Tuesday, October 28, 2008

And She Emerges from her Silence...

Well.

I knew I was ready to poke my big toe back into the pool of blogging after a particularly hellish day last week that began with my toddler sneaking a sword (plastic, from Disneyland, but still foolish for me to let him carry it in public) into a restaurant at a breakfast meeting and impailing innocent diners and ended in me calling my oldest daughter a sociopath.

It was then when I knew I needed this like a junkie needs a fix was ready to come back. So to my two and a half readers left - I'm baaack!

When your family encounters a crisis like we did this summer, priorities seem to crystalize, and suddenly time spent away from my family clacking away on the computer just wasn't making the list. I really needed to get away. I can report that although my brother-in-law is still paralyzed, he makes progress every day and is able to live and work from home and be with his wife and boys. And of course, the passage of time, the healing of sadness and the re-adjustments we've all made have enabled me to resume a lot of things put on hold.

Some of you may know that I'm working on a book on blogging with some talented ladies. It's an amazing project and while I can say that as the co-editor I have a lot of work ahead of me - the bulk of the talent is coming from our contributors. If you have an amazing story to share relating to how blogging has changed your life, or if you want to point me in the direction of an incredible blog written by a mom I may not know about (and I haven't been reading a lot of blogs lately) please send me a note! Maybe you or someone you enjoy reading will be in bookstores near you next year!

I'm glad to be back swimming again with all of you.

Splash!

20 comments:

flutter said...

hi!!!

Lori said...

Welcome back! Just last week I was thinking about you. I'm glad to hear your BIL has made some progress.

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Oh I'm so glad your back! The blogging world has missed you :)

jakelliesmom said...

You? I remember you. I'm so glad to see you. Please tell me about eyecreams. ; )

Nancy said...

Welcome back girl!

So glad life has adjusted to (a new found) normalcy.

Ohhww, tell us more about your book!

Memarie Lane said...

welcome back chica!

Michelle said...

It's good to have you back!

Erin said...

I was just wondering how things were with your BIL the other day and if you'd ever come back! I'm glad there have been improvements.

Catherine said...

Welcome Back, Kotter. Glad to hear your BIL is improving.

Rima said...

Hey! I was thrilled to see you pop up in my reader this evening! Glad you're back.

Fiesty Charlie said...

Glad you are back!

I have you on my page reader updater. So seeing you had blogged, made me smile.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm glad to see you back! I just checked in about 2 days ago, and now here you are.
I'm glad your BIL is improving, sorry your son is an attempted murderer and daughter is a sociopath.

Sass E-mum said...

Hurray - my skin needed the fix that only comments on your blog can bring...

Jenn said...

Welcome Back!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Welcome back! I had to wrestle my son's tiny hand off a Disney sword last week.

Minnie said...

Glad to see you back. I enjoy your blog.

Jen M. said...

Awww! You guys are great. I can't wait to catch up on everyone's blogs.

Beck said...

Hey, you're back! You're gonna have to email me about the book project when you have a minute!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I've been wondering about you--it's great to have you back.

Family is always number one.

painted maypole said...

glad to have you back!