Thankful Day 1: Well, this isn’t a very good start

There’s a thing in the month of November called “National Novel Writing Month” where people who are writing novels all get together to motivate each other and write 50,000 words during the month. It sounds impossible to me (especially because my first and only attempt at a novel was 200 words about a fictional version of myself sitting on a plane. I was wearing a scarf. The stranger next to me was mysterious. AREN’T YOU JUST DYING TO READ IT NOW?) so I won’t be participating. But some genius came up with the idea to also make November “National Blog Posting Month” which is something I CAN get on board with, although for me that’s not much of a challenge. I post an average of 27 times a month, and have for almost the entire time I’ve been blogging. And yet I STILL WON’T SHUT UP.

Instead of JUST planning to post something every single day, I am going to combine NaBloPoMo with being thankful which is an idea I got from Nick Jr I really love. I lean towards whininess in my online life (and my real life) and it’s about time I shake some of that negativity off. So for November I’ll be posting about something I am thankful for every day. Sunshine! Rainbows! Unicorns! Oh God the energy it’s taking to be that positive is making me exhausted already – especially since it is 8:55 on November 1st and I haven’t yet published this post. It is DAY ONE and I am already behind. Best blogger ever???

Don’t worry, I have all sorts of excuses. My computer is broken, the kids won’t let me use the iPad when either of them is awake (what is WITH that?! is there a sticky-finger-magnet in the screen or something?!), and I’ve been up since 5 am without a single adult conversation besides “cash or credit?” while running errands. There’s also a 55 lb bag of dog food in the back of my car I really need to get into the house but OMG 55 POUNDS IS A LOT OF POUNDS. Maybe I can just lock the dog in the van every time he needs to eat for the next couple weeks until it gets lighter? That’s either a totally genius idea or just about the laziest bullshit I’ve ever come up with.

But right now both kids are sleeping, I’m wearing my comfy pants and I have a whole bag of Milky Ways left over from trick-or-treaters to keep me company and help sooth the rough edges from a stressful day.

So today I am thankful for candy.

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9 Responses to “Thankful Day 1: Well, this isn’t a very good start”

  1. Cole says:

    That is exactly why Mommy orders Henry’s food online; is connected to and so it’s not too hard to hit the $50 minimum for free shipping. And then she doesn’t have to lug it up the 3 flights of stairs to our condo!

  2. Michelle says:


  3. Audrey says:

    Um, sorry? Have you confused yourself with me or something? I can’t think of any negative posts you might be inferring to. Silly woman. You are the elusive ponycorn of blogging…the always funny, intesting and cheery blogger.

  4. Cheri says:

    I m STUPID jealous of your milkyway bars!!!! We got 2 while trick or treating!! And they are already gone!

  5. The lines about locking the dog in the car had me rolling.

    Who needs positive? You, my friend are damn funny.

    enjoy the milky ways!

  6. raincheckmom says:

    Our dog would eat the entire bag ( fifteen seconds) and then we’d need a crane to lift her and the 55lbs of ingested food out of the car…

  7. Leah says:

    Writing every day for 30 days straight sounds exhausting. If you put my dog in the car with a bag of food, he’d probably eat the seats. He is just that dumb.

  8. barbra says:

    Neat idea! I’ve decided to copy it and do the same. Except I don’t post near as often, nor as interesting and entertaining as you. But, it’s still a great idea that will get me to post more and have a neat reminder for me and my family (my only readers) of what is important to us.

  9. Sarah-Anne says:

    good for you, suzanne! i’m so horribly at posting a lot of the time so this is inspiring to see.

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