The intrigue of blogging – part 2

This post is part of a series.

Last week I mentioned how I stumbled on a new blog via Rachel who mentioned a blogger who wrote his 1000th post about what he learned while blogging himself. I picked out a few points from his list and commented with my own perspective. You can read last week’s post here.

This week, the following points stood out to me from James’s list, and here is my view on them:

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Dog walking adventures: new fur friends in the ‘hood

The other day, an innocent little walk with a single poochie turned into an adventure involving four other dogs.

Oh what fun. 🙃

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Embracing it

The other day my friend connected me with her friend who was seeking help with their anxious dog.

We connected via email and I sent her some availability to do a meet and greet this week.

A day went by and then I got an email back from her that she was confused; she thought I was a retired lady, not a SAHM with kids.

Ha.

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So far, so good, Monday…keep it up

(Previously published in error, thanks to WP mobile…sorry. This is now the edited and corrected version.)

My new lamp has disappeared!

Well, not really, I let my partner take it down to his basement office after I left for a grocery trip.

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All alone at home on the first day back to school

So I accompanied my 10yo to school this morning. First day of grade 6! Her previous days’ anxiety is gone and she chatted pleasantly during our walk.

By the time we got to the street light where we had to cross, a tram stopped. Out piled a bunch of kids my daughter knew.

We all crossed the street together and then it happened:

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Summer stay-cation plans: cooking lessons, dog sitting and reminiscing the long-gone toddler days

I’m on the fence about going camping in August.

Part of me really wants to go in order to be a part of the childhood experiences that are rapidly dwindling these days. I mean, not really, they’re 13 and 10 which really is still childhood, but in some ways I do see a gap forming between them and me. Especially with the older one. He’s expecting more freedom and independence, yet still lives like a child (meals are made, clean bed to sleep in, someone to buy him new shoes when he needs them). But he tends to want to do things with dad more which is completely normal and natural for an adolescent boy.

Dad likes camping. And fishing. And sleeping with bugs. In tents. During humidity heat waves. Without access to showers. And the kids don’t seem to mind either…

I’m getting more wimpy in my old age… 😉

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Why we write and read blogs: glimpses into everyday life

Over the last few months you fellow bloggers have told me that the main reason you read blogs is to get a glimpse into someone else’s life. I mean, here we all are, scattered around the globe, connected to each other by sharing our thoughts, our inspirations, our mishaps and yes, even our rants sometimes. It widens our perspectives, allows us to support one another, and on occasion it may even inject a bit of humour into a situation that didn’t appear to be amusing initially.

I’ll tell you why I read blogs: I like glimpsing into your life.  🙂

With that said, I will now tell you what I saw yesterday at the grocery store:

A glimpse into my middle-class, urban, stay-and-work-at-home mom life during an ordinary errand run.

If you happen to be a parent of school-aged kids, you maybe able to commiserate, nod in agreement, or smile at a distant but familiar memory (if you’re an empty nester). Or, maybe you’re completely surprised by the possibility that this actually happens. Or, if you’re not there yet…glimpse into what may still come down the road when you’re done with toilet training and wiping noses.

So here’s what happened:

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