Blended Family Chaos

by Tamara Flaherty

My Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream and Other Things That Don’t Matter.


I have a huge draft pile hidden on my blog.
Pages and pages of my deepest thoughts that swell up and spill over onto my keyboard.


My hand hovers over the “publish” key,
I’m almost there…..
I jerk my hand back!

“You can’t say that out loud”
“What will they say? What will THEY think?

Oh my God! What did I almost do?

I almost pushed that button.
I almost let them see.
I almost spilled my soul.
Phew, that was close!

I quickly change the post back to draft status and start down a safer road.

My heart is still racing from how close that was!

Now what was I saying about my favorite flavor of ice cream?

Chocolate Chip Mint. Definitely!


12 comments on “My Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream and Other Things That Don’t Matter.

  1. Good to see somebody else going through the same feelings about posting something and then drafting it, but well written. Thank you again for following me though.


  2. misstrie
    March 25, 2014

    I actually prefer fro-yo myself, Tamara! 😀 But if I had to choose a favorite ice cream flavor, I think it’d be just plain vanilla. Mmmmmm, vanilla.

    And you knoooooowwww, this post is a small window into your soul as weeeeeelllll. 😉 Baby steps, baby steps, Tamara! 😀



    • Blended Family Chaos
      March 25, 2014

      Lol yeah, I know.
      I meant for it to be that way. I appear deep and mysterious and I don’t even have to write anything! Lol
      No, I’m just finding the balance of what can go out and what needs protected for a bit longer.


      • misstrie
        March 25, 2014

        Indeed—all in due time, Tamara! No rush at all! 🙂


  3. mariusgustaitis
    March 25, 2014

    That’s right, girl. Let it all hang out. Of course, I don’t, but even my sanitized-for-my-protection version has pretty much assured me never be able to hold public office, or get any job that does a name search before hiring.
    And that in itself, has made it all worth it.
    So reveal the truth, pass the vermouth,
    and keep pushing that button!


    • Blended Family Chaos
      March 25, 2014

      Yeah Marius, just my gun post alone probably has me on every government watch list there is.
      I am realizing, as another commenter noted that the ones I am hesitant to publish are the ones that strike a chord with readers.
      Thanks for the comments. I’m a new blogger (February) and it gets really lonely in the comment section by myself, refreshing my browser over and over, just in case. Lol


      • mariusgustaitis
        March 25, 2014

        I get it. Don’t worry, if you keep this up, you’ll be looking back at these lonely days with longing. Heh-heh. You’ll see.
        Lol right back out you.


  4. 3boxesofbs
    March 24, 2014

    Glad I’m not the only one who does this. Of course, the few times I go “what the heck” and publish anyways; those are some of my best posts.
    Showing my weaknesses, my faults, my foibles; yeah there is fear of being torn down by others.
    I should know better by now; the outpouring of support, consideration and understanding from my incredible readers always leaves me humbled.

    Been there, have the carpal tunnel syndrome from the typing and deleting to prove it.

    Bob S.


    • Blended Family Chaos
      March 24, 2014

      You know, I think you’re right about that. The ones I have been the most hesitant about have had the greatest response. I was scared to death to post “my father dated Farrah Fawcett” and “the sins of the fathers” but I think they have been my best. My problem is that I don’t blog anonymously. All my friends, family, and even my kids read my blog and sometimes I name names!


  5. Deb
    March 24, 2014

    I do the exact same thing!! That publish key is a terribly scary thing!


    • Blended Family Chaos
      March 24, 2014

      Yes it is. I realize however that the only things worth writing are the things that move me, or changed me in some way. Trying to write some watered down version or in a voice that isn’t my authentic voice is boring both to me and my readers.

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