Sabbatical? Leave of absence? Furlough? A break?

What exactly do you call a completely unintentional estrangement from your blog?

And, by unintentional, I mean it wasn’t particularly planned…I didn’t just decide one day that I didn’t feel like blogging anymore and quit. Quite the contrary.

But an innocent momentary absence turned into an extended blog abandonment. It was more or less unavoidable but, nevertheless, was not what I expected would happen.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I didn’t plan on falling off the face of the blogearth.

It’s been one thing after another.

Morning Sickness (which was more accurately ALL DAY sickness) for months coupled with a very active little Miss Layla Mae that needs a whole lot of Mama’s attention…doesn’t leave a whole lot of extra time to sit down at a computer. So I didn’t. I didn’t even check my blog email. (WHAT!? I know.) It was one more extra helping on a plate that was already too full. I had to make a few priority adjustments (read: basic survival) for my new situation.

This second pregnancy has really taken it’s toll on this ol’ hen. haha

I guess it doesn’t help that Jon is gone, that I am chasing a one year old all day, ¬†or that we haven’t spent a lot of time in our “routine” at home. Or the fact that either Layla or I have been sick (flu, colds, etc) since the beginning of December. Apparently we thought it would be fun to pass it back and forth to each other.

Boy, oh boy, what a season of our lives it has been!

I have missed blogging.

And I have missed reading blogs.

I haven’t read blogs in forever…and I found myself wondering how some of my favorite bloggers were doing. It’s like not being able to talk to some good friends, as silly as it sounds. You begin to miss their stories and their creativity and their conversation. By golly, it’s like there is a sense of community out there in the blogging world. I think this whole blogging thing is on to something. ūüėČ

I actually logged on to my blog email and was sincerely overwhelmed that some of y’all had emailed me about my blogging absence. I guess I figured that no one probably even noticed (said in my best¬†Eeyore¬†voice haha). But really though…it meant so much that people cared. I am making my rounds, catching up on your blogs and emails…a little each day. And, I’m working on a “catch up” post (or two or three)¬†of my own.

I’m here. I’m back. We are alive and (mostly) well. And I am going to tell you all about it. (whether you want to hear it or not! haha)

Estranged blogger no more,


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