I'm never really sure how to start blogging again once I've stopped.
Do I apologize for being gone so long? But then, really,who am I apologizing to? My readers have, no doubt, found something else to read. As hard as it has been, I am sure that you have all survived without me. So, then, it is just you and me, blog. An artist doesn’t apologize to it’s canvas when it hasn’t painted for a while. And, really, no one likes an “I’m sorry” post. So, there you have it. Apparently I am NOT sorry.
Do I make excuses? (3 trips to Oregon, 3 sicknesses for Joseph, a baby who does not like to sleep.) Somehow other moms with 2 (3,4,5…) children find time to blog, so…? I like movies more maybe?
Do I just try to communicate how very tired I have been (seriously, so tired.) and how, when you stack anything up next to the possibility of a nap (clean toilets or nap? talk on the phone or nap? fold laundry or nap? blog or nap?) "nap" wins out every time.
How about if I just lay my head down on my keyboard for a moment (so, tired.) and you all pat my hair and murmur sounds of understanding, forgiveness, and general sympathy.
Then, I will sit up with a sigh and a smile (still so tired, but look what a trooper she is!) and continue on with my blog as though nothing has happened and I have never been gone.
And you, my dear reader, will silently praise my strength and fortitude with every sleep-sacrificing blog post I manage to slap up here for the next 6 months or so. (until, I naively assume, Isaac magically decides that he CAN sleep through the night.)
My head is down....go.