Thursday, January 10, 2008

Where Have All the Tumbleweeds Gone?

Domestic Goddess? Not so much. But I have to tell you that I am in love with my new 15.6 Volt Cyclonic DustBuster. I just purchased it at The Home Depot on the weekend (where I went to find blinds and a light, not a DustBuster) and it has made me happier than I'd like to admit! The corners and stairs in my house have never been so cat hair free! Using it is sooo much easier than lugging around a vacuum cleaner. (Not that I have a lot of experience with that!) I think Kate's probably wondering where her content-to-live-amidst-cat-hair-tumbleweeds mother is. I wonder how long the novelty of having this great gadget will last, and by extension, how long my house will be this clean? If only there was an inexpensive, convenient gadget that would fold and put away laundry - it would completely transform my home!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What should I be when I grow up?

Well, I'm starting this blog because I've become increasingly interested in blogging since becoming acquainted with it through a new friend. I find myself spending a lot of my free time reading other people's blogs (my friend's in particular), so I started thinking that perhaps I should start my own.

Not only have I become interested in blogging, but I've also just started to realize that I'm quite interested in the idea of expressing myself through writing. Blogging also has the potential to keep me a little more connected to friends and family back home in Canada, which would be great because keeping in touch has never been my forte, and I'm sure that my family would love to have more frequent updates, stories, and pictures of the granddaughter that my husband and I so cruelly took away from them when she was only a few months old!

So, I'm not really sure what this blog will morph into, or if I'll even keep it up (I was never very good at keeping a regular journal - every so often I'd start one and I'd be really sure each time that that was the time I was going stick with it, and ultimately, "Dear Diary" would end up collecting dust on my bookshelf), but I'm going to give it a whirl and see what happens.

Oh, and as far as the tagline of the blog goes, I just happen to really like that quote because it gives me hope that one day I'll find my true calling, and find joy and satisfaction in my work instead of feeling like I'm just doing the daily grind for a lousy paycheck (which is what I was doing before my daughter was born). But then again, maybe I've already found my true calling in motherhood, which is entirely possible, but what happens when my daughter starts school, or when she goes off to college? What will I do then? I think I need to be something other than mother and wife even though there is a heck of a lot of joy and satisfaction in both of those roles.