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Ze ol' belly is gettin' BIG!!!

Reviving Ze Ol’ Blog

Wow – it’s been a long time since I wrote here. I mean REALLY wrote here, yanno what I mean – spilled out my guts to you. I have a feeling that’s going to change very very soon. Baby #3 is due in 9 weeks. Which really means that in 6-8 weeks from now I can introduce the little critter growing inside of me that caused me to stop running two weeks ago (yes you read that right – I stopped running two weeks ago – totally wimped out and wasn’t able to run until the end). This also means I may actually have some time to think, or at least have some more interesting stories to tell you. Blogging about work is hardly entertaining – when I get home I don’t want to think about my day anymore.

So I plan on writing more for you (and me). Well ok, mostly for me ’cause I really like writing. And because I want to write more, I also thought I should freshen up the LOOK of this place. I’ve been searching for a theme to customize that I liked for quite a while now. My big thing is that I wanted my header image to rotate. I also wanted it to reflect all the different aspects of me – the mom, the runner, the NKOTB addict… The layout is done, but not the header images. OK – well the layout was the easy part. I moved a few bloggy friends off of blogspot (man I hate blogspot) and onto WordPress, and they both wanted the Atahualpa theme, so I got to play around with it and was rather impressed! So Voila – I’m a copy cat. But you knew that already didn’t you?

Because I haven’t written much lately, and I need to catch you up to speed I’m going to list all of my Janice news in point form…

  • I got new van (today!) a KIA Sedona in “Titanium Silver”
  • I’m on “vacation” this week
  • Sierra starts SENIOR Kindergarten next week
  • Brooke is fully potty trained!
  • Hubby hasn’t been travelling much for work – and I LOVE that!
    (Though it completely baffles me why his company’s HR dept. visits my blog every time he takes vacation)

Oh and since I haven’t posted in awhile, I thought I’d share this preggo belly pic of me with you:

Ze ol' belly is gettin' BIG!!!

Finding Balance

Role Mommy, as always, has said perfectly eloquently what I’ve been trying to find the words to say for so long. Words to explain WTH has happened to me and to me blog. So that you know what I’m talking about, I urge you to go read her post titled “Quitting Blogging” – it’s excellent! From her post, the lines that ring the most true for me is:

“At the end of the day, blogging should not be all consuming. And as you’re cruising for Facebook friends and Twitter followers, you should know that in your own home live the most important people who would really like to know your status right about now…”

I couldn’t agree more! I love blogging, I love writing, and yes I have gotten criticized about it from others who just don’t understand it. (For the record: I’ve also been criticized for my love of running, sports, exercise, health and nutrition too). But I’m going to continue doing all of those things, albeit randomly, because in my life I also have important people who live with me who care about my status at the moment more than any of my Twitter or Facebook friends ever will.

Yes folks – after 6 yrs of blogging I’ve found balance. My blog, my page rank and my brand may suffer but who cares? I’ve found balance and I couldn’t be happier than I’ve been these past few months. FINALLY!

I Have A Page Rank of 3

I don’t pay attention to blog stats and analytics, if I did I probably would write more to get more comments and visits etc… So tonight I randomly decided to check my Google Page Rank – ok so it wasn’t entirely random… There’s a contest I wanted to enter and you need to have a PR of 2 or higher to enter). I was surprised when it showed me this:

Free PageRank Checker

How did that happen? I’m not going to think about it much – just enjoy that at least Google thinks I’m somewhat cool even if my family doesn’t :).

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