Changes

Mini Me went to school this year. As you may recall, we’ve homeschooled up until now, and it’s been an adjustment, but it was time. She’s done pretty well with school, gotten good grades, survived being called a loser for helping someone else, made some new friends, become known for her graffiti art skills, and narrowly escaped getting in trouble for possession of a Sharpie. She’s got some teachers she loves, and some that she could take or leave, and none that are really bad. However, this grading period has landed her in a health class with a teacher who is a cancer survivor. Mini Me knows this because the teacher has mentioned it in class. Every. single. day.

I know a couple of people like that, too. Thankfully, I’m not trapped in a room with them for an hour 5 days a week. I would be hoarse from singing “la-la-la-I-can’t-hear-you” all the time. So, I feel Mini Me’s pain, but it also makes me laugh, because, well, better her than me.

Anywho, so this whole kid-going-to-school thing has left me without a day job, so to speak. Over the holidays I worked a seasonal UPS job (more on that at a later date), and I’ve been doing some freelancing, which is fun. I’d like to do some more of that kind of thing, and the way to get better at writing, and also to keep the flow going, is to keep writing. So, my goal is to write every day. At least every week day. That won’t always mean I’ll write here, but it will probably increase the frequency of my posts, which, let’s face it, have been pretty darned infrequent over the past few months. Of course, some of that is because I don’t have any funny cancer stories to tell since I’m not very cancery these days, and The Foob has gone to Florida for the winter with all of the other snowbirds. I can only get so much mileage out of those quarterly doctor appointments with Dr Birhiray.

That leaves me with a few options for this blog. I could write about whatever strikes me as funny in regular, non-cancer life. Or I could write about food. We all know I love that. I could write deep, inspirational posts. Okay, yeah, that’s probably going to happen, with the frequency of a leap year or something. I could just retire, but I do enjoy the blog, and my readers so I don’t really want to do that. And as I said, I think I need the exercise anyway.

What say you, my readers? Any of the above? A combination? Please let me know.

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6 Responses to “Changes”

  1. Theresa Says:

    I vote for the combo package! Whatever inspires you that day will probably be your best writing; and also the most fun to read.

  2. Mary Creger Says:

    my vote—–write whatever your heart desires! As I used to tell my students—practice, practice, practice!-that’s what make you better at any art whether it’s writing or the visual arts. Who cares if you are not writing about being a cancer survivor. I for one get sick of that title. I am so much more than a person who has managed to get beyond having cancer. I have always enjoyed every one of your posts and I know that they will just get better.

  3. Bagel Sis Says:

    Personally, I vote for funny stuff. Just random funny stuff that happens and makes for a good story. I do miss the delivery stories and I hope they’re back next year.

  4. Cracked Pot Says:

    I would agree that you write about whatever hits you. I know that I have enjoyed reading your blogs whether they were about homeschooling or cancer it didn’t really matter. I don’t think any of us are single minded. I mean we all have things that go on in every aspect of our lives that we can relate to each other.

    I guess what I am trying to say is that probably the people that follow you, do so because they like your style or approach not necessarily just the topic. Well, there is my two cents

  5. Tonya Says:

    Both food and funny. I’m an infrequent reader but i don’t know why, I like your style. Also, I never know what to cook so recipes are good.


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