Gettin’ Back Into the Game

So besides the awesome new look, I’ve been trying to clean things up, add a few things, pages, etc. You know, spruce things up a bit since I’ve been so neglectful the past eight or ten months. I figure that I’ve been “gone” so long, feeling so isolated because my life got so crazy, that this would be a good way to get myself back out into the bloggy world, particularly since I’m going to BlogHer in less than a month!

I’m a little nervous and very excited, to the point of near-spaziness (yes, that’s a word in our house) about going to BlogHer. And here’s why:

  • I will be getting out of the house, taking a much-needed break from my family and my job. Don’t get me wrong. I love my family, but with all the extra-special “quality time” the kids and I have been getting with Justin being gone so much, having to turn down invites to join the local Mom’s Club, play dates, missed community meetings, thrice-scheduled hair appointments, and left the house more times that I can count where I hadn’t washed my face with anything besides a baby wipe from the package I keep in the car. I deserve a few days away so that I can come back feeling refreshed and ready dive into the insanity again.
  • I really enjoyed going to the BlogHer-DC road show last fall. It was neat to meet other bloggers, most of them from my area. Now, this conference will be like five or ten times bigger with women (and a few brave men) from all over the country and I can’t wait to meet more folks in person! The only problem is, I’m not sure who else is coming besides goofy me and a bunch of A-listers. So I created that poll you see over on the right…please vote. Though is it really called “voting” when you’re just really answering a question? Anywhoo, I’d love to know if you’re coming so I can look for you. Or work on my Five D’s dodge-duck-dip-dive-and-dodge to avoid your pepperspray.
  • Am I allowed to say I’m excited to be rooming with my roomie? Am I allowed to say who she is? Or if I divulge, will I need to utilize my Five D’s with her? At any rate, I’m very very excited to be hanging with a gal whose writing style I admire, whose blog I love reading, who seems to have a similar sense of humor, and who also is raising two silly boys. And I’m looking forward to finally meeting her in person. Can’t wait for the first time I scare her with my cackle.
  • Dude…I am really looking forward to the parties! The buttons below the poll are only the beginning! *sigh* That’s one thing I really miss from ye old college days.

Now if I could just figure out what to pack!

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This is a blog where I will share my adventures and mundane tasks as a work-out-of-home-mom. I now have 2 kids and my wonderful husband, so the juggling has gotten a little bit more tricky (man-on-man defense). We also have 2 dogs and 3 cats (we used to have 4) so as you can imagine, our household is pretty busy. Since I never feel like I'm being listened to, I figured I'll just start talking at the general Internet community and see what happens.



I hope you have a ball and I wish SO much I could go as well! Tell everyone I said “HI!”!


Hey Colleen, Kind of lost you for a bit! So excited that you are going to blogher!!! My family thinks I am crazy and going to a convention of internet predators. Maybe I will pack that pepper spray afterall! I will look for you! We are going to the same sparkle party! This is my first year, so I will be the blond walking around with my jaw to the ground grabbing as much swag as possible!


Have a fabulous time at BlogHer! Can’t wait to read about all the fun, the parties, the meeting online friends in real life. I went last year and loved it – this year I’ll live vicariously.


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