Monday, January 17, 2011
Waiting for an epiphany
The last week has been an active one. We have been busy with baby arrival preparations including several baby showers. The quandary for me has been what to write about in the blog. The blog has always been about our travels and very little about daily life. Since the motorhome is going to be stationary for some months to come, the question is what is blog worthy? I have been reading other blogs for some inspiration on this topic. They are all different, which is what makes them interesting. Some focus almost exclusively on daily life, including coffee, meals and shopping etc. Others lean toward more on emotional and social activities. All good for those who write them and I read and enjoy them all.
My epiphany has not yet arrived, but I am just going to start expanding what topics I put in the blog. The option of not writing I found, to my surprise, was not very appealing and made me feel a bit guilty about not writing more often. So while waiting for the light bulb to switch on, I will press on.
Despite three children and one grandson in my life, I really never had much involvement in the baby shower tradition. I can no longer say that. I have helped with the preparations for one and actually observed at least some of the secret ceremonial process. For example, who knew there was such a thing as a diaper cake? Of course, I also got to load up the goodies that are a major part of the event. At least from what I am able to observe, the attendees take this very seriously and are very generous with the gifts to the new mother.
I must say that after seeing what goes on, I am glad that I am not expected to take part. I am not sure I would fare well in some of the activities that occur. At the risk of violating some secret classification, I will share a few of these with you. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.