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May 15, 2011 / treadmillmom

Me and my treadmill life

Starting a blog is probably the hardest thing about blogging.  First you have to believe that you have something important to say.  I’ve finally decided that even if what I have to say is only important to me, then that’s good enough.  Then you have to choose a blog site.  Fortunately my friend Jen just switched her blog site to wordpress so I’m going to just copy her.  (I trust she did her research.  She’s a teacher, after all.)  Then…the blog name.  It’s incredibly hard to come up with a blog name!  How do you come up with a word or two that is all-encompassing?  This isn’t a focused cooking, crafting, or parenting blog like many I love to read.  I have lots of jobs.  I’m a mom, a wife, a part-time accountant, and an assistant lacrosse coach.  I have a few hobbies – photography, reading, hiking.  I try to exercise in between all these things,with running and swimming and biking and have even managed to complete a couple triathlons.  I love to travel, enjoy laughs with my incredibly funny family, and hang out with my wonderful group of friends.

I came across an Erma Bombeck quote that helped me decide on my blog name:  “Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter-productivity.”  Being a stay-at-home mom certainly does feel like a treadmill at times.  A 3 1/2 year old and 5 year old doesn’t add up to a lot of down time.  The laundry treadmill is set to a steep incline and the the dishes treadmill is on a sprint pace.  It’s ironic that when the kids get dropped off at preschool, I often take that time to get on my actual treadmill.

I’m hoping this blog helps me step off that treadmill of life (or at least slow it down to a walking pace) and appreciate all the precious moments I have with the people most important to me, keep family and friends who are far away in touch, and also provide my children with memories of their childhood.  And when I’m old and can’t remember my own name anymore, hopefully my great-grandchildren will still be able to find my archival posts on their iPad 100’s and remind me what a wonderful life I’ve lived.

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  1. noshblog / May 16 2011 1:57 pm

    Amy, this is awesome!!! So proud of you. 🙂 (and yes, I did do my homework)

  2. stacy / Aug 9 2011 5:24 am

    I love your blog! I just found them tonight. And I’m even mentioned in the beach one. 🙂 Keep it up, your writing makes me laugh. 🙂

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