Welcome to blogger-hood!

I imagine that for all new bloggers the first post is the most awkward. I mean, what are you supposed to write? Do you rehash your entire “about me” section like this:

Blah blah blah rambunctious newly-wed (-ish?, we’ve been married almost a year and I’ve noticed that everyone seems to have a different opinion on where to draw the newly-wed line.) I love tea, and making lists, and crossing things off of lists, and using far more words than necessary to say something (let’s call it a verbal adventure!), doing really simple, short-term budget-friendly DIY projects (because anything long-term will probably sit for months), cooking easy new recipes, running a Catholic bookstore, incorporating our faith into our daily family life, and waiting (sometimes not so patiently) for God to grow our family.

Nah. That’s what the about page is for in the first place. And a longer version of that just sounds horribly self-centered and boring and cruel to whatever poor souls just stumbled across this post. 😉

Maybe an explanation of the blog title? Let’s try that.

The Happy Almost Homemaker: Let’s break it down. I’m happy. That’s simple enough. The “almost” portion is because everything I do is just a little more complicated by the fact that we’re renters on a budget and don’t have the freedom to do everything we’d like to with our home just yet. Also, a house just isn’t completely a home to me until there are small screaming people running around in it. We’ll get there. And it will be loud and wonderful. And someday there will be paint on the walls.

Maybe you just jump straight in with a picture about something new you made for lunch, like this:

Oh so appetizing shot of the portabello mushrooms marinating in the fridge. They'll probably look better later, when they become burgers.

Oh so appetizing shot of the portabello mushrooms marinating in the fridge. They’ll probably look better later, when they become burgers.

Or maaaybe a picture of your latest partially-finished sewing project:

Pretty picture, yes? One day, this project hopes to grow up to become a nice set of couch pillows.

Pretty picture, yes? One day, this project hopes to grow up to become a nice set of couch pillows.

Piping picture!

On second thought (or third, or fourth), I’ll leave you with those teaser pictures and save something for myself to write about in future posts. It would suck to burn out on post #1.

It seems that the answer is just to ramble incoherently about how hard and awkward it is to write your first post so that no one will realize that you just threw something out there to get it over with and move on.

Wow, check that out. We did it!

P.S. Does anyone have a suggestion of what to do with two very soft questionably over-ripe bananas? Banana bread will be the fall back, but I’m looking for a more interesting suggestion if there is one. 🙂

Annnd one more gross-ish picture, this time of our spoiling bananas:

Yum!

Yum!

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12 thoughts on “Welcome to blogger-hood!

  1. You can make an oatmeal cookie smoothie! (I’m on a total smoothie kick right now) 2 bananas, about 1/2 cup oats, a little plain yogurt and milk, and then just a sprinkle of cinammon! Nutricious, super yummy…and tastes like an oatmeal cookie!

    • Oh wow! That sounds delicious! I’ve been trying a bunch of variations on smoothies since this post (theoretically they’ll become a post themselves) and this one might take the cake. I adore oatmeal cookies, and even though my husband claims to “hate” them, he eats oatmeal for breakfast every single morning, so I bet he’d like this! Do you need to do anything to cook the oats at all or do the raw oats not upset anyone’s tummy? Also, I’m contemplating swapping out the yogurt for a scoop or so of vanilla ice cream. (Most of our smoothies have been desserts…also we have lots of ice cream and no yogurt.) Have you ever tried that one out?

      • oooh I bet the ice cream would taste great! I haven’t swapped that out mostly because my smoothies have been more of a breakfast thing lately so I have been trying to make them semi-healthy 🙂 Nope you don’t have to do anything special with the oats. Blending it with the milk/yogurt/ice cream and banana makes them soft enough. Sometimes if I plan on having it for breakfast I will even put all the ingredients in a glass in the fridge the night before to soak up all the flavors…plus it saves me time in the morning to just blend it and go!

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