Thursday, November 12, 2009


It's been awhile since I've paid a visit to the blogosphere, due to a certain little guy who arrived in my life about two months ago. I've missed reading the blogs of others and creating my own blog posts. I know I'm stating the obvious here, but having a baby is life-changing! It's making me re-prioritize what I do with the precious little free time I now have. As hard as it is for me to accept sometimes, it's impossible to do all of the things I was doing before Sam was born.

This process of re-prioritizing and cutting some things out has forced me to consider giving up blogging. But I've missed it. It provides a good creative release, as well as an entertaining, interesting window into the lives, experiences, and opinions of people all around the country. I don't want to give it up! So I've decided to fit it in when I can and do mostly short and simple posts that won't take a lot of time to create and edit. I plan to check my friend's blogs regularly like I used to do, but probably about once a week instead of a couple of times. That seems pretty reasonable, right?

I also want to give my blog a new look, and that was decided for me anyway because the background I had before has magically disappeared. I think I'm going to come up with a new name too. Any cleverness I ever had has disappeared these days, so I don't know how good or original it will be, but I'll try. I'm looking forward to getting back into the bloggin' swing of things again! And if you're one of my blog friends, I've missed you and your blog! I'm back! I think! Almost!


Laura said...

What a precious baby. Congratulations to you and your family!!! What a special time! Smiles to you and yours!

rachel said...

I COMPLETELY understand how you feel, Donna. It's a hard balance, but I missed blogging too much to give it up completely. I just have to do it on my own timetable. He is so precious!!

Kristina P. said...

I am here ready when you are!

Sarah Laurence said...

Welcome back! I've missed you. It’s great to get an update, and I’m so happy to hear you aren’t giving up your blog. The busiest time is the first year or 2 with 2. It will get easier.

I wish blogs had been around when I had babies. It’s a great way to stay connected on your own time. I post and visit only weekly so it doesn’t cut into my novel writing time, and you could do the same for mothering. I like the new clean look of your blog.

Anonymous said...

Nice to "see" you!

Brooke said...

I havent been on blogger forever either! I just made a new post today about me joining it again sort of like you. How is Sam? Ive only seen him once and he is very very cute! :)

The Head Eagle said...

I totally understand why you haven't been around..but you have been missed! I would like to see your return!

P.S. Love the updated photo of John in your sidebar! Too cute!

A New England Life said...

Even as a mom with out little ones, sometimes life gets crazy.

You pop in when you can, and take time to yourself when you need it. It's kind of like picking up a magazine.

I sure do remember those days with the babies and it was all consuming. They're so darned precious!