Hello...Is anyone reading this? I have started a million-zillion posts in my head but they just never made it very far. Then I felt guilty for not posting. Time went on and it just got harder and harder to come back. Life got busier. All the same old excuses.
I miss being a blogger. I miss being part of a community that offered me so much support. I can't keep up with all the new blogs (or clearly even with the old ones). I thought about tweeting but all I seem to do there is follow some friends and a lot of cyclists. I am on facebook and am much better about posting there.
I've struggled with what to write about. I'm not and will never be a "mommy blogger". Just not gonna happen. I thought I'd write more about open adoption. That's a natural, right? But I struggle with how to do that in a way that feels ok to me. I want to protect my family but I'm also so proud of my family. How do I balance those?
We're considering adding to our family, perhaps later this year. Maybe that's something worth blogging about? The mister and I aren't entirely on the same page for the first time since we decided to become parents. That's hard and I'm not comfortable with writing about that either.
I'm heading back to work full time and that's not likely to give me more blogging time either. I'm far from the first working mom to blog and that would likely be very interesting reading either.
I haven't gotten notifications on comments for a long time. I'm not sure what happened there. I do apologize for not responding. I'm truly touched that people took the time to comment when I had been so absent.
In general though, life is good. Really really really good. My own little Gabba is growing by leaps and bounds. She's completey obsessed with that show (and Baby Signing Time) and I find myself singing the theme a thousand times a day.
She brings a tremendous amount of joy to the mister, me, our folks, and almost everyone she meets. She's one of the happiest, easiest kids around. I'm so incredbily lucky to be her mom. In just a few short days she'll be a year and a half. How can the eight hard years have gone soooooo slowly and the last 18 months have been so fast?
The mister and I are so thankful to have her first family in our lives. We've been back to the Lonestar state a couple of times and we had the most amazing visit with Ms Foodnetwork here over e's birthday.
We've also been fortunate enough to introduce e to some of our dear friends from this community. Lucky for us, she's a great traveler! Our first "family" vacation was with Pamplemousse, the Head Banger and DD. We went to Salem (famous for witches) but found a store for each of us: Pamplemousse and Modern Millie. I swear! We have photos to prove it. Recently we had a playdate with the lovely Zanity and her son on our last trip to the wild west!
For anyone who still stops by or keeps a light on, I truly appreciate it. I'm sorry for leaving y'all hanging for such a long time. If anyone wants to be friends on facebook, just lemme know. I'm much better about updating there.