Well hello there! I’m so excited to be able to be excited about this amazing new blog! Last week we went live, after two years over on blogspot I rolled out this labor of love, but unfortunately one of the triplets was in the hospital and I couldn’t get appropriately excited about a blog when I was cuddling a three-year old with pneumonia.
But all three are well today! That means that this is my big blog confetti party week! I worked for a few months with the amazing women of Squee on “branding,” which sounded so weird to me because I’m a person and not Coke, but it makes a lot of sense now. It helped them work with Design by Insight to “get” me and roll this fun new blog out!
For those of you who are just joining up because my sweet friends are sort of pimping me out this week, welcome! My name is Gindi. I’ve been an environmental attorney for 14 years, married for almost seven, and I have three precocious three year olds. No, they’re not really close in age, they’re triplets.
This is what I am hoping this blog is or becomes. You probably noticed the tag line, A Refreshing Spot for Working Women of Faith. Well, that’s it. I love to have lunch with my girlfriends, but with work and family and all sorts of competing committments most days I just eat lunch at my computer. I think a lot of working women have that same dilemma. So this can be a place for us to “virtually” connect. Commenting and replying are a lot easier on this forum than the old one, and there are going to be some opportunities along the way for us to meet up. The other aspect of this little corner of the Internet is faith – the faith that has allowed me to survive the ups and downs of my life – from being 12 and watching my family disintegrate to being 30-ahem-something and struggling with infertility. I couldn’t navigate the melee of being the modern American woman without a faithful and grace-full God. So I write about working, mothering, my faith, and then random brain blips occasionally too.
While I can’t throw fun blog confetti at you today, I can offer some really great give aways. I’m doing THREE days of give-aways. Today, Monday, every 10th blog subscriber (see that little side panel on your right, just enter your email and you’ll get my posts sent right to you - I write four days during the work week) gets a gift certificate to Ouisie’s Table. Y’all in Houston, is that just a fabulous girlfriend restaurant or what??? Y’all not in Houston, you can exchange it for Tuesday’s or Thursday’s give away. Tomorrow, Tuesday, every 10th blog subscriber gets a gift certificate to Starbucks. Friends, if we can’t schedule lunch, maybe we can at least sneak in a coffee break – take your girlfriend for a triple grande skinny latte, or whatever your preference is (all those rockin’ holiday concoctions are out now!). And then Thursday (I just post pictures on Wednesdays), every 10th blog subscriber gets a copy of Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. Ann is my new favorite writer and this book will transform how you experience thankfulness.
Thank you for coming over. I have got some crazy stuff planned for the New Year, so let’s celebrate this Christmas together and then jump into what God has for us in 2013. Love having you here.