I've never been to a blog party before but I'm enjoying it greatly! Lots of blogs by all sorts of people from all over the place to check out. I have to admit that I'm new to community blogging. I've been blogging for 4 and a half years now, but limited to people I know blogs. It's only recently that I've started to discover the blogging community. My friend Jill through her quilting has discovered so much more than I have this way. But I do like to connect with other people. In the past few months I've started to look at the blogs of strangers for ideas. I'm a mom of 2 pre-school boys (ages 2 and 4) and like to see what other moms are doing with their kids. I'm a teacher (grades K-8) and like to see what other teachers are doing too. I'm a reader (which is why I started a book blog) and look to other book bloggers for inspiration as to where to go next. I'm a cook (which is why I started a cooking blog) and love reading other's recipe blogs and trying different things. This blog is my whatever-is-in-my-head at any given moment blog. Looking back at it I can track different highs and lows and random thoughts of my life over the past few years. I like to blog because I like to write. Sometimes I write I lot and other times I can go quite a while without a single word typed. I hope you enjoy checking out my blog as you continue your path of random blogs to read. There's lot of good stuff out there. I've had fun checking out the 5 miunutes for Mom site and amazed at all the sponsors and prizes that you have gathered for this blog party. Were I to recieve a prize my top 3 picks would be: INTL 5 - Handmade Journal Cover, USC 45 - Pair of shoes from Eleven, and USC 10 - Big Combo Pack from Mabel's Labels. Other prizes that tickle my fancy are USC 58, USC 77, INTL 34, INTL 49, INTL 7, INTL 3, INTL 30, INTL 49, INTL 60 and USC 21. There were so many great prizes to read through that is was hard to narrow down!