I've been waiting for this day to arrive for a long time, and it's finally here. The day that I am featured by the SITS Girls! SITS is a wonderful group of bloggers, over 8,000 strong, who support each other by reading and commenting on each others' blogs. So...
Welcome to all of my SITStahs who are visiting here for the first time. Sit back, take a load off, and let me show you around!
My SITS day comes just a couple of weeks after my one-year blogoversary. I still feel new to it, and am endlessly fascinated by the community, the secret handshakes and the jargon. So much so that I sometimes have blogged about making my away through this alternate universe that is called the blogosphere.
Like how I missed the memo that we should keep our families anonymous, the creative dry spells that led to these bad ideas for posts, the strange and hilarious (and profane...major obscenity red alert!!) key word searches that brought people to my blog, and the fact that my mother can't be bothered to read it. Of course, one of the best things about blogging is the people you meet, and I was lucky enough to meet up with one of my BBF's (best bloggy friends) recently at Disney World.
But most of all, I blog about my beautiful and amazing daughter Audrey, who is the funniest person that I know, and also happens to have autism.
To commemorate a landmark anniversary last fall, I posted the story of the day that I realized that Audrey had autism, which happened to coincide with a long-awaited World Series championship for my beloved Chicago White Sox.
But autism does not define my daughter. Chocolate, cookies, ice cream, and donuts define my daughter. I was going to do a turn-on's/turn-off's device here to direct you to some of my fave posts about her, but that seemed way too playmate-y.
Instead, her daily feelings diary will give you an idea of the things that rule her young life. And based on these current obsessions, I mused about what I imagine she will spend her imaginary trust fund on when she reaches adulthood.
Audrey's turn-off's (somehow doesn't sound as bad as turn-on's) include spending her Spring break in hospitals and nursing homes. Pfft. Go figure. She also does not enjoy visiting the dentist or
athletic pursuits of any kind, and in this sense the apple most definitely does not fall far from the tree.
Thanks to Angie, Tiffany, Francesca, and Mama Kat for hosting this fabulous community and for making this day possible. And thanks to all of you for stopping by and making this day so special!