You guys, I’m blown away by how many of you have taken my reader survey.
And not only are you all taking the time to click check boxes, many of you are also responding to the questions that require a short answer.
I’ve been busy reading every single response (over 1,000 so far!), and I’m so grateful for all the feedback.
Some of your responses made me tear up (in a good way), and some funny ones have made me laugh out loud. I seriously have the best readers ever.
(To wit: many of you mentioned that one of your favorite things about my blog is the respectful, pleasant comments section. You guys make for a delightful community!)
I’ll leave the survey up for a week, and then I’ll share some of the results with you all, along with what I’ve learned from your responses.
If you missed the survey and wanted to take it, click here. It’ll take just a few minutes. I appreciate all the responses and I am reading every single one!
I have my one-year nose checkup today, as it’s been a little over a year since my functional (insurance-covered) rhinoplasty.
CRAZINESS. A whole year.
I have zero regrets over having this done. Even though I sometimes miss my old nose, the functionality of the new one is 234902358% better, and I am so happy to not ever have to wear nasal strips at night anymore.
(CVS sends me coupons for those every now and again, and it is a lovely feeling to know I don’t need to buy them at all.)
My nose is feeling completely normal now except for some lingering stiffness (if I push on the end of it, it doesn’t collapse like an average nose). But that’s improved immensely in the last year…at first, my nose felt like it was made out of bone!
So, I imagine it’ll continue to get softer over time.
(A bunch of photos of my nose are here if you’re interested. Completely understand if you’re not! Ha.)
My blog got hacked last week. Luckily, this was milder than the time it happened a few years ago, and these hackers mostly seem interested in sticking their own ads all over my blog.
Mercifully, the blog hosting I pay for includes security coverage and cleanup. So, the tech-savvy people over there took care of removing all the bad code, and everything is back to normal again without me having to pay anything extra.
I can handle a lot of blog-related tasks, but most coding is beyond my skill set. Coding seems super boring to me, but I’m grateful that there are people out there who love it because I need them around to fix my blog!
Today, I am taking Lisey to college, then going to my nose appointment, then coming home for a little while, then picking Lisey up from college and taking her to her dentist appointment, then coming home for a little while, then taking Sonia and Zoe to dance class.
This looks way, way different than my life did 5 years ago, when I stayed home a whole lot more.
Part of it is just that Lisey is close to having her driver’s license, but isn’t quite there. But she’s doing an awful lot of stuff that requires driving.
So for the moment, I drive her around a lot (or rather, she drives me around as we work on getting her required driving practice hours done!).
But soon that’ll change….we just have to knock out 24 more hours of driving practice, and then in January she can go take her test. My homebody self is rather excited about this.
I have a friend with three small kids, and she is the exact opposite of a homebody. I told her she is going to LOVE the teenage years because it seems like you hardly ever stay home!
Have a lovely Tuesday, friends. May it be full of staying home, or not staying home, depending on your preference.