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.


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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Lilikoi Martini

Sometimes a girls lunch (that turns into dinner) & a gab fest is all you need to feel renewed... okay, okay, the lilikoi martinis help a bit too!

So, yes, it’s been months and months since I’ve posted a blog. I’ve thought about so many things, yet I could never get past the thinking and onto the doing phase.

I’m home today taking care of KidA who has been coughing up a storm, yet somehow still able to laugh out loud at the Fish Hooks cartoon that I have begrudgingly agreed to watch with her to perhaps change it’s “unapproved” rating. However, my attention is wandering and I figured I’d write a bit.

Just for your info: Everything is unapproved until the DH or I can watch it a couple of times to decide. Fish Hooks has just seemed too annoying to sit through an entire episode so I haven’t made a big effort. There’s always something else they can watch on the tube so it’s not a big issue when it comes to programming options.

Heh! I think back to when I was preggers with KidC and my naive exuberance that determined it would only be “educational television” and, get this, “no fast food!” Really! The reality of my lack of discipline set in soon after KidA could nosh on solids. These days I’m faced with setting resolutions of “McD’s only once every two weeks” since all three kiddos have their “usual” orders ready to go when it’s been a long day of meetings, lessons, and practices and nothing has been defrosted to cook for dinner. (Whew! That was a long sentence.)

Well, there ya go! A blog post for my two dedicated readers who admirably encourage me to write. (Thanks Becka & Sheila!) I didn’t want to write too much. Saving it for our Bartolome Banner that I should probably be working on. You know, once I can get over the Bah, Humbug feeling I’ve got going for all the tasks and expectations that come with the Christmas season… but that topic I’ll save for another post. 😉

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