This is the longest I have gone without posting on my blog.
I wish I could say that I have missed it. The writing. The sharing. The venting. The observing.
I have not.
It has been a bit freeing to just let go of something and not worry about it. It's not say I have not thought once about the neglect I have been issuing this blog. There have just been so many other things that truly held me ransome with greater priority than publishing my words to the world. There I go being melo-dramatic as I am prone to be at times.
(I wonder where my darling daughter gets it from.)
So almost a month since I shared a tempting recipe for Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes. I'd like to tell you that I have been uber-busy sampling new recipes and baking up a storm.
Alas. That is not the case.
No, we are in the season of quickie meals and aggravation over our inability to sit down at the table, all five of us, and share a meal together. We eat in shifts, sadly. Bowls of cereal, hot dogs on the grill, meatballs kept warm in the Crock-Pot and the like. With three busy children and two equally busy parents, it truly is difficult to plan, execute and serve a quality meal these days. My neighbor and I were lamenting to one another the other day (Hi Becca!) about the very fact that our pantries and freezers and cupboards and refrigerators are stocked with a myriad of ingredients capable of culminating into a prize-worthy meal. It is just that, where do you find the time to prepare and enjoy said meal when your evening is full of school music programs, homework assignments and baseball practice (also softball and soccer and karate), or baseball games (and softball and soccer) and church meetings and baking cookies for birthday treats and writing thank you letters to the donors of the recent school carnival.
You get the picture. Said neighbor and I decided we truly would not want it any other way. My husband even suggested that the truest way to avoid this mayhem would be to simply not enroll our children in any activities and to not engage in any sort of volunteerism, whatsoever.
That really does not seem to be an option. I like involvement and activity. I enjoy fellowship with my fellow parents and neighbors.
So I have been on a sabbatical of sorts and hope to return to the blogging routine that I once enjoyed. But if I don't, it's good to know that the Earth will continue to rotate. Sometimes you just have to let go of one thing in order to grab hold of something else.