It's Time

So. Here we are. It's 10:00 pm on New Year's Day. One of my goals for the year was to set up a new blog. One of my other goals is to post at least twice a week.

I call myself a writer but I'm often confronted with the reality that I really don't have much to say. Or at least that's what I tell myself. I have plenty of opinions but for some reason it's hard for me to share them.

In a group, I'm the one listening and nodding. I rarely speak up. Unless I feel strongly about something and I'm sure what I have to say hasn't already been said by the loud person in the center of the room. That's not an insult because frequently that loud person is my husband and I'm happy to have him speak.

That's why committing to blogging regularly scares me to pieces. What if it's true and I really don't have anything to say?

My blogging friends fall into two categories: the uber-bloggers who write every day, sometimes more. And the others like me who post when either a) something moves them or exciting happens or b) it's their prescheduled day to post.

I hope to fall into a third category: a regular poster who always has something to say.

Today we watched the 120th Tournament of Roses Parade on HGTV. We used to live in Pasadena, then in Sierra Madre and we still often travel down for the parade. Television doesn't do it justice. If you haven't seen it in person, that should be your goal for next year.


  1. Hi Carrie, Let me be the first to comment. I read you whole blog and loved it. You really are a gifted writer and I'm saving you blog to my favorites so I will be a frequent visitor to you blog.
    P.S. If you and Dave came to visit me and Wally, I'm sure it would give you material for your blog!!!

  2. I'd argue that watching the Rose Parade in hi-def with a DVR is BETTER than seeing it in person. It's not as cold, you don't have to sit up all night, the picture is better than actually being there, you don't have to suffer the crowds, you can watch it in your pajamas, and the coffee is plentiful.

  3. Wally, you make a compelling argument. But we always sent Rachel and Taryn to stake out our spots overnight. Or pay some foolish college kids. And what about the excitement? It just doesn't translate via tv. And Deb, I'm sure you're right!! We'll plan a trip over soon, because I'm sure I'm going to run out of material in a matter of hours.

  4. I really must disagree with Mr. Conger's remarks about the Rose Parade. How can a picture be better than actually being there?! That's just wrong!