I figured it was time to finally come back. I've been gone for how long now, a couple of months, maybe? Definitely enough time to bum out some of my few but loyal readers, I'm sure everyone understands the summer hiatus thing. Regardless, I didn't think forget about you guys and have thought of many of you throughout the last couple months. I wonder how "Mama Urchin" is doing keeping her kids busy with no planned activities, I wonder how Ruinwen is doing with her relationship with her mom, I wonder how Zondais feeling about her boobs, and I wonder if each and everyone of you has had a nice summer. Honestly, I haven't been keeping up with my bloglines so I have no idea. I feel a tiny bit guilty reading what others have wrote when I haven't written anything myself. Isn't that funny, blog reading as a reward, and I know that not everyone who reads blogs have blogs but for myself, I feel like I have to contribute in order to benefit from the work of other people. Just add it to my laundry list of "issues." In the meantime, I have LOTS of catching up to do.
Last time I checked in I was on my way for holiday in Washington state. Like most things, my expectations far exceeded the reality of the situation and I cut the trip very short and did not do nearly any of the things I wanted to. Part was to blame on illness, Amelia managed to come down with strep throat, and part was just unrealistic expectations on my part. I thought it would be a mini-holiday for me, instead it was just me working harder to take care of my kids someplace else. I'm sure many of you Mom's know how that is, sometimes it's just plain easier to stay at home. And my relationships with my own mother was a bit strained, I'm not blaming, I'm just admitting to tension, so for my own self preservation, it was time to go when I did. The bummer is I didn't have a chance to hook up with some of the folks I would have liked to meet...I guess it wasn't in the cards, maybe one day.
So my life now, Tom left again on deployment about a month ago so I'm once again adjusting to his absence. This in for a month gone for a number of months routine leaves a bit to be desired. I realize even this shall pass but I just don't see it getting any easier. Thankfully, the kids are adjusting well, kudos to a busy summer camp and lots of trips to the pool.
Quite a few other changes on the homefront that I will delve into during the next few weeks. Some great, some not so great, some will be great. I don't want to overload your poor little minds with too much excitement at once. I'll also try to round up some actual crafting photos but in the meantime you will just have to deal with a picture of my kids. Take care all.