Monday, February 20, 2006

Giving birth

This is all quite new to me. I've been hanging out at my daughter's blog for months now and some of her readers seem to think I may have enough of my own material to hold court elsewhere. Thanks, guys! I hope I can live up to the expectation. Be gentle with me until I find my groove.

Here I am, pushing and shoving to bring forth my firstborn and not even knowing whether it's a boy or girl. It seems to be a girl from all the pink on this page that, guess who, chose for me. Thanks, David and Jenn! Having graphic artists in the family is not a bad perk.

The kids know that I'm PC challenged. Sure, I sit at the darn things all day long in my office. But I confess that I've never learned how they work. I just have great expectations. Turn on the machine, let it blink back at me, and I bless it with a little "hello computer" and off we go!

Last night I panicked ... I played around with some new photoshow material (I do experiment, just to give myself some bragging rights among the younger generation). Well, some strange error screen with a yellow triangle and exclamation point popped up and refused to leave my domain. And there's one thing I'm proud of - I'm queen of my domain. Begone, confounding error screen! I tried everything in my bag of tricks (very basic tricks, believe me) but the yellow triangle continued to wink back at me. What a tease! I was going to perform the ultimate act of mercy. Can you get arrested for performing euthanasia on your computer?! Instead of pulling the plug, I finally found a way to shut down and reboot. Hallelujah, the burr under my saddle was gone when I rebooted. Oh yes, if you come around here and start to read my blog, you might as well know now: I have a penchant for metaphor and hyperbole. It's my ENFP nature. You've been warned. Understatement is not my bag. And I subscribe to the family motto: "Why let truth get in the way of a good story?"

Thanks to all the midwives at breed 'em and weep including Karli at Mom on a Wire, who inspired me to get blogging. Thank you, dear hearts.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I just phoned my daughter, the breeder and weeper. However, she didn't have time to indulge me. Today she's in weeping mode as the dog has had diarrhea during the night and she's busy cleaning up the kitchen floor. I'll let Jenn tell the rest of that tale. After all, it's her story, not mine. And she's much more into the whole poo thing than I am. God, that sounds perverted.

In the meantime, my story is just beginning. Hang around. This could get interesting.

34 comments:

Cuz Sue said...

Yes, Yes!!!! More More!!!

geogirl said...

Rub-a-dub-dub

Four babes in a tub!

Well, what a way to start off your new blog adventure. They always say you need a little "skin" to attract the viewers. ;-)

I am looking forward to reading the many adventures in the life and times of the amazing Mater.

Coley said...

Great to be here Mom #2!!

David said...

You go Mom-in-Law! I can tell this is going to be a hoot!
love,
SIL

mom on a wire said...

ELAINE!!!!!! This is so awesome!! I can't wait to read all the amazing things you have to say.

Rachel said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, mother-of-Jenn!

The Dotter said...

Mamacita! With blogging power, comes great responsibility. I beg you, Mother, do not tell them about my you-know-what. Do not speak of the time I did that thing. Say nothing of that really humiliating moment when...

Oh dear. Mum is definitely not the word.

Love you (even though you are a tell-all ENFP).

Mom101 said...

The writing talent runs in the family. I'm calling my mother right away and insisting she start a blog tomorrow. We can have a family blog-off.

Simon said...

Bienvenue, La Mere!!

That's about the extent of my French, by the way. Between you and Jenn, there should be very little that goes unhyperbolised in your lives.

Looking forward to reading about it.

giddybug said...

Welcome to Blogville.

(I tend to be a woman of few words. My INTJ nature, I suppose?)

jen said...

Hi Mater! This is great--can't wait to read ya.

Lou said...

That pic is SO CUTE!

Congrats on your new blog :-)

kris said...

Congratulations and Welcome!

Love the blog, and love the picture. Eagerly awaiting your next post.

nicole said...

Welcome (from a fellow blogging newbie)! Maybe your blog will help me convince my mom to start one.
Have fun!

Antique Mommy said...

Welcome to the addictive world of blogging. You are a terrific writer! Must be Jenn-etic. (Ha.) Will be checking back to see what you have to say.

Kim said...

Way to go, Mater! I'm a (mostly) silent reader of Jenn's blog and enjoy your comments. Thanks for your bit of breeding.

K~ said...

what does ENFP mean? I am so out of the loop.

I also love that picture of 3 generations of your family. It's priceless :)

Contrary said...

"Could" get interesting? It already is! I'm so excited for you!

I have not as of yet inspired anyone to start a blog (or even read one! Ha! I kill me!).

I'll be adding you to my links forthwith, Mater.

katieface said...

Yay! Hope the drunken haranging you received at the Greek restaurant this summer is also part of the reason you started to blog :)

I LOVE that picture--it always makes me laugh because I know how stressed (but great) you look in it!

xoxokatieface

Debby said...

Welcome to our world Mamere!!!!

Lovin that pic for sure!!!!!!

Can't wait to hear you tell all.

I'll have to go and give the poor girl some sympathy about her kitchen floor. I have a char pei with a delicate digestive system, so I've done that tour of duty more than once!

tina said...

The Mater! Oh, yes, indeed. This is a great move. The family cup of talent runneth over. Hyperbolize it!

√Čireann said...

Oh goodie! And you are bookmarked.....*now*

Anonymous said...

Welcome, Mater! I'm not a big commenter, but I'll be reading faithfully, and probably snorting with laughter. I do that a lot. Be grateful there are two computers and a lot of cyberspace between us.

another anna

marian said...

Yes. Definitely time for 'been there, done that' mommybloggers to make themselves heard!

The Mater said...

This is awesome ... keep those cards and letters coming, guys! Thanks so much for the welcoming remarks, I'm still LOL at the "Jenn-etics and in-breeding" comments. I feel like I'm in a blogrolling sitcom :>) I recognize some of you and there are some newcomers too. Mi casa, su casa.

Can't do fancy linkage yet but you can find out about ENFPs and all that jazz at www.myersbriggs.org/ Better pickup line than Sun signs!

Sepha said...

Ooh lovely! No longer do I have to scour the comments section for your wit: I can visit you in person! :)
Enjoy!

s@bd said...

OH YEAH BABY!!

You just GO GIRL.

:-)

Jess said...

congrats lady, love the family picture, all that love in a tub

doow said...

Is this the first spin-off blog in the blogosphere? Brilliant, can't wait for more!

jennifer starfall said...

congratulations and welcome!!!

Rina said...

Oh, fine, another blog I need to check daily in all my free momma time.
Thanks, Mater!
and welcome!

w.o.p.d. said...

Finally! Awesome picture!

Bonnie said...

Oh, hooray for you for starting your blog! I wish my mom had a blog. I think. On second thought . . .

Lisa said...

Love Love that bathtub picture! Love it!