Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What a year

A year ago July 28th, a very important thing happened.

The Snarky Mom was born.

(Okay, well technically, since I am The Snarky Mom, that's not quite accurate....a cold Tuesday morning in 1979 is when I was born....but July 28, 2010 is when I first published this blog.)

(Happy now?)

I wrote a rant about how I was counting down the days until school started. And then I wrote another post. And another. And another. And now, I have 51 followers and over 200 fans on Facebook.

I am humbled, and at the same time, weirdly amused.

The fact that anyone outside my friends (both of them) or family (those that still claim me) would want to read what I write is something I still can't quite wrap my head around. I feel like Sally Field at the Oscars.

So to know that July 2011 was a less-than-stellar month for blog posts makes me sad but aware that I need to do better. And I will.

You like me....you, oh nevermind.

When looking for a job, this blog remained foremost in my mind. It is my favorite thing to do; a real outlet for me write, plus do a little entertaining to people and connecting to moms and other domestic heroes all over the world.

(Come on, Jessica, you're writing a little blog; not curing Cancer.)

But, when push came to shove, it was all about the Benjamins. Or at least the Andrews. I love this blog, but I love not being overdrawn a little bit more.

I do have a lot of downtime at work, which I need to make better use of. And now that I have a job, I'll be able to post about the Snarky side of life of the Rich and Famous; well, at least the sturdier middle class and how awesome it is to not have your debit card declined at Walmart.

(Seriously, has this ever happened to you? It happened ONE TIME to me - with a cart full of groceries - so now, I am paranoid every time I use my debit card.)

Thanks for making this a great blog for me. I appreciate all the support I've received; every time you forward one of my posts, an angel gets its wings.

Okay. Not really. But thanks anyway. It's been a wild year. I can't wait to see what happens in the next year.


  1. Yes, it's happened to me at Walmart too! And another time, at the grocery store, I got in line and realized I'd left my wallet at home. And nobody was there for me to call and beg them to bring it to me.

    I love reading your blog and I look forward to your postings over the next years!

  2. Oh, I was in grad school for 6 years, so I have definitely felt the joy of getting my debit card declined (albeit not at Wal Mart, and not with a cart full of groceries). Enjoy those extra Andrews!

  3. i had to use my credit card cuz the checkbook was sitting on the table by the stack of bills i was paying. groceries with interest.. shudder violently here! lol