Thursday, May 30

Has Anybody Seen My Soul Sister?

I read a great blog post tonight. It was a post that made me laugh out loud- for real.  Memories from Carpool Mom came flooding back.  I don't know Carpool Mom in real life but back in my blogging days I "read her" religiously.  Her posts were like reading my own thoughts...especially when she talked about Pollyanna here and when she read my mind about fixing dinner here.  Love her. She is my soul sister.

Then, just like a bad Lifetime Movie, she disappeared. No more posts. She just vanished. Days, weeks, months went by.  I left her a comment. No reply.  I emailed. It bounced back.  Now I know what you are thinking.  Clearly she had me blocked. Clearly my soul sister comment crossed the line and she was probably tossing around phrases like "restraining order" and "psychiatric help" but I assure you that isn't the case.  She linked me. She commented on my posts too.  We had bonded through cyberspace.

Even though Carpool Mom hasn't updated her blog in 5 (yes, five) years. I haven't lost hope.  I won't give up the search.  I keep checking. I keep expecting her to show up somewhere. But I admit I am getting a little desperate.  Come back to me Carpool Mom. I miss your tales of Mayberry.

I'm not above putting her picture on a milk carton. I just don't happen to have a picture of her. I don't even have her last name. I began enlisting help with the search. Tonight I emailed another stranger that also happened to comment on her posts. Now she very well may be throwing around those phrases of "restraining order" and "psychiatric help" because it is hard to ask a stranger if she knows the whereabouts of a mutual stranger without sounding slightly off balance.

Now I wait. I wait for a reply from a stranger. Who am I kidding? I won't just wait. If you need me I'll be googling my soul sister...stalking Facebook...perhaps contacting the milk carton people.

Wednesday, February 13

25 Questions Round Two

So, I was looking up an old blog for a friend whose child swallowed a magnet.  That took me back to 2006 to read how long it took for Andy to pass that penny. 9 days. Crazy the things you forget.  Anyway, I found this 25 questions that I posted in 2006 and since I haven't blogged in close to forever, I thought this may be better than nothing. It looks like it was a new year thing or something. Whatever.  Here goes 25 questions revisited in 2013!

1. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before? 
Had a complete and total career change- 100%

2. Did you make any new years resolutions?
No.  Just thought of 3 words I want to describe this next year. 

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? 
Not yet....any day now!

4. Did anyone close to you die? 

No, but someone close to someone close to me died. 

5. What countries did you visit? 

Every single one of Epcot. 

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012? 
I can't think of anything...there are goals for the year but nothing was lacking...

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? 
It's yet to come...but I'm working on it!

9. What was your biggest failure?
In 2012? Taking too long to get out of a bad situation.

11. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Hmm. I think mine did because I took a big leap this year.

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and disgusted?
I can think of a few....

13. What song will always remind you of 2012?
Eye of the Tiger

14. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Trusting my gut.

15. What do you wish you'd done less of?

16. Did you fall in love in 2012?
Just deeper in love with my husband and family. 

17. What was your favorite TV program? 
TV?  I vaguely remember TV...

18. What was the best book you read?
Best/only...what's the difference?  I liked George Bush's Book- Decision Points (or something like that)

19. What one thing would have made your year measurably more satisfying? 
same as 2006-spending more time in the Word

20. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
My new work clothes consist of yoga pants and t-shirts. Love it!

21. What kept you sane? 
my husband, my friends

22. Who did you miss?

Gosh. When you live 1000 miles from family, you will always miss family.

24. Who was the best new person you met?
I reconnected with some friends from back in the day and even though they aren't "new" the relationships are new again and I'm so thankful for them!

24. Tell us a valuable lesson you learned in 2012.
Trust your gut! Follow it!!! 

25. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Rising up back on my feet. Did my time, took my chances. Went the distance now I'm back on my feet. Just a man and his will to survive. So many times it happens too fast, you trade your passion for glory. Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past. You must fight just to keep them alive.