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What does ebullient mean?

What does ebullient mean? It means somebody that has a lot of enthusiasm, somebody with an overflowing excitement.

Adjective: -nonebullient

Sentence Examples: –

  •         It is the ebullient nature of the song that had not only made me dance, but had also made me enjoy life to the maximum.
  •         My uncle Bob had an ebullient understanding of life, and he would share with us all the sensitive details that could actually make a marriage last without any kind of compromises on your part.
  •         After drinking the morning coffee, people find themselves to be ebullient and they could go about their work without any kind of issues.
  •         It is a noted fact that when people are made to wait for a long period of time, they are far from being ebullient.
  •         It is the nature of Jack, which is so ebullient, that it has transformed the entire image of an office around him.
  •         Although Gary had ended up losing a job, it was his ebullient nature that ensured that his marriage lasted through this windstorm until he found another job. More here 

I love you blogging. I really do…

…but, recently, I haven’t been as committed to this relationship as I should be.

I’ve been sneaking behind your back seeing someone else that I’ve missed. His first name is My, and his last name is Life (gasp).  Yes, he’s back in the picture. That scoundrel. Yes, he’s back putting thoughts into my head about what I could be doing rather than spending quantity quality time with you.

(sigh)

And, I do feel guilty about all of this, all this sneaking around at all hours of the day, the half written, pathetic excuses for posts with gimmicky titles in my drafts folder, and regrets about not thinking too much of you and how I should be spending more time with you when I’m with him.

Can’t you just hear my guilt? Can’t you?!?

While I’ve been unfaithful with My Life, I’ve been taking my daughter to the park more.

I’ve been taking pictures of random trees more.


I’ve been napping more, cooking more, sitting down in doing nothing. more.


I’ve been watching Dr. Phil while eating cheese and crackers more (gasp). I know. I know. You didn’t think I’d stoop to such a level. And, neither did I. Neither. did. I.I am telling you all this because I want you to know that all is well. All that My Life is teaching me right now is only good for us. We’ll be back to the way we once were in no time. Now, you will wait for me, right? (blink blink)Please circle: Yes   No   MaybeLove,
Jessica

Am I the only one having an affair with anything else besides blogging right now? What other interesting things, hobbies, activities are you indulging in right now (besides blogging, of course)?

When technology fails, blogging to-do lists must change

I have so few free hours in a day to myself, so I have learned to take the (free) time that I most often spend doing blogging related tasks very seriously .

I’ve learned that the best way that I can avoid spending too many hours on any particular task (i.e. tweeting, writing posts, or reading blogs) is by creating daily blogging “to-do” lists. Yes, as a mom even my hobbies must be resigned to a list.

It’s sad, but very necessary.

And I love crossing things off my lists, and then creating new lists, often long lists to have a “record” by which to measure my daily blogging productivity. It’s an obsession  of mine, a sad but necessary one that comes, I like to tell myself, with motherhood.

This week’s “to-do” list was particularly large. On that very long list of  things to do were small things like writing posts, editing posts, responding to comments, visiting  blogs, editing pictures writing emails, and large things like creating a header and taking the steps needed to officially change blogging platforms.

It was a lot to do, but, I figured that so long as I did everything in the order planned on my list, starting over the weekend and continuing at 6 AM sharp on Monday morning,  I could do it.

So on Sunday night, I went to bed ready, really ready for Monday to come so that I  could get down to continue the unfinished blogging business from the weekend.

And when Monday came, I was really ready. I woke up at 5 AM, showered, ate my  breakfast of champions: Oatmeal with Blueberries, and sat down in my office chair. Yes! “This feels right!” “I’m going to get so much done!”I thought to myself as I turned on my  computer.

I started by working on an overdue post on marriages post-children and then observed,  casually, that my computer only had a 10% charge. Now, this wouldn’t have been a  problem if my computer charger were in “good” condition, but it wasn’t, mostly as the result of it being Nya’s toy for one too many months. 

