Thursday, March 19, 2009


Well, hello there. I believe we used to know each other. In fact, I'm pretty sure we were friends.

Then I disappeared from the face of the bloggy-world.

But I'm back.

Hello? Hello?

Oh, good. You're still there.

So, what's been going on? Have you been super busy?

Yeah, I completely understand. We've been so busy.

Doing what, you ask?

Um. Well, just being a family. Cutting back. Spending time together.

Building a new play set for M. It's amazing and we all love it. We are spending hours outside every day, swinging, sliding, and laughing. (I have amazing pictures to share soon!)

Going to my cousin's wedding. Visiting family. Telling stories. Staying up late. Laughing. (I have amazing pictures to share soon!)

Being stressed about some changes at work, almost losing my position at my school, almost NOT losing my position at school, managing to hang on to my position at school. And lots of crying. LOTS OF CRYING. (I do not have amazing pictures of this to share soon. You wouldn't want to see them if I did!)

Making lots of bread in my newly rediscovered bread machine. A loaf a day. Sharing with friends. Trying new flavors. Blessing those around us with the gift of homemade goodness.

Still doing Project 365 even though I haven't posted in a few weeks. I'll get those up soon.

Wishing there was more I could cut out so I could be a home with M more, playing and laughing, cuddling and reading stories.

Looking forward to spring break after next week. A break will do wonders for us. M will actually still have preschool that week, so I'm going to take her every morning and pick her up at lunch time. I have plans to clean and clean and clean and sew. Sew and sew and sew and sew.

So, lost friend. What have you been doing? I hope enjoying the arrival of spring in your part of the world, enjoying your family, telling stories and clinging to the moment so it doesn't slip by too fast. I might be in and out for a while still as I work to find balance in this hectic-ness.

Oh...and I'm going to have to hold off on a give-away for a while. I just need to cut back a tad and let some things go. I need to relieve some pressure and that is one thing that can easily go. Perhaps at the 55oth post I can do something awesome.

Missing you!


Christina said...

Hey Nat, it's good to see you around again!

Colleen said...

Hey there friend! You've been missed.

Maggie said...

Well hello friend! I am still here -- trying to get it all done, like always.

It's the beauty of blogging -- everyone is always just waiting for you when you get back!

Kyla said...

Hey stranger! I spoke in front of a committee at the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday! And I've decided to go premed next semester. And KayTar has been healthy for 6 weeks!

Arizaphale said...

Hi from me too! Life is so busy at the moment, many of us are in and out and blogging kind of irregularly. In a way, that too takes the pressure off. :-)
What happened about your position? I am agog!! (and nosy)