Carol | February 19, 2012
Do you know me?
Carol | September 19, 2011
Now, I can make myself at home. This is what I call a “Status Update”. You will only see these mini-posts in a reader or in the little box called “Status Updates” at the top center of my website. You can read them all if you click on the“Status Updates” link on my right sidebar, but they don’t show up among the regular blog posts. I just wanted a replacement for Facebook.
Carol | September 8, 2011
I used to be more chatty and personal on my website, but a few years ago, I joined Facebook and started using that forum for the fun stuff (and a little soapboxing). I never felt at home there, but I enjoyed Facebook’s convenient system and the instant feedback of generally gracious friends. I was recently inspired with some ideas for my website that should help me have the comfort of home, with some of the extra touches I like about Facebook. One positive thing is that my status updates will no longer appear in feeds of people who prefer to not hear about my soapbox issues. Anyone who returns to my website, knows exactly what they will get. And I intend to be stronger and more opinionated than ever!
Carol | May 29, 2011
Okay, so I’ve been out of commission for a few weeks. Sorry. I take this “teaching/preaching” platform so seriously that I sometimes worry about the responsibility. Many of my articles need updating and I feel bad if they stay online when I know they need work. I had a change of heart and have now decided to leave the website online even though changes will take months to complete. By the way, all my sites were password protected from EVERYONE – not just you.
Here is my peace offering for shutting you all out of my website. Hope you like it.
Each baby grows more quickly! This one is already a big kid! Baby GC is still giving us abundant love and joy.
Baby GC playing ~ 8 1/2 months
Carol | April 5, 2011
Baby GC is now seven months old. She crawls anywhere she wants to go. She pulls herself to standing against anything nearby. All my babies have had great freedom during the exploration stage. She knows enough to wave hi and bye. She chatters and babbles. She loves to keep up the “ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah” when I pat her mouth. She makes spitting sounds. She’s been reaching her arms up for other family members to hold her, in addition to me. She has tasted a good many books. Her happiness is sucking her thumb while holding a fistful of my hair. Her smiles are huge and her screeches wild when she plays with the keyboard that we put on the floor for her.
(I almost shut down my website the other day. I don’t update very often. I have so many things on my to-do list! I guess I’ll keep my site online for now. I have so many thoughts and pictures I would like to share with you. It is hard to know what is safe when it comes to posting on the internet. You’d think after blogging for ten years I would have this figured out.)
Carol | December 31, 2010
My computer area in the kitchen with a rarely used (by me)
new video baby monitor and a new mousepad (desk is usually messier)
My Boys and their favorite computer activity (next to World of Warcraft):
Glenn Beck’s Insider Extreme (especially fourth hour with Stu and Pat)
Carol | December 8, 2010
I have been active on Facebook since 2007, but I have never shared my “whole self”. I feared offending my “friends”, so I held back from speaking with my heartfelt passion about politics, parenting, religion, and well, EVERYTHING.
I have been blogging for about nine years, and I have generally kept my internet world and my real life separate. I do NOT like controversy or contention.
At the risk of being hated, and after much contemplation, I have decided to share my website with my real life “friends”. A.S. quoted Andre Gide in her recent status update, “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.” My website represents me quite well.
You may be interested in visiting here if you are comfortable with my STRONG opinions on MANY issues. I respect that you may completely disagree with some, if not all, of my views and find them extremely annoying. Please don’t hold them against me!
CAUTION: I am Christian, pro-life, pro-freedom, pro-homeschooling, pro-attachment parenting, pro-breastfeeding, small-c-conservative-capitalist-libertarian, anti-vaccination, anti-spanking, anti-cry-it-out, anti-drug, and it gets worse! I love Sarah Palin! *grin*
If you do visit here, please leave a comment now and again!
(Thanks A.S., Leann, and Karen C. for your encouragement.)
My five children:
B12, Baby GC almost 3 months, C9, L6, and N17
Carol | October 16, 2010
There. That should keep you busy reading. 20 new posts on all my favorite topics.
Carol | September 24, 2010
Thanks so much for all your encouraging comments. I don’t know what to do about blogging yet, but maybe I will continue to post some. I am sorry I haven’t replied individually to all your comments and emails, but the only thing that comes to my mind is “Thank you”.
Baby C ~ 3 weeks old