! I always tell my HS students that showing up is the key to college success. (In other words, actually going to their classes!!) I know what you mean about summer and blogging. I think lots of people are enjoying the summer and worrying about blogging later. And that is the whole purpose of summer!

Pamela said...

So glad to hear that Katie has a job with benefits. Nate was without insurance for three months after he left IWU and started working at Target. I prayed so hard during that time that nothing would happen to him. I can't imagine if he had gotten the viral ensephalitis and then the epilepsy during that time. God was surely watching out for him and for us.

Have a wonderful day.

Pam

Sherry said...

I agree that blogging seems to be easier during the fall and winter months.

Hope you caught up on your rest!

Darla said...

those guys are living "the life" man, look at that sign out front. haha. i love it!

Susan D said...

Blogging this summer has become a challenge with all the other activities. I'm definitely a slacker in this area. Each day starts at the crack of dawn and doesn't end till way past dark-thirty. Blogging has taken a back seat. Maybe I should at it to a to do list. Blessings, SusanD

sara said...

I'm with you...it's hard to find time, words or energy to post in the summer. I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling it!

MelanieNewYork said...

I have a Pilot and love it. We tested the CRV and I liked it, too. We just needed more space for hauling kids, cats and stuff across the country. (Maggie takes up the third row. ;>)

Mel said...

Go with the Element (just my opinion, although the RAV-4s are wonderful too)

I do think we tend to blog less in the summer at least i am finding that myself not that i have been blogging long :).

Have a blast at the national dance competition, and hooray on the job!!! and the cat, maybe your son can take Zertec (it works)

Mocha with Linda said...

Take a deep breath - Friday's coming!

I know what you mean about blogging, but I still have book reviews. And I like my blogging friends and miss you when you're not around!

Stacy said...

My first new car was a Honda CRV in 2001. It now has 190k miles on it and still runs fabulous. We have done no major maintenance on it. Tires and brakes and oil changes. Though, I recently got a Rendevous (which I love), the Honda is still driven by my hubby with no problems.

LynnMarie said...

We have the Kia Sportage and just love it. The controlls are close to the driver so you don't have to reach far to tune the radio or turn on the AC. There is lots of room and the gas millage is pretty good as well which is always a concern since the price of gas is going back up.

Susanne said...

My opinion about blogging? You have to live your real life to blog about it right? While I love everyone to post everyday so I can read their posts I also know blogging is just a fun part of life. I say enjoy your family, I have bloglines and I know when you'll post!

Haven't a clue about any of those vehicles, but how fun that you're getting a new one!

Dena said...

The only thing I will say about the RAVs is that a year ago when I was doing lots of research on diff crossovers, RAVs had one of the worst crash test ratings. It might have changed since then, but that freaked me out enough to stay away from them.

I agree with you more than 80% about the blogging being harder now. For starters, my brain is on vacation and we'll be gone most weekends cramping.

Have fun at Nationals. My daughter went to the College Nationals, and we missed it this year, but we'll be going next year. Good luck to Kristin! And congrats to Katie on the new job.

christy rose said...

Summer is as hectic as the school year just in a different way huh?

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

I agree. Why is it that it seems so much harder to blog in the summer?

Beverlydru said...

Great news about Katie's job! Woo Hoo! One independent 2 to go. I have 2 independent, 1 to go. I am with all of you that are finding summer leaves less time for blogging. Lots of outdoors activities and more daylight. It's all good. : )

2Thinks said...

I was thinking about the blogging thing this week, too. There's so much to do outside and then vacation- ours has never before included a phone or television and certainly not a computer. Now with cell phones, we do have that, but I'll be back to pen and paper next week as I gaze at the lake and I'll blog some of it on my page upon return- I guess.

I like reading yours every day. Yours is so dependable, because you post every single day and so funny, and I'm often up late and catch your auto posts at midnight. BUT you should enjoy and relax and certainly not feel pressure to post daily. With 222 or whatever you're up to followers, I don't think you'll lose anything if you miss a day or two. You've sorta set the standard.

Are you writing a book? You could easily have a book published I would think. I would buy your book.

Thanks for jump starting my confidence in blogging. I still marvel at the Java flow.
Heidi

Brenda Susan said...

I was wondering that same thing today, about blogging being more natural in the winter & Fall because you are inside anyway. I keep trying to use my laptop in the backyard to enjoy the weather, but the sun brings a glare to the screen. Maybe we should invent a screen shaped sunglass?

Chatty Kelly said...

Well, I think everyone agrees on the blogging/school yr connection because my stats dropped by nearly half last week. HALF! Where did everyone go?????

So I'm blogging less & reading less too.

Enjoy your summer!

Ms. Coffee said...

There are times when I surely get so caught up IRL that blogging takes the way side. Then I find that I really miss my time writing. That is my me time; one of the only me times I take.

Greg C said...

I do think that everyday blogging is not a summer thing. I can barely get out two posts a week much less 7. I am blaming it on global warming. Now if I could bring the laptop out by my pool that might be another story. My son just got a Sonoma. I don't recommend it for anywhere there are hills. It is powerless.

My Army Brats and Me said...

I have noticed that there are not as many blogging this summer too. For me as much I look forward to my comments it is kinda a bummer. The last 9 months of fighting cancer I have so looked forward to the extra push from all of the sweet bloggers out there. But it is summer time and it is too nice to be inside. Hope you have a great day.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

I think summer bloggin should be like everything else in the summer - less/lighter. Less stress, less errands, less & lighter colored clothes, lighter meals.

Yeah for Katie! Not so sure about the boys advertising though ;)

Have you driven an HHR? I loved mine and I would have gotten another one but hubby nixed that idea. Plus, it comes with OnStar and you know what a big fan I am of OnStar.

Angela said...

It does seem like blog writing, reading and commenting goes down in the summer...my follower count has been dropping too...probably because I'm not posting much.