Hi! Did you miss me? I missed you. God, did I miss you. I felt it was time to re-birth the blog. My love life and being a born-again-virgin aside, I have a story. I wrote about it. Wanna hear it? Too bad. I’m telling you anyway.
I started blogging in the fall of 2003. Two Thousand Three. Wow. Some senior is graduating high school this year and telling me he/she was in Jr. High when I started blogging. I almost believe it. One masters degree, two children, three houses and four years later, here I am.
I’ve recently come to know even more wonderful writers. I found the Seattle Mom’s blog community. I met (in person!) Andrea. I’ve met several other women in real life, plan on meeting even more, and I love it here. The only trouble is, maybe I love it here a little too much.
While I was kicking myself for not making it to the lists of the sites that I adore and wish I was half as eloquent as, my son gained ten pounds, my daughter got potty trained and my husband got promoted. A friend had a baby. Another friend kicked cancer in the ass. And still others bought houses and saw their children turn another year older. Life was going on all around me while I was wishing I had more computer time.
It seems wrong, doesn’t it?
It’s easy to get sucked in to the run of life. It’s easy to make the coffee, start off the day caffeinated and run like a banshee until you, your family, or your coffee pot tells you it’s time to stop. (Do banshees run? What the hell is a banshee anyway? And why do I use this term so damn often?) I thought it was time to take a collective wine break and sit with my feet up for a bit. Which is exactly what I didn’t do.
There will be a few sites launched this month. I’m thrilled, excited, and just short of piss-myself-giddy. Thank god I stopped at the pissing myself part. I’m currently down ten pounds from when I asked you to watch me cuss and moan as I ran. I’m developing a love for red wine. DRY wed rine, people. In fact, I’m having some now, why do you ask?
Baby O is 15 pounds and starting to roll over. He’s a freakin’ joy to be around. The grins, my god, the smiles and laughter. My daughter is hilarious. My husband has a nice ass. I forgot all of this about until I took some time to appreciate them. My goal now is to not forget. Especially about that ass.
So, feel free to poke around a bit. You’ll see a new addition: The activities for kids area. I thought, maybe, I could share some of the things we do around here when it’s raining out. Don’t be completely shocked when I upload a video of us sitting in our PJ’s at 4pm watching sesame street and eating chocolate. Hopefully it’ll be a tad bit more inspirational than that. I bought a book to help. See? Arts. And CRAFTS. People, I’m Mary Fucking Popins.
Thank you for always being here. Or for being here when google reader says you should be. Or when the kids are passed out from the alcohol poisoning after eating the Purell they chewed on to buy you a few more spare minutes. I know how precious time is these days. I’m glad you share them with me.
Much gooey and fluffy love and shit,
Mrs. Flinger (who is glad to be back)
P.S. You should see something like the image below. If not, please refresh your browser and then let me know what the heck-fire you’re doing to screw things up. Or, maybe just let me know there’s a problem. That’s what I really meant. Right. That’s what I mean.
Oohhh! Looksy! I’m just in time! I saw these tweets going ‘round with some of my favorite tweeters and just realized I’m JUST IN TIME (excuse the caps, I blame the wine) for this! (also, the exclamation points)
So, delurk, damnit. I’ll give you a pony.
Woo hoo. Welcome back. Looks pretty good around here.
And hooray for the 10 pounds. You are my idol.
By mel from freak parade on 2007 10 03
The new site is fantastic! Congratulations on a kick ass revamp. Can’t wait to read up on all the new happenings in the Flinger household and more importantly our next playdate, which must include Dry wed rine.
By andrea on 2007 10 03
hooray for the return of mrs. flinger!
By supertiff on 2007 10 03
Yay, you’re back!
I don’t want a pony though, I’d rather you send me a gardener (it looks like I’m going to have a sucky garden next summer). Oops.
By lanna on 2007 10 03
lookin’ hawt!!! congrats on the 10lbs, the rolling baby, and the new look! I will have to look around more tomorrow, our power was out all evening/night due to a storm, thankfully I was at bunko. But when I got home I had my first glass of wine in like- uh- 2 years? maybe 3? and now my arms are heavy and I have to pick my ass up off the couch and go to bed.
By Bree on 2007 10 03
I want a pony! But apart from that, I missed you too. Those freaksihly frequent ip addresses is germany are me, stopping by in case you’d given in and come back a few days earlier than expected *blush*. The new site looks great. Which reminds me, I really should update mine. But I’ve signed up for NaBloPoWoSoDo thingy and am desperately hoarding entries for that….
By Kathies on 2007 10 03
Welcome back! Love the new look and can’t wait for the activities (it is v. boring at my house)!
By VHMPrincess on 2007 10 03
I don’t want a pony I want a boy, 38-40, non smoker, tall and employed.
work on that for me, thanks
welcome back congrats on the weight loss and everything else.
By Libragirl on 2007 10 03
This technically isn’t delurking, but I love the new site and I think you’re wonderful, too.
By Heather B. on 2007 10 03
Awesome! You’re back! I missed you!
By snarflemarfle on 2007 10 03
Well, I’ve delurked a few times before, but I LOVE the changes Les! AWESOME! Your site is fantastic!
Glad you’re back!
By temporarily me (sam) on 2007 10 03
Yay! Welcome back! Love the new look for the blog and for you (10 lbs, wow!) I hope you enjoyed your time away, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed. I’m looking forward to catching up with you again.
By Laura Lou on 2007 10 03
Very spiffy around here, Leslie! Mary Poppins!! We played with Playdoh yesterday, does that make me MP too? HA! Great to “see” you love!
(Baby O is 15 lbs!!! Oh my!!! And congrats to Mr. Flinger!)
By Marie on 2007 10 03
Glad you’re back online - I missed you!
By Foxy6 on 2007 10 03
Welcome back! I was wondering where you went.
Now give me my pony. lol.
By Charmed on 2007 10 03
Hi there! I like the “typed” headers/titles… cool look!
By Holly on 2007 10 03
Glad to see you are back! Yes, time moves when you don’t even notice. I was excited to see the ‘ideas for kids’ section but then I realized….my kids are 7 and 13! When did that happen?!
By issmom on 2007 10 03
Woman, you are nuts. And that’s exactly why I missed you. Glad you are back.
By Sleepingmommy on 2007 10 03
I’m so glad you’re back. I love the new site. Oh, I am starting my weight Loss Journey too (restarting to be exact), but maybe we can do some kind of challenge together.
By KristinaB on 2007 10 03
de-lurking. i am glad you are back and you sound so happy. i love your site.
By Kirsten on 2007 10 03