Life is full of changes, and if we want to try to even keep up with it, we have to adjust. That's what I've been doing lately. I've been busy adjusting. Nothing is wrong here. There are no big changes or bad changes. But as our children grow, our schedules change, their moods change, our responsibilities change...and that requires quite a bit of adjusting.
With softball and teeball starting up, we've got practices 4 nights a week. The only day they overlap is on Mondays and they're often practicing in different places. (Ball is BIG around here and there are a LOT of people using the fields around town!) Tuesdays bring AP study sessions after school for Chris and his AP students, dance class for Em at 4:30 and practice at 5. Chris has been leaving his study session and going to practice without Emma and then Oren and I bring her at 5:30ish when she gets out of dance. Oren had opening ceremonies and his first game on Saturday, and in two weeks, Emma's games begin. Only problem...Emma's team travels to nearby areas (nearby is a relative term...anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 1/2 hours away) while all of Oren's games are here in town. Chris is the assistant coach on Emma's team and I'm the scorekeeper for Oren's team. It's been a big adjustment from last year when the kids played together!
Oh, and Oren's been sick off and on for 3 weeks. His tonsils are so swollen that they're practically touching, but they don't think it's strep. I called today after a week on Claritin with no change and they want to see him back in the office to recheck him.
So...all of that is to say that I haven't been here because I've been busy adjusting. Adjusting schedules, routines and the many hats a Mom wears. I'm no different than anyone else and am not asking for a pat on the back. My me hat, the one that encompasses sewing, blogging, running, vegging..., that hat is on the back of the rack and gathering dust lately. And that is okay, because I know, eventually, I'll put it back on and all will feel right with the world.
But, I miss y'all! I've missed giveaways, big announcements, and all of the finishes big and small that I would have loved to congratulate on. My blog friends are my sewing buddies, the ones who get why I get excited over new fabric and hours hunched over my sewing machine. Who know there are fabric Rock Stars and Quilting Police. :) Who understand the joy of opening an envelope to find a block someone halfway across the country made for you in a swap when you could have just made it yourself. Please understand that I haven't been avoiding or ignoring you, I've been MIA. Google Reader says I've got over 900 new items to read. Yep, I don't see that happening...
I've got things to show you. Blocks for bees, pattern-testing projects, and baby gifts. I'll be back as soon as I can to show you. I promise!