Oh, Hi! Good morning!
I just love waking up to a sparkling clean kitchen, don't you? It just starts my day off right. A fresh, clean slate to inspire my cooking creativity! (ha! that's funny. Cooking creativity.)
And I love how all my kids clean up after themselves, never leaving out a dirty dish. They are so well trained! Oh, there's more!
My sewing/laundry room? It has always been so well organized. I never leave it a mess.
OOPS!( How did this picture get in here?)
Yes, this is the same room, but a broader view, AFTER. Well, DURING, because it's not over yet.
O.K. so I decided to pull the last post I did, because, well it was a little FRANK. I decided it was too frank, and I didn't want to sound angry or bitter, which is how it sorta sounded. So, I deleted it. But then I got a couple of emails from a couple of people who actually read it in the 5 minutes it was up, and they agreed with me. Which made me think maybe I was a bit hasty in pulling it. So now I feel I should maybe rethink it, and maybe re-write it, and put it back up here, just to see what more people might think.
It's like this: I have noticed that after surfing "Blogworld" for awhile, and reading all those beautiful, glossy, perfectly put together blogs, I am sometimes feeling a bit depressed. I feel a little "lame" for lack of a better term. Like I'm just not as talented, amazing, brilliant, masterful, awesome, adored, pulled-together, or popular as all those other people in similar lines of work as me. I look at all the chaos in my world, and I tend to assume, from the facade that is presented, that no one else is like me. That everyone else out there is so much more able to "do it all" than I am.
But then I stop, and I think, Wait a second. This is BLOGWORLD. one can simply edit out all the not so perfect stuff, and present a lovely (somewhat phoney) picture to the world. No one knows you are posting in your underwear, with no makeup on, after three nights of little or no sleep. No one sees your kitchen, or your dirty laundry, your unmade bed. No one smells your breath, or knows that you haven't showered in days, or that your kids haven't eaten a home-cooked meal in a week. It's like editing a poor photo. You crop, you blur, you take out stray hairs and zits, you give yourself a tan, maybe whiten the teeth, whatever it takes to present the best possible version of yourself.
"Wow. You say that as if you know"...you say.
Yes, I do. And I also know that it's a big fat lie. I'm ready to show some of my reality , and it's not going to be pretty. There might be some photos that could truly scare you. You may not even like me anymore, if you ever did, when you see what I've got. ( I think it's actually going to be a lot of fun!:)
Anyone want to join me?...
Well...In fact, one of my "mad post" readers is going to host a contest where you can enter and expose some of your own reality to the "Blogworld", and possibly win a great prize! I'm going to make something to give away, as well as give away some of my patterns, and don't think I won't be entering myself, with some great photos of my own.
UPDATE: The reader mentioned above has decided not to host the "reality" contest, in favor of a more pleasant topic: How blessed we all are! I love the idea, and I'm going to enter! You should too! I'll keep you posted.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Oh, Hi! Good morning!
Posted by Lila Tueller at 11:40 PM