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See you later, alligator!

Well folks, the calendar is filling up and the pantry is almost empty. And this weekend I decided that blogging and busyness don’t mix.  I have to take a break for now.

Sam is almost six months old, and he is livelier than ever.  I tease and say that he wakes up in a different world everyday. What a handful! And so cute!

We have stock show season coming up, and the girls want to show pigs this year.  I think it will be great fun, but a lot of work.  We still have rabbits in the barn that need to be worked with and prepared for showing as well.

Great Lent is right around the corner, and all the preparations for Pascha are time consuming.

I have a big garden that needs my attention.  Last year I let it go because I was pregnant.  But, I am looking forward to getting my gardening groove back.

Slade needs me, too.  He is trying to finish the CPA exams by May, and I need to be super diligent with bedtimes, meals, packed lunches, and creating a more study friendly environment in the house during the evening hours.

Something about blogging keeps me a bit off center.  I suppose its my melancholy nature.  I get too deep into things, maybe not in actually posting, but THINKING about posting…and trying to live in a way that I have something to post about.   This may seem ridiculous to some of you, but for me it is a struggle and so unnecessary. Blogging sometimes makes me feel like a fraud.  I have not quite found a way to feel right about it, yet.  Does that make sense?  I know you didn’t need all these reasons…but I guess I did.  I write for therapy.  Haha!

I love reading your blogs though!  And hopefully I can stop by often and comment.  I really do enjoy my blogging friends!  Thank you for reading and sharing…it has been fun.  Maybe I will resume in the summer, after Sam turns one.  Until then friends…

See you later, alligator!    

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4 thoughts on “See you later, alligator!

  1. I will miss your voice, but I do get the need to step away. That's how I felt about facebook and I ultimately decided that it wasn't worth the trouble of trying to live a virtual life while missing out on my real one. Many blessings to you and your family!

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  2. I understand about blogging and the fraudulent feeling. One time a while back I stopped allowing comments on my blog for a period of time because I was developing an inordinate concern about what readers were thinking. I know that's not exactly what you are talking about – but it's related to the whole problem of being “friends” with people who only know about us through what WE tell them. I think for introverts especially it can be a problem in real life, too – we can't get away from self-consciousness, but how to keep it from mushrooming into a terrible self-centeredness? Lord, have mercy!
    I'm happy for you that you have the liberty in your heart to pull back from something that doesn't seem quite right. And I hope we don't lose touch altogether. God bless your family!

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  3. I have a Facebook account that I share with my husband. We left Facebook four years ago, and have only recently opened this new account…family and very close friends ONLY. Social media is something that I constantly struggle to accept, but at the same time I enjoy it…to a limit. I am glad I met you (virtually). Blessings to you and yours, and I will see you back here this summer.

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  4. I often have this thought…if people who read this blog met me in person would they be disappointed? Would I be recognizable to them? It is a good litmus test. I hope I am who you think I am…if only a little. We won't lose touch. I still visit your blog daily, a wonderful place to stop by for this tired Mama. Thank you for bringing me into your circle of friends. I hope to be back here this summer.

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