Google Found Me How?

Thought it was time again to share some of the crazy search terms that have resulted in people finding my blog.

  • Mom black pen – there’s a mom-specific black pen?! Marketing genius or just plain weird? Jury is out on this one.
  • Being single vs relationship – hope whomever is contemplating this option has figured out whether they want to stay in their relationship or not. Personally, I believe that if you are contemplating your relationship status, you shouldn’t be in a relationship. Just my opinion (and experience) though.
  • I’m not happy with my current relationship status – see my comment above
  • Set me free from his lies – LOL! Hunny, to Quote Dr. House “everyone lies”. All you can do is choose to put up with the lies, confront them, or move on.
  • Cartoons of people marrying their dog – ummm, what?! And, how did that search term bring you to my blog? For the record, I never married my dog.
  • I knew it was over when… – oh let me count the ways I could finish this statement… 😉
  • itruzie bridal – I don’t even know what this is, but how is the word “bridal” finding my blog? I didn’t even wear a bridal gown when I got married. I wore a bridesmaid dress that I had made in white. I just wasn’t a big puffy white dress kind of girl, nor could I validate spending thousands of dollars on a dress.
  • Breastfeeding older babies – not sure what the searcher refers to as “older babies” but I breastfed my twins until they were 1 year old…and frankly, I’m damn proud of it! They never developed the “latch” ability so I pumped for that year, and when month 11 came around, I was so sick of it but I was determined to achieve my goal of a year, and I did!
  • Marriage couple between 10 -14 years of difference – my ex-husband is 14 years older than me. It worked out “grrrrreat”. LOL!
  • My ex said his door is always open for me – mine said that too. I think they all do. They lie.
  • Can you fake Autism – ummm, what??!!!! Why would you want to? Seek professional mental help, please…asap.
  • Shemar Moore and single – is he??? Really??? He’s on my “list”. Sorry honey… 😉

My favs of all of them is:

  • Happy I’m single – Despite being in a relationship with a wonderful man…me too hunny!! No more marriage for me!
  • Autism Super Power – Hear! Hear!

 

Valentine’s Day Scrooge

I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a Valentine’s Day Scrooge. Please don’t assume that because I’m no longer married, that’s the reason I’m a Valentine’s Day Scrooge.  I am partnered with a wonderful man.  I just don’t understand Valentine’s Day, and here are some of the questions that run through my head every year:

  • Why are we expected to pay more attention to our significant others on one specific day of the year?  Shouldn’t we be making those we love our priority all the time? Personally, I spoil my kids on Valentine’s Day.
  • Why does society view buying flowers, chocolate, jewellery, and dinner and a show for women as a demonstration of a man’s love for her?
  • Why does it usually rest on the man’s shoulders to prove his love? Are women “not allowed” to be the one to spoil her man?
  • What about same-sex couples? Is there an acceptable “standard” as to who is the one to demonstrate their love?
  • Why do we prioritize relationships over being single? Why is it “better” to be married than single?
  • Why do we forget about the BIGGEST and MOST IMPORTANT relationship we will always have…the one with ourselves?
  • Biggest question of all…why does everything cost so much more??!!!!

Having said all that, I will admit that I look forward to the day AFTER Valentine’s Day…to break my New Year’s Resolutions with all the chocolate that’s on sale.

 

Day 07 – Letter to your ex

Ex,

You think you are the “victim” in all of your relationships: with your parents, your siblings, all 3 of your ex-wives, etc.  You believe that your life is the song “My heart will go on” because your heart has been broken so many times and yet you claim to still believe in love.

When things are good in a relationship with you, they are great; when things are bad, they are beyond horrible.  What you don’t understand is that you become a tsunami.  What about the hearts you break?  What about the wake you leave behind you?  What about the destruction you leave in our lives?

I believed all the stories you told me, and now I see the similarities in your relationships, both the good parts and the ends.  You claim to have “snapped”, and yet you have “snapped” at the end of two of your three marriages – I wonder about the first.  I feel bad for your newest partner and her children as I hope they will not be hurt the same way your children have been hurt by your actions, and non-actions.  You seem to be repeating the same patterns over and over and over again, while thinking you are embracing change, that you have learned from your mistakes, that you are empowered, and not repeating the patterns of your childhood. I don’t see change.  I see all the same patterns.

I will no longer allow you to have control over me, my life, my abilities, and my potential.

