Saturday, September 30, 2006

I'm Here To Serve

I'm curious. What thing makes you check out my blog? The reason I'm asking is because I find myself lacking time to really get on here on a daily basis and by the time I DO sit down to post something, I feel like I have too much to say.

Here are the things I wish I had posted throughout the week:
Doctor's visit (have only gained 5 pounds TOTAL this pregnancy! YES! Found the heartbeat almost instantly upon trying and everything is lookin' good!)
Stuff we're doing and SUPPOSED to be doing at next visit (ultrasound, sugar tests, etc.)
Apples of Gold (an awesome new Bible study/mentor program I'll be doing for 6 weeks)
Suicide-related thoughts (not because I'm considering it but because it has hit close to some people we are close friends with -- a friend-of-a-friend kind of thing. Very sad.)
Police-shooting related issues (this is always emotional for my family. Makes us so grateful that Daddy is now a RETIRED policeman.)
Ideas for a family ministry project (we're wanting to do SOMETHING and have several project ideas floating around in our heads. Which to do first??? Hm.)
Useless Reality TV thoughts (DWTS - poor Harry!!)

Since I burdened you all a little while back with a long post that tried cramming many of my thoughts into one, I thought I'd spare you this time. The big bundle of stuff didn't seem to bring on any particularly inspiring discussions or comments anyway ;)

So here's your shot - tell me what you really want to see from me and my blog. Deep thoughts? Dry commentary on my daily life? Pregnancy updates? My totally worthless thoughts about Dancing With The Stars or Survivor? Poignant editorials about difficult issues? Cute pictures of the kids & pets?

Give me some ideas. I feel like my own creative thinker is running low on fuel these days.


Anonymous said...

I'm in the same boat Stacy. Even when I write what I thought was a funny or thought provoking post, comments are lacking.

I come here to see what's going on in your life, to pick your brain about things, etc.

Christy B.

Jen C said...

I like pics of the kids, what things y'all are doing, thoughts about news and local stuff...and lots of other stuff.

michellemitch said...

This is officially my first comment since Elephants and Kangaroos... (maybe I just dated myself for the first time in my life!) I enjoy it all... especially parenting and pregnancy stories :) speaking of which, I'm off to change a poopy :)

Stacy said...

Thanks, y'all :) I really think the issue is with waiting so long in between posts. If I can just be a little more dilligent about getting on here (dilligent - like my blog is something that really deserves or needs dilligence! LOL) then I will be able to come up with a little better posts.

I'm glad y'all come by to visit, regardless of what the reason is :)

Thanks for the comments. They DO seem to help!

Anonymous said...

I come here to see what ya'll are up too...the only way I can keep tabs on anyone from Japan ;)


Stacy said...

LAURIE! I didn't know it was YOU visiting me from Japan. I was actually thinking it was another friend of mine (Naoki?? Are you reading??)

What a wonderful surprise to hear from you! Please don't be a stranger!

I bet your boys are getting so big now!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy. I feel like I know you from reading your blog. I would love to pick your brain on being a mom, being a christian, etc. I know you are busy, so I don't comment a lot, and I'm a new blogger, so I'm not all that comfortable just yet. Everyone else seems who comments seems to be a friend - I feel a little like I'm intruding. Is there such a thing as blogging ediquette? Hope it's ok that I check in from time to time.


Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy!

Yes the kids are getting HUGE! Damon is in 5th grade! (He'll be 10 in Dec) Caleb just started K this year due to his late birthday (he'll be 6 in Nov) and Aubrie (3) is going to preschool 3 times a week for 3 hours each time. I've been actively doulaing here and am on my 8th client here in Misawa and we haven't even been here a year yet! God has definatly been watching over us and providing us with some wonderful blessings. Congrats on your pregnancy...I'm definatly intrested to see what your birthing plans are ;)
Japan is awesome you'll have to check out my myspace page to see some pics

Take care!!

Stacy said...

Thanks, Kimmie :) I'm so glad you come to visit!

There is blog etiquette but you've not overstepped any bounds in any way. In fact I LOVE making new friends through my blog!

You've also encouraged me to pursue getting back to my deeper spiritual posts (like the Elephant & Kangaroo days.) I'm just so much shorter on time now and I don't want to be misleading in any way by a rushed post regarding spiritual matters. So I've found myself shying away from deeply spiritual stuff in an effort to not say something wrong.

Anyway, I should at least get back to sharing favorite scriptures. I know God uses the smallest of things done for His glory so I don't know why I can't at least do that.

Thanks for dropping in. I hope you'll always read and comment as often as you can!

Anonymous said...

Hey Stacy,
I like to read what's on your much interesting stuff. Charlotte