OK, I lied.

I'm a sucker for compliments.

Brian got this message on Facebook yesterday:

"Your wife has such a gift for blogging, please encourage her to continue. Ben and I love her humor on the blog, it brightens our day!"

(When I centered and italicized that quote, I realized I could've pretty much made up anything and you'd believe it because it was centered and italicized.)

Brian also got this message on Facebook yesterday:

"Kelly is intelligent, charming, and attractive. Just thought you should know."

I considered posting this photo and tagging Brian's friend that sent him that message:

Then this would happen:

Then I'd act all like "Damn, now I gotta blog again."

But alas, I reconsidered that approach because I don't want people to think I'm crazy, and mostly because I had a lot of good blog ideas running through my head and it would be a shame not to share them with you.

(Unbeknownst to him, Brian has given me a lot of good blog material to work with this week.) 

So here's the reasons I didn't want to blog in 2016:
1. Lack of time

2. Blogging sucks. You put yourself out there and you have no idea who's reading your stuff.

I mean, I've thought about blogging anonymously, but can you imagine?

I can.

a.) no one would read it because no one would know it existed, or
b.) I'd change some names, complain about my really stubborn...Golden Retrievers, then I'd share the link on Facebook and everyone would be like "Kelly, we know that's you."

3. And this is probably the biggest reason. As soon as I removed my post from the other day (which I will not re-post for those of you that didn't get a chance to read it, because I like to remain mysterious), my sister said this:

"I knew you would be all dramatic, take that post down, and then say you're never blogging again."

My sister knows me so well that it angers me. The fact that she was right is the #1 reason I never want to blog again. If you have a sibling, perhaps you understand.

So here I am blogging again, even though I suffered temporary-post-traumatic-blogging-stress after I shared my thoughts the other day.

I'm sorry for Veruca Salting everyone.

At first I was all sweet and loving about motherhood, and then...I snapped. 

If you thought my post was harsh and insensitive, listen to this on repeat for six hours a day for five weeks and then get back to me. 

I think it goes without saying that I love Cameron more than life itself.

But you know what else I love?
Peace and quiet.

Also in that post I said that Brian was a horrible human. Some people may not have realized that I was only half-joking. So if you're new to this blog, pretty much click on any other post I've ever written and you'll realize that Brian is my favorite person in the world.

Here's the thing, Brian. I can't be nice to you in every post. I could try, but it just wouldn't be as funny.


I'm back.