Hello again, internet! I'm back!
Well, this has been by far the longest break I've taken from blogging. And I do have my reasons! I'll share some of them now:
One reason I haven't been blogging, at least in the spring, was because school took up SO MUCH of my time! And this is a good thing: I'm happy to be able to homeschool my children because of all the fantastic benefits it provides to them and to the whole family. (Here and here are two good articles that address some of the many benefits.)
I think I mentioned in a past post my schedule: I would wake up and immediately start with kid care/breakfast/housework before diving into our schooling morning, which lasted until lunch. Lunch, dishes, family meeting, chores, and nap time next. Which puts us at 2pm and more school until either a) we have to leave for lessons or b) I have to make dinner. In the evenings ~could~ be a good time to post, but I usually had more housework and teacher work, then by 9pm my poor husband :o) would want to see me. Whew! That makes for a full day...every day.
Another reason I haven't been blogging is this:
I was pregnant...then I wasn't. Angelica May was born on May 27th at 18 weeks gestation. She was a sweet Trisomy 13 baby.
During those 4 months of pregnancy, I was SO tired! I would sleep in one extra hour each morning, and take a 1-hour nap in the afternoon. As you can see from my daily schedule above, I didn't really have two extra hours to spare. So while I did keep up with school and meals, I didn't take time on the internet. And that's OK.
Then after Angelica was born, I was tired again, but a different kind of tired. And that's OK too. But I feel like I have my energy back and every time I take a snapshot of the kids or of a pretty flower or of a funny moment, I think, "I want to post this!" So even though I'm in the midst of school planning, and school starts in less than a month, I'm going to see if I can fit blogging in.
It feels good to be back!