i've given a lot of thought to my last post. private or public? some of you gave me your opinions and i really appreciate it. i've decided that for now i'm going to stay public. i know there are some crazies and creepos out there, and the safety of my family is the most important thing...but to tell you the truth i don't feel weirded out by strangers looking at my blog (in fact if you are nice strangers i welcome you!)....maybe i should...but i don't. so for now i'm keeping things the same. and hey...if you are a "lurker" i would love to get to know you! come out of "the closet" say hello.