Monday, January 11, 2016

Resolution

Let me start with an apology.

I'm sorry.  I haven't posted on the blog since June, and that lapse was definitely not due to a lack of things to say, but rather a lack of motivation.  For the last 18 months, it seemed that fewer people were reading, and while the purpose of this blog was never to garner attention, I have to admit that the amount of effort put in felt seriously out of balance with the return on my investment.  What point was there in writing, editing, planning, photographing, and documenting the goings on in our household if not for the vanity of likes and comments?

For the joy of sharing my family, I mean.  Yeah-- um.  That's it.

So instead of posting, I spent that free time doing laundry when the sun was actually up, tickling and tackling my now very active toddler, and achieving a level of mastery on the Piano Tiles 2 app that I thought previously impossible.  Achievement, people.

But here's the thing.  I like writing.  I like the blog.  And as much as I've enjoyed the break, I don't want the last four and a half years worth of memories to disappear by way of Grumpy Cat and the double rainbow guy.



So this is my official New Year's resolution: I want to post regularly again, hopefully around twice a week.  Perhaps striving not to post every day will make this feel more like fun and less like cramming for a final in college that I should ace because the material is about me and organized by me, yet I bomb because I was up until 2 am.

Twelve years ago I could have blamed some Boone's Farm and a sorority party.  These days I point to six loads of towels and "White Collar" on Netflix.

For your part, keep me honest.  If you don't see me for a week, acceptable methods of reaching me include sending strongly worded messages via the comment section, my Facebook page, FB messaging, my personal email or cell number (if you have the number) and barbershop quartet. 

Stay tuned.

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  2. Oooo. I loved White Collar. And welcome back!

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    1. I'm sorry I went AWOL, but I'll do my best to stick around!

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  4. Maybe I should have commented more back then. I always enjoy your posts!

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    1. Not your fault! I was more concerned by not hearing from anyone after I stopped. But it doesn't matter now. I'm glad to have you back!

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  5. So happy you are writing again! So funny because I seriously was just thinking about your blog this morning and how I miss reading it!

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    1. You're sweet! I think I simply got bored and burned out, but it feels good to work on it again.

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  6. Yay!! You're back! I love reading your blog! Glad you are getting back to it!!

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  7. love reading your blog, I wish that you would write a book!! I'm sure it would be a hit, and I'm already picking out actors for the movie! I think you should be played by Kalee Cuoco! Never stop writing, breaks are fine, but never stop!!
    I'll comment more often, as soon as I recover from my giggle fit!!

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  8. You just made my day! Thanks for sticking with me! And as someone who was once compared to Chelsea Clinton during her really awkward years, I'll take the Kalee Cuoco comment as a huge compliment.

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  9. Phew! So glad it was burnout and not some of the wackily tragic scenarios that crossed my mind whenever I popped in to see if there was anything new (your house finally flooded to the point where it re-located itself in another state, your fingers were mangled trying to open the car door to wrench a maniacally grinning Cael from the driver's seat as he drove gleefully towards the house or the dog peed on your camera and you just said to heck with it) which only shows I have a very fertile imagination when I'm coming up with ways to avoid my own blog. I hope you find a nice balance that allows us to keep peeking into your insanity so we can feel better about our own.

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm going to do my best!

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  10. omg!!! finally! I was imagining so many tragic scenes in my head! lol... so glad you are all ok.. love the new look and the kids look cute as ever! I have a son of my own now too.. he is almost ten months now... Seeing Adler made me want to have a baby!!
    Shaz from Srilanka.. (hope u remember me! )

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    1. Of course I remember you, Shaz! I'd missed you and I'm glad we're both back!

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Leave your own "ism". Cael and Graham double-dog dare you.