You all are great. Really, I mean that! And to those of you who have taken the time to comment on my recent absence, I thank you. Sometimes, it feels nice to be missed! But don't worry. I'm still here, although I can't say for certain yet in what capacity I'll be staying. Part of my silence here has been spent discerning how (or whether) I want to continue with this blog. Privacy is sounding more and more like the better option, but that might just be paranoia on my part. Another larger factor for my time away, though, is simply time. Time spent online here is time spent apart from my family, time which I just don't really feel I can afford right now. At the end of the day, I'd much rather be able to say that I was with my children, truly present and undistracted. I'd really hate for them to grow up and remember only a mother who was more interested in photographing and blogging them than being with them. I'm already mostly convinced it will be one of many issues discussed in their therapy sessions. ;)
We've had a busy two weeks. We celebrated Caitlyn's fifth birthday, visited the pumpkin patch, took an impulsive week off from school to rearrange bedrooms (again!) at the children's request, baked, and crafted. It's been nice to be a bit more disconnected from the internet and more connected with my children. But I would still love to share with you some of what we've been doing. If you'll bear with me for just a bit longer, perhaps I'll have some posts written. Sometime, maybe, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., when the rest of my family is sleeping. Or maybe, I just need to work on better time mangement skills? :)
At any rate, I hope to "talk" with you all again real soon. Thanks for being a friend!