Much Ado About Nothing

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I remember a day not very long ago that my goal was to get to 5000 views on my blog. After 5000 I wanted to get to 7000….it is good to have goals right?!

I used to blog everyday but I am spending time writing a book, a project I started long ago and never had the courage to finish. I don’t want to force out a post everyday writing about my problems and posting pictures of my breakfast so I have gone down to posting about once a week (or less…shrugs sheepishly!”)

So without any fanfare, confetti, sparkling lights or applause, this weekend I am proud to say that I surpassed 10, 000 views on my blog. It is a milestone for me and I want to thank each and every one of you who have taken the  time to visit my blog, to comment, to retweet me @ 1000acreheart, to follow me on instagram @ michd74.

I started my blog as an outlet to talk about having a child at the tender age of 16 and giving him up for adoption. The loss and heartache I suffered and the great joy it brought to my life to be reunited with him many years later. As much as it was an outlet for me to explore my feelings and to offer myself closure and forgiveness I was hoping that maybe I could help someone else who was maybe struggling with the same feelings or decisions. The feedback I got has been nothing short of amazing. I learned a lot about myself on this journey and I learned that everyone has a remarkable story to tell. Sometimes our weakness lies not in having fears but in admitting that we are scared or hurting and taking the necessary steps to fix ourselves. For me it was simply acceptance. Accepting that I was exactly where I was supposed to be and though I couldn’t change the past  I needed to be grateful and excited for the present and  very enthusiastic about the future. I have every reason to be. If you are interested and have not read the Thousand Acre Heart Series starts HERE

The way my blog has connected me to people all over the world, funny, smart, intriguing people has been such a pleasure. I really do get joy from talking to you, reading about you and I love it when you leave comments. Comments are validating for a writer, or at least they are for me. Perhaps that makes me a NEEDY writer. I have enjoyed writing about my experiences as a mother, a wife and a friend. Being honest, funny and daring. Being myself entirely. I also have enjoyed your feedback on my fictitious works!

I am getting closer and closer to the big 4-0 everyday (January 15 if you want to send presents) and in that time I have gained some wisdom that I would like to share with you today in celebration of over 10, 000 views in over 55 countries.

1. You can’t have a rational argument with a teenager, they know everything and you are stupid. The only thing you can hope for is that one day they will have their own ungrateful, entitled know-it-all’s and maybe they will feel so bad that they will get you really good Christmas presents.

2. There is a reason why an Esthetician exists. Have you ever had a Brazilian wax? Perhaps you just wanted to surprise your husband on his 40th Birthday which also happened to be Halloween so you were pressed for time!! Ladies’ in the house I am holding up the proverbial Stop sign!! Waxing your feminine fun parts is a delicate matter that should not be done in hurry. If I were to make a video about this experience it would star Sweet Brown saying “Oh Lord it’s a fire!”

3. In reference to the above, don’t spend hours in Hallmark looking for the perfect card for your guy. They don’t care. If you are going to spend time anywhere contemplating what to get your special someone make it the liquor store or adult superstore. They want booze and sex that they don’t have to work for…the dirtier the better.

4. Your mother really did know everything! Isn’t that a kick in the pants?You should have listened!!

5. Do you crave a good argument? Don’t be so concerned with getting the last word. Sometimes we get so focused on winning the argument that we say stupid shit we can’t take back. Sometimes silence really is golden.

6. If you think you are punishing your guy with the silent treatment, think again!!

7. If you spend all of your time looking forward or back you will lose sight of everything in front of you. You can’t store sleep, time, yesterday or tomorrows. Say it now, do it now, live today!

8. Tomatoes are good and good for you. I really just don’t get people who don’t like tomatoes.

9. If you want to be that annoying person don’t change the toilet paper roll when it’s empty. (FUCKER)

10. You’re Shit stinks, I don’t care who you are! Everybody shits and everybody stinks!

Words of wisdom for your Monday night. Thanks for coming by, I hope you come back soon.

xx

Michelle

24 thoughts on “Much Ado About Nothing

  1. Couple of things, glad you´re back with your kid.
    Couple of other things,”sometimes our weakness lies not in having fears but in admitting we are scared or hurting and taking the necessary steps to fix ourselves.”-very true.
    Couple of another thing- Your a funny woman, had a laugh reading your ten points of wisdom…tomatoes are good for you…
    had to laugh at all this and is only 8:45 a.m in Spain, and that is early for us Spaniards.

    1. Thanks for reading!! I really appreciate your comments, I have so much wisdom I figured I should share some of it 😉 I bet you like tomatoes!? My kid really is awesome, he has such a huge heart, he is funny and kind. It’s almost 1 am here in Canada, I am looking at the streetlights reflecting off the snow and it looks like sparkling diamonds, it’s quite lovely! I hope it is a fantastic morning for you in Spain!!

      1. I am glad I found yours as well, I have decided I don’t dislike you much at all!!
        In a month I will be sick of snow and I will happily switch places with you. I do bet New York is stunning covered in a light snow.

      2. O it is stunning, but to see it from inside a cozy apartment, with a bottle of wine and a fire going on. Sort of like in a good movie.

        I´ll make you dislike me, sometimes though

  2. Been travelling , again this time to the sunny south for the winter. Enjoy your blogs 🙂 but waited till i had time to sit & read it. Tomatoes well, …not so great if you have some health problems…sad as i love them. Although you will reach the big number in Jan., just another day …enjoy each one ,live for the moment ……..

  3. Hey Michelle,
    Congrats! How are you? I just thought about writing a blog entry called something like”a call to interaction” but guess I will still wait a bit 🙂
    Have a great day,
    Chris

      1. Happy birthday to her 😉 and congrats to you, last time I went skate (boarding) the wounds are about to heal… But it has been a week now that I fell so I think it is okay and I will start soon again I guess

  4. I love this post. It’s honest, straightforward and altogether refreshing. And I do agree that comments are a validation to writers/bloggers. I know I love when I get comments on my posts.

      1. A dash of validation every now and then is like an ego boost. Wouldn’t mind me a regular dose of that 😉
        You have an interesting blog as well. Consider yourself followed ma’am 🙂

  5. I love you & your blog, even though your leaving our 30-something club to start you 40-something club. Glad your blogging more regularly now, spent the evening catching up tonight. Good writing, as always. 🙂

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