Nine year blogiversary

Snail

Another long blog hiatus due to a) living life and b) someone corrupting my blog so it wouldn’t work (jerkface!). A non-working blog makes me really sad and frustrated to the point where I almost told the Mister to scrub the whole thing and start again. And even though I know no one is reading those early motherhood entries filled with sleep deprivation and angst, I still want to keep them. I should go back and read them myself because I’m sure they are filled with so much optimism. Cloth diapering – so cute! (Until I had a child whose bladder could not be contained by cloth.) No TV. (I’ve been on holiday for exactly five days and I’m thinking of dubbing this vacation: Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse.)

This blog turned nine years old on Canada Day which is amazing, and I shouldn’t really care if I have ignored it for years at a time. It’s still my blog and I write it mostly for me (and Kerry). Ever since being handed the scary terminal cancer diagnosis I feel like I’m writing it for my girls too. I never really felt that way before and there is a good chance that things I wrote about in the past would totally embarrass them but they needn’t worry – their friends are not going to be interested in this blog. I’m pretty sure I never wrote about that time when M put her finger up F’s bum because she got tired of her pooping in the bathtub anyway.

So, all thoughts of documenting our month long road trip on this blog fell by the wayside because I was too busy living life (and that is what Instagram is for). I took a ton of photos (of course), lots of them of snails. And then we went home and got a fish tank and some snails, and now the Mister’s Instagram account is filling up with snail videos. Since we got home the last month of school happened, my kids got cuter, and possibly smarter, and now the girls and I are spending a month at my parent’s place on Lake Ontario. I’m doing things I couldn’t have dreamed of doing a couple months ago (like walking). I’ve almost completely given up sugar which is a whole other blog entry that could be titled “things cancer has taken away from me” and I feel and look great but I would still like an effing chocolate bar.

 

Cinder bombHappy to report that the hair is growing in too.

  8 Replies to “Nine year blogiversary”

  1. July 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I’ve always subscribed to the idea that my blog is mine, to do with as I see fit. Be that writing walls of text every day, a few photos and sketchy explanations, or nothing at all for weeks or months at a time. Having a space that’s all mine is very precious to me. Can’t believe I’ve kept it up for nearly a decade though. Sorry about the jerkface but hooray for the mister. Have a great time at the lake.

  2. Amy The Neighbour
    July 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Love ove love your writing Melanie! Sorry M, F and O- I think your friends will read your Mom’s blog because it’s funny, informative and a portal into what living a ‘real and authentic’ life is all about! So glad your wizard-like Mister got your blog fixed up so we can read more of what you have to say:)

  3. Jen
    July 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Yay! So glad you are back.

  4. Mister
    July 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Word to the wise: if your index.php has 200 lines of hex values instead of 5 lines of php you’ve been owned and are serving out malware to the world.

    Also, if there’s a file called backdoor.list floating around there’s a good chance someone has a backdoor into your wordpress world.

  5. July 5, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Happy Blogiversary to you! I have always so loved your writing, and isn’t it amazing to look back at how we have all grown and evolved in the past (almost) decade? I am SO glad you are feeling well and making amazing memories with your beautiful family. You are gorgeous and talented and have tapped into an amazing strength that just shines out of your eyes!

  6. July 6, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Well, I am glad you do it for me. Let it never be said that I am not grateful. And I think those early motherhood posts have meant a lot to a lot of us. xo

  7. jac
    July 8, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Ha! Write hat you want to write. Except about Barbie NO MORE BARBIE yep I have been there. Am possibly still there. Hair looks great too! Damn you people,e with your effortless waves and curls x

  8. July 9, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Actually, I found your blog a couple months ago and since I really liked it and had a slow day, did go back and read it from the beginning, which was a pleasure. So, you know, some people do.

    Congrats on nine years and looking forward to whatever you post next!

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