May 21, 2009

It's That Time Again!

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
It might be wrong to be THIS excited about ICLW week. But, that's OK because I don't want to be right, if this feeling of love is so wrong. Happy ICLW week everyone! Welcome to my little place, I hope you find something interesting. If not, it's OK to fake it. I'm totally fine with that.

Last month, I did a little bit of an intro and I did the ABC's of me, as well. I'd do it again, but I don't think my simple little brain can do it with new and exciting nuggets of myself. So I'll just give ya a bit of a rundown about myself. I'm also going to link up this biotch. I had this BRIGHT idea last night and it might be fun. Lets see...

Here is my first post. Which is ALMOST a year ago! Tomorrow is my blogoversary! So excited about that. My life isn't very exciting. Except for blogging. That's my excitement and my guilty pleasure.

My mom passed away a little over 3 years ago and I ran from dealing with it until THIS year. I went to the church we had her funeral at for the first time in January. That was a tough thing to do. It did help me face reality, even though it was and still is pretty painful. Through friends and family, I've been able to get very far in this whole thing called "grieving". It is not an easy task, although it is easier when I've got so much support to help me though it.

My family means a lot to me, obviously. My dad and my sister are pretty amazing. We've always been a close family and have only gotten closer since my mom passed. My husband is pretty much my rock. He's been very patient with me and very caring. Sometimes he tends to say things that it takes me a minute to understand what he's saying, but once I think about it, the fury subsides.

At the moment, all is well in my little world. My dad is coming for a visit and he'll be spending a long weekend with us! I'm SO excited! It's been WAY too long since he's stayed for a visit.

I'm going to have to cut this short, as I'm headed out the door to go get my dad. Have fun finding new blogs and reaching out to others. Enjoy your day!

33 friends have commented:

looking4#3 on May 21, 2009 at 9:29 AM said...

So sorry about the loss of your Mom. My sister was killed a couple of hours after turning 17 and I truly get the whole grieving thing. Somehow, someway I guess we eventually learn that life does have to go on and they are still with us. So glad you have a great Dad, sister and husband!!!!
ICLW

honeywine on May 21, 2009 at 9:33 AM said...

That's a great introduction. :)

Jenn on May 21, 2009 at 9:37 AM said...

As always - a great post!

Hope your weekend is fun filled and full!

Hugs to you!

Serendipity on May 21, 2009 at 9:56 AM said...

You must be SO excited to see your Dad, I hope you have a fab weekend with him.

Serendipity on May 21, 2009 at 10:06 AM said...

oh and I forgot to say, if you can sneak in and steal them you can have my shoes - I wouldn't notice them missing but I don't think I can bring myself to give them away!

(this is a really disgusting fact) I have 300+ pairs in storage in Australia that I haven't seen in 5 years that I still can't bring myself to get rid of!

Danifred on May 21, 2009 at 10:14 AM said...

I love ICLW, I think it's perfectly fine to be so excited :)

Mary on May 21, 2009 at 10:45 AM said...

Congrats on your blogoversary tomorrow! (I'm excited about this week too!)

Happy ICLW!

nh on May 21, 2009 at 1:44 PM said...

What a great intro - and it's good to be excited about ICLW. Congratulations on your blogoversary!

Mr. Shelby on May 21, 2009 at 1:50 PM said...

Happy (early) blog birthday :)

Mr. Shelby
ICLW

dragonflymama on May 21, 2009 at 2:25 PM said...

hi there!i've been lurking on your blog for months and am finally coming out undercover of iclw. your voice is so powerful, thank you for being so generous in telling your story.

jenn on May 21, 2009 at 2:25 PM said...

I love ICLW too! Have a fun weekend with your Dad!

GeekByMarriage on May 21, 2009 at 3:22 PM said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! Woot woot!

JamieD on May 21, 2009 at 4:08 PM said...

I love the beginning of ICLW when everyone posts a little intro to their history. They always manage to add something new and I'm like, "I didn't know that!!"

becomingwhole on May 21, 2009 at 4:10 PM said...

