Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I'm trying to prepare him..

This weekend, I kicked back and watched the Pioneer Woman on Good Morning America and Fox. After all, it is not EVERYday that a woman who homeschools four children and lives through the lens of her camera creates this world of fame for herself just by being herself.

So, I thought it would be appropriate if I prepared my husband for what MIGHT happen to me some day, if.. let's say.. Good Morning America has a shortage of hedgehog blogging mamas that they need to interview. Even if I haven't written a cookbook or any book for that matter, doesn't mean that I won't or can't. And if I do, it will be "Happy Life according to the Hedgehog" or something like that.

So, I made him watch the clips. In between preparing for the next day's sermon and studying for his Greek I modular, he managed to humor me by watching the Pioneer woman make a pot roast.

"Do you think you can handle it when I get famous, honey?"

"Oh sure,"

On Monday, he doesn't even forget, "Did Good Morning America call yet?"

"Oh sure.."

And then I start whining. "You know that new blogger, Emily@under $1000amonth made $1,000 last month on ads?" ( where IS your blog, by the way??)

"So, that's good. She needs the money, you know. We make more than $1,000 a month.."

"Yeah.. but.. I think I make like $13.00 a month or something."

"It's just because YOU haven't been discovered yet.."

"That's good thing, eh? Who has time for fame and glory and money anyway..?"

Not us. Nope not us. But now he's prepared, just in case. I warned him.


Mrs. Parunak said...

They should do a TV segment on you. It would be awesome. They could set up a little living room for you and you could do a biltz. It would be great!

sara said...

Mrs. P has a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Emily from under 1000 a month had an internet meltdown and pulled her blog. She couldn't handle the criticism surrounding the living condtions of her family. If you spent any length of time on her blog you know what I'm talking about. Emily left a farewell post on her other blog emilysbellybutton.blogspot.com.

I have enjoyed reading your blog for a while now and I must say that I am a bit concerned about your reaction to Emilys blog. IMO she is not someone to look up to her home is filthy, cluttered and a safety hazzard. Her home cooked "meals" are one step above starvation. Please don't lower your standards by bringing more attention to and glorifying what she is doing to her family.

Organizing Mommy said...
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Kathryn said...

I missed PW's GMA appearance, but i saw her when she was on Rachael Ray not too long ago. I do enjoy her.

But i so enjoy hearing about your life, love your sense of humor (Ms. Hedgehog!), & appreciate your reminders of how our Lord loves us. :)

Sending you hugs across the miles. I sometimes get discouraged because of low readership & few comments, but i'm not sure i could handle a higher volume blog. The only criticisms i've had were well intentioned & from people i believe care about me, but i had a hard time with them anyway.

However, last spring when i was feeling jealous of PW & said to myself, "She could write about dirt & folks would tell her she was wonderful." The following week she did a post on dirt (for her garden). I thought it ironic. :)

Organizing Mommy said...

I was amazed at how fast Emily's blog grew, but it was not without controversy and pain to her family.

By trying to encourage people, I am just treating them the way that I would want to be treated if I were in the same circumstances. It's my rosy Jesus glasses, again.

We have so much! We have (enough) money that my family does not rely on blog income or any income from me. I spend over $200.00 a week on groceries and we eat fine. We live in a huge house, and my kids take music lessons. Can I show a little kindness to those who obviously have so little? and are so young and still learning?

I read a lot of blogs, and I can't think of one that I agree with 100%. Unless I plan to move in with them, it really doesn't matter that much.

And when I have it all together, then I will go around criticizing other people's lifestyles, eating habits and strange living conditions. Until then, I think I'll just be thankful for the learning curve.

Organizing Mommy said...


I'm with you! I'm not sure I could handle more readers and criticism just for $$ and fame. Let's keep it low key around here. You and my 12 other readers can just have a party together, K? Thanks for the encouragement. About the PW, my nickname 10 years ago was "prairie woman" which is when we were living in North Dakota and grinding grain and bought a farmette. It died out when we moved. The name, not the farmette. You can ask my friend, Kathy Bloom, who was PWII, and I was PW.

(also short for PoW, since the winters were pretty long in ND!)

Melissa said...

It's good to prepare him. LOL

Braley Mama said...

You are too awesome to be famous!!!!

Organizing Mommy said...

I hope you all realize this is tongue and cheek--I like my life the way it is. But I am so happy for the PW!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I love it. You, on TV, blitzing, (they could show it fast, like you did, with music), and hedge-hog hair!

You know what I love about it? You're not intimidating.

Seems like a lot of bloggers are just too perfect. (Not insinuating anything about PW, since - though I've definitely heard of her - I'm not familiar with her blog.)

Some bloggers are like a glossy magazine... they always serve healthy meals with home-made bread, their kids are prodigies in academics, music, and sport, their marriages are always delightful, they're mothers of many and still slim and youthful looking, the photos on the blog are always professional quality, and - yes - they could write about dirt and make it interesting.


But other bloggers, while they have a lot going for them, manage not to be so stinkin' perfect. Their kids are average - and they admit it. Or, their husband sometimes irritates them and they own up to it (without running him down online). They forgot to defrost the meat, so their three boys got macaroni and cheese and hot-dog-octopi (otherwise known at this house as "American Sushi") for dinner. Or, you know... they have hedge-hog hair.

Elbert Hubbard wrote,

"Complete success alienates a man from his fellows, but suffering makes kinsmen of us all."

Your kinsman,


Mrs. Santos said...

This is off the subject, but I saw this link to recycled sweaters and thought of you.


Hope you enjoy,

Mrs. Santos