Saturday, May 7, 2011

Things I Accomplished During My Blog Hiatus

I did not intentionally take a break from the blog. I just didn't feel like writing. It happens sometimes. But I discovered during my break that I can get an awful lot accomplished when my fingers are not tied to my keyboard or the shutter of my camera. Here's a taste of what I've been up to:

1. Spring cleaning. Not that you can tell now that I was spring cleaning a week ago.

2. Planning school for next year.

3. Paying more attention to the kiddos.

4. A week at Disney World. More to follow on that if I can get my act together and wade through the hundreds of pictures. Actually, I found I did not take as many photos this time as usual because we visited our regular spots, and I have all the great photos from those spots already. Want to see them? Just click on the Disney label on my right sidebar!
Mickey towels

5. Unpacked.

6. More cleaning.

7. And today began what I have observed to be about a semi-annual occurrence in our house: we change things around. As an MK (missionary kid), I have ants in my pants and want nothing more than to move around. The longest I have been at one address in my life is 7 years. In missionary boarding school, we left our school every 3 months to go home. When we returned from vacation, we had a new room, a new roommate. So every few months, I feel the need to change things up a bit. NOT that I'm going to get a new roomy, but I do like the change.

We just closed on the sale of our Georgia home, so we tossed about the idea of taking the plunge again and finding our forever home here in CT. But we decided to stick it out here a few more months. That will help out our landlord, and the more time we spend here, the more money we can save for a down payment.

With that in mind, I decided to better set up the house for school. Since we rarely have guests, I am turning the guest room into a school room by bringing in a table from storage. Of course, guests are still welcome, and one of the kids will be happy to relinquish his or her bed to a guest. So we have kept busy today making the move. Of course, I'm sure my husband wishes there had been a little more "me" in the "we", but it's getting done nonetheless.

Things I learned during my hiatus:
1. The world does not stop revolving if I skip a day--or 15--blogging.

2. God's creation continues to be beautiful,

and my children keep on being adorable even if I am not photographing every moment.
close-up Audrey

Who knew?

Pictures and details of Disney to come...


mountain mama said...

yay, there you are. yes, we are still here :)

happy mother's day to you!!

dclouser said...

Oh, that picture of Audrey is TOO adorable! Can't wait to see all the Disney ones.

Arby said...

Welcome back. Noah almost has his research paper ready for Writer's Block.

tsinclair said...

True, the world does not stop but we miss you. :-)

The closing of the house in GA seems so final, not that I really expected you to move back - but still.

Glad to hear you had a good trip and a little break. I am sure the kids enjoyed your hiatus. :-)

Jenn said...

I'm just coming off a blogging break, too! And found many of the things your wrote to be true! Beautiful photos, by the way! :)

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Yay! Welcome back! I'm glad you had an awesome trip and hope that you have come back refreshed. :) Happy Mother's Day, my friend!

Tara said...

I was wondering where you went to...I think we all need blogging breaks now and then. Sounds like you were busy!! Your daughter is gorgeous....!

Michelle said...

Glad you got some stuff accomplished. I'm trying to do it all and I'm just exhausting myself! I need to take a break from something. :) I take it, Disney used to be an 8 hour drive from GA. LOL I was reading that other post thinking I thought she lived more than 8 hours from Disney! 'cause it takes us a 2 1/2 hr. plane rd there from here in OH, but it's 18 hrs. to drive. Thank goodness we're flying next time, although I'm unsure how to handle the xray vs. patdown thing with the kids. What did you guys do?