Tuesday, August 14, 2012

treading water

Hi There.
I'm sure you've been wondering where I've been.  I have, too.  We have two very active 14 month old guys here, two dogs, and two adults who are incredibly tired.  It turns out Manitoba is having a baby boom.  It is very hard to find child care -- and as a result, very hard for new moms to return to work.  Finding two day care spots or one person who can care for two babies has been mission impossible.  As a result, I am still unable to get back to writing or to much else. With the assistance of a mother's helper, I can take care of both babies and even sometimes find time to eat, go to the bathroom, or cook. In fact, the babies still don't sleep through the night with any reliability, so 5 out of 7 nights, I am also up with a baby every 3 hours or less.  We are still also dealing with some health problems--nothing life threatening--but still requiring lots of medical appointments and other details.

I'm not saying this to get attention or pity and I'm not asking for well-intentioned advice.  Just dropping by to explain that this long absence has been unexpected and is likely to continue. (everyone said things would improve by 6 months or a year---I'm still waiting)  I'm probably much more disappointed by it than you are!

I very much miss the blog--and getting a chance to write, knit/design, or even just sit down for any length of time.  I know this is a phase and I'm just getting through the days and waiting until things improve a bit.  In the meanwhile, please know that we are all waving to you (a new skill here is waving) and saying "Hi there" and smiling.

7 Comments:

Blogger Chery said...

Wow! Last couple of days I've been thinking of you. So glad you posted. Take care and post again when you can. I can't imagine two at a time. . . .

August 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Willow said...

I too have been thinking of you, but since my niece has 1 yo twins (and a 6 year old), I knew not to expect much blogging from you for awhile.
Waving back \|/

August 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Sharon Jones said...

That's ok. We'll take any snippets we can get. Time passes so quickly when the children are this little. Just enjoy every minute of it. When they start off to school you will look back and wonder where the time went. We will still be here ready to see the wonderful designs I'm sure are percolating in your exhausted brain.

August 14, 2012 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

They look so adorable!! Enjoy - they grow up quickly.

August 14, 2012 at 4:20 PM  
OpenID ruitfarm said...

Thanks for checking in! Kids are what kids are, I remember the exhaustion which then came back on us with a grandchild. More power to you both!

August 14, 2012 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Jame said...

It's good to hear from you! Glad you came up for air and wrote a little something. I've always found that the level of difficulty remains about the same, but at least the difficulties change.

August 26, 2012 at 2:17 PM  
OpenID catena said...

Good to hear from you, as always.

It's such a pleasure being immersed in life. I know you are still thrilled with the blessings!!

September 8, 2012 at 9:07 AM  

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