I noticed on my son's blog that readers wanted to know the significance of the blog name. I figured I'd be proactive and answer the question before it was asked!
Years ago, I discovered an on-line forum on housecleaning tips and ideas that I was interested in joining. However, because we were new to the internet, I was a little leery about having my real name plastered all over the web. After thinking for a while about a descriptive screen name, "NeverBored" was the result. As I recall my profile for that website read something like this:
"I enjoy reading, studying, teaching, singing, playing the piano, sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, genealogy, gardening, cooking, baking, organizing, volunteering (church, school, Scouts), hiking, camping, swimming, etc. I have six wonderful children and a fantastic husband. I may be happy, optimistic, thrilled, amused, grateful, pleased, busy, stressed, overwhelmed, discouraged, sad, misunderstood, loved, productive, excited, or any of many other emotions, but I am NEVER BORED."
Thirteen years have passed, yet this blog will verify that I am still "Never Bored."
My "learning goal" for 2008 is to set up and maintain a blog. The inspiration for this comes from several sources. I guess the idea was planted when my future-daughter-in-law excitedly shared that she and Weston had started a blog; it was the way her family keeps in touch with each other. Then last week my cousin emailed me the link to her blog and I had a wonderful time perusing that and learning all about her family and their activities. At the same time, there was an article on the home page of lds.org stating that Elder Ballard encouraged college graduates to use modern technology, or blogs, as a way to communicate their values. I have a friend I greatly admire who has been keeping a blog of her mission experiences; it's been inspiring to read of their challenges and successes. Finally, I'm hoping that this will be a way for our far-flung family to get an idea of daily life at "the 813."
So, thank you for your encouragement. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2008 has in store for us. Happy New Year!
edited on 5/18/09 - Welcome to those who are popping over from "Like a Warm Cup of Coffee." Although I don't have any coffee to offer you (hot chocolate and muffins, anyone?) I hope you feel loved and welcome here. Because this blog has evolved over the past 18 months, I'm not sure that this first post captures its essence, (the second post helps a bit), but I hope it's still helpful and motivating. It's always nice to know we're not alone. Have a wonderful day and I hope you're enjoying the party.