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Hello, gentle readers.

I am discontinuing this blog for a number of not very interesting reasons.

I am continuing to blog at my main general-purpose blog and will be mentioning Nikola there from time to time if you want to follow along. But I’m swinging the focus off of him specifically.

Feel free to visit us at Words Words Words Art.

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I have a sick kid, so haven’t been able to watch movies lately.

He’s not worryingly sick, just sick enough to stay home from school (first with a stomach bug, then with a cold).

If he were 10 or older I’d try to find movies to watch with him/around him. But he’s 5, and my review of “Curious George And The Big Halloween Boo Fest Of Ridiculous Circumstances” would only devolve into a rant about colonization and the 1%.

I’ll finish up reviewing 31 movies total, but alas, it might not happen until after October is finished.

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Did you know that I have a blog about things other than my kid?

I do.

And recently I wrote about stepping on a screw (ow!) and asking for some help figuring out 150 servings of dessert for my sister-in-law’s wedding.

Why don’t you head on over, read it, and give me some advice?

Kisses!

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Does anyone live in Juneau County (especially in/near Mauston), WI? Or know anyone who does? I’m wondering if someone could do me a super huge favor involving picking up and overnighting paperwork. I would, of course, totally reimburse any fees.

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Monday, 5 September 2011 09:55
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Sent from my phone–
Just a test.

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Comments are closed temporarily until wordpress sorts out whatever issue is causing me to get flooded with spam comments. As always, feel free to email me or contact me via twitter or google+.

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This post, which has two parts, is totally inspired by Suzanne of Bebehblog.

The first part is that sometimes she blogs about stuff she cooks/bakes, including recipes and photos. I’ve been talking with friends of mine literally for years about doing this, and now I’ve taken the plunge and started a thing. You can check out A Kitchen In Ruins, which so far features recipes for Split Pea Soup, Blueberry Muffins, and English Muffin Bread. She also posts photos and instructions for craft stuff sometimes (head bands, tutus, felt flowers) that are awesome. So I’m going to try to start posting every Monday about stuff I’ve made.

The other part is that she mentioned on Twitter a few days ago that parent bloggers aren’t as welcoming and supportive as they could be. This is true! And I can think of a number of reasons for that, especially when compared to craft bloggers (which she mentioned as well). So, let’s change that. Starting next week, I’m going to post an entry a day about a different parent blogger who has positively affected my mood, my parenting, my attitude, my blogging, or my level of knowledge about something. Why don’t you join me in this? Even if you can only dedicate one entry, let’s spread the love for each other. Let’s have a carnival of love. I’m going to figure out how to easily collect links to blogs taking part in the love carnival and we can have a big old love carnival party. How’s that sound?

And, unrelated to everything else mentioned, does anyone have experience with toddlers, albuterol, and spacer masks? If so, give me advice on using them please.

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I’m making a push to become a bit more well known and well read as a parenting blogger. Part of that is joining ranking/voting sites in hopes of getting some exposure. Please click the links behind the fold, and also if you think it worthwhile, recommend posts of mine to friends, digg them, add them to del.i.cious, etc.

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In addition to nanowrimo, naphopomo, and nachopomo, November is also nablopomo; but it isn’t nanomango which takes place in June. (According to Wikipedia, November is also a lot of other stuff.)

Are you doing anything especially writery for November?

I’m going to try and update MAH BLAHG every day during the month of November and also work on outstanding pieces of fiction I have open as opposed to starting new pieces of fiction that won’t get finished. Is there a “national finish your stupid writing already” month or a “national edit your rough drafts” month or something?

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I'm still bouncing between Dreamwidth and Live Journal and let me tell you something, Dreamwidth: someone bought me 6 months of paid time. and the ability to edit comments? OH MY GOSH. I love it so hard. I'm very spoiled now and super miss that function over on LJ.

I'm dyslexic and frequently make spelling mistakes or leave out words or just plain type some kind of gibberish that makes no sense in retrospect (I have a tag on LJ that is completely unintelligible but I didn't realize that until after I'd tagged several entries so I just keep using it) so the ability to edit mah wurds is really really awesome.
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My blogging life is more integrated with Dreamwidth than it is with Live Journal. For instance, I crosspost my babyblog to DW, but I don't to LJ.

I originally started a separate pregnancy blog because I wasn't sure if I'd carry to term or not. If I had a miscarriage, I really didn't want to deal with people knowing about it until I'd gotten a chance to process what was going on and move to a better place. Sometimes sympathy, for me, makes things worse. And then I went through the 2nd trimester and started mentioning that I was pregnant and had a blog about it, but I still kept things separate.

I think part of that is that I didn't want to bore people on LJ with baby stuff; and part of it is that I was worried about talking about nothing BUT pregnancy/baby stuff. So I kept the two separate so I could see how I was doing, see that I was making non-baby posts as well as baby posts. Because babies? They are freakin' huge events and will take over.

I feel a little more comfortable including baby stuff at Dreamwidth, maybe because my persona over here isn't quite as established or maybe because the kid is older and not as all-consuming and I know I can balance my life a bit.

Anyway, just thought it was interesting, how I use the two blogging services differently.
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Somebody bought me a six month paid account.

What is this, I don't even.

I'm wiping away one single tear of stunned, gratified disbelief.

Thank you so, so much.
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Hey, people in my circle.

Let's make a pact.

Every day that you're online, scout around dreamwidth. Find one person you don't normally comment to and comment on an entry. Pick a community that looks cool or that you're a member of and don't normally post to/comment on, and leave a post/comment. Post something of substance in your journal. Start a conversation. Engage. Enrich the community.

I've seen people reluctant to leave LJ because there isn't the community on DW that they're used to. Well, of course not! DW is still new and the community is still being formed.

Get out there and add to it.
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I'm going to start importing/mirroring my child/parenting posts to his blog. We'll see how that goes. I think I'm going to keep them off LJ at least for now, though.

I won't be importing archives, but you can read previous posts at http://www.brigidkeely.com/baby . To sum up: I have a boy child who was born March 16th, 2009 and I blogged about my pregnancy, birth, and parenting/family experience over there. Our biggest issues lately have been sleep stuff, a recalled crib, illness, and my eagerness to begin potty training a child who doesn't seem to be ready for that yet. I haven't talked about the last very much but it is ON MY MIND.
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Oh, LJ

Tuesday, 7 September 2010 12:04
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Live Journal is doing that thing again where its tubes are filled with thought honey, and it goes slow and won't load and is just balky and awful. Wonder if something specific is causing that?

Hm!
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