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Mother Nature is against me

Well, so much for the Blog Dare! I haven’t written a post for three days! It’s not that I didn’t want to, it’s just that it was an imp0ssibly busy week and there was no time to get everything done.

In my defense, blog posts weren’t the only things that didn’t get done this week. I didn’t do laundry, clean house, cook, take my son for his allergy shots or even remember to have my 1st grader do her homework. I’m sure if you asked my husband, he would be able to add several items to the list of things I did not do this week.

A big part of my life is spent volunteering–Daisy Girl Scout Leader, PTO Treasurer, Robotics Coach, Mom 2 Mom Sale Organizer, Classroom Volunteer, etc. I find volunteering to be very rewarding. I enjoy giving of my time to help others. But this particular week, it seemed that all of the facets of my life collided and demanded my time. Add to that the usual stuff that happens when you’re a family of six and you can see how life could spin out of control once in awhile.

Again, I’m sure if you asked my husband, he’d be able to detail how the volunteering causes life to spin out of control more often than once in awhile. But he has his own blog and if wants to complain about me, he can do it there.

Speaking of spinning…it appears that it’s possible that the devastating Chilean earthquake last week may have actually altered the rotation of the earth and shortened our days–by 1.26 microseconds.

C’mon, Mother Nature, I needed that microsecond!

I Dare Ya!

To many of us, them’s fightin’ words! When said by a kid or teenager to one of his/her peers, the results can be scary…

” I dare you to climb this tree…”

“I dare you to smoke this cigarette…”

“I dare you to stand on this railroad track until the last minute…”

Fortunately, most of us mature and learn not to accept dares that are dangerous and, well, stupid. And, for some of us, the words, “I dare ya!” become challenging, motivational and encouraging words.

I accepted a dare today, the first one in a long time. It’s a dare to blog every day for 365 days. I joined Community of Moms yesterday and read about the Blog Dare. This will be good for me. I want my blog posts to be enjoyable and well written. For me, that usually translates into long so it’s hard to find the time. My husband, who’s been blogging on Social Media and PR since 2005, has told me before that every post doesn’t have to be lengthy to be of value. This dare will force me to put that idea into practice.

New Year’s resolutions are easily and quickly forgotten…but a dare…them’s fightin’ words!

See ya tomorrow! In the meantime, what do you wish someone would dare you to do?

Clean your closets?

Stop smoking?

Lose weight?

Well, go ahead! I DARE YA!