At the Hop

I was at BlogHer last year, and I hope to be there next year.  Did you hear that it’s in San Diego?  I’ve always wanted to go to California!

But this year?  I’m joining in Robin’s Annual Blog Hop!   I met Robin at Blissdom this past February.  She waltzed up beside me in a session and introduced herself.  Something magical happens when one Southern blogger meets another.  She pulled my drawl out of hiding and made me feel like an old friend.  That’s her…warm and inviting.  And since I’ve been reading her blog I can add inspirational to that list.  You should definitely go read her archives and add her to your feed reader.  She’s a keeper, I tell ya!

I’m supposed to be telling you about myself though, aren’t I?

  • Well, I am the mom of 3-soon to be 4!  (5 year old boy, 4 year old girl, 1.5 year old boy, and we find out in 8 weeks the gender of #4)
  • My husband is a pediatrician.  He contemplated starting his own blog and did a test run here.  People seemed to like it, but he decided that blogging wasn’t his thing.
  • I love photography and I am in the midst of doing Project 365, although I haven’t updated my flickr stream in a several days.
  • I write about whatever comes to mind…each of my kidsfamilycrafts, self-esteem, old memories, new memoriesfaith, recipes, or just whatever I want to write about.
  • I am a chronic project starter.  That does not mean I am a chronic project finisher.  I would love to be…maybe in oh, say 18 or so years??
  • My favorite spot in my house is my chair in the morning.  For about 30 minutes the sun shines through the big arched window and makes it nearly impossible to see my computer screen or anything else…I take that as a sign that I should stop what I’m doing and enjoy the moment.  Occasionally I drift off to sleep, but usually that’s when I pray.
  • I love my children to death, but could not be a homeschooling mom.  (I’m proud of and impressed by those of you who do!)
  • I can not WAIT for school to start on MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!  Squee!!!!!!!!!!
  • I don’t “Squeeee!!!!!!!” very often.
  • I am sad that I didn’t plan my pregnancy better.  I will be missing Blissdom ’11 because I will likely have a newborn or be very, very pregnant at that point.
  • I am not a big name blogger.  I do not have a massive following.  And I’m not sure that I want those things.
  • I do have a handful of devoted readers whom I love.
  • I am a horrible commenter.  Sorry.  I want to comment, but I don’t.  I’m trying to be better about that.
  • Today I am going to be a great commenter!

Now, off to blog hop and comment!

13 Responses to At the Hop
  1. Lisa~
    August 6, 2010 | 2:00 pm

    How funny that you wish you had planned your pregnancy around Blissdom. You have a really nice blog. I am definitely a project finisher, but I can appreciate my non-finisher friends. They are much more relaxed. 😉 I made myself a rule a long time ago that I could not start a project until I had finished the last one. Did I also mention that I am a rule follower? LOL! Lisa~

  2. Tami
    August 6, 2010 | 2:17 pm

    Hi there, nice to meet you via Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting my blog, I’ve enjoyed reading yours too. I especially cracked up at your remark about homeschooling b/c I feel the same way. I am so very impressed with those who do and are successful at it, but when I try, my son and I end up crying and frustrated. Definitely not my forte either. 🙂

  3. Alana
    August 6, 2010 | 3:55 pm

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog on the blog hop! I think project 365 is a huge project, if you are still doing it you are a finisher in my book! 🙂 Happy weekend!

  4. Queenie
    August 6, 2010 | 6:09 pm

    Several things: 1. hi! Hopping by from the bloghop! 2. My dog is old and cranky too. 3. Congrats on #4!! Time for another girl?? 4. You win the comment prize on my blog today, so no claiming to be a bad commenter! 5. I look forward to reading more!

  5. mandiegirl
    August 6, 2010 | 7:58 pm

    Nice to meet you! I love your list! 🙂

  6. Annie Hollenbeck
    August 6, 2010 | 8:01 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m stopping by to say hi. Nice to “meet” you! I look forward to reading more! Congrats on your blessing that will be joining your family soon!! 🙂

  7. Erica Mueller
    August 7, 2010 | 8:26 am

    Oh, but when that baby comes, Blissdom will be the last thing on your mind! We’ll miss you, but I think several of us will be slightly jealous of your newborn bundle of joy. 🙂

    So glad you stopped by my blog. I follow you on Twitter and your name looked really familiar, but I don’t think I’d ever been to your blog!

    Perhaps we met at Blissdom this spring?

  8. Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith
    August 7, 2010 | 7:10 pm

    San Diego, now that’s my kind of town. Hmmm…well, a girl can dream!

  9. Kristen@Moms Sharpening Moms
    August 7, 2010 | 9:08 pm

    Bridget…so nice to “meet” you! I LOVE your blog design and your apparent easy-breezy way of living life. I think you are my kind of friend! 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Grace Becker
    August 8, 2010 | 11:52 am

    I just found your blog, and I love your openness about yourself, your likes and dislikes, and realistic statement about commenting, starting vs completing and more. It is fun to find folks who just tell it like it is. I am pretty new for blogging and trying to get a feel for it, and so I just wanted to let you know that I like your style. Have a wonderful day, congratulations on the baby. I am a mom of twelve, so I can relate.

  11. Tami
    August 9, 2010 | 7:06 pm

    Wow, well-written! I have to go through this next week with my little kindergartner and I can already relate.

  12. Tami
    August 9, 2010 | 7:08 pm

    Oops, that previous comment was supposed to be for your 1st day of school post. Not sure how I ended up here! 😉

  13. Julie From Inmates
    August 12, 2010 | 9:06 am

    I’m hopping by (better late than never, right?) from the BlogHop. It’s nice to ‘meet’ you. Congrats on your fourth little blessing. =)