Monday, August 25, 2008

Good News All Around!!!

Nothing but good news to report today, people.

On the depression front, I saw a nurse practitioner that is trying out a few things and though I'm not perfectly satisfied, yet, we're on the right track. Baby steps, right.

Situationally, things are looking up, too. I have made it back to the gym for an entire week, now- thank god the kids are back at school! When I work out, it is like a magic pill (although the actual magic pills are good too).

I commit to eating better, showering (when time permits or I stink- I'm still a mom, after all), wearing clothes that don't look like I stepped out of a homeless shelter and simply feel better about myself.

A biggie! I got my husband's feet wet with "blogging". As you know, it's my secret. However, I have found it hard that I couldn't share what is becoming such an integral part of my life with him. Frankly, I think he was feeling it, too.

First things first, I had to define "blogging" to him. He is 'old school' and not tech savvy. Every time I'm on the computer, I know he's thinking Chris Hansen is going to walk through the door and break up my love affair online with an undercover policeman posing as a 15 year old amorous tease!

After my explanation, he was surprisingly still paying attention interested in hearing more. So, to the visual aids, I went. I couldn't very well argue my case for legitimacy of blogging without mentioning Dooce... and boy did I! You know the speech that comes before Lifetime Achievement Awards that essentially makes evident that their shit don't stink? It was like that. She was all that and a bag of chips (and mentioning her income didn't hurt!)

Then, as my confidence built and he was still in the same room listening to me, I thought I'd bring out the big guns. I played The Bloggess' Youtube video from Blogher- because when I first saw it, I peed myself. I was truly hoping he'd appreciate it. She had him at "cunt"! 'Nuff said.

Then to Mr. Lady, I thought he would appreciate her love for porn and her keen sense of humor. (FYI- Mr. Lady- my husband is looking forward to a night of just you, him, a chocolate bar and Redtube!)

Even though I didn't count on his arousal, it didn't backfire too much. Long story short, he got it- blogging, that is, not Mr Lady! He saw the entertainment value in it. He saw how I could benefit from a creative outlet such as this! He saw how I have found a support system that are not a bunch of dangerous perverts looking to take advantage of me (well, not all of them.)

I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of me. It's still my secret and I trust that he will respect it is "my time". I will still say everything I always have, but , at least I won't have to carry the guilt of hiding it.

And last, but not least, I was nominated for the Hot Blogger Calendar- which completely cracks me up! I am not a confident person- so this is just funny to me. But, I'm not going to lie, it would be great fun.

So here's my challenge to you. Vote for me, then go to all of the computers you can find (because I think they only allow one vote per computer- unless you're a hacker - then, by all means!) Then go and vote for Jen The Mom, Happy Hour Sue, Jill Jill Bo Bill, and Insane Mama because I want to go with them and they're all hot, too!!! You can vote for McMommy too, she is also a bloggy friend and she is very hot, but she's also a shoe in, I'm thinking. So, recapping- vote for me and then go find 5 other computers and vote for my friends, got it???!!!

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C said...

Awesome! I'm glad you're feeling more like yourself, and happy for you that you were able to help your husband get blogging (a little bit.) Whew, right! Happy day! :)

jill jill bo bill said...

I am so thrilled! First, that you are feeling better and second and most important, you made it to the calendar and want me to come with you!!! And think I'm hot. And that you included hubby...And can still email me on a personal basis...

I really think something is wrong with mine or your blog post timing thing. It never tells me you have a new post but whenI click on you, your new one is there, just not titled and timed to where it's at the top. Have I completely confused you? Anyway, just wanted you to be aware.

Okay, how do I do this vote thing?

jill jill bo bill said...

Okay I was going to email you, but i thought you might want the comments. I voted for you1 And I did all by my lonesome. I have no idea who or how I got nominated, but now where do i get the gidget gadget thingy?

jill jill bo bill said...

Okay me again. Just wanted you to know your thing does work. You are up at the top now.

Mr Lady said...

SO is my husband. :) Make him read Busydad, too. That's how I reeled my husband into blogs.

The Mom said...

Tena! I'm so glad you're on a path to feeling better that is awesome, baby steps is necessary!

DON'T vote for me, I am NOT calendar material! I just want to go and hang out and bring you, Sue, and McMommy drinks during the shoot and have the weekend away!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

So glad to hear you are on an upswing...excercise helps!!

Good for you on sharing with Dh...and good for him to realize it's an asset!

I'm going to check out the voting...Hot mom!!

Shoozles said...

Got your link from a friend and voted for you and I'm checking out your blog.

By the way you are much prettier than Nell Carter. And I think every woman needs an outlet like blogging- way to get it out my friend

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

You totally made me blush. And not just because I recognize myself as being a "dangerous pervert".

Ann said...

I'll go vote!
I'm so glad your starting to feel better.

Tiffany said...

I voted for you. Just because you're a hot piece of ass. LMAO And am I the only fucking person NOT nominated? I was torn on who to vote for but I decided on you. I'll bet you feel special huh?

PiaG said...

Hey Tena,

So glad to hear that you are sounding better!!

I suspect that not telling your husband was quite a big deal for you. And now that he knows, you are feeling a lot better!

Hang in there!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Left something for you on my blog.

Mrs4444 said...

I'm jealous, but I voted anyway!~ Good luck! :)

Honeybell said...

Voting, done. And how cool that you're coming out of the blogging closet!!

Zookeeper said...

Glad you had a good day. Oh...and I voted for you. You hot bloggin' babe you.

Rochelle said...

Horray for good news! Glad to hear things are looking up for you.

I gave you a bloggy award. Visit whinesandwines to get it!

Have a great week.

amelia bedelia said...

Sooo glad things are looking up...I was worried about you girly!

I did vote for you, but Jill offering cinnamon rolls for votes...she's cheating.

McMommy said...

ha ha ha!! Only until Dooce mentions the contest to her 457,000 followers on Twitter.

Then I'm screwed.

(I'm so happy you are feeling good!!!)

Our Crooked Tree said...

Glad you are having a good day! Don't give away too much to still need something for yourself!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Yay! So glad to hear you told your hubby. I'm always surprised when people blog in secret. I tell everyone I know. Of course then they avoid me 'cause I'm always asking them if they read my post, LOL!

Cool about the calendar thingy...I'm gonna go check it out and vote.

As for some of those links, well don't you have eclectic blog taste! LOL I'll have to check them out :)

BusyDad said...

I've got a few computers and networks at my disposal. One of em's for your vote! The hot female field is a crazy one!! Like a kid in a candy store, I.

And big thanks for your vote!! I've got celeb chef Jamie Oliver nipping at my heels! yikes! Don't know how much longer I can hold onto a top 12 spot!

HappyHourSue said...

You are the best to mention us all. As for letting the blog out of the bag: who am I going to bitch about my husband to now?

just a girl... said...

one word that saved my life.

klonopin. lol