Monday, February 11, 2013


Some things that are bugging me lately, because I feel like complaining:

  • All the social media. I'm on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. And by "on" I mean I have accounts. Facebook I do daily, but that's my personal FB, the blog one I get on a couple of times a week. Same with Twitter. Pinterest I dabble in when I need an idea, and I think I've used Instagram 5 times. That's plenty! But now there's Vine and everyone's all over it and I just feel like there's constantly all these social media forms that I'm supposed to take advantage of... it's just too much. I can't devote my whole life to the blog and social media. I have a full time job, a kid and a LIFE to live. How do people do all this?
  • Grammatical mistakes in blogs and link ups. Ok, CLEARLY I'm not perfect here, and I don't expect others to be. However, it really bothers me when there are a million glaring mistakes in a post OR (and this one really gets to me) when someone hosts a link up for a year or so and has a mistake right in their link up button. Seriously?!?! 
  • That my Three Words Tuesday link up is kinda a bust. It seemed like such a fun idea and I thought it would be a great way for me to find some new blogs and see a glimpse of their lives. But, it's not working for now. Katie and I are working on it, seeing if there are ways to tweak it to make it more successful, but right now i feel like it's a flop.
  • People who pull out RIGHT in front of me... and then drive 5 under the speed limit. Seriously? You couldn't have waited until AFTER I went by? Nope, I have to drive slowly behind you because you're a jerk. Awesome
  • Drew promised to put Fynn to bed Saturday night to make up for the fact that he was out plowing for 12+ hours that day. Bed time is my least favorite time of night because Fynn doesn't go down easily (I'm talking it takes good 45 minutes to get her to sleep) and then she wakes up 2-3 more times before REALLY being out. It's tiring and frustrated and I just wanted a night off from it. Well then Drew was out plowing too late, so I just did it because she needed to go to bed. He then PROMISED that he would do it Sunday night you think that happened? Would I be complaining about it if he did? Thus, he swears he'll do it tonight. I'll believe it when I see it
  • That I have 124 followers and get an average of 150 pageviews a day, yet I will often get only one or two comments on my posts. I get that a lot of people read blogs on their phones and can't comment, but it's frustrating to know there are so many people reading who just aren't saying anything. Even if you just want to tell me to shut up and stop complaining, at least I know your there. It suck to pour my heart out here and get no kind of response. 
  • That Drew's work just laid off 350 people. He still has a job (thank goodness) it's a different job then before and he really doesn't know how it's changing, but it's stressful that we've gone the past month knowing these layoffs were coming but not how it would affect us. Actually, if I'm being honest, we've known for almost a year that this was coming down the pipe, so we've been stressing for awhile. I'd like to say that we're feeling good now, but we know there are more changes and layoffs coming, so we're looking into our options and that's hard. I have a feeling that there's going to be a lot of changes coming our way soon and it's got me feeling anxious
I'm going to stop here, because I'm complaining a lot. Sorry. Things are frustrating right now... and there's a lot going on that I feel like I can't blog about. It's too personal. Some of it's too much for me to wrap my head around, let alone write about. 


  1. I'm with you girl!!
    Also Sending prayers for Drew's job:)

  2. Don't let it get you down, I know how you feel. I'm averaging between 150-200 a day and get no comments some days. It especially bothers me when I write what I think will be a good heartfelt post. I did a link-up called the Tuesday Postcard a while back that was a bust. Maybe it's just a Tuesday thing? Either way, I like Three Word Tuesday's.

    The job situation is tough to be in, I was in the same spot in 2008. You always pull through though, hang in there and don't worry about the complaints.. that's why people blog - to express themselves to the world.

    ... I haven't even heard of Vine!

  3. Oh girl, don't let the comment thing get you down. I get a lot of hits and a small amount of comments. Unless I am giving something away of course ;)!

    Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

  4. I love reading your blog. I'm a new mama myself and it's fun to read other mommy stories.

  5. Sometimes it is good to just vent. I'm sorry you're having a hard time. Sending prayers your way.

  6. I'm with you on the link-ups and comments. I did a link up for a few weeks and had NO activity lol. I felt like the unpopular girl at school. But the funny thing is, YOUR link-up has actually inspired me to start MINE back up again maybe this week.

    I say, stick with it. It's such a great idea. If you look at others who have successful link-ups, it took them a while to get more than a couple bloggers to join in. ;)


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