...else life gets in your way - gather your blogging fodder and tell us about your day!?!
Forgive me for not being a very good writer - and an even worse blogger, lately - but, you know...if you've been blogging as long as I have (over three years, now) and especially if you're a mommyblogger (read: got kids?) well, then you know how difficult life is...to put into words.
How it's easy to get caught up in all the hype and sometimes feel like you have to be somewhere, are forgetting someone or should be doing something...else.
No, I don't have an especially difficult life (knock on wood) and - although, my friends would probably agree I CAN be very forgetful - I don't think that I am anything special or any different from any other mother who's trying to keep her shit together.
But, I believe that I have had an epiphany and I feel the need to share it with you.
This is the first Thanksgiving Dinner that I have ever had the pleasure to host...EVUH!...no really, it was one of the calmest and most stress-free holidays I can remember...since the kids were in diapers, anyways.
Even my kids noticed a difference - hey, look...holy crap...mommy's happy! - as I smiled and explained to my husband what it is exactly I planned to do with "all those pickles!"
This was the first time my mom has been over our house since her surgery (in October) so, my husband and I came up with the idea of putting together a fun, family craft project.
The kids drew names and were teamed-up with their grandparents and created pretty gingerbread houses (to take home as Thanksgiving favors) along with some pretty terrific memories, I hope!
At least, it's the first time...in a long while...that I can everÂ remember my kids NOT feeling bored.
Or, the rest of my family feeling as comfortable and happy, as I was.
So, here's what I'm thinking - shit happens.
But, it's okay - so what if I don't have a job, the roof leaks and I'm probably late, or forgot to do something, or be somewhere and missed out on something...again - sometimes, life is good...too!
And just being able to hang out with my kids, finding my mojo and then writing about it - even if it's daaaaaaays in between - feels pretty good, too...I'm okay...no matter what other people may think!
Or...[gasp]...maybe it's just me!?!
Don't worry - I'm sure something screwy will happen, soon - there's always Christmas ;o)