May 16, 2007

Coming Clean

OK.

I get it.

You want to know where I am. Well, I'm here, I'm just not blogging.

In the past few weeks I have done a lot of thinking about my life and all that encompasses that life. I have decided that my life is busy. Too busy to enjoy and I need to scale back.

I'm sorry, girlies, but the computer is a black hole of gigantic time-sucking proportions for me. Between visiting all of you wonderful women and e-mail and WTM message boards, which I no longer visit, I could easily spend *gulp* 5 hours a day on the computer.

That's five hours away from my children, Five hours that the laundry does not get done. Five hours that no one is being read to. Five hours that I don't read my Bible. Five hours that I don't take care of the urgent pressing matters like personal hygiene. Five hours later and then, "Hey! How come there's no dinner?"

So I said, No more.

I truly, from the depths of my soul wish that I could balance it all out, but right now, I just can't. I have toyed with the idea of just shutting down my blog, but that doesn't feel right. And then I don't post and Melissa, Dy and Andie leave me hilarious comments and I feel guilty for ignoring them.

This blog has afforded me some wonderful raltionships as well as a tremendous amount of encouragement, laughter and plain old fun. I love the idea of keeping a daily blog like so many of you do but I admit I lack the self-control to step.away.from.the.computer.

I wish I could pop in and tell you the funny story about science. Like the night I told the boys to tell Kevin what we learned that day in science. I said, "Boys, tell Daddy about Uranus."

And John said, "It's a gas giant."

I swear, we about died laughing.

I lack the ability to prioritize my time.

So there it is. My heart on my sleeve.

I will be back when I work out my time management issues. In the meantime don't be surprised if I pop in to your blogs every now and again.

Love, Laney

7 comments:

Dy said...

Well, okay, we're big girls. We can handle that. (Not without a little self-inflicted guilt on our, er, my part, but still.)

I wish there was a magic trick for balancing it all out, but I understand the need to prioritize and pick what needs to be tended to first and foremost. Your blogging, and your presence in my corner of the internet, (and our friendship), have brought a lot of smiles, and a lot of good thoughts my way. For that, thanks. (And for the science anecdote. That's truly priceless.)

You'll be missed. You still have my number. And I do hope you'll pop in occasionally just so we know you're okay and simply busy enjoying those beautiful boys, that hunky sweet hubby, and all the shoes God sends your way!

{{hugs}}
Dy

Laney said...

I love you, Dy! :-) I never thought I would say those words to someone that I have never "met" but it's true. :-)

Bridget said...

I completely understand the need to prioritize, just don't stay away too long. You will really be missed. Aren't you in Wilmington? My parents are done there full time on Carolina Beach maybe we can meet up sometime when I'm down there.

mindy said...

We'll take whatever little we can get of you!! :-) I understand the need to prioritize your time. Come visit, lots!!

Carrie K. said...

I'll miss your posts - I already have been, haven't I? ;) - but I completely understand. Pop in when you can!

CMB said...

Laney, I'll miss your posts and pix and words of wisdom. I understand your choice completely. I feel guilty everyday about all the things that I do that take away from time with the kids. I wish there was a true way to balance it all out. When you are back up and running let me know. I'd love to read what is new. For now, take care and when you are back in NJ, I'll stop over to say Hi.

Donna Boucher said...

You are a better woman than I.
I will miss you.
But you are doing the right thing.

Love to you and your family!!

Donna