April 21, 2011



Hey out there in cyberspace! Some of you may have noticed the dustballs collecting in the corners of my blog. I admit. I've been slacking. I realized that the folks I was posting about, namely my boys and husband, were getting the short end of the stick; blogging was consuming more time than I had ever imagined and I was neglecting some of the people I loved the most. There were years when time dripped like honey, when the boys were at home and my days were simple blocks of time tables. I was tending to the nest, changing diapers, feeding little mouths, busying tiny hands, and putting growing bodies to bed. It was amazing being able to observe the everyday, wallowing in the drip-drop of time ticking by. The last couple of years, though, the pace has picked up and the days, hours, moments are zooming by so fast that I have to jump off the merry-go-round, dizzy with the buzz of life, to let a moment, any moment, sink in. My oldest son, once a preemie weighing two pounds, can fit into my shoes and will be graduating from elementary school (grundschule) next year! My youngest son is loosing the last bits of his chubbines and with his loss, I realize that I am loosing my baby. I need to stay focused on these guys; I need to stay focused on the moments at hand. I love blogging and will not give it up entirely, but right now I.need.to.watch.them.grow and I can't do that if I'm here...

2 comments:

Allison said...

I had been wondering where you have been hiding... wow, things get busier as the little ones get older?!? Hmmmph! I was hoping that things would slow down a bit. Tja, I've thought about for quite some time now if I should give up on my blog too... lots of work, so many other things to do, but I've not decided anything yet. I hope you're able to manage a post every once in a while... I love the way you write and so much of what you say is one big "head nod" for me since I go through it too.

Happy summer!

Kae Lani said...

Hey there!

I like your blog! I find that your writing style is relatable to a large audience! That is why I'm reaching out to you and asking that you contribute to a website that I'm launching this weekend. www.EcoTramps.com is a sustainable travel web-magazine that covers green destinations, ecological forms of transportation, and sustainable activities (as well as DIY projects and green products). As the website is a start up, compensation is in the form of free publicity to your article and website over the webpage, Twitter, Facebook, and newsletters (totally sign up, they'll be chocked full of green goodies)!

If you're not much into writing lengthy articles, then totally check out the launch weekend "Judgement Day Challenge"! May 21st is the predicted apocalypse and I am asking people from my blog, facebook, and twitter to submit how awesome their Saturday is! Just a few sentences about tea with a friend, a day trip with your family, the beautiful weather, or how wonderful life and humanity is will get a feature on EcoTramps (as well as my blog Where in the World is Kae Lani Kennedy).

I look forward to your submissions! This new website is gonna be fun! :D

Kae Lani Kennedy (sorry for the spam!)