Monday, September 12, 2011

BBAW: Day 1/2 - Community/Fellow Bloggers

I was going to skip the first few days of BBAW, because I've had a nightmare day of moving. First, the Sacramento police says I can park the ABF trailer on my street. So I have them drop it off. Then the police call me back an hour later and say, "Oh, you can't park it there. You're going to have to move it." It's not something I can move back and forth on a whim. ABF is the one who moves it. Plus, I had issues getting my router for work. And the directions for setting up all my work computer equipment is somewhere in the recesses of the truck. Seeing that I need them now, that's a problem. So fast forward six hours, numerous hysterical sobbing breakdowns, and horrible stress induced nausea (note to self: eating two plums and a cookie for lunch and then doing intense yoga in between crying jags = bad idea) later, and you have one unhappy Alison.

But then I checked my Google Reader and saw all the great BBAW posts and couldn't help but be cheered up. I didn't schedule a blogger interview, so I'm highlighting my fellow bloggers through my community post :-)

After all, there's nothing better than the blogging community. I've met so many wonderful people and fallen in love with so many blogs on my blogging sojourn.

(I'm sorry...I was going to write detailed descriptions of each blog, but I realized that the chairs my husband spent a year refinishing and recovering were torn and scratched in the move and that set off another sobfest. Then, my husband dragged me away from my tear-stained pillow to a restaurant for dinner. So I no longer have the time or energy to type much.)

Here are a few of my favorite blogs. I'm sure I'm missing some and I apologize for that.

The Unread Reader


  1. Hi,
    Oh moving is so stressful - it takes such a long time to settle. I hope the rest of the process is less complicated for you!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Hope things calm down for you very soon and u can unpack and enjoy your new home


  3. Wow. I do not envy you all the moving troubles! I hope things quiet down for you a bit Alison and you can just enjoy being in Sacramento with no phone calls from the police asking you to move things you can't move yourself:)

    Thanks so much for highlighting me with such fabulous other bloggers, I'm honored to be one of your favorites and you know it's fully reciprocated:)

  4. I have not heard of any of these blogs. Off to check them out now.

    I hope the rest of your move goes more smoothly. hugs!


  5. Oh Alison, I'm sending you hugs of thanks and hugs of comfort! <3

  6. So sorry about the moving be stressful! Thanks for the mention! Your so sweet!

  7. I'm so sorry about your moving woes! I would have had a sobfest too if I were in your shoes. I hope it gets easier and less stressful soon! I'm glad you have your husband to take you to dinner to help you feel better. :)

    Thank you so much for highlighting me! I've really enjoyed getting to know you through our blog conversations and posts as well as through Twitter. I consider you a dear blog friend and hope to someday be able to make you a real-life friend.

  8. Alison, I'm so sorry to hear about your moving troubles. I wish there was an easier way.

    I hope you know that you blog is a constant inspiration for me. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it. I very much appreciate it. :)

  9. So sorry for all the moving pains! I had a similar experience when I helped move my brother to Texas. It's definitely a trip that I will never forget. I hope things get better and be less stressful soon.

    I love reading your blog! You've given me great ideas to help improve mine. Thank you for including me in a list of other fabulous blogs. I'm honored to be listed. :)

  10. Sorry to hear you had such a rough time moving. Last time I helped a friend move, it was on the hottest, most humid day of the year, and we moved her from a 2nd-story room to a 3rd-story apartment. By the end, we all felt *incredible* and smelt even better, I'd bet!

    Hope things will run smoother for you now!


  11. Awww Alison, I'm so sorry to hear how rough moving has been for you. Know that we all ADORE you and your blog, and that we're here for you. Thank you so much for the mention, and as you know - your blog is a true favourite of mine <3

  12. Ugh, sorry to hear that you're having moving trouble!


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