Any excuse for me to post my photos right!
We’ve been working on the house lately. The kitchen is painted although the color is WAY too pale so I’m not exactly pleased with it although it is far superior to what was there. Keith cut down all the bushes (some had large bushes of poison ivy!) that have been here since his father built the house. Slowly but surely we are fixing the yard of doom!
Family wise things are of course, awesome. Tristan is teething like mad crazy but you wouldn’t know it because he is SO HAPPY almost all of the time. He actually just got his eye teeth (vampire teeth lol) so he has 4 teeth on top, 2 on the bottom. Baby teeth are SO adorable! He also pulls himself to standing quite a bit, makes me wonder if he is going to walk earlier than his big brother did.
Daniel is growing like my tomato plant (as in quickly and very tall!). His vocabulary has improved SO much in the past year, I get such a kick out of it! He and I redid the bookcase in the bedroom so he was able (with the help of dad) to organize his book collection by type (coloring books, history books, star wars books, reading books, etc).
Keith and I are doing very well, I still marvel at how lucky I am! I have to admit too, it’s AWESOME having a handy boyfriend. If I need something built, repaired, heavy duty yard work, car stuff… anything really, he is able to do it. Plus he changes 99% of all the diapers and does 100% of the diaper laundry! A sensitive man’s man if you will!
It is so weird sometimes to be in a healthy relationship. I was reading my old journals, as I have them going back to February of 1999, and the physical abuse from my ex-fiance is insane. I had documented EVERYTHING apparently. I was even a bit psychic too, in one entry I mentioned (mind you this is two YEARS before Dan was even conceived!) how I just had a feeling that he would be a deadbeat father, that if he couldn’t be responsible for himself, there was no way he would be there for his child, sadly, I was right.
The other night I went through and unfollowed a ton of people from [twitter]. Nothing personal. REALLY! I was just so overwhelmed at following close to 400 people, most of whom I never sent a tweet to OR ever got a tweet from. I was starting to worry that people were only following me in hopes that I would follow them back to boost their numbers and I was sadly correct in that assumption. After getting to under 200 people to follow, I immediately lost 15 followers. Makes me a bit sad actually. I did it so that I can try and form a connection with those I follow instead of hoping to make my “follower” number appear to be impressive.
Anyway, to brighten things up a bit…
Here’s some awesome blog posts I’ve been reading lately!
From Photo.Tutsplus: Capturing a Perfect Rainbow Photograph
Seriously, a post about pretty rainbows and how/where to find them to photograph them… what could be better!
So, what exactly are we looking for? Rainbows occur when sunlight intersects with water droplets – whether that’s rain, mist, waves, or a waterfall. Anywhere that you can see bright sunlight and moisture will be a good candidate for rainbow spotting.
From TasteStopping : You blog too much. Here’s one big idea that can help.
Ahh isn’t this always the case with blogging! A really refreshing post!
Notice that I didn’t say “You post too much.” That’s really none of my business. No, I’m talking about the craft of blogging. You know: writing posts, editing posts, adding photos, tweaking your site’s layout, moderating comments, checking stats, composing emails, reading other blogs, commenting on other blogs, checking stats, updating your FaceBook status, researching recipes, perusing the Daring Kitchen forum for tips on this month’s challenges, checking stats, stumbling a post, submitting photos, tweeting, tweeting and more tweeting. And breathe.
So lay it on me, have you blogged recently? Link me up! Any suggestions for an OSN tutorial? Let me know! Have an overwhelming desire to ask me a burning question? Do it! Or you can check out my wee tiny yet awesome [forum].