Realizing I haven’t blogged in awhile, I’ve been trying to think of something to write about. I have plenty of material; I just don’t feel like writing for some reason. Plenty of material, not plenty of time is part of the reason. I’ve even started a few drafts, but at least one ended up being a laundry list of complaint about my dogs’ behavior and other things that have been stressing me lately, and I don’t feel like publishing it. After all, Walmart complaints are fun, tongue-in-cheek ways to vent about how I feel ripped off after shopping at Walmart, but when I write huge rants of real life complaints I annoy myself, so I can’t imagine my readers’ feelings. Plus all the complaining doesn’t ease the stress, nor does it help me fulfil the main purpose of my blog – which is giving my family a virtual diary of our lives while the kids are growing up. Sure, it shares the information, but I want their reading experience of our family blog when I’m gone to be a good one, not something like, “Hey – I DO remember when mom was stressed all the time!!”
So I wanted to drop a quick line to let it be known that I’m still here, still a part of blog world, still interested in posting blogs. My kids are not any less cute these days, nor my life any less busy or exciting… just much more stressful, which kind of puts a damper on my creative writing spirit I think. I’m hoping maybe that will change here soon… if not this summer, something tells me I might feel better in October or November with less of the negative pregnancy symptoms and more of the ‘new baby joys’ to focus upon. Can’t wait!