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It seems like I don't really blog anymore.  I mean I still post, but mostly just reviews.  Which isn't really what I wanted my blog to be.

I started blogging because I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with people, then I realized that I could probably profit from blogging, which would be awesome.  So I started contacting companies with products I wanted to review, and was overwhelmed by the positive responses.  All of the sudden I was getting awesome products to try in the mail, and even better, being able give "presents" to my blog readers.

I am NOT complaining.  But it takes more time to do a really good review (finding links, taking pictures, creating giveaways) then it does to just post my thoughts and feelings of the day.  So instead of lots of personal posts I just do the reviews that I am obligated to do, and spend lots of time on one or two posts.  I don't know if that is what my readers prefer.  I do know that I have a lot more followers now then I did before the giveaways, but I don't know that many of them actually read my blog.  I am sure most of them just follow me to enter the giveaways.  I know I am guilty of doing that.

Part of the problem is that I am uninspired.  As negative as it is, I am not really very good at writing when things are going well.  Despite the fact that our car is attempting to kill us financially by breaking 3 times in about 6 months (good-bye $4000 on top of our $350 a month car payment!), things are pretty awesome right now.

Miss Baby is a joy to have in the house.  I am going to be SOOOOOO sad when she leaves (expect at least one hysterical blog post when that happens), but for now its amazing.  I am just baby-sitting Hadlee, which is what I was hoping to do after Jordyn and Cooper started staying home with their mom.  Its pretty pleasant around here.

We are supposedly going to be getting another placement soon (in the next week or so), but who knows.  I am hoping for a "unicorn", which is what I call healthy, newborn girls.  Because that is what everyone wants, so it is rare to get a placement like that.  Only God (and possibly DHS, if we happen to get a call in the next hour or two I guess) knows when/if we will get another placement, and if it will be a boy or girl.  All we know is it will be a baby, because we only take kids 18 months and under.

My birthday is next Monday.  Then I will be old.  Which is what I think every year since I turned 22.  It bothers me that I anticipated being at a different point in life when I turned 27, so it feels a little like a failure.  It isn't that I don't want to get older (okay, well it is that too), its that now I am going to be an old mom when I finally get a permanent baby.  As a teenager, I assumed by this point I would have 7 year old by now, and of course a few younger kids.  I am not discontent with my life, I just feel like I am about 7 years behind schedule.  I also don't want to get wrinkly and grey either.


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