Sep 17, 2010

Too tired and too stressed to think of a clever title

So I haven't blogged in a while. It's been over seven days, but who's counting? Here's the truth. I could come here every day, or even every other day, and write something. Anything. But I don't want to force myself to do that when I don't have anything to say, and I definitely don't want to make anyone come here every day and read whatever nonsense I write because I didn't really have anything to say. But isn't that exactly what I'm doing right now? Eh. Whatever.

Here are some very valid reasons (in my humble opinion) for my recent blogging hiatus:

I work for a non-profit child care agency that helps low- and moderate-income families with their child care. I write grants and do all the PR and craft an annual fundraising plan and coordinate special events. This year is our 40th anniversary and we are not only hosting a celebration, we were kind of pushed into launching an endowment campaign. Basically, we are trying to raise about $1 million. Needless to say I've been swamped. The event is in less than two weeks and I've encountered almost daily migraines. Blogging is being put on the back burner until life returns to normal.

We have a teenager and a toddler at home. Need I say more? Yes? OK, well did you know that in the state of Iowa, you only have to be 14 to get a driver's permit? Duncan will hit that magic age in about four weeks. Add to that the fact that Griffin has been battling his asthma issues and we've been battling him with his tantrums. Really Griffin? You seriously need to wear pants when you leave the house. Wearing a shirt and a diaper is not negotiable.

I'll keep this one short and sweet. Patrick is still unemployed. We're living off of my non-profit salary, unemployment, and our tax refund. Being depressed and being at home with another depressed person is, well, it's depressing.

See the previous categories for an explanation.

My blogging will continue to be sporadic, at least until this huge special event is behind me. Only another couple of weeks and hopefully I will be back with more positive things to talk about - like NaNoWriMo, a description of the painful process of editing the first draft of a novel, and of course a discussion of our Halloween 2010 plans (you didn't think we wouldn't come up with another great family costume idea, did you?).

Edited to add: No one really reads this, so I have no idea who I think I'm talking to in this post.


Ceci said...

I read your blog! I've missed you. But I totally understand. I hope things get better soon, but if they don't, feel free to whine, complain, and cry to your blog.

The Realistic Housewife said...

I just came upon your blog, and am reading. I'm a fellow mother and writer in the Midwest, just up a state. I can't imagine having a 14 year old about to learn to drive. That would be enough anxiety and distraction for me!

Nicole Baart said...

Sometimes you just need to get things off your chest. And for those of us who read what you write, we find comfort in knowing that we're not the only ones who struggle with headstrong toddlers, job frustration, and general malaise. Thanks for writing.

tracyellen said...

I went back and read my post. Gosh, I sound like a whiner. I didn't for that to happen, but I guess that's just how things have been going lately. Instead of complaining that Patrick is still unemployed, I should be grateful that I have a job. Instead of whining about Griffin's asthma, I should be grateful that I have a sweet little boy at home that likes to snuggle and give smooches.

I am grateful for the comments that you all left for me. It is nice knowing that I'm not alone with my frustrations.

Thanks for reading.

Jason said...

You know I'm reading, and that I completely understand.