Screaming actually, for me to pull my nose away from the computer screen and pay attention to it.
I’ve known for a while that I need to take a break, but was hoping to put it off until after the New Year; this is just such a fun time of year to be blogging.
BUT, as it turns out my little break will have to begin now. I don’t anticipate it lasting longer than a week or two, but we’ll see. Blogging has been such a great creative outlet for me, as well as motivation to create fun activities to share with M (and you!). I’m having so much fun and it really is a hobby that gives me energy for other things… most of the time.
Lately however, I’m finding less time to get anything done. As you probably know, thanks to my many laments about this, M stopped napping a long time ago. However, up until recently he was still having quiet/rest time. Now he won’t do this unless I’m resting with him (which on one level is really, really great since I am tired most of the time, lol), but obviously if I am resting, I can’t be trying to get 100 things done in the half hour he’s down.
At this time of year too, my husband isn’t as busy in the evenings (normally he has 1 to 2 meetings per week in the evenings – built in “me” time after M goes to bed), so that means I’m pretty much on call all the time. What little free time I have right now needs to go towards other things. I realized this today when some simple cleaning chores had me growling and grumpy, and taking it out on my sweet little boy. I need time to work on some projects, get my priorities straightened out, and organize this house before it drives me nuts. Seriously, I’m nervous about the influx of new *stuff* we’ll be bringing into our home in about 2 weeks! I’m going to work on organizing toys and school supplies… out with the old to make room for the new.
I’ve recently received a few very kind and sweet emails from new readers… I’m so thrilled to hear from you! This is the hardest part of taking a break – not getting to interact with all the wonderful people I’ve “met” in the blogging world. If you are new here, rest assured I will be stopping by your sites to visit as soon as I can – I LOVE meeting new friends and reading new (to me) blogs. And I will be back blogging up a storm here as soon as possible. In the meantime, feel free to look around the archives!
How is it I can never say what I want to say in less than 5 paragraphs?? Anyway, I’m off to catch up on emails and my google reader before I switch off my beloved laptop. ;) Then onto real life…
Have a beautiful day! :)