Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Back and, if possible, better than ever...

I saw how the blogosphere was suffering from my absence and decided to take pity on you all and return.

To explain, briefly, I shut down Mean Teacher in deference to the fact that my husband finally, in the midst of great marital stress, decided to read it and did not care for being referred to as "Useless" and having stories told about him that made him look like an ass.

That these stories are both true and highly amusing is entirely beside the point and, in an effort to be more positive and constructive, I am resolving, both in my online life and my real life to work on that.

Y'all keep me honest, yo.

I was fine for awhile with maintaining ether silence, but fun stuff keeps popping up, accompanied by a little voice whispering Oh, I have got to blog this! and so the little voice will have her way, I suppose. But with some changes:

  • I'm calling the blog Ordinary World because that's what I wanted to call it the first time. I had some valid reason for not doing so, but I don't remember it and nobody seems to be stopping me now (try it! I dares ya!) and part of the Work I Am Doing On Myself is trying to do what I want. I so very rarely even know what I want that when the opportunity arises, I'd best jump on it, no?
  • I am renaming everybody: the oldest boy (nearly 5) is now Buddy, the younger (just turned 1, can you believe it?) is Bear, the dogs are BooBoo (the husky) and Boo (the great Dane) and if the cats come into the story, I'll name them as needed. This way is easier because it's what I actually call them.
  • I won't call the husband "Useless." I'll think of something nice to call him and let you know -- perhaps "He Who Looks Hot in Jeans, I Just Wish He'd Wear Them More Often" or something, I'll let you know. And I'll keep my mean ugly thoughts to myself. This marriage ain't gonna improve by my dwelling on the icky bits.
  • I'll be more positive in general. Last year was a very dark year and I'm so over all the darkness.
I attempted to delete Mean Teacher when the Issue arose, but the advent of Blogger Beta fixed it so that I could only delete stuff that came after my switching to Beta. This means that much of Mean Teacher still remains and, it would seem is very popular in Pennsylvania and, as always, Milton Keynes. I cannot, however, update it or resurrect the missing posts (of course I saved them, in a supersecret file somewhere, but re-posting them would be an enormous pain). Someday I expect it will simply blow away, and I'm fine with that. There's some good writing and some valuable memories there, but bygones are best gone by.

I gotta go now and notify my blogobuddies of the resurrection and try to talk Chad into making me a new, awesome template. Happy New Year everyone! I'm looking forward to it, myself.


Mande's J-Life said...

Oh my god, I had the same problem. I stopped blogging because some of my friends commented that I seemed really "angry" at both my husband and mother-in-law, and when I tried to deny this, they pointed out that it was blatently showing up in every post of my blog! I decided to take a break from blogging and work on my marriage as well as my relationship with my mother-in-law. Things seem to be improving, but the blogging will be put on hold for a while. (I am also 8 months pregnant, so that may have something to do with it!)

Goldie said...

Hi, welcome back!!!

Robin said...

Welcome back!!!

I'm going through a dark time,myself,right now so any tips on getting out of it would be appreciated!!