Happy blogoversary! The blogoverse (I think I just made that up after compounding blogoversary and blogosphere) is a much better place with you in it...heck, the WORLD is a much better place with you in it.

caitsmom on May 21, 2009 at 4:26 PM said...

Thanks for sharing so much about yourself. I get excited about ICLW too. It's always great to meet new friends online. Happy blogoversary!

Andrea on May 21, 2009 at 6:11 PM said...

I am so sorry for the loss of you mom. I'm sure she is watching over you.

Have fun with your dad this weekend! Happy ICLW!

Missy on May 21, 2009 at 6:15 PM said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!

I'm sorry to hear about your mom, but it sounds like you are finally finding ways to deal with it and I hope you find the emotional healing you need.

ICLW

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL on May 21, 2009 at 6:47 PM said...

Have a great time w/ your Dad, and Happy Blogoversary! :)

eden on May 21, 2009 at 7:15 PM said...

It's already your blogoversary, down in Australia!! And it's ROCKIN'. I've got the place pumpin', jammin' and slammin'.

HA.

Happy one year of blogging, my lovely friend. XOXOXOX

Mrs. Gamgee on May 21, 2009 at 7:53 PM said...

Great intro! ICLW is such a fabulous time of the month!

Mel on May 21, 2009 at 8:14 PM said...

Happy (almost) 1 year-blogoversary to you!

Thank you, as always, for the super sweet comments you take time to leave on my blog. I always get a little giddy when I read the notes you leave for me. :)

I'm so glad that you've received the outpouring of support that's SO needed when we're grieving. I continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers on a daily basis as you remember your mom and the amazing woman that she was.

Have a happy, healthy holiday weekend! *hugs*

Coffeegrl on May 21, 2009 at 9:13 PM said...

Happy almost blogoversary! Let's party - it's ICLW!!

Kristin on May 21, 2009 at 10:01 PM said...

Happy Blogoversary dear! I'm so glad I've gotten to know you this year.

Lori on May 22, 2009 at 7:28 AM said...

Happy blogoversary, Dani!

Loved your post below, with the sleeping reader.

*ICLW*

Deathstar on May 22, 2009 at 8:22 AM said...

You seriously need to remind me abot ICLW cause I forgot to sign up - again! Sigh. Thanks for your encouraging words - you sound like a very wise Buddhist!

Celia on May 22, 2009 at 8:23 AM said...

Happy Blogaversary Babe!

Lollipop Goldstein on May 22, 2009 at 8:23 AM said...

Happy blogoversary! I too got really excited and tackled a lot of my Google Reader yesterday to leave comments galore.

christopher on May 22, 2009 at 9:27 AM said...

What a great little introduction. I love ICLW, there are so many fun people to meet.

tireegal68 on May 22, 2009 at 10:46 AM said...

Happy blogoversary!
I am so sorry about your mom. And so glad you have a great dad and sister.
I lost my dad last year and it is sometimes hard to remember that he is dead because they lived in England and I am in the US - so I am used to not "seeing" him regularly.
I hope you are able to work on your grief. I found that photos and talking to my relatives and getting stories about my dad really helped me.
Happy ICLW week!

infertilityrocks on May 22, 2009 at 10:57 AM said...

Happy ICLW girl! I hope that this brings out the love in the blogland that eveyrone so desperately needs. Happy Blogoversary...that's awesome! I'm toasting a virtual mango margarita to you!!!

Busted Tube on May 22, 2009 at 2:37 PM said...

Happy Blogaversary! I hope you have a great visit with your dad!
ICLW

BB on May 25, 2009 at 6:08 PM said...

Thanks for your wishes! Happy Blog Anniversary!

twondra on May 26, 2009 at 8:27 AM said...

Wow...you sure have been through a lot. I'm thinking of you. Thanks for the visit to my blog! (((HUGS)))

Tammy

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