Thursday, May 01, 2008

Taking a Break

I'm behind on everything. And I mean everything. Not only is mind clutter at an all time high, but so is house clutter, car clutter, basement clutter, garage clutter, body clutter. Once again, I am knee deep in just about anything that you can think of. It's getting me down.

I love to write but the reality is that journaling, blogging, ranting…it's taking up more time than it should. True to form, when I enjoy something, I can't just do it a little bit. I've got to go all out. What began as an online family journal has blossomed into something that takes a great deal of my time. It occurred to me the other day that writing about my mommy life life has somehow become more time consuming than actually participating in it. Meanwhile, a few bills have been late when the money is there to pay them. Phone calls/e-mail go unreturned. Home projects are in a state of indefinite limbo. My exercise routine is non-existent.

Here's the bottom line: Had I conducted my work career with my current level of scattered, disorganized crisis management, I would have been out the door in short order. How sobering it is for me to contemplate that I was once considered a role model of effectiveness. Now, I'm the queen of flying by the seat of my pants. Getting it done, sort of, by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin. (At 41, trust me, there is plenty). Forgetting this, overlooking that. Getting enough done so that we don't have a family implosion. But not doing the necessary things, in a timely manner, to make our home calm and peaceful.

So, I'm taking some time off from this diversion that I so dearly love. I will not be creating any new posts until August. In the meantime, the immediate future is packed with school field trips, First Communion parties, showers, church, two vacations, t-ball games, soccer camp, visits to the zoo, swim lessons, cookouts, get-togethers with friends. And yes…taking better care of ME. Dropping some weight, eating right, exercising.

In my case, I have to make a choice between writing about life and actually living it. Lots of folks can do both and I think I'll be one of them in the not-so-distant future. I'm just not one of them now.

The blog archive will remain online and I will respond to any post comments or blog related e-mail as appropriate.

In the meantime, have an incredible, love-filled, family-focused summer.

John Lennon said it best…

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

God bless each and every one of you!


Anonymous said...

I will miss it. RIP, Mommy Memoir Blog, until August. And then I expect some rip roaring commentary. I think you just may have some withdrawel symptoms, but cold turkey is easier than going slow. Again, I will miss it.

Anonymous said...

God bless. Enjoy the summer.

Eight Is Enough said...

I happened to come across your blog with reference to 3 day potty training. I have bought that book and used it for 3 of my children. Do you happen to have Lora's e-mail address? I think she changed it and I have a question for her. Thanks so much!