I've been MIA for a little bit...with lots going on and very little getting accomplished.
I'll start off with the sick roll call:
Emmy: the trifecta - pink eye, ear infection, and strep throat
Cameron: Stomach Flu
Everyone is starting to feel better, but trying to juggle work schedules with sick kids has been challenging to say the least.
I've been trying to work out a conundrum...when I first started my blog, I received some great advice to write the blog for me. I haven't been doing that...I think we're all into the acceptance thing and I don't know about you, but I love receiving the comments...so I think a lot of times I write to entertain (if I actually accomplish that, I really don't know). I've started feeling a little down on myself because I know one of my talents in life isn't writing. I'm not like other bloggers out there that always wanted to write; I've always struggled with writing and still end up producing mediocre things. So my negative thinking has been getting me down about the fact that I am not funny, not entertaining, etc., etc. I've been visiting other blogs that have embraced the concept of blogging for themselves...which then produces more negative thinking. I AM very talented at this!!
So I've taken a little break and I have found that I really have missed this outlet. As time has passed, I started thinking that my connections to people have been one-sided, but just yesterday, I received 3 different e-mails from people making sure I was okay...so I received validation these connections are not all in my head...I call you guys my "imaginary friends" to my friends that do not blog because it's difficult to explain the friendships that I've made online. But that's not an accurate description of the support system that I've found...
So after all my unorganized ramblings, I'm back...and just so you know what you see is what you get....And thanks to my bloggy friends for visiting me and being that very important support system!
BTW: Dear Aunt Flo began today which is probably the reason for the influx of negative thinking...you know how those out-of-town guests can stress you out!!