I left this little blog pretty abruptly more than 6 months ago and want to apologize to those of you who missed my random postings (hi, Mom!). In all honesty though, I did have several people, both family members and other bloggers ask me if I was ever going to start blogging again. My answer, even until a few days ago was always, no, and I couldn't really explain why.
I just think I wasn't ready to get back into the heavy-duty commitment that I felt blogging had become to me. Yes, I felt like it was something additional amongst my list of 9,000,000 things I had to do everyday. That isn't how it started for me, and I knew that until I didn't feel that way anymore I couldn't come back here and start blogging again.
Part of my absence is due to the fact that, for me, blogging was mostly about the community, as opposed to the actual writing. A few months before I stopped writing I got to a point that I felt like I couldn't spend as much time in real life actually doing things as I wanted to because I needed to blog about everything. Funny how that works, isn't it?
Anyway, I'm sure you can guess that lots of things have happened since I left you all 7 months ago. Lots of things are the same as well. We still live here. Hubby started a new job which I will never, ever talk about on here. Many of my friends have moved away, but many new friends have moved here as well. We're still cloth diapering AJ, with every intention of potty training, like, yesterday.
And AJ, oh, AJ. If I could even describe to you all the pain, joy, sadness, euphoria, frustration, love, anger and every other mix of emotions that she goes through every single day. Oh, to be 2.5 again.
She is talking, and knows what she wants. She has started recently picking up on phrases that we use, like "Mom, I'm having trouble with this," or "yuck, that's disgusting!" Haha.
AbbyDog is still hanging out. I think she really likes it when we leave her and go away for the weekend, though. We have our neighbors come by and let her out and feed her and stuff, but for the most part she just gets to sleep, uninterrupted, for the entire weekend. Come to think of it, that sounds fantastic, where do I sign up? She always seems much happier to see us on Sunday after we take the little terrorist out of the house for a while. ;)
We've gone on a few quick trips, one up to Baltimore, MD to see some of my family and another down to Myrtle Beach, SC for an Army-sponsored marriage retreat on the beach. Um, more beach, less marriage retreat, please. But hey, the hotel was beautiful, the food was free (and yummy), and the whole thing was free, and that is all that counts, right?
So there you have it folks. I glossed over a bunch of stuff I'm not really ready to share on here yet, but I wanted to update you on where we stand.
As far as blogging daily again, well, I can't necessarily promise that, but I am going to try and get on here with some regularity and keep you all up to date on my life.
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