Saturday, March 7, 2009


I may be scarce around here these next few weeks.

We've got a lot going on this month, and I'm at the point of feeling overwhelmed in pretty much every area of my life. Every so often (maybe monthly? hmmm....) I go through these phases where I just feel like I've got so many things going on- parenting, wife-ing, my job, cleaning the house, etc...and I'm just not doing my best at any of them.

So, at least this month, I feel like the answer is to step back. I really love blogging, and reading blogs, and spending time on twitter and facebook...and name it... :) I am seriously addicted to the internet. When I'm not on it, I'm thinking about the next time I'll be able to check it...and that is ridiculous. When I'm with my family, I need to focus on them instead of thinking about who I'm going to facebook or what I should say in my next blog post.

I know it will be a hard adjustment for me, and I will miss being on here as much, but at least until April, I'm planning to be rather scarce around here. Maybe after I take time to get my priorities in line, I'll have time to parent and have a clean house and blog, we'll see.

I'll still be reading blogs, and doing some facebooking, and interacting through comments, though, because I still long to be encouraging to others in the blogging community, and be encouraged through others' posts. I'm sure I'll think of stuff I just HAVE to blog about...and maybe I'll save some of it in a Word file to share with you when I get back, or just post some one-liners for you. Hope you'll all stick around for my return! And, of course, you can always follow me on Twitter! (if you haven't experienced it, it's like a little mini-blog or like facebook status updates- I love it, and I'm not giving IT up) :)

I'll leave you with a 'funny' from this weekend:

I was wearing little Z (now FIFTEEN whole months old!) on my back in his Patapum at lunch today, and we had a retreat of about 50 teens from assorted youth groups with about 20 youth leaders total. One of the youth leaders came up to me with a quizzical expression on her face, paused to look at Z and said, "Oh, wow, that's a real baby in there. I thought you had a doll on your back!" Which was hilarious. Because, really, why would a grown woman walk around with a doll strapped to her back? Does anyone have an answer to that? :)


Erin said...

Have a good break. I very much understand the feeling of being overwhelmed. I'll be praying for you as you seek to find a balance.

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Stephanie Precourt said...

That is so funny! I have never tried a Patapum either. And I know what you mean about taking a step back. I'm trying that more and more every day- it is not easy!


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Stillmary said...

A break is always a good thing but don't beat yourself up. We all have lots going on and nobody's perfect. In fact, just the fact that you're handling as much as you are says wonderful things about you.

Mozi Esme said...

Hope your break went well! I keep struggling with the same issues - I am trying to limit myself to a certain amount of time spent on each thing, but it is so hard!