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Teacher-Moms, on the edge…

Why am I here?

profileOk, I have an assignment.  My teacher brain perks up and I constantly remind myself that I need to set a good example.  Have a clear beginning, middle, and end…tell me what you’re going to tell me – tell me – tell me what you told me.  I have to do my best because Andrea will bleed red all over my paper.  Actually, she will just tell me it was riddled with mistakes and then fix them – I’m the bleeder.  So here it goes.

I’m going to tell you why I’m here.  Not here in the metaphysical sense or the obvious (my parents had sex at least once) but here – blogging.  There are several reasons really, but the most importantly is because my best friend wanted me.  That’s a huge honor because writing is her thing and I’m pretty sure I’m the loose cannon in this relationship.  I always thought blogging was like a virtual journal and I’ve never been one to keep up with something like that. For years my friends have said that I need to write a book.  Again, writing is not my thing, but I do have volumes of ridiculous antics I’ve pulled with my children, my students, my family, and myself.  Lately I’ve enjoyed using other people’s blogs as information (I love me some crafts) or humorous kinship.   I’m definitely a math person but I am also a story teller.  It’s much better in person because the wild sound effects and body language are definite enhancers (and kind of my trademark), but I can ramble with the best of them and hope that you get the picture.  I really have no clue what I’m doing or if I’m doing it right, but I figure the more I talk the more material I’ll have and the more content there is to edit to actually have a product.  I know what I like to see and read and think to myself, “would I read me?”  Maybe my best bet is to keep it short, sweet, and to the point.  Well, I guess this is a learning curve.  I’ll let Andrea and you people guide me in that direction.

So now that I’m here, what do I want to accomplish?  I just want to share.  Share some crafts, some recipes, some laughs.  I want to have a group of people that I can get together with and not feel obliged to shower and actually go out in public to hang out with.  It’s perfect really, I don’t have to pencil anyone in and I won’t be late.  I can keep the people around that have similar interests and think I’m almost as funny as I think I am and I won’t be tempted to pay for everyone’s drinks when I drink too much (my husband will appreciate that).  Plus I can delete the people that roll their eyes at me – just like I do in real life.

Success and how to measure it.  Of course my brain gets teacher-y again and I think of how I can assess my progress – should it be formative or evaluative?  Will I need to fill out pages of answers that no one ever really reads and determine how I’m going to spend my summers coming up with new ways to make myself better?  The education system has really honed the brainwashing technique…  No, I think I’ll revert back to middle school and go with how many friends I have.  Life is a popularity contest.  The more people that actually read my endless ramblings the higher I score.  That’s for me personally.  The real goal is for my best friend to use this as an outlet or springboard to get her books published, and for her to encourage one (or more) of my children to write a book.  I can only tell the stories from my perspective – I know that their side of things are drastically different, but equally as entertaining.

So in conclusion (I probably wasn’t supposed come right out and say “this is my conclusion”…I told you I wasn’t good at English Language Arts formalities),  I know why I’m here, I’ll figure out what I’m doing along the way, and I just want everyone to laugh and have fun and pour another drink!

KEVIL

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20 comments on “Why am I here?

  1. Bonnie C
    March 22, 2014

    Your unanswered questions say A LOT about you…but how come there wasn’t a single beer question? And can you still buy those blow-up clowns that you punch & they bounce back up? I think a lot of moms could make good use of those as stress release. 🙂

  2. Kevil
    March 23, 2014

    heehee! I’m sure there will plenty alcoholic references here! I like the stress relief idea – maybe we should be passing them out to teachers…it’s testing time 😉 ~KEVIL

  3. Kelly
    April 11, 2014

    Hi Kevil! Great post. I especially love your last line: “I know why I’m here, I’ll figure out what I’m doing along the way, and I just want everyone to laugh and have fun and pour another drink!” Three cheers for you!

  4. Dawn Marie
    April 12, 2014

    In conclusion, I am glad you are here sharing and blogging with us! I love humorous females and it draws me to their blogs, so keep up the humor and teacher-y attitude!!
    xoxo
    Dawn

  5. Delia@eosgrafx
    April 14, 2014

    I love to see people’s stories, hear their goals and visions for their blog. It also changes in time, most of the time 🙂 Cannot wait to see where your blogging journey brings you, Kevil!

  6. aishasoasis
    April 16, 2014

    Lol, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you thru this post! Looking forwars to reading more, and exploring your reallh great category names, they are brilliant!

  7. Jess
    April 17, 2014

    I like your blog and will follow your journey with sharing and laughes.

  8. FittyUpdike
    April 23, 2014

    Love your blog! Def. gonna keep reading. So far I probably think you’re as funny as you think you are.

    • Kevil
      April 23, 2014

      Thanks! I’m going to go home and have a drink for that compliment 😉

  9. karensamenow
    April 26, 2014

    OMGosh, you are too funny! I love the way you write, & now I feel like I need to up my game. Thanks a lot. As if I’m not stressed enough just working on all this, I now have to work on being even more clever!

    • Kevil
      April 28, 2014

      oh stop! 😉 not the funny praise – keep that coming, the stress thing. Have a drink sister and when you’re in North TX come have one with me!

      • karensamenow
        April 28, 2014

        I might just do that! By the way, I think the two of you have a very unique blog. I’m thinking your writing raises the bar considerably for the rest of us. I know we are going to become very good friends.

      • Kevil
        April 28, 2014

        😀

  10. pavanneh
    May 14, 2014

    Such a great post. Love your humor and how you look at life. I look forward to reading more. 😀

    • Kevil
      May 14, 2014

      Thanks! There’s never a dull moment 😉

  11. vivachange77
    July 6, 2014

    I loved your story and especially the questions you ask. It will be fun to read more. Thanks. And thanks for Following me.

    • Kevil
      July 6, 2014

      I always love finding new friends! And thank you!

  12. bookreviews1966
    January 12, 2015

    It is nice to meet you as I joined in the blogging Challenge 101. I have updated some things and hope you stop by. Congrats to make this decision to join in the writing fun online, you have a special friend that will admire you as you grow: ME!

  13. Pingback: Blogging Challenge 101/Depth | ♥ Blogging in 2015 ♥

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