On July 19, 2008, I double-checked that nobody else was calling themselves or their blog “Political Housewyf” and registered with WordPress.
My first post explained my hope that I could inspire people to pay some attention to a few deeper subjects (although I post plenty of photos of my kids and garden produce), try a new paint scheme (“At least it isn’t as crazy as that dark blue kitchen ceiling on that housewyf blog!”), grow a garden (“No, dear, if you want to see ‘obsessive’ gardening, you have to check out this blog I found.”), or write the paper or your Congressman.
The first ten posts covered abortion, gardening, frustrating children, China’s One-Child policy, the spiritual advantages to us of work, black mermaids (and quilts), people looking to politicians for salvation, figs, and Chinese brush painting.
Some things don’t change much around here, do they?
I have been having a very lazy summer. The end of last school year (and the beginning of the summer) demanded some recuperation time. And I’ve had enough annoyances in my “real” life that I don’t feel like starting arguments on the blog (which I don’t enjoy but seem to have a talent for creating). Plus, I finally figured out a wind-resistant shade system on the dock, so the kids have been swimming like crazy, and I’m not taking the laptop anywhere near Crash doing cannonballs into the lake.
But school starts next week (Why keep doing summer when nobody will go outside?), so I may get around to more blogging. In the meantime, I’m going to re-post some stuff (which is what I should have been doing, instead of letting the blog, yet again, go dormant for a month).
Thank you all for reading.