"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My favorite time of the month is back.

Yup, it's ICLW time again. Last month, I sucked at ICLW. A dear friend's mother had a sudden and precipitous decline in her health and worrying about my friend Kristi and her mom deep-sixed my motivation. Barring disaster, I plan on getting back on track and actually reaching Iron Commenter status again.

The past few months, I've used the ABC's of me as my ICLW intro. However, I am not feeling nearly that organized. So, here are some random thought...

*I am in the throes of a major case of BlogHer envy. I desperately want to go. I desperately want to meet all my favorite bloggers.

*I am hopeless when it comes to resisting scrumptious piles of yarn or yards of gorgeous fabric.

*I am certifiably insane when it comes to crafting. I have never looked at a craft and said there is no way I can do that. I taught myself hardanger and quilting and I intend to teach myself to knit next.

*I really, really want one more baby but events have been conspiring against it (hubby's diabetes going all wonky this year and his surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome).

*I take an INSANE number of pictures. This was true even in the pre-digital era.

*I love, love, love planning secret projects and big surprises. Use the email link in the right column(under my pic) to find out all about it.

*I can talk for hours and hours and hours. My friends Rys, Kristi, Pam, and many others can testify to that (um, errr, *cough*cough* a 5 hour phone conversation once)

*You can read about my infertility/family building history here.

*Believe it or not, in a land far, far away and a time long ago, I use to be quiet, somewhat shy, and not very confident. I am very glad those days are gone (mostly).

Anyone have any questions for me? I'll answer anything.

edited to add - I made it through # 40 on the ICLW list. However, 14 of the first 40 blogs are already on my blogroll so that's not as impressive as it sounds. Hi, my name is Kristin and I am a blog addict.


Nina said...

Not a question, really. More, a statement. I canNOT believe you were ever quiet and shy and not very confident. You are such a strong, amazing personality! Congrats on climbing out of your shell.

Meari said...

I absolutely love reading the little tidbits about yourself :) Thanks for sharing pieces of your life with us!

twondra said...

Thanks for swinging over on my blog. :) This was very interesting and it's great to get to know you!

Anonymous said...

And you are one of the greatest supporters in the ALI bloggy world, and you rock, and you're really funny...


Shelby said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing some interesting tidbits on yourself. I suspect that given my tendency to talk as well, if we were stuck in a room together, we might never leave!

Amy said...

I keep my craft supplies near me like a security blanket. There is just something about a collection of possibilities that gives me comfort...

nancy said...

There is nothing wrong with being a blog addict! I think I became an over achiever and that was my downfall. now there is just no way to keep up. Argh, the guilt, the GUILT!!!

Very cool list of random thing. I like these kinds of posts. And the A-Z posts are just too damned long, so a list of under ten things is much easier for a girl like me to read. (not that I can't read, just that I have add. which is funny since I go on and on and on when commenting and blogging!)

I just read your IF history. I didn't realize you had such a problem with RPL. I'm so sorry Kristin. ~hugs~

I have blogher envy too.

I want to know about your secret project!

Billy said...

Good for you for teaching yourself hardanger and quilting! Good luck with the knitting :-).

S said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad to have found yours!

I have always wished I were crafty but my mom's creativity gene seems to have missed me. ;-)


Jess said...

Thank you so much for taking time to check out my blog and leave me a comment! So sorry for your losses! You are a very strong woman! I'm so glad you were given the opportunity to be a mother to 3 boys even if they are hellions, lol!



Lea White said...


Saw your link on Sharon's blog and just wanted to pop in and say hi. To some extend I'm a blog addict too, although at one point was "worse" than I am now :-)

I love crafts too, but not much time at the moment. I will be sifting through some of the photos I took during my daughter's cancer treatment the last 2 years and attempt to make some kind of photo collage art work type of creation for the wall. Quite daunting as I don't actually know what I want it to look like and so many photos to go through :-). But I'm sure once I start it will just happen as it should :-)

I've only ever made one quilt, and nothing like the formal kind of ways you make a quilt. But it was a memory quilt and I had a great time making it. Will have to try this again at some point.

Lorza said...

LOL! I am trying for iron commmenter for the fist time. It is hard to get them all in...plus I have read my normal blogs that are in my google reader and comment on them. LOL. Phew. Who has time to work when I need to do this much commenting!!
You are always such a great commenter. You ALWAYS make it to the blogs before me!

Lisa RM said...

Yarn?! What's your favorite? Brand or fiber. I love banana fiber. Hi, my name is Lisa, and I'm a yarn whore.

Beautiful Mess said...

Happy ICLW!

I'm not sure how many I've made it through yet. I'm going through my reader and a lot of those are on the ICLW list, as well.

Good work on your list! Every month, well just about every post, I find out something new about you. I love it!

The Steadfast Warrior said...

I can't imagine a quiet shy you either! Good luck with Iron Commentor status, I'm not even going to try because I know the minimum per day will be tough enough as it is! :)

Thanks for being the wonderful supportive person you are. I always appreciate your comments.

Hillary said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and asking about the progesterone! I came over and read your infertility history since our levels were so similar....and I am so very sorry for all of your losses. :( And yes, I do have progesterone supps in my fridge that I am hoping to use this cycle. I am hoping it stops my spotting, at least.

Katie said...

I don't think I could ever think of something for every letter of the alphabet... LOL