A persons first post is usually a little awkward. It can be uncomfortable for the person reading it, and it can be a struggle for the person writing it. There is usually a little bit about ones self, a promise to post again soon (in a few hours), and no pictures. First posts are a lot like a persons first kiss. You have no idea what to expect. You have no idea if it will even be half-way decent. Worse, you have to rely on others to tell you how you did.
All of my firsts have been horrible. lol. My first time riding a bike, I spent more time picking it up off of the ground than being on the seat. My first attempt at college was … bad. I had no role models to show me the ropes. My first quilt…shaped like an hour glass instead of the preferred rectangular option. Even my first marriage was everything except right. But, I now have a motorcycle licence. I graduated from college with honors. I have produced award-winning quilts, and teach others how to do the same. Best of all, my second and final husband is the most amazing man to ever walk the earth.
You are reading my first post on this blog. My hope, is that you will enjoy it enough to keep coming back often, to see what I am up to. I have stories to tell, that will make you pee (a little), laughing. I have projects (and blunders) to share with you. I have ideas. Tutorials! (????!). I have two kids that try to burn the house down on a regular basis. I can entertain you. You are my audience. You are my inspiration. You are the reason for me doing this crazy thing in the first place.
I just know that you would love to read a blog about a person who goes through all of the same hills and valleys that you do, and lives to tell about it. I do swear, but not like a sailor. Damn, shit, hell…things like that, so you can expect a little color, but nothing to make you shake your head and sigh. I write about the kids, as good moms do…but only the stuff they royally screw up. I do that, because I know that you need me to tell you that sharpie art on the furniture, destroyed make-up, and the red sock in the whites…all happens to me too. My husband will stay out of the blog, for the most part, only because he is a professional, and I might embarrass him…more. I have no cats or dogs. I am not worthy enough for any cat, and I care too much for dogs in general to submit them to my crazy life.
I took this picture in the backyard with a phone camera. I put on make-up, and dressed in something other than pajamas, so that you could see what I wished I looked like on a regular bases. So yeah, not the real me. I had to take like, 50, before I got this one. the other 50 really capture the dork that is me.
You are still reading, and probably already getting tired of doing so, so I will make this short, and thank you, dear reader, for getting this far. Talk to you again, soon…but not in two hours.
Congratulations on your first post. You hit it out of the ball park, this “first” is a success, I am putting you in my favorites and will be back.
Thank you so much, Ginny! That made my whole day. 🙂
After Sewing Summit I faithfully checked your old blog weekly for months seeing if you would post anything… glad to see you here now 🙂
Katy, you are so sweet to stalk me so. I am finally in a place where I can do this thing. Life is smoothing out somewhat, but the crazy is still there. 🙂
just started following you on bloglovin! Your blog is so sweet. You obviously have it down better than I do. Ha!
If your blog is any as good as your Instagram feed, then we are in for a treat!
Thanks a million, Helga! let the spraying liquids out of the nose commence. 🙂
If your blog is as good as your Instagram feed, then we are in for a real treat!
* following! *
You are such a remarkable girl. And such a great writer…on top of everything else you are so good at.
Thak you so much, Lou. My intention is to get a simple picture tutorial up next. I should consume a cup of coffee and get going on that 🙂