Imagine me dressed in all black (some leather), maybe with a bit too much mascara and black fingernails. I’m sitting in a coffee shop, listening to grunge music and bad poetry.
Outside, the weather is cold and wet, the fog hangs heavy in the air. It reflects my mood perfectly.
I’m planning on jumping on the back of some biker guy’s motorcycle and riding off into the fog, my long black hair streaming behind me.
If today had a theme song, it might actually be George Thorogood’s Bad to the Bone.
Except, the sun is shining. I’m waiting for my car to get tinted. And my lipstick is pink, not red. I’m not wearing mascara at all. And I’ll leave here in my mom-mobile. But I am wearing black. Because it’s my go-to color when I don’t want to decide what to wear. The only leather is on my shoes.
And honestly, I have a lunch date with a good friend.
Let’s try that again.
Today’s post is not about joy at all.
It’s not even about motherhood.
It might be about how I need a new keyboard because I’ve worn out the J and the Y buttons on this one.
It might even be about how thankful I am to be done with Joy.
It could be about the dark side of motherhood. We all know it exists.
It could be the launch of 31 days of coffee.
It could have been the rant I’ve been working on about homework.
I might have shared a story about my husband’s continuing struggle with Engineering disease.
I thought about just throwing up a recipe from my old food blog.
I could have just turned my blog black and taken the day off.
It might be about my favorite way to NOT be a joyful mom.
It’s not, but it could be.
Today’s post is about me.
It’s about me settling back in to my blog as normal.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow because it’s Five Minute Friday. I only have ONE post to do, and I know it won’t take long to complete!
I’m looking forward to all the Thanksgiving stories I want to share. Especially the one about the stuffed turkey. And the turkey hunt. And my grandmother’s pumpkin pie recipe.
I’m looking forward to my very first sponsored post. Squee.
And to my next guest post.
And to whatever the next big adventure is in my life.
I can’t wait to share my kid’s reactions to the dirtier side of hunting.
I’m excited to express thankfulness. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
Yep, today is about me bouncing around having blogger ADD. There’s so many things to write that I can’t settle down and write them.
I’m like the kid with four presents in my lap, unable to decide what to open first because it’s all so fun to think about.
And um, I’m taking Saturday off.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://thishappymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_0036.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination for eggs, socks, and books. She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family. She serves an amazing God. She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder. [/author_info] [/author]