Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Looking for blog advice!

Oh wow, first I need to say how much I am enjoying all the comments! I've had more comments in the last three days than I've had in the almost three years I've been blogging! Loving it!

So, anyway...I've already written that I'm going to be moving my blog to regain my anonymity. The only thing holding me back is I'm not quite sure where I want to set up my new digs. What do you guys think? Should I keep it on blogger or start up somewhere else like wordpress? I welcome any advice!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Show and Tell

I'm not sure what took me so long to find Mel at Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters but I finally did. Yeah me!

So, here I am joining my first Show and Tell!

For my first time I'm going to show off Baby Brothers cradle.

That's my brother Mike in the picture. He made this masterpiece! Are you impressed?

He made it from the wood of a cherry tree that grew on our family farm. He cut the tree, sliced it up (damn if I can remember the term for that), dried it, then spent a couple months deciding what design to use to make the cradle. He finally decided to recreate a design by Sam Maloof (shown here). With only that one picture he made the cradle.

I'm truly beyond words when it comes to how impressed I am by what he did! Made even more so because Mike and I are really not close. We had a rather large disagreement when we were in college (17 years ago) and he swore he would never speak to me again. He's done a pretty good job following through with that promise.

Perhaps this is an olive branch in the form of a cradle? I guess I'll have to wait and see.

Unfortunately, BB refuses to sleep in it! The boy has no taste! We have tried multiple times with no luck. And now, I'm afraid he's almost too big for it, what with his sitting up by himself and scooching around the room talents. I will never admit this to my brother though!

It does make an amazing clothes basket...*sigh*

Monday, May 12, 2008

Big brother is watching?

You may have noticed I've been absent for a couple weeks.

Turns out my boss was told about my blog by one of my coworkers. It's a somewhat involved story that involves some things I said on Twitter referencing the insanity going on in our office at the time. It was taken far more seriously than I ever intended and I regret that it upset my coworker. A lapse of judgment on my part.

However...instead of talking to me about it, she told our boss. And my boss read this blog. And then they confronted me with it. And they were very upset about the three (maybe four?, but I think it was three) twit's I had written. And I feel like I'm back in high school.

What I find most upsetting is that my coworker knew I didn't want anyone else in our office to know about, or read, my blog. I feel betrayed by her, and have lost a significant amount of trust in our relationship.

During that conversation I asked them if they would please respect my privacy and not read my blog. That it was my one place to let out some stress and it was not something I wanted to share with them. Admittedly, I can't "forbid" them to read it as its out in the public domain, but I asked that they try to understand my need for a safe place. And its not like I talk about work on my blog very often. In fact, I've never identified where I work at all. They told me they understood and wouldn't read it anymore.

Well, imagine my surprise (not) when I checked my site stats today and it appears that they have both been here in the last couple days. In fact, my coworker was here just this evening.

So...what do I do now? I really don't want to go password protected because I want to be able to share what I have to say with other parents with similar issues. I like knowing my words are being read, but I prefer they be kept anonymous unless I choose to share them. The only other option I can think of is to move this blog to a new location, with new names and identifiers. Sounds like a giant pain in the ass to me, but if I want to regain my anonymity I suppose its my best choice.

I'm not sure when I'll have a chance to do this, but if you want to continue to follow my journey, please email me and I'll share with you my new location when I figure this all out. If you have ideas for a new blog name email those to me as well.

In the mean time, if they return again, I hope they get an idea of how hurt and betrayed I feel right now. I certainly learned a lesson...that there are people I can't trust the way I thought I could.