Monday, November 30, 2009

NaBloPoMo debriefing

At the beginning of the month, I had high hopes for intertextuality. I wanted lots of hyper links to my old posts, to other blogs, to things of note on teh interwebs. And really that should have been simple-- I mean, there is a button on the top of the page that inserts links, for goodness sake. But, alas, I was too lazy most days to make the connection. Am too lazy now even to search through this month's archives for posts that used links. FAIL.

Oh! But did you read this post from Becca? Of all the great posts I read this month, "Ouch" is my absolute favorite.

My other favorite thing about NaBloPoMo was the plethora fantastic blog posts flooding my google reader everyday. In years past, I have felt overwhelmed by the volume of blogging in the month of November, but this time, I felt connected to the stream of blogsciousness. In addition to my old favorites and a blog I've recently started reading, I discovered/became a more vocal commenter on three others.

Hmm. So maybe I did find that intertextuality after all.

I am glad, too, to have documented a random month in my kids' lives and to have found time to write everyday. Next semester, I am going to use that writing time for, um, scholarship, but I'll credit the discovery process to NaBloPoMo.

I bought Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present by Hank Stuever today, and I am so excited to spend some time away from my screen reading it. BUT there are some blog-worthy things in my life right now-- I am having a problem keeping my eating in check and am afraid the weight I lost last summer will creep back on, for example. Also, this little guy

who still doesn't say very much is getting evaluated by our state's early intervention program on Wednesday and will start speech therapy if he qualifies for services, so I am sure I'll be back-- needier than ever-- soon.


  1. First, thanks for the linky love ;)

    Second, yay for NaBloPoMo being over!

    Third, Fynn went through EI. I have loads to say about it if you need to talk, or hear someone else talk, about it. (crnnoel at gmail dot com) There are so many emotions that come w/ the process, especially for mothers (because really, it's all about us... LOL!)
    Good luck w/ the evaluation, that was possibly the hardest part for us!

  2. I'm sure he is fine. If Harry talks half as much as Allie, Jack probably doesn't get a chance to say anything. And/or doesn't need to talk since Harry is doing the talking for both of them.

    I know, easy for me to say. You may have to say that back to me in a few months when Taylor doesn't say much. :)

  3. Aw! Thanks for mentioning me!

    I, too, am a little glad to not feel pressured to blog every day.

    But, what if I want to now?!?! Every day?!?!

    You know, my MIL's a speech pathologist for preschoolers and does the EI screenings for 108. If you have questions, I'm sure she wouldn't mind explaining how it works and what they're looking for to qualify. Let me know if you want her email address.

  4. Thanks for the NICE links!!

    Good luck with Jack's evaluation. I am sure you are worried, but nothing they say can change what a cute, sweet little guy he is!

    I am also glad November is over, but it really forced me to be creative with the things I posted about (this last week notwithstanding, of course). Still, when I have nothing to say, it's going to be really nice to just go to bed instead of posting!

  5. Hey Sarah,

    I've really enjoyed reading your blog every day this month! It is one of my favorite reads.

    Also, I sent you an email to your harrytimes account.


  6. I'm a little vklempt that I got a link-love!

    I'm so impressed that you set out on NaBloPoMo with any agenda other than "post something, ANYthing every day." That's all I had and I didn't even manage that! LOL

    That picture of you and Jack is so cute--it's like you're carrying around a little Ben in a sweater vest. Love it!

    Good luck with the eval!!! I'll be thinking of you!

  7. Hey - you almost made it - which is still a huge accomplishment! And I enjoyed reading your posts - even if they were mostly pictures (those were easier to read - which was often nice!).

  8. thanks for the linky! I will be very interested in heraing about your experience with the speech evaluation - I think my Jack may need to do that next.