After weeks of having issues sustaining a charge, I had learned that to use my  charger, I had to twist, turn, blow on it, pray on it for it to work. And, I did all  this, this Monday morning, however, it didn’t work. It (the charger) died (officially pronounced at 7 AM. Yes, I kept at it for 2 hours) and so did my list of oh so
important blogging tasks.

By 7:30 AM, my 10% charge was depleted along with my hope to conquer some of my elephant  to-do list.

I was devastated. I felt as if the world were going to end.

I wanted to cry, and just be miserable the whole day, but I couldn’t. My daughter, who woke up around 8 AM, and my other, unwritten to-do list of laundry, dishes, and  errands wouldn’t let me.

In spite of my disappointment, I had to keep going.

And, keep going, I did.

Instead of editing pictures, tweeting, or editing posts during my daughter’s nap, I took a much needed catnap and managed to write this post by hand (i.e., with paper and pen) when I awoke.

And, I survived, survived much of my day (until my husband returned from work with his computer) without my beloved laptop, my blogging weapon of choice.

And, the sky didn’t fall because I couldn’t check things off my list.

Really.

While very stressed out yesterday morning at the thought of not being able to follow  through with my original plans, it all worked out in the end.

And through the experience, I learned something.

I learned how important it is in life to not allow what’s not working or what’s broken or what’s lost (and this could be anything, a relationship, a job, a charger) to overshadow the things that are. I was reminded of how important it is to be open to (and receptive of) changed plans, other options, and alternatives. 

My blogging to-do list is still long, but that’s OK. I know that I’ll conquer it in time.

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Anyone else have a blogging to-so list? Has failed technology stood in a way of you accomplishing things on that list? 

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Oh, and until my new charger gets here (and because I refuse to use my smart phone), I’ll be mostly “out-of-commission” during the day. Still, feel free to contact me by email or twitter or through a comment. I’ll be sure to respond as soon as I can.

My IT Guy (I’m moving)

I have finally mustered the guts and found the time to make the move over to WordPress and I’m going it, alone. Like the mismatched cabinet safety locks that are poorly installed in my Kitchen and the uneven picture hanging above my bed, this blog has officially become my DIY “project” (but this time, I’m doing things right. Ha!)

I know, this is big, and possibly insane, but that’s (I’d like to believe) beyond the point! I’m doing this big thing because I want to learn, because I want the sweet sense of satisfaction of knowing that I did it, that, and, well, I’m horribly cheap. And while I am doing most of the heavy lifting, I do have some help, namely from a trusty book recommended by Kate of the Mommy Monologues and my husband, my IT Guy.Image result for blogging

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that my husband works in the IT industry, but he does. And for any woman out there (or man) who has a significant other working in that industry, you know that it’s tough. Long and often unreasonable hours, untenable work schedules, attached to the skull Blackberries, and lots and lots of urgent matters are what make up that industry, I think.

Having kids and being married to someone in the IT industry (particularly those in programming or networking or other 24/7 fields) is a challenge, but there are also benefits if you call yourself a blogger, namely that you always have someone who can provide you with real-time, free help-desk support on your blog or any other possibly stupid and ridiculously simple (like opening files off a FTP site. Yep. That was one of my questions at 1 AM last night when my mirrored site crashed) technical matter that may be troubling you.

The help you receive from an IT spouse (and you can probably imagine this to be true if you’ve ever had to work with an IT person) is, well, unique, too. These people, these IT people of which my husband belongs, take their craft very, very serious, so you have to tread delicately, oh, non-IT one, in dealing with them. All explanations are FULL explanations on any given topic, all questions are approached with a degree of skepticism, and all problems can and WILL be solved.

It’s truly an interesting thing being the wife of an IT guy, my IT guy.

I could go on longer about, but I’ll save that for another time.

It’s Father’s Day so my husband has planned a nice afternoon of us sitting on the couch watching movies. I know. So fun.

Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there.

Any one else out there conquering any DIY projects at this time? What are you working on? Oh, and is there any one with a spouse or significant other in IT? Can you relate? We need a support group, right?