Slight Turbulence

Bring it on, bring it on, bring it on. From here to the eyes and the ears of the 'verse, that's my motto. Or at least it would be, if I start having a motto.


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Title and Tag Line

I selected the blog name Slight Turbulence when I decide to move from iWeb to WordPress. Apple was discontinuing it’s service and I loved using iWeb and all the features. The kids even had their own site named iBartolome Web Show.

I had already been blogging for about two years after completing the “post everyday for a year” challenge I came across. I started off thinking my blogging would be a public journal of sorts; an expansion of thoughts I posted on Twitter. This was before Twitpix and Instagram and around the time Facebook was swarmed with everyone in the entire world!

I had finished re-watching Firefly and finally gotten to watch the Serenity movie so pulling a phrase or quote from the series seemed like a great idea. It describes how I like to portray my life. As if everything is going along pretty well with just a few occasions of slight turbulence. Of course really, it could all explode!

The key is to remain calm, as if we were just having a regular day. Shrug off the negative, focus on the positive, accept the definition of interesting as “Oh God, oh God, we’re going to die” and make the most of it because really, life wouldn’t be living if their weren’t any turbulence.

Today’s assignment for Blogging 101 was to “Edit your title and tagline.”

I’m keeping my title. I did edit the tagline.

It does occur to me that my explanation of the title and the title itself may lead readers to expect crazy, disastrous stories from my life. That will happen some of the time. I think of it this way: Remember when we had land lines? Phones without caller ID? If you had called me early in the morning. Not dead in the middle of the night, but around the time I should probably be up and about getting ready to be productive. Of course I’m not awake, however, if you phoned, I answered. I answered with the most perky, wide awake voice I could muster. I also claimed I was awake already. Yup, that’s what this blog has been. Even with the title, I have shared pretty much the good stuff. Perhaps I will share more of the turbulent now that I have revisited my title. I can already think of a few topics:

  • KidC’s college aspirations and how we will pay for it
  • My job position ending in June
  • Communication issues between the DH and me
  • The relationship I don’t have with my sister
  • Home repairs that cost a fortune
Gracious, my life is full of turbulence. Maybe Serenity would be a better title!
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NaNoWriMo & NaBloPoMo

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I’m posting a blog every day this month for NaBloPoMo!20131101-183925.jpg

Way back in 2007 I came across a bunch of Twitter posts about NaNoWriMo. It’s NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth for those of you normal people out there. Every November people use the power of their online community for support and encourage one another to write that novel that keeps getting put off by life’s various distractions.

For those of us with different ambitions, yet still enjoy want to participate in the camaraderie, an alternative was presented. Write a blog post at least once a day for the entire month. This is called NaBloPoMo: National Blog Post Month. That is how Slight Turbulence was born.

This year, KidA is a seventh grader and her English teacher challenged them to participate in the youth version of NaNoWriMo. To support her and challenge myself, I’m giving NaBloPoMo a go. It’s been a while since I’ve posted consistently and I think we’ll help keep each other on track. A great mother/daughter bonding. That and maybe I’ll be able to say NaBloPoMo without pause by the end of the month!

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Guest Writer: KidC

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Fall 2011

What Christmas really means to me is giving to others. I enjoy making others feel happy. I like knowing that I have made others feel joy. I am happy that I get to put a smile on the faces of those I love and care about. This year, I enjoy being a member of the drama club, playing volleyball at our rec center, and being in honor band. Although I am spending more time with new friends, Christmas makes me appreciate having the time to come together with my family.

~Cortez McKenna, age 12

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