Yesterday I shared how Chris and I have been struggling to stay in love with each other in the face of sheer exhaustion. The arrival of the Bean has been awesome, but it has pretty much turned our brains to mush. And its hard to be in love when your brain is mushy.
We decided that we would kick start our new outlook on our marriage by taking on a project together. So, for the past two nights Chris and I have worked side by side at our computers (yes, it required multiple computers – ugh!) and rebuilt our website. What better way to get a fresh perspective on our marriage than by creating a fresh start on our blog ABOUT marriage.
Turns out, there are about a million other ways we could have gotten a fresh perspective. We could have gone bowling. Or gone out to dinner. Or developed an exit strategy for Iraq. Any of these would have been infinitely better for our marriage than building this damn website together.
This happens every time we work on something tedious as a couple. The problem is that we each problem solve very differently. The biggest problem is our though process. Its like the tortoise (me) and the hare on speed (Chris). When I take on a project, I want to work on it from start to finish, in chronological order, dealing with the most difficult first. There’s a pattern. There’s a plan. There’s a timeline and a deadline. When Chris takes on a project, he’s like an ADD 3-year-old. He bounces from issue to issue, attacking problems in no apparent order. He just thinks of another random detail that needs to be addressed and jumps over to it.
Drives. Me. Crazy.
But in the end, it was all worth it (sort of). We’ve got a brand, spankin’ new layout for our site and we’ve expanded into three separate blogs. I may need to be placed on oxygen in order to keep up with it all, but IT’S ALL FOR YOU, PEOPLE. ALL FOR YOU.
We now have a home page that will alert you whenever one of the blogs has been updated. You’ll see rolling pictures taken from the latest posts. Fancy pants, huh?
Marriage Confessions will still be the primary blog that gets updated every day. Like I said yesterday, I’m really making an effort to keep this blog about my marriage. Parenting and the Bean will play a big role in this, but it won’t be primary.
If you are hankerin’ for some Bean lovin’ head on over to The Bean. I’ll post at least a picture here a day, but I’ll try to keep Bean updates here as well. I’m not sure how thorough these posts will be once I go back to work in three weeks (sob, hiccup, sob, sob, hiccup, snort, sob, sob…), but you can at least get a picture of what’s going on in Beanie’s world.
One of the most surprising parts of this whole blog world has been everyone’s interest in Chris’ posts. He rarely posts, but when he does people send him comments and emails for days! So, we’ve created his very own blog, The Man Cave. He’s promised to post more often and I’m trying to hold him to once a week, but we’ll see how that goes. I may have to take out his knee caps to get it done but IT’S ALL FOR YOU, PEOPLE! ALL FOR YOU!
We’re still hammering out some minor details, so if you’re hunting around the site and you notice a link or something that’s not working, shoot me an email and point me in the right direction (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, use the comments section to let me know what you think of the new site.
So, here we are. New, improved, and gettin’ better by the day. Not a bad place to be for a blog OR a marriage, right?