Fill in the Blanks Friday, with a theme…ugh!

Ugh. This week’s “Fill in the Blank Friday” from The Little Things We Do has a theme, to honour their 4 year wedding anniversary. Officially, congrats!  I remember those days of being happily married. I sometimes even miss those days. But if you’ve ever read my blog, you know my feelings towards being out of my marriage, so this is a tough one to complete.  I’m not really a “reflect on love and relationships” kind of girl.  My man and I “work” because neither of us are interested in getting married again, nor do we feel the need to define our relationship. We just “are”, and we “are” very good together.  So, here goes…

1.   Love is completely blind, and not just because there’s a famous saying that says so (who coined the phrase anyway?). When you are in love, you are blind to someone’s weaknesses or even worse, to your reactions to them…and hopefully that isn’t a dangerous thing. You need to trust yourself and your instincts before you can know that you are truly in love – wow…that almost sounded wise.

2.   Being in love feels like comfort. Knowing we are there for eachother, for good things and stressful situations.  My man stuck around and supported me through the months leading up to, the day of, and recovery after my first surgery.  I learned tons about him and his character throughout that time…he’s definitely a keeper!

3.  My favorite quote about love is…hmmm, honestly, I had to Google “quotes about love”. I’m not very “girlie” about love. My belief is that you either are in love, or you aren’t. No need to discuss it at great length. You either smile when you see his name on your call display or in your inbox, or you don’t.  If you roll your eyes when you see his name pop up, it’s past the time to finish.  So, in my 2 minutes Google search, I came across a quote from Marilyn Monroe that made me smirk: “A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left”.  Yup, I’m cynical…but at least I admit it, and my man accepts it (plus, he may be a bit cynical too…so that helps).

4. The most important thing in a relationship is not something I have figured out yet. I could say the standard “communication”, “respect for eachother”, “make eachother laugh”, and also knowing yourself, but I haven’t actually mastered it…mind you, my man has stuck around for a while now so either we’re both bad at it together, or I may have inadvertently done something right in the last year, but I don’t want to jinx it.

5.  A “deal breaker” for me in a relationship is abuse. Does it really need explanation beyond that?
6.  The way I show love in my relationships is between my man and I, plus there’s the occasional surprise delivery of Coke…makes him happy.

7.  I love …do I really need to say it?  He knows who he is.

 

Google Found Me How?!

Every so often, I just NEED to share with you the Google search terms that result in people visiting my blog. Some are funny, and some are just plain “ewwww!”. Here are some searches that have resulted in people coming to my blog in the last month: 

Under the “Awww!” Category:

  • Hugs for growth – still amazes me how much money went into finding out that hugging is a good thing…and getting 14 hugs a day is optimal
  • Positive mommy quotes – LOVE that someone found my blog with this search term. I hope I helped!
  • Quotes on how to be single and happy – yay! Fake it until you make it, baby!
  • Freckles and redheads hot – why, thank you! For some reason though, I think this search might have searching for something other than a mommy blog…just sayin’.
  • Domesticated Mommy – ha! Have you fooled!
  • Happily divorced – just waiting to file the paperwork…but in my mind, I am happily divorced! 

Under the “Ummm…what?! Why did you find my blog with this search term” Category:

  • My son steals my daughters diaper – do I want to know if it was a clean or soiled diaper? Don’t think so.
  • Marriage – why on earth are you looking to me to learn anything about marriage? I know nothing…just ask my ex-husband. Wait. Please don’t.
  • Babies get high – Should I call Childrens’ Aid Society, or are you? And why on earth would that search term bring you to MY blog? I’m almost offended by this.  For the record, I do NOT support babies getting high!
  • Quotes on how to start a relationship – um, again…don’t ask me! I’m shocked (but happy!) my man is still around!
  • Don’t like your status – then don’t read it
  • Negative single parent quotes – who is researching this on Google? What are you planning on learning?
  • I am not your mother anymore – amen, sister!
  • I’m not the mothering type – I REALLY hope my kids never say this about me!
  • Vaginal myomectomy – ahhh…been there, done that…and am SSOOO glad!  Highly recommend it for anyone with a uterine fibroid.

Under the Ewwww! Category:

  • Mom son sexy stories – ummm…ewwww!

What I do find cool though, is when people actually search for different variations of “ImAMomToo” and find my blog – yay!