Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Holding Pattern

I keep waiting for The Time to blog. My evening routine just isn't working out anymore. You know that anecdote where the wife says she's going to bed and then proceeds with a huge list of tasks before actually getting under the covers? (though in our family, Andrei has his own list...we're night owls...and David is already pretty good at stalling...)

Though I try to work on certain tasks like laundry throughout the day, there is no escaping evening tasks like dinner dishes, etc. Plus emails that need full attention, not just silly links or quick sentiments dashed off to special people. So 11 pm isn't really the best time to be writing and excitedly going through a whole day's creative ideas...though I WANT to be.

When do you blog, if not at bedtime?

Oh, and...I've been trying to make fitness a priority lately. But I'll write more about that another time.

The good news is that I don't feel upset about not blogging regularly. I think that's a good sign because it shows that I'm finding fulfillment in daily life...not that I only blog when I'm sad, just that I don't need it right now to feel happy. The day when I cry about an unwritten blog post is a sad day. And it does happen, but not right now.

Maybe I need to get a tablet after all so I can type out drafts in the midst of our daily routine. Or maybe I just need to be patient.

So this is me, checking in. And I do hope to see those links in my sidebar change more regularly... you know who you are, and I haven't given up on my blog friends even if I'm more of a lurker right now. :)


  1. I don't quite CRY when you don't post, but I really MISS you!

    As you can tell, I'm also having these issues....nothing like a two year old to throw your planning for a loop.

    So - I tend to blog at work, when it is past time for me to have gone home. And, then I usually feel kind-of guilty....as well as too tired to do a good job of blogging.

    1. Yeah, it's one of those things where I try to do it as I have time, but I can actually write faster when I'm in the habit. And yeah, 2 yr olds.

  2. Oh I hear you! Some days it's really hard to find time that works...I'm not good at sitting down quickly to just dash off a post, so unless I have a good chunk of time I choose to do other things with my spare moments! Every once in a while when I do get a post finished though I remember how much I do enjoy it so I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet! And it's nice at least to know there's a handful of people who will keep reading even if my blog is pretty sparse! I know your blog is one I keep in mind even if you aren't posting frequently - I think I started reading along a good five years ago at least so I can't drop you! ;)

    1. I know what you mean. When I'm in the habit I can really crank them out! And I could even sit down and write a week's worth of posts in an hour or two. But that's definitely a luxury nowadays. It's okay that priorities change, but I feel that I write more passionately about something when I can do it right away and not put it off for a week or month.


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