Sunday, March 4, 2012
Sorry gang. I disappeared I think longer than I ever have since I started this blog almost three years ago. Truth is, I think I'm a burned out blogger/social mediayte. (I'm pretty sure that's not a real word, but I don't know how else to label it!) I've been staying off blog(s) and facebook lately, and I have to be honest, it's been great. Even right now, I'm tired and want to go put away my laundry and get a good night's sleep for what will be a busy next three weeks, and just typing away on my computer, well... I kinda feel... over it.
Still, life is good here. Julian continues to grow into a chunkster. He's 75th percentile height, weight, and head, and still happy and pleasant through the day. When I pick him up, I slowly bring him down and plant my nose in his cheek and wiggle it, and the smile he makes as he's looking out over the world... melts my heart every time.
Ali grows and matures by the day it feels like. She is so articulate and expressive that sometimes it's hard to figure out how to relate to her, because in some ways she is beyond the almost 6 years age, but in many ways, she's still just an almost 6 year old... I know that makes sense to you parents out there!
Ang hits the road for business 4 days this week and 4 days next week. Work is busy/intense for her lately, but we are blessed to both have great jobs that provide so much for us. She's been enjoying taking weekly Zumba classes, while I get out on the soccer field once a week to still mix it up. Both of us are so grateful to get some "me time" to burn off stress and stay fit and healthy.
I am conference chair for my professional association's regional conference coming up in three weeks (yeah, the week after Ang gets back) in Salt Lake City, and running that event is a part time job in itself. Last year, I wasn't working when I ran the conference and it took up all my free time. This year, I am balancing staying home with Julian 2 days a week, working the other three, and still running the event... oh, and directing PUCK on the side... now you can see why I've been offline... I'm stretched pretty darn thin... even for me... right now.
The fantasy of the terminally busy is that "after [insert date or event here], things will slow down."
I remember saying that in September about October, then about December, then it was January 15 (after Wings of Hope), now I hear myself saying, "after conference..." but then we are in full swing for Time To Fly in June followed by Bella's Smash, our first golf tournament out here in October. It never ends.