I don't want to begin a post by apologizing because apologizing would infer that I have done something wrong. Which is not the case. Absentminded? Yes. Hobbity? Yes. Distracted a little? Yes. YES. YESYESS. Terribly sorry for dropping off the blogosphere in the last 30 days? No and Yes. If we are friends in RL and/or FB you will know I am still around ... just not very bloggity.
As the new year began I find myself in a bit of a tech sabbatical. I've been easing back from the constant OCD checking on FB. Not that any of my close friends update that frequently but it became a twitch like looking into a mirror or wiping a counter three times before leaving the kitchen. I would look, only to find the constant rhetoric from people I really don't want to know that much about. You know, their panty status, current boyfriend woes, all the ecards spouting WomensLib! FrackMen! I'mHawt!. Sadly most of these are cousins or kin and I loathe to just 'unfriend' them ... I would just prefer an 'ignore feed' button in an innocuous way. Is that what Block does? Also needing to be glanced at less was Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. I unconsciously found myself checking the blog feeds a little more infrequently and frankly realizing I didn't have much that needed said.
It was strange. It wasn't a planned sabbatical. I didn't deliberately look at my iPhone or computer less. I had that horrible holiday cold-flu that sucked me down for close to two weeks but I don't really think it was that entirely. I'm not sure what it was ... but it was.
So I haven't blogged because I haven't had much too say. I can say I'm starting to feel the creative voices in my head start to recharge.
• I'm using Pinterest as the tool it is and finding nifty crochet and hooking ideas, as well as some home DIYing that is slated for the future.
• I've stumbled into this doodle Tangled site that is catching my attention. A direction for the odd scratches and lines I leave on everything.
• I've found some new bloggers [links to come] as well as enjoyed being able to FB stalk my favorites like TWIN [she has this new awesome blog!] as well as Sarah/Grok [wish her luck she is doing a huge IVF treatment in February!!] and AngelMyAngel [who also has a fabulous new blog!] and my bestie Brig/LuckyBuggPhotography!!
• I've stepped back away from technology a tad and have enjoyed some crazyness like starting out on my first ever chronological read through the Bible! I've read many of the books but the beginning-to-end concept in the NewLivingTranslation is a lot easier to understand.
• I've missed you all.
On top of all of that the adoption process is moving quickly! We may just get our Homestudy wrapped up under the 90 day mark! Next week I'm actually meeting some of the local forum girls for a lunch to talk turkey. I can't wait to drill them with things like: "what's a realistic idea of the timeline to get matched for a sibling set?" "what's the biggest challenge you faced with attaching to the kids?" "have any of the rest of you done what we are doing? Going from married 12-years no-kids to BOOM family?" "can't it be ok to only want to go through this once?" "what's the reality behind all the upcoming expenses?" "is our agency going to be as smooth as it has been so far?" "blahblahblah...."
So ... that is how they say ... is that.