Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I was looking back over the past few weeks on the calendar, and thinking about how neglected my poor little blog has been. And I realized something: how often I post is inversely proportional to how much time my husband can spend at home and AVAILABLE. When JR is gone (as he is, AGAIN this week) or when he is home, but spending large quantities of that time on his phone or laptop, blogging doesn't even cross my mind.

It's not just a lack of time or energy to sit down and write. It's that I don't even THINK about writing. It used to be that, as I moved through my day, I would get little snippets of ideas and think to myself, "That might be fun to explore on the blog." Or Grasshopper would do or say something so hilarious, so sweet, or so infuriatingly naughty that immediately I'd say, "That is soooo getting blogged!"

Now, if I'm really lucky, that little something funny will get "micro-blogged" on Twitter, but usually, I barely even register it. I'm missing out on some good stuff, people, and I don't like it.

Now that rarely laying eyes on my husband has become the "new normal" I need to find a way of adjusting my thoughts out of what I've come to think of as Survival Mode (just get through the next ten minutes, the next hour, the next meal, the next day, the next week) and into a place where there is room in my own head for ME.

I guess I'll let you know how that goes.


hayseed said...

It sounds like you need some time for yourself-I'm finding summer loooong too, even though my kids are older. My mom took them for a weekend a little while back, and I had some lovely quiet time-didn't even realize how badly needed it was.

Funnyrunner said...

so what you're saying is.... when JR is gone you don't blog, and during the tiome he's around, you ignore him and blog... lol

don't worry. we go through phases. it's actually healthy not to blog and actually to live life, huh? :)

Mama Goose said...

I hear you on the Survival Mode. And as hayseed said, be sure to carve out some YOU time after G goes to bed. Happy Hour in the bath sounds good right about now.

stephLove said...

This is timely, as B just left for a 5-day business trip this morning. I thought about blogging what happens in her absence but I've had that idea many times before and I never do it.

Dyar Baby Momma said...

I know about survival mode when the spouse is out of town... last week was brutal in our household but I'm hoping we are going to see less travel in the next couple months at least. Keep your head up!
(Maybe keep a journal by your bed for any thoughts you want to capture just before you go to sleep... you can blog later or at least save for yourself - I do that now & then)