Wednesday, July 29, 2009


When I was trying to think of people who might guest post for me, one of the ones that popped into my mind right away was the straightforward lass that calls herself Aunt Juicebox. You might know her. She writes the witty, hilariously funny and incredibly awesome Bacon Is My Lover. I have been reading her stuff for awhile now, both on her old blog and now this one. She never fails to make me laugh and on occasion has tempted me to hop on a plane and fly to where she is to pound on her neighbours.

Thankfully for me, and you, she agreed to write something for me while I was away. So here you have it.........


It’s been well over a year ago that I first met Meg. We were both on a massive list of blogs who all shared one thing in common. We were all readers of another blog. While we may or may not still have that thing in common, we still read one another’s blogs. As you know, Meg and her family are moving, and she’s asked me to write a little something for her readers while she’s away. I told her I’d give it my best shot, so here I am.

I’ve never done this before (yes, a guest post virgin!) so in preparation for the big event, I went back through Meg’s blog, looking for inspiration, agonizing over the choice of topic. I have always enjoyed Meg’s personality and her straight forward perspective on life. She deals with everything in a way I’ve always envied. I was thinking I’d be able to use some of her humor, such as my favorite Christmas post (my favorite ever on any blog) or maybe something about her family, or a humorous work story perhaps. I’ve gotten to know about her husband and children as well, watched them grow. I’ve even seen pictures of Meg herself as a young child. I read other blogs, and while some of them have lost my interest or fallen to the wayside, there has always been the Mind of A Mad Woman for me to delve into.

As I looked back through all her posts, refreshing my memory, I began to realize something.

Life changes. And as it changes, our blogs change as well. I hadn’t even noticed those changes. I had nearly forgotten how much I’d loved her Tasty Tuesday recipes, because I enjoyed reading her Random Tuesday thoughts just as much. And Foto Friday? Replaced with Free For All Fridays. Meg has changed. And I’ve changed along with her. Her family has grown, and mine has too. She’s faced challenges, and so have I. The nuances of a familiar story are so subtle at times, we don’t even realize that we are moving forward.

And now, she’s moving her family across the globe. I may not be quite as familiar with that, but I am no stranger to packing up my belongings, slinging them up on my back and heading out into the next new adventure.

Good luck Meg. You have cajones the size of cantaloupes. Send us a postcard.

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  1. I think you are both kickass women, which is why I love both your blogs. Great post from the Bacon to the Mad woman! Nice reminder about the evolution of life, love and blogs.

  2. Hey, great post, Juicy! It's so true how blogs evolve and you don't even really notice unless you go back through the archives.

  3. Great post, Auntie J! Moonspun is right - you both kick ass. :)

  4. I had hoped to write something funny, because Meg always makes me laugh, but reading back through it all made me really nostalgic.


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