Now that I am back to my blogging ways I really wonder why people read this blog. I have my personal reasons for writing, but what are the reasons that bring people to this blog day-in and day-out? I can't really tell who reads this thing. I can get an idea where people are from, but nothing more than that. I can tell that there are a bunch of people who read from the Denver area as the IP addresses that show up are from many of the suburbs of Denver - Littleton, Aurora, Arvada, etc. I would assume the people reading from those areas are people who I know personally in some way or fashion.
But what about everybody else who is not from near Denver - why do you read? If you think of a reason why you read this blog while you are here on the site today leave me a comment and let me know. If you don't want me to publish it, say that in the comment and I won't publish it.
I know there are a number of blogs that I like to read. Many they are blogs about people who travel a lot or do a lot of mountaineering. One of the first blogs I started to read one blogger was by a guy in the UK who was walking from the northern most point in the UK to the southern most point. It was interesting to read of his adventures along the way. Other blogs I have read are about families who live in unusual places - like Alaska or the far north of Minnesota. So my reading of their blogs has been driven by my interest in the places that they live or their adventures.
Not much else to say on a Friday evening. Zack and I have been hanging out. I have started work on my "big plans" for the weekend. I hope to be able to write about that tomorrow. I will admit I am having such a hard time motivating myself to do anything. I feel the utter pall of depression settling around my heart dragging me down. But I have to force myself to move. If I start to curl up in a ball on the couch it will be weeks before I move. I just can't let myself get to that point if for nothing other than Zack. I must move, I must enable change in my life for the better!
Zack got his mid-term report card today. It was so-so. He got 3 A's, 2 B's and 2 C's. Over the course of the last several days I have gotten to the bottom of some of his educational issues that he is having. I found out that Zack had never learned how to do long division and complex multiplication. He had his own way of doing it that just wasn't cutting it. So for the last week we have sat down and worked and worked upon it. He at least now knows the structure instead of the one he made up. I think it was an example of him being stubborn - he thought he knew better so he ignored what his teachers taught him and he managed to get by on that in elementary school. Or he was so anxiety ridden after Patty's death that he just ignored what he was being taught. Back in those days it was just a success to get him through a day of school without a melt down. Additionally, he absolutely hates to memorize things which is one reason his spelling is so bad. Basically I am putting him through a crash course in how to learn.
Thanks and peace to all! ~J.