Monday, October 23, 2006
Good news and bad news....
The bad news is....I am sick, sick, sick. Cold chills, hot flashes, sore throat, headache, coughing...the works! I stayed home from school today, even though my aide was scheduled to be off today, too. I tried to go to school, I really did. It took me an hour this morning to take a shower and put some clothes on, and then I gave up! I had my teenagers step up and get their 6 yr. old brother ready for school, while I laid on the couch and shivered. I called my mom and begged her to come down and take them to school, which she did. After everyone was gone, I went to bed and slept until 1! I got up long enough to eat some cereal and lay on the couch for awhile, then back to bed.
This evening I am feeling a little better, but I am still having the temperature swings. I started taking a "Z" pack today (antibiotics) and I'm taking Nyquil just to make my headache go away. I have already called in for tomorrow. I need another day, especially if tonight is anything like last night.
The Good News Is....(trumpets, please)...my blog was reviewed over at "Ask and Ye Shall Recieve". Here's the review:
So exhausted that it's reached the point that I can't sleep. Isn't that a bit oxymoronic? Being so fucking tired that you just can't fall asleep. I'm on the verge of hallucinating. Therefore, I am going to apologize to the lovely Ms. HoosierGirl5 if this review makes absolutely no sense.
The Coffee Table is a chronicle of a single mother. It's not a mommy blog, per se, although she does write about her life as a single mother, but her children aren't babies. That's the thing that drives me nuts about the typical mommy blog--they're all about their little child, and how awesome and wonderful they are. Babies are all the same, the experiences vary slightly, and there's only so much I can read about how "precious" someone thinks their child is. This blog is not like that. In fact, the first post is actually a tribute to her 15 year old daughter and doesn't just go on and on about how great and special she is, but rather lists specific little things that she does that make her a great daughter. See the difference? "My little baby is so precious, he/she/it shits in a diaper" v. "My daughter once snuck out of the house to buy me a diet coke because she knew it would cheer me up."
Trust me. It makes a world of difference to the people who stumble upon your little kiddy love fest on the internet.
Template wise it's the standard green blogger template. I happen to hate the color green for some totally inexplicable reason, so, to be equitable, I'm going to close the screen so I don't see green and go balls out on the deprication. And yes, I am tired enough to completely forget the template is green in the time it takes me to blink about three times. The sidebar is super neat, super short, and has nothing but the basics. She's rather new to blog land, but I'll throw out the classic suggestions of rolling up the archives into a drop down menu, because it's just super duper cool.
It's the prototypical "my life, my thoughts, my thang" style blog that mostly revolves around the joys [and not so joys] of motherhood and life, but she does it in a way that, as I stated above, isn't droning or condescending, which is how I percieve a lot of the "mommy blog" sector to be. Not condescending in the sense that there's an element of superiority in them, but condescending in the sense that there's an element of superiority in them...they are parents, therefore they are way better than you. I can read her, I can see that she loves her children, but there's obviously a lot more to her than just being a mom and it shows. Amen to her for that!
I give it two stars for everything in the above paragraphs.
And, I give it 1 finger (yes, that finger) for the green template. I can pretend I didn't see it, but I can't completely deny myself the joy I get from hating on the hideous color known as green.
Now back to hacking and coughing and shivering....
Posted by Jodi at 8:32 PM