..."don't take it personally, people who spill negativity onto others are usually the most miserable and unhappy people themselves"
She's right. We need to pity them. For real.
Translation: Screw it. I'm not shutting down the blog or going private. So haters can kiss it.
Lovers can gimme sum' sugar. Right?
It's been a couple weeks of reflection(ish) time. Minus the huge loss to our family a couple weekends ago...which seriously took the wind out of my sails for pretty much everything for a bit.
So after my mini-break, here's what I think:
I need a blog makeover. Stay with me. It's a good thing to clear out the cobwebs, update the pictures, get a new look, new colors...you know, a really good makeover. Like the one I have, which I love, only more current. And I'm waiting on some pics from the prof. photographer, so when those come back, I'll be ready to go. I started making my own design, and it was sorta
crappy OK, but I got tired of it, and I want it to look super-fly. Cough. I'm so old, I was trying to be all cool and say "super-fly" right there...and you see, it doesn't work. I just sound old. Boo. Anyway...
I'm going to start watermarking pictures of my kids. So that will help with the pilfering and pillaging of my babies photos. Second, if you're family and you want them, e-mail me.
I'll keep moderating the comments as always, and maybe once in a while, I'll post them so that you nice followers can eat the anonymous posters alive. Ahem. No, seriously. Because I don't have the energy for it. But maybe you do? And I think I'm coming from a place where meanness just for the sake of being mean is so beyond my comprehension...I just don't have the words. To attack someone...why? Does it really make them feel better to belittle or judge or say cruel things - hoping their hurtful message will shock me into a "change" they feel is appropriate? Really? A stranger? Come on now...isn't it easier not to read the blog?
Anyway...you want the truth? I was so moved by the outpouring of e-mails and comments you all left me for 1. how I was feeling about the blog and 2. sweet Kaleigh passing, that I think I realized...it is silly to let the few nastys out there have that much power. Just silly. We'll just up the security and keep on truckin' - mmmkay? Because as much as I love to write and whittle away my evenings putting my heart on here, you seem to really enjoy reading it. And that touches me. A lot.
So let's keep dancin', shall we? I've got good things to write if you've got time to read them...