Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Know, I Know…

I’ve been A.W.O.L. a lot this summer.  I have no excuses.  I could tell you that it is depression related or that I’ve been tired from working out in the heat although I rarely have been outside from noon or one in the afternoon BECAUSE of the heat.  Or I can just flat out say that other than the garden stuff I haven’t been very inspired by much to tell you about in new or old stories. 

Christmas '04, etc. 036 Sue Sue is all ears now… mom is making a BIG announcement…

I’ve been doing some research and if  a person, in this case moi, does something for thirty days in a row it becomes a habit.  So instead of sitting on my butt playing on Face Book (my bad habit)  I’ve challenged myself to do a post every day in September to make a good habit.  It may only be photos of flowers or the dogs or it may be a childhood story or a grown up story but I’m going to write something every day in September to try to re-habitualize myself back to posting. 

Christmas '04, etc. 065 Chloe’s saying, “Yeah right, mom… I wanna see this happen.  If you don’t post every day I get an extra treat!”  She threw the gauntlet down.  She needs to lose some serious poundage (as do I but we all know I take better care of my girls than myself) so now I’m locked into this challenge. 

Anyone care to make a friendly wager whether or not I’ll succeed?

13 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm so with you girl! In fact...oh gosh, putting self out on a limb here. I'LL DO IT WITH YOU!

We'll keep each other accountable okay? I can't get out in the heat in the afternoon either and I've planted, harvested, accepted gifts, fertilized, etc. until I'm blue in the face. It's not challenging our brain at all. Blurring it instead.

Wonderful idea woman! I need to write this down so I won't forget LOL

You're on!!

Lonicera said...

As we say in Bristol, sounds like a good ideal to me...
(Those pooches are just so cute...)
Caroline

Laura ~Peach~ said...

sounds like a plan...i will try.

claudia said...

I think you will make it. I for one will be here reading and keeping you accountable!
Looking forward to September!

hetty said...

It sounds like fun, Helen. Are joining the NaBloPoMo? National Blog Posting Month. (or something like that) I tried to write every day in October of last year because I had missed the NoBloPoMo in November of 2008. I might join you in this one.

Tatersmama said...

Gawd... them babies sure are cute!

I KNOW you can manage to post once a day!! You've got enough folks here to keep you accountable, so let the good times roll - and GO for it!

I'm trying to give up my facebook addiction, but I'm not having much luck, since it seems rude to check in on some folks and then not check in on others, ya know? And then there are the chickens, and the corn and the trash to pick up... *sigh*

jojo said...

I'm on board, or is that bored, which is what you all will be if I post everyday!

Kathie said...

Oh Helen,
I am so happy, doing the happy dance, I love your writing and having gone back as far as when you began, I have run out of work by you.
And jojo, you would never be boring!
Kathie

Debbie said...

Okay...you can't miss the first day of September. It's not right. We are counting on you!! Get your behind on here, woman! xoxoxox

Reddirt Woman said...

Deb I think Kim had it right when she called FB Face Crack... We had storms tonite and I had to use west coast time to get under the wire.

Reddirt Woman said...

Caroline you might only get dog photos for a post but I'm really going to give it a go.

Laura I figure as long as I'm still up it's still counts as the right day on a post. I'm going to try to figure out how to write a post and set the time for it to be put up so maybe, just maybe I can manage this. I know it will be shaky at first but I've got to do something to try to feel productive.

Hetty I didn't know there was such a thing... I'll have to check it out.

Claudia you'll probably have to pin my ears back more than once this month, especially at first. Bad habits are hard to break.

Katie I had to use west coast time on my very first post but we had RAIN tonight...

JoJo I've read some of your short posts and you always seem to have something pertinent to say even on your short posts... I've never been bored when I visited you...

Katie... hang with me. I've got some ideas for some fun posts. Now I've just got to remind myself what they were...

SOUL said...

ola red -- can i call ya that? hope so. i came here via debbies place. she told me about the 30 day challenge thing - so i came here to read more about it. i used too blog nearly every day-- even two or three times a day occasionally. til a couple months ago. that's when my computer -- actually all of them - crashed and burned. i got a bad virus, and even still have problems with blogging. i have less now for some reason tho. so can i say -- i'm in! i have a very bad memory tho, so i will be linkin up the folks who are doin this on my sidebar, so i don't forget who's bloggin daily. it will alsoo help get me back into the groove of things.

this is my first time here -- love the place-- the veggies make me hungry and jealous at the same time. i can't even keep a silk plant alive :((
yours are beautiful!
happy day to you!

SOUL said...

BTW -- "face crack!" ROFLMAO ! that's just too funny.