It's been so long since I've posted. Sometimes I go through these excessively long email and Internet fasts . . . I do the bear minimum and I find that it is very therapeutic, most of the time. It usually coincides with our really busy family schedule. This last time seemed a little excessive . . . it's gotten to the point that I've almost forgotten how to do this and how much I enjoy doing it frankly. Then I feel guilty because I find myself trying to avoid it because it's embarrassing trying to re-remember how to use the computer. I don't have a natural talent for technology and having that thrown in my face because of my own choices is a level of self-awareness I'd rather avoid. AND I hate when I start to evade tasks, people, or otherwise; It's soul-sucking. So here I am trying to drown-out the soul-sucking tendency of my weak self. Doing things that stroke your ego is more fun than facing personal weakness.
Speaking of weakness I've been making a lot of cupcakes lately, another Achilles heel of mine but this one is at least sharable. Enjoy the eye-candy!
I posted this exact same post on my photography blog because heaven forbid I stretch myself twice in one post . . . baby steps . . . baby steps . . . :) I will give myself a mental pat on the back because I have re-visited several blogging techniches that took a huge effort to remember.
Gunner is asking if there is a birthday party because he sees the cupcakes on my blog post. Whenever I make cupcakes we end up talking about birthday parties, totally appropriate subject matter for my 3 yr old son when cupcakesa are in our house. The cutest thing EVER is when we have to return something or it's a hot day and I get out the otter pops and Gunner asks "Is it my Birthday?!" or "Is this a present?" My friend Natalie came over and she left her flip-flops. The next day I asked Gunner if he wanted to go on a walk with me to give Natalie back her shoes and he said "Is this a present?" with his eyes glowing because he LOVES Natalie AND presents. I said "Yes, lets go give Natalie a present!" My son has the right idea. It makes me so happy to think of presents maybe everything should be a present, why not?!