This morning, I was up at the *enviable* hour of 4:30am. I know, you’re totally jealous, right?
Truth is, I made the colossal mistake of falling asleep after reading Ryder a bedtime story (turns out the Three Little Pigs can induce slumber in 34-year-olds as well) and so, felt very refreshed after 8 hours of sleep. Ack! I was wide awake. And so I had nothing to keep me company but 7-hour old status updates on Facebook and a plethora of auto-tweets on Twitter.
(Seriously, don’t schedule your auto-tweet for 4:30am. You know you’re not tweeting, I know you’re not tweeting, and it somehow feels cheap to read computer-generated “interaction”. If you’re going to pre-schedule promotion for your company or blog, at least do it at an hour when you can respond to follower feedback.)
So right about now you may be wondering… if you’ve been wide awake for the last 5 hours, how come you couldn’t be bothered to come up with a post? (Technically, THIS is the new post so I did accomplish something.) The truth is, I spent my time reading through my “Reader Favourites.” They’re the posts listed on the ride side of my blog; just scroll down for about 2 seconds. These are little snippets of my life that recount my journey as a mother, woman and human being who is far from perfect. For the most part, I’ve written them on a whim with little thought into the direction of the posts, or how they would be received. Nevertheless, as much as they’re reader favourites, they’re my favourites too.
And so I think I’ll take a break from blogging this morning and indulge in a trip down memory lane. Want to know me better? Just scroll down the right sidebar, or click here, and read some of the posts that define me. Have a great day!
My favourite post of yours was the Lucky Charms post. It still makes me laugh.
OMG! Totally forgot about that one. I’ll link it here for anyone wanting to check it out :) Thanks Nicoline!
i agree about the auto posting. i really enjoy your blog. one of the thing i like most is that when i (or anyone else) post a comment you usually reply to the comments. I get the impression you really like blogging too.
Thank you so much Francine; I love blogging. And I love reader feedback – thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I normally respond to every single comment. Sometimes, it may take me a day or two to follow up, but even if I see a comment left for me weeks ago, I’ll make sure to answer :)
I loved reading your posts. One of my favourites is “The Long and Short Of It”. I can totally identify with You might be stuck in a rut if…that made me laugh. As for auto twitter….I didn’t even know I could do that, and I wouldn’t cuz for some reason it feels like cheating!
Thank you Lee! FYI – I currently have shoulder length highlighted hair, so yes, I changed it up again!
thats what i love about blogs.. its like a personal memoir of your life!
It really is. I must remember to print a few of these posts for when the kiddies are older!
I really like reading your blog.
I as well can only sleep a certain number of hours and then I am wide awake. I try hard not to go to sleep early so I don’t wake up at an ungodly hour.
Thank you Tania, so sweet of you to say! And yeah, sounds like we have the same sleeping patterns!
I’m a new reader..I actually found your site from a friend posting your Sephora giveaway..but I am so glad I found you! I can relate SO much to your articles. I just finished reading The Treat Burglar and I actually laughed out loud when you said you crouch behind the couch to eat a gummie worm..I do the EXACT same thing! I’ll wait until my kids are happily playing in their room to sneak a snack. And I’ve been busted before and my three year old Ryder says with a smile on his face like he knew he caught me being sneaky “Mom, what are you eating? Treats?” Haha BUSTED! So then of course I’ll offer him some. Anyway, I couldn’t post there so I thought I’d share here that I loved that one :)
Thanks so much Mandy! I really appreciate all your kind comments and hilarious stories!
Thank you for sharing..Youre an interesting read :)
Thank you Lorinda :)
Exploring your site a bit. Hope you feel asleep in a comfortable position. There’s nothing worse than neck pain from sleeping in a chair.
Haha you got that right Nancy!
Ive been following your blog for a few months now and must say it has become one of my favourites. Your posts dont seem like the carbon copies of product reviews/giveaways that I see repeated on many other blogs. Thanks!
Thank you Lisa, that’s so kind of you to say! xo
I really enjoy reading your articles because they are real, honest and full of information. Thank you Lena for being you.
Thank you Michelle, for your consistently kind feedback. I am lucky to have you as a reader!