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Guest post, thankful, busy and playgrounds

It’s that time again. Well, it’s actually quite past that time for my lovely co-hosts who are all more organized and less of a procrastinator than I am, it seems. Anyway, Tucker didn’t nap today and I ate way too much for lunch so here goes. Also, I’m feeling really overwhelmed. I love this, and I never want to give it up. I love it, I love you guys and having writing deadlines feeds me in a way that food doesn’t (and that’s a note to you, food, to stop being so alluring when I’m obviously overfed and there are starving people all over the planet).

Moving on. This week, I’m thankful for:

1. The lovely amazing Joy, from I Can Say Mama. She was kind enough to allow some of us to guest post for her while she is busy traveling in Austria. While I am totally and completely jealous about her lovely vacation, I’m also very excited that she’s getting a well-deserved break.  In honor of country-hopping as they do in Europe, and the fact that, here in the USA, we state-hop, I wrote a little piece about how Europeans “have kittens” while us big ol’ Americans “have a cow.” Pop over and check it out and please wish Joy a lovely trip while you’re there!

2. I’m thankful that Joy started blogging. I know she was my number one on this list. But come on, friends, how wonderful is it that sometimes, we write, and it actually reaches somebody half-way across the globe, makes her know that she’s not alone, and inspires her to start her own blog that has a life more amazing and powerful than I’d ever even dreamed of when thinking I’d write a memoir? That’s what blogging is about. Additionally, I planned on writing a special post, asking you all to please go visit her on Friday and life got in the way. (sorry, Joy)

3. I’m thankful that Rich Rumple didn’t hire a contract killer to off me this week, because we planned something half-assed amazing for you and I totally flaked. I’m thankful that he’s still my friend. Even if he’s mailing me Gabriela’s catshits to express that he’s not alone in his disappointment with me.

4. I’m thankful that our lovely host, Lizzi, has awarded me with the soft-porn award. I’m not quite sure if this award means that she loves me or wants to see if I’m weird enough to display her creepy boob button, but I’m thankful that I can sincerely call her a dear friend. Also, if there are those of you who have awarded me stuff since March, and I haven’t acknowledged it yet, read this and know that it’s not you. It’s me. It’s me who is the asshole. Mkay? 

5. I’m thankful that I was required to eek this lame thankful post out at the last minute, because it means that I:

6. Spent some awesome playground time with Tucker this weekend,

7. Spent some excellent time with my new IRL friend who may have just inspired me to get off my ass and actually finish one of the books that live in my brain this fall,

8. Bought Tucker a Big Boy mattress, knowing that he may be ready but also freaking out about the fact that this is going to take sleep disruptions to an entirely new level, at least for a while, and

9. That I’m considering turning down work because I am lucky enough to say that I may just have more than enough…which I know is not the case for all and therefore am blessed and thankful… and,

10. You’re still here, despite the fact that this is the dumbest post ever. Blame it on In Real Life. Or blame it on Lizzi. Because I think she just might like that, at least a little bit.  Oh.  And please? Go visit Joy.  I suck that I didn’t pimp this earlier.

Also? I’m thankful for the fact that last weekend, Tucker found awesomeness in a bus ride at a fair.

 

Ten Things of Thankful
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  • Tatum - OH M.G. Look at all the bloogers who are thankful. I feel a little cool that my post today has a the word thanks in it to because then I kind of (but not really…I’m not that consistent to be a regular of anything) belong.

    Anyway, why I’m really writing – that picture of Tucker! Oh, bliss. I hope my new job takes me to DC. I need to meet this bus lovin’ cutey. I love his joy. I’m glad you got time with him and didn’t spend too much time writing your thanks when you could live them.

    PS – your side boob thing is pretty great too.August 12, 2013 – 12:08 amReplyCancel

  • Considerer - You’re my favourite today.

    You have such sweetness and determination to do this even though you’re swamped. You deserve more than a crappy Golden Sideboob (and yes, just to see if you’re brazen enough – who’re you nominating? I’d suggest Tatum…) for your efforts.

    Joy’s wonderful and I’m so glad that you and she made contact. The blogosphere is great for that (loved your post over there btw).

    REALLY glad you got to do some lovely, nourishing IRL things (even if one was getting a mattress) – I hope that they recharged you and replenished some of your resources.

    Blame me for anything – I can take it 🙂August 12, 2013 – 12:22 amReplyCancel

  • Jak - Whew, you made it! Talk about wanting that last place award! I’ll have to see if there were anymore stragglers 🙂

    Sounds like a crazy week, and I forgot all about the guest posting over at Joy’s so I will have to make it over there this week to check them out!

    Yeah… those boobies are everywhere now! It’s like a zombie apocalypse only more erotic!

    Sounds like you and Tucker got in some quality time. That picture is adorable 🙂

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of InkAugust 12, 2013 – 2:39 amReplyCancel

  • Out One Ear - wish I would’ve had time to do a thankful post because I’m in one of the most beautiful places on earth (as far as I’m concerned): Sunriver, Oregon. Anyway, I’m playing instead of writing. Love that you spent time on the playground today. You are like Wonderwoman, Kristi. I can’t believe how much you get done. I don’t even have kids living in my house and I don’t get near the amount of writing done that you do. Thanks for making me smile. Again.August 12, 2013 – 5:17 amReplyCancel

  • SocialButterflyMom - Gratitude journal posts- we should all do them!August 12, 2013 – 7:13 amReplyCancel

  • Janine Huldie - That last picture of Tucker is too cute and totally priceless!! And I am with you on the awards, I sometimes have trouble keeping up, too.August 12, 2013 – 7:54 amReplyCancel

  • Dyanne @ I Want Backsies - The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round… LOVE the picture! What a happy face!

    And you officially win the Last Post award (Christine thought she had it sewn up, but I knew you’d come through at the last minute).

    Going over to Joy’s to check out your guest post. Don’t have a cow.August 12, 2013 – 10:01 amReplyCancel

  • Tamara - I’m very excited for our own fairs – they haven’t started yet out here. Very soon! Loving the golden sideboob. Now I’m going to read your guest post, you thankful person, you!August 12, 2013 – 10:27 amReplyCancel

  • Michelle Liew - Well, a great list to be thankful for! WTG, Kristi Rieger Campbell.August 12, 2013 – 2:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Kerri - Love, love, love that picture of Tucker. Even happier that there were no girls in their thigh-highs in the background. I’m not sure I get the whole side boob thing…and think you are pretty brave having that and an almost co-blog with Rich.

    I’m sorry we seem to have had the same type of week. Let’s hope the next one is better!August 12, 2013 – 4:04 pmReplyCancel

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