I spent the day yesterday playing with my kids. We made the BIGGEST pile of leaves I have ever, ever seen and literally swam in it. Why do people pay money to have someone get rid of their leaves and then pay to go to the gym? This upper arm, ab, and leg/butt workout was way fun and soooo much cheaper…
Then, I made sourdough cinnamon rolls and sourdough bread and hummus encrusted chicken and ninja bread cookies (like gingerbread men but in the shape of ninjas… they were pretty awesome).
I have been missing this…
To be honest, my job is a huge demand on my time, but so is blogging. Yes, blogging. You all know this. You do it, too. I read a ton of YOUR blogs. I answer everyone’s comments (I like to have the last word, so sue me). I write a post 6-7 days a week because I am obsessed over the blog traffic numbers. And what do I have to show for it?
Not a whole helluva lot.
Well… except for making some really great friends (I love you guys!), honing my writing skills, and having plenty of stuff to put in that imaginary book for my kids some day.
It occurred to me today, though, that I have been missing looking my kids in the eye. My phone is always with me. My blog is at my fingertips. I am OCD. And ADD. And who the hell knows what else? So my eyes are constantly drifting down to the screen. Get a second to breathe? Check the phone: Oh, someone made a new comment… let’s respond.
“Just a second, honey…”
If I make it seem like I have everything together, let me assure you, I do not. It is a delicate balancing act to keep it all from toppling down at any given moment.
My kids are still of the age where they like me most of the time and I intend to make use of this, creating memories enough to use as cement later when they realize I am not really that cool mom.
Adolescence is coming….
Therefore, there will be changes here. I am not going to give up blogging, but I intend to slow down the pace a bit. How much? Dunno. I will let you know after New Years.
I realize it is a huge a time commitment to read this blog every time I post and to those of you that do, I thank you. You make this whole thing worthwhile. To those of you that don’t, I don’t blame you.
Merry Christmas! See you in 2016….