We are celebrating the end of 2007 tax season in our house! Yes, tax season always ends around the 15th of October for us – extensions are a fact of our life, sadly. We are actually early this year! Though I just discovered that we can’t e-file the Oregon return, so that one may be late.
Before moving too far past our blogging break, I thought I’d summarize the reasons I blog, the blog missions, so to speak, in order of priority.
- To give God glory. Ultimately everything comes back to this.
- To capture the magical moments of my baby’s life.
- To keep in touch with family and friends who live far away.
- To make new friends in the blogging world.
- To provide accountability, not only in documenting my baby’s life, but also in making choices that will provide my baby with the best childhood possible. (To get off my butt and do something that results in blog fodder, in other words.)
- To keep things in perspective. (Blogging keeps me from taking my life and myself too seriously.)
That’s it. And if blogging starts to interfere with these missions, then I need to take another look at what I’m doing and change my ways . . .
Also before I go any further, we owe a thank you to a few bloggers. So Esmé is helping me write a few thank you notes with her handy marker here.
First is AfricanKelli, who deserves a really BIG thanks! What else can you say when you get a package loaded with all those goodies you miss over here, like M&Ms, dried cherries, nuts, craisins, all kinds of kiddy craft stuff like stickers and glitter glue, magazines, and a beautiful journal, in addition to the book What is the What, which I can’t wait to read. We are going to have a blast!
Some really overdue thanks goes to Scribbit for the coupon for a free drink at Starbucks. I love her writing contests!
And thanks is also due to BooMama for a Third Day CD and tshirt. Awesome band!
Last but not least is a thanks to Sarah at Genesis Moments for a Precious Girls Club book and web access. I know just who I want to give this to as soon as I've finished reading the book myself!
Before I sign off, I’d like to introduce you to my nephew’s blog. He is taking a year off from college to work at a hospital in Tanzania, and I think he’s in for quite the adventure. Take a look for yourself and see!