Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Stressed out Scorpio blogger mamma with a complicated family dynamic - who wants ice cream?!

1- Everyone seems to have a quirky family situation-- what is something unique about your family dynamic?
Ohhh Well, my husband and I were married back in 2006. We got divorced in 2008. After the divorce I was in a relationship with a guy, broke up with him, found out I was pregnant (great timing, right?) and now it has been over two years since I have seen him. I moved back to Utah and happened to fall back into a relationship with my, then, ex-husband. I moved to Hawaii and had a baby, and he went to boot camp. After about a year, I moved BACK to Utah and remarried my ex husband and things are better than ever! He is the only Daddy my son has ever known and I'm hoping it stays that way. He has never met his biological father (deadbeat), but he has a great relationship with the rest of his family! We get to see them a couple of times a year and are actually going to visit them this summer!

2- What is the most stressful aspect to blogging (aside from the network going down)?
Ummm....I don't know. I'm a procrastinator, so I have all these draft posts that I need to finish up and get published, but I'm just so busy lazy!! So I guess the most stressful aspect is just keeping it up in general. Of course, as a blogger, you want readers. I think we are (or at least I am) reaching out to the world to make connections and feel validated or listened to or whatever. I get hung up on my follower count, and I really shouldn't. I know there are at least a handful of people who follow privately (and to be completely honest, that bugs. Seriously.) so I guess it's not as bleak as it looks....

3- We all end up on a blog at some point in our day, but name your top 3 favorite websites you flock to daily (non blog)!
Facebook - duh
Pinterest - (it's all your fault Kara!)
Woot! - Love. Woot. 

4- What’s your sign?  Believe in it or not, does any part ring true to you?
Scorpio (HOLLA!!) Most of the time (though I don't really to the whole Astrology thing) the descriptions are 50-80% accurate. Part of me hates that. I don't like to be defined. And that's a scorpio trait, which is even more annoying. Stay tuned, though, because I'm working on a post that touches on this subject. It's going to be a fun one to write/read!

5- IceCream!! ICECREAM!! We all scream for icecream! Name your favorite flavor/brand! (Its hot here, can't help it)
Easy - Breyers All Natural Natural Vanilla (yes, I meant to use "natural" twice--it's the All Natural line and the flavor is Natural Vanilla). It is, by far, the BEST vanilla ice cream I have ever tasted. Better than home made. Wanna know what's in it? "Milk, Cream, Sugar, Natural Tara Gum, Natural Vanilla Flavor". Yup. That's it. And you can actually SEE the little flecks of vanilla bean in it. And yes--my favorite flavor or ice cream is vanilla. I like it simple. Plus, it's easy to dress up and add to if you want a custom-made dessert!

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Thanks to Impulsive Addict, Janette, Mamarazzi, and Seriously Shawn for hosting!

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  1. So glad that your family quirk ended on a happy note!! phew! That's really cool you and the ex aren't ex's anymore..
    My blog stress is the same as yours.. hard to get over it-- some days I don't care but I do. Can't lie.

  2. I honestly had to re-read answer one twice... lol... love the ending though!
    Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest!! Love that site!
    Will have to check out Woot!

  3. I love the all natural vanilla too. YUM!