Friday, December 23, 2005

Not just a grumpy mum

Flying Kiwi and The Editter came by to visit the ever-gorgeous Baby today. Fortunately for them, this time she hadn't just had her vaccinations (they were postponed until January due to a new Ministry of Health directive), so a much more pleasant time was had by all.

If I'd remembered to, I could've gotten out the camera to take some happy group photos, to replace the ones we took last time - the ones where the adults are grinning heroically and Baby is doing an imitation of that famous Edvard Munch painting.

As is usual when I get together in person with fellow bloggers, the conversation turned to what we'd been reading in each other's blogs, and it was noted that the tone of this blog is often a little dour. In fact, it was jokingly suggested that I re-name it to Short and Sweet 'n' Sour. Well, maybe I will.

I can't help writing about all the less-than idyllic moments in my day; if musicians didn't get sad, there wouldn't be the Blues, would there? Besides, few things turn me off more than an overly-sweet, sentimental Pollyanna-ish blog post. You won't come across many of those here.

8 comments:

happyandblue2 said...

The potential title made me laugh.
I like your blog exactly the way it is.
A Merry Christmas to you and your family..

Rainypete said...

Merry Christmas to you and the non-vaccinated baby!

EB said...

Food is another addiction of mine along with your blog so I'd be double happy.

Violet said...

eb: food...it helps me out when sleep can't...

Merry Christmas everyone!

The Skirt said...

I like your blog just how it is - though the proposed new title did make me giggle!

Urban Chick said...

keep it sour!

dooce never got so big being pollyanna-ish, did she?!

The Editter said...

I've just read this now, having just got near a computer for the first time since before xmas. I never said "dour", maybe just "realistic" - I too love the tone of your blog!

Violet said...

editter: well, you never said "dour", but you gotta allow for some artistic license eh?