Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Time to Call it Quits

I've given this a lot of thought lately and this morning, I woke up from a dream and realized what I need to do:

It's time for me to stop blogging and start living.

I haven't seen the bottom of my kitchen sink since I cleaned it as a New Year's resolution last year. The time that I cleaned it for the television reporters doesn't count, as I shoved the dirty dishes into the oven.

I haven't made my bed since I started blogging. Oh wait, I can't blame blogging, because it started when we got our first computer nearly ten years ago.

I've neglected my compost pile--it's time for me to pay some attention to those hard-working worms in my backyard.

Oh, and my kids-- just the other day I noticed that my oldest towers above me. The middle kid has grown into a woman. The youngest kid is now negotiating to stay up until midnight. And the youngest kid needs a haircut-- I can't see into his eyes.

So, my blogging readers, it's time for me to hang up the blogging shingle and go clean my kitchen sink and get to know my kids once again. And oh--the hubby too! Thanks for hanging out here in the last year and half-- it was great getting to know you!

29 comments:

Karen said...

May I remind you that it's April Fool's Day? You didn't really think I was gonna clean the kitchen sink, did ya??

Becky said...

I was gonna say ... !

sheeponmystuff.com said...

Oh, thank goodness! I only just found your blog yesterday (I'm a hearing student who just started studying ASL and was looking for Deaf blogs). :) Glad to know I'll be able to keep reading you in the future!

leahlefler said...

Sheesh! Don't DO that to us!

Some of us are more gullible than others!

Genevieve Hinson said...

Oh you had me going with that one. FORGOT it was April's Fools day.

I was FOOLED.

GOOD grief I was all aghast. You're one of my fave bloggers. Don't make me cry like that again! lol.

Li-Li's Mom said...

Hmmm, you had me. I was about to compose a plea ... some kind of argument about building your children's immunities by not cleaning too much.

Lisa C. said...

I didn't think you would stop blogging. Ha! Your dust bunnies were happy and releived to hear that you said it's an April Fool's Day.(chuckle)

Tales from the CI Gal said...

No way! Yes, April Fool's Day!!!! I knew it would never happen. Clean, yuck!!!

Well Happy April Fool's Day,
Valerie

Shawn R. said...

You got me real good. This moring I fooled 5 people in emails and yet you fooled me. My mind disappeared for a minute. Ha. Good job, Karen. I enjoy reading your blogs.

Shawn R.

Karen said...

Ah, it's nice to know that I would be missed if it were true! Thanks, blogging buddies!

Judge said...

Drats, I was excited to see you quit. Then you fooled me!

I thought that it would be one less blog to read.

Hey.. may i remind you that it is also april fool too! :)

I am Trish Marie said...

THAT was a good one!

Nita said...

Whew!!! I was relieved to see that it wasn't true! :) I was a bit disappointed, I must admit. I was going to ask you if you were dead serious about quitting for good.

Nita

Anonymous said...

You had me going too! I played a prank on my mom and now I've been pranked. But now that you will keep blogging, I can breathe a sigh of relief!
--Sange

Jim said...

Boy you are good. Good thing I remembered its April Fool's Day when I was reading your blog.

Jim

Julie said...

Whew.....

Cyndi said...

You scared me! I love reading your blog - it's the only way I keep up with what's going on in your life these days and I really miss all of our online time together!

The Spunky Mommy said...

Hehehehe. You're funny. I'm happy you are staying on for the long haul. You have great STUFF and I love it! Keep up the good work.

Celeste said...

You got me.

groovyoldlady said...

You BRAT!

I was actually getting all teary!

[Groovy writes a sticky note to remind herself that she a gullible idiot!]

Michelle said...

shoou! You scared me until I looked at the date you wrote it, then I started getting suspicious...good one! :)

Mikey D said...

Hey Karen you got me realgood- I was like no way that's not you Karen and I thought??? Maybe I need to change too... whew... april fool Oh I love it... a good jump starts...

Mikey D

Abbie said...

Hmm, you got me :)

Sneaky lil devil ain't cha!

cripchick said...

LOL---you're evil. pure evil!!! :P

Stephen Hopson said...

Karen!

You most definitely had me fooled too! I found myself wondering why the heck you were going to the SOBCon08 blogging conference in May if you were going to quit blogging!

It just didn't make any sense and then I saw the comments and realized you were pulling one on us.

My goodness, you had me there for second!

P.S. I wonder if any other deaf bloggers will be there now that the interpreter situation has been set up for the SOBCon08? Or will it just be you and me with a hearing disability?

Dory said...

I'm SO behind in blog reading.

So glad you were just joshin'!

Terri said...

phew! I really would have missed you!

Hetha said...

Oh dear! I was just getting caught up on your blog and hadn't noticed the date of this post. I read it and yelled "NO!", then realized what was going on. You devil.

Karen said...

Stephen, I think it's just you and me going to the SOBCon so far.