So yesterday I did something truly crazy. I signed up to blog every day in December! (Aren't I nuts? Yes, yes I am.) The theme for this month is THANKS! so I figured it was a good time to test out the theory that the more you think on the things that make you happy and grateful, the happier and grateful-er you feel. Also, I probably feel a need to try to write more "writerly" posts this month since I didn't get through NaBloPoMo with the same feeling of accomplishment that I did last year. This last month hasn't really been a writing kind of a month...more of a barely-hanging-on-to-sanity kind of month.
Anyway. Speaking of sanity, one thing that I am terribly grateful for, that constantly gives me a sense of peace and sanity, is getting to read blogs about other people and how crazy and chaotic and fun their lives are too. Thanks, bloggy friends, for giving me a glimpse into your lives so I don't feel like I'm swimming in a vast lonely ocean of parenting and life. (Today I'm reading about children who don't nap, as my napless child is off watching Toy Story 2. Ah, the things we do for a little sanity.)
Also, I'm thankful for things like AIM and Facebook and MySpace, evil and irritating though they are, for allowing me a peek into the lives of far-flung friends and made it so much easier for us to keep in touch. I know this might surprise you, but I actually love Blogger for this very reason, as so many of my friends now have blogs and we can follow each other's lives and comment and it feels like I actually know some of what's going on with friends in an even more personal way than Facebook and such.
Anyway. Today, I'm focusing being thankful to my internets, and trying not to think about the tantrumy mess that might await me later this evening. Sigh. At least I know where to turn if that happens.