Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Back from the (nearly) dead

Ok, that's a slight over exaggeration on my part. I'd like to say I've been gone all week because I was busy playing WoW. But I wasn't. I was tired. I was beat. I was sick. So I slept. Lots of things happened in the last week, all little things when taken by themselves are just part of life and you move on. When you have a lot of little things combined with a baby that decides she wants to be up every two hours between 8pm and 8am, you get the trainwreck that is me. Sleep deprivation is a nasty thing, as any parent could attest to. When your five year wedding anniversary comes and goes and neither even remembers until late the following day, you're both a mess. The only thing you've got going for you there is if you both forget you are off the hook for being a big loser.

Normally my time to blog is after 8:30 when the kids are in bed. Instead I was going to sleep. I've still got a sinus infection that is making me feel like I have a truck parked on my head, but I'm going to the doctor for that tomorrow. At least I've caught up on some much needed sleep so I'm handling the sinus infection much better now. That means like it or not, you'll be seeing a lot more of me once again.

I'm going work on getting back into the swing of things to get back to my goal of posting at least once a day. I probably need to be posting at least twice a day if I'm ever going to catch up on the past two weeks of life. But then again, maybe I don't catch up. Maybe I just start from where I am today. Or maybe I'll let you prioritize from my prior list. What do you want to hear about first?

Or (*gasp*) maybe there is no you anymore? Maybe everyone has moved on and gone to another blog since I abandoned all of you here? Oh, the woes! The sorries! I shall not abandon my post again (for so long)! Come back my friends! I love you! I love your comments and your feedback! I originally wrote this solely for me and my family and as a way to keep in touch with our friends. But as more and more of you came to read, I found that I love writing for all of you too. Thank you for coming here to my blog. Thank you for checking back to see if I would ever return. I believe life's experiences are best shared. Thank you for letting me share ours with you.

And thank you for sharing your life experiences with us either through your comments or through your own blog. That is what all of those blog links are about on the right hand side. Those aren't just random links I threw out there. Every one of those links represents a special story with someone that has something special to share. I regularly click on every one of those links and read what they wanted to share about their lives that day. They make me laugh, they make me cry, they make me feel better about my situation, they teach me new crafts or recipes or concepts on parenting, they remind me I'm not alone in what I'm going through, and most of all they inspire me. Those links represent women and families from many different political, religious, financial, and educational backgrounds. Some I couldn't be any further from demographically. But we all have one very special thing in common, we are mommies. We love our children, we are trying to do our best for them, and we all want to share our experiences with others. For that reason alone I read those blogs and no matter what our other differences may be, when I read those blogs I feel like any one of those could be me.

Well, my "I'm back" post seems to have taken quite a turn to a "give thanks and mommies everywhere unite!" post. That's what happens when you don't have a set agenda to write about. You get the random ramblings of a woman clearly too medicated to drive. I think I'll set the keyboard down now and step away before I start encouraging women to burn their bras or something.

10 comments:

Beth said...

Welcome back Bridget! And glad you're feeling better. Amen to our fellow mommy-bloggers being lifelines! My sentiments exactly. I hope Bailey gets back on track with her sleeping. Hang in there!

Maria said...

Bridget-
so glad to "see" you back. I am glad you are feeling better, good luck with Bailey and the sleeping. Can't wait for more stories.

Melanie said...

I SO feel our sinus infection pain. It's the worst! I hope you and the wee babe get some sleep and start feeling better. I've missed your posts.

Lindsay said...

Glad you're back! Hope you're feeling better!

Samantha said...

I didnt abandon you. :) I hope you start feeling better again soon.

DesiDVM said...

Ah, God, sinus infections...didn't you have this same problem awhile back? I can't imagine working, fighting off a major infection, and dealing with a little infant all at once. You rock for even *wanting* to blog everyday.

p.s. Thanks for posting on my blog. Like you said, it starts out just for family and then you get a little thrill everytime you realize another mom read it and connected, even if only for a minute.

JenFen said...

Sorry you were sick and sorry Bailey has not been sleeping. I just assumed you were sucked into Wow. As a faithful reader, I would still like to hear about the rash and Reagan's birthday but I understand it might easier to just go forth from here.
Love the little shout out to other mommy bloggers. I really enjoy writing mine but I love reading everyone else's!

Joanna said...

Well come back! I'm sorry you have been sick and that Bailey has decided that sleeping stinks. I hope your sinuses clear up quickly.

Deanna said...

I've been checking regularly awaiting the next entry! Sorry you were ill and hope you stay feeling well for some summer time fun!

Steph said...

Welcome back Bridget- well timed leave from the blog for me anyway. ;) I was traveling for work last week and came home w/my own sinus infection and a child w/croup. Fun times, glad to hear you're feeling better and Bailey is sleeping again (I hope!)