Well hello there, my long lost friends. Is anyone even still reading? It's been a while; I wouldn't blame if you you've given up on me altogether.
So, I felt compelled to update. Just to let you guys know that I'm still here, still alive. Things are good, I can't complain. Things are quite busy.
Actually, I'm busier than I can ever remember being. I thought that having both kids in school would free up more of my time, but it turns out that it's the opposite. Between the kids, the house, the (crazy) daily shuffle, and all the committees and volunteer work that I'm heading up at the kids' schools, I feel like I'm spread really thin these days. Last night I was telling Dennis that I feel like I'm on a hamster wheel, just go-go-going every single day, as fast as I possibly can. Yet, when all is said and done, I can't seem to put a finger to what I've accomplished, besides just being there for my family. Besides just being really present in our every day.
Don't get me wrong, it's a very good life! There's just a lot going on these days and unfortunately I've had zero time to blog, to write, to take photos, or to work on any of my own creative projects. Sometimes I get to feeling a little disappointed that all that stuff has been transferred to the back burner, but then I give my head a shake and I remember that this time with my family is so precious and fleeting and is not to be wished away. There will be a day sometime soon when my kids do not want me involved in their daily lives. When in the process of forging their own independence, Maya and Henry begin to see my participation in their day as an intrusion, and will probably even resent it. But right now, oh, they both need me so much, it's actually kind of wonderful. I'm appreciating every second of it while I can.
So that's about it. Life is bananas. This mama gig is officially in full gear and every day feels like a blink. Whoosh! There it goes. I've taken on way too much and I am barely keeping up, truth be told. But honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. Because memories - so many beautiful memories - are in the works. I am happy. We are happy. Happily ever after.
(A little peek into our everyday: instagram.com/commonmouse)