12.04.2007

My NaBloPoMo goals were met

I had 3 goals during NaBloPoMo. The first was to finish. Check. The second was to not blather about television everyday. Check check. And the third was to not write about how I didn’t have anything to write about. No matter how tempting it was. And believe me it was. Several nights I was tired and ready to go to bed but didn't have a topic yet.

I think that’s part of what makes it challenging. It forces you to actually sit down and write something despite that. And then it forces you to actually hit publish and let other people read it even though you know it’s not that great. I tend to like to read and reread and edit my writing until the end of time. That’s just not a reasonable way to operate during NaBloPoMo. But that’s good. You learn to roll with it. I'd totally do it again next year.

My energy burst from last week has ended much as I expected it to. I’m back to being tired, lazy and bitter. At least I wear it well. My Christmas tree is not up. There are 4 loads of laundry sitting in front of our washer. And our oven is broken. On the other hand, I did get to catch up on several seasons of Project Runway that I had missed. So it’s difficult to view the weekend as a total loss.

We also took our 18 month old for a haircut. Or at least the kid I like to describe as “our 18 month old.” Because, technically, he’s less than a month away from turning 2. Which makes it seem like maybe he’s not 18 months old anymore. But that makes no sense whatsoever inside my head.

Here's the kid everyone claims will be two years old in 3 weeks before the cut:

And here he is minus the pretty baby hair:

Don't bother to tell me how much better he looks. I know. But there's something about cutting off baby curls that always makes a kid look older. My heart does not enjoy the missing baby hair. My heart was prepared to cling to the baby hair for several more years. I'm in mourning for the baby hair. And maybe the baby years too. At least his chubby cheeks are still intact. I shall keep them forever. Or at least until he goes off to college and starts forgetting to call me.

9 comments:

The Hotfessional said...

He's a real cutie, and yes, it's tough getting rid of baby curls. I know you have them stored in an envelope.

Hope you saw I awarded you a little prize over at my place.

I know you can hear me... said...

He's so handsome! It is a little sad that the baby curls have gone away though...

Shan said...

Oh he's so cute.

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Amy W said...

He is a cutie...

greenjello said...

Congratulations on your NaBloPoMo success!

I understand the sadness of losing the baby hair.

Also, I posted the book club discussion last night.

a happier girl said...

hotfessional - Thanks. My husband actually thinks saving a lock of hair is weird. Not that I care of course. Just saying. And I did see the award at your place. Aren't you just the nicest! I haven't commented yet because work has been a zoo for 2 days but I will! I swear! And thanks!

i know - Thanks. Mothers understand the missing baby curls so much better than fathers.

shan and amy - Thanks!

green - Thanks! And I have successfully finished the book so I'll have to go over and comment! Or think of something worth saying and then go over and comment!

Caroline Bender said...

i hope you mean his curls, and not his cheeks! haha. Congrats on NaBlo. I failed on the first day, but suddenly in december I have a new energy. I think I rcacked under the pressure.
~~CB

a happier girl said...

Thanks! And don't feel bad about not doing it. There's always next year. And I did it and didn't even get a prize or anything. So really it was just extra work. Just look at it that way!

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