Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I Never Call, I Never Write

So, decent blogging has been sparse around here, lately. And my "drafts" folder is filling up with the clutter of posts I start but lack time to develop and finish. The time problem isn't just due to the busyness of the holiday season - by which I mean the holiday season, Thanksgiving to Advent, Christmas, and New Year's, and that's just what we celebrate/observe in our house from late November through the end of the year.

The problem isn't just due to parenting two young children, each of whom has her own "special needs." (Ada with her fabulous two-year-old's desire for attention and lap time, Ellie with her academics and monthly "team meetings" at school.)

The problem isn't just due to my writing and the time it takes away from my family. (That bit of guilt courtesy of my mother.)

The problem is also due to the fact that I've been doing a lot of freelance work for pay lately. I appreciate the work. I don't mind doing it (mostly). And I really enjoy earning money. But this one last thing on top of the pile makes the whole thing wobbly and threatening to fall over. It's an important thing, so I've jettisoned other things to make room for it (Christmas cards, big Christmas open house, exercise).

This is just an adjustment period. And until I get the balance settled again, well, boring and irregular blogging. Alas.

When I write again, some things I want to talk about include Ellie's latest round of assessments and her IEP, a "cure" for Down syndrome, managing finances, what I'm reading and why, what I'm writing and why, and my opinions on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE finale. No, wait. I don't want to blog about that; I just want to watch the finale! Nighty night.


Topher said...

Very sad about the finale, I have to say. The performances were good, but come on, a one-hour finale? They have really ruined this season production-wise, and it has bothered me. I would have been much happier if they planned the season out better.


HiddenChicken said...

I can't believe how much you manage to juggle, especially with the addition of the freelance writing. I both miss doing that and I don't. I can't imagine doing it with two kids, though. I'm just barely managing with the addition of the second, as you've probably noticed by my increasingly whiny blogs.

Best of luck to you keeping your sanity, especially during the holidays.

Orange said...

I've been doing more freelance work too, and I have only one kid (and he's in school). It's hard!

Sarahlynn said...

Chris, don't give it away! I haven't watched yet. :-)

Hidden Chicken, something magical really does happen when they turn two, I think. Independent play. Ahhhh. The newborn days are tough. I wish you a full night's sleep!

Orange, it is! Working from home has its own . . . challenges and distractions. :-)

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