So, this blog is very much neglected. At the beginning of the year, I had a lot to say and wanted to enter into daily conversation that would connect me to others (whereas my previous blog was a frazzled mess, if you ask me). When I created it, I had what I thought was a focused vision, and I think I did all right for a while. The 365 project helped, but then our camera went on the fritz and the project was temporarily thrown out the window (I've since restarted it, though I'm not pressuring myself to get a photo every day -- just most days). Then I got very pregnant, had a baby, and quit my job. Quickly, everything was about the baby -- even before she arrived -- and I didn't want to constantly be writing about pregnancy or, now, mommyhood.
I used to sit at a computer for eight hours a day and didn't have eight hours of work -- I had plenty of time to browse around the internet. Now, time is precious. When I get time on the computer, I don't check all the blogs I used to or peruse Flickr photos or read articles on the NY Times website. I hit a few websites, then move on. To what, you ask? Tending to Lily, doing the most basic and necessary chores, resting, and occasionally flipping through a few pages of a book. It doesn't sound like much, but it fills my days. And, honestly, it's pretty mundane: What should I post about today? I took a nap this afternoon. Fascinating!
Things have settled down. I've gotten Lily into a routine where she eats, is active for a bit, then sleeps (repeated three times daily), so I have some time carved into my day for what I want. It can get almost overwhelming to choose what to do.
I would like to say that I'm making a new commitment to blogging or that I'll actually write about something interesting rather than post pictures from our excursions, but I'm not ready for that. So, it'll still be on the quiet side here.
I just need to take a moment to say thank you to those who actually read this. I hope to be back on track eventually.