Things I Should (or Shouldn’t) Tell You v.1

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Welcome to the first edition of Things I Should (or Shouldn’t) Tell You.  My weekly post where I can talk about a variety of things that are on my mind.  This may be a dangerous thing and I apologize in advance for some of my ramblings.  So let’s find out what is on my mind this week.

My first week as a blogger

Whew…where do I start?   This week has been a roller coaster ride of emotions, excitement, fear, nervous, accomplished, self-doubt….I could go on with more but I think you get the picture.  When I first decided to do this I was just going to be low key for awhile, post on blog specific social media accounts and hope to get a few posts completed.   Then I joined a Blogging Facebook challenge and suddenly I am putting my blog out there for all my friends and family to see.  I was scared and worried about what people will think, but I decided that ultimately it doesn’t matter what others will think and to just do it.  What I have found is a ton of support as I start this adventure and I appreciate it more than anyone will know.

Secondly, I realized that this blogging stuff is hard.  It is more than just sitting in front of my computer and typing out the “life and adventures of Jody” because I know that is interesting stuff.  Yet, simple things such as adding pictures took me a whole weekend just to figure out how to get them to look right.  And don’t get me started on Photoshop, thank god there is YouTube!

At the end of the day, I can honestly say I am so happy I started this adventure.  I have lots of hopes and dreams for this blog. For now, I am happy just sharing my everyday thoughts with you.

New outfit this week

Oh my, I found this new website called Naked Zebra, which I may regret here in the near future.  I liked so many of the items on there but absolutely fell in love with this one.


I ordered this in a medium, but I recommend if you are in between sizes to size up.

New roommates

Recently I gained two new roommates in my house, they are my daughter and her dog.  This was a happy and a sad day.  Which are pretty much the same feelings I had when she moved out on her own for the first time.  When she left I didn’t want her to go.  I was worried about her being on her own, paying bills, paying for school and working full time.  Then she was gone and it wasn’t so bad, and she did an excellent job of juggling all of her responsibilities.  Over the course of the year, she decided that what she was going to school for at the community college was not what she wanted to do with her life.  We visited a small college about 10 hours from here, but 2 hours from my parents and we all fell in love.  So at the end of her lease, she moved back home temporarily until she moves closer to the school of her choice. 

Now for the real part, the adjustment of her moving back home.  I thought it would be seamless, but maybe not so much.  She is used to living on her own having her own space and not having to share a bathroom with her sister.  I am trying to adjust to having half of her life in my garage.  My dog is having to adjust to sharing her time with my daughter’s dog.  All in all, things are going good, and I know I will be sad to see her go again.  But I will also be happy to see her live out her dreams for the future.

Final thoughts and a look ahead

This post is almost too old.  Life gets busy when you least expect it and it has taken longer to finish the writing then I wanted.  Read quick, because it is almost time for a new one.

I also can’t wait to share my new outfit next week. I haven’t made a final decision but it is narrowed down to two and either on I chose it will be awesome

Finally, I am going to let go of the small stuff and enjoy these moments I have with my daughter before she is no longer living here.

Leave me any thoughts or comments below, I would love to hear what you think.