Friday, April 30, 2010

i'm not dead.

miss me much? I've neglected my blog for almost a month now, & am yearning for the days where I had to get on to post about this or that, now it seems there's too much 'real life' events shaping my life right now, that's it's been almost impossible. I barely even check my emails anymore!

Let alone all the (seriously wonderful) companies whom I've been ignoring (unintentionally!!) with products they want me to show to you with giveaway potential. Although recently I saw an article based on the legalities of "Giveaway Blogs" & there was varied opinions on either side of that debate - I'm fairly certain I'm well entrenched somewhere in the middle - (ugh. I'm such a passive aggressive!)But it was definitely something to think about.

So, if you want an update of where I've been I can give you the cliff notes version.
  • I recently started working out - as in, more than a quick walk to my mail box - & am starting to view that with something other than disdain. yay!
  • We've decided to start some heavy legal (and very private - sorry) processess, I'll keep you updated using only code words and signals of course.
  • I've made a huge push to make our family closer to one another. (Some of my younger minions were starting to have problems at school which made me consider that maybe we weren't as close as I envisioned us to be when I'm lost with my "online face"). You 'll know this one, you stare at the screen, occasionally laughing, while clicking away furiously on your keyboard & moving your mouse when you see fit. Something topples over in the next room creating an earth shattering sonic boom & you'll call out "What was that?!!" without moving your eyes from the screen. It may be a talent (at least - I consider it one) but it's not exactly healthy. Not in the doses I was feeding to my family anyways.
  • I've decided to domesticate myself, as much as is safe for mankind at least. Cooking, baking, dressing in something other than sweats & last nights p.j t.shirt - well, by one in the afternoon at the latest!

Seeing it all there, written down - it doesn't look like much (and I'm fairly certain I've left out 5 or 6 major events which I'll recall as soon as I hit Publish Post) but it has wiped me out. I would love to take some time out at this place I saw on the travel channel, somewhere in the Carribbean with nothing but white, sandy beaches, pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain. Paradise.

So the plan of attack from here on out? Try and even things out. So my presence here is felt, (including those giveaways. If the companies haven't written me off in a huff and gone elsewhere. I have some brown nosing to do .....) yet keeping my family life well balanced and nutritious. Fingers crossed & wish me luck.

So I'll see you soon. And just really fast - Tammy did you see? THERE'S ANOTHER BOOK!! (BDB)!!

I don't expect anyone else to get that, but it's very exciting in the world of supernatural romance novels. :D

The song should speak for itself. if you paid attention ....


22 reactions!:

Tammy said...

I thought you were MIA for awhile! I am on book 3...good from page 1! Z is a little bizarre but he is growing on me...(he was one of your favorites right)? I was so excited when I found book 4 on vacation at a used book store...lol! Can't wait for a new one! :)
Glad to see you back! I missed ya! Balance is good but when you blog, it's very hard to do! I am trying to find the balance myself! Hang in there!

Polly said...

Glad to see you back. Totally getting the blog/life balance thing!!! I've made a list to get through that doesn't involve blogging!!

Chacoy said...

Joe,
Other blog mama's should realize and know this, but all to often criticize us for taking a break or for not knowing how to "fit" it all in.
But those of us that are out of the "norm" from other blog mama's realize, understand, sympathize, and hope you'll come back every now and then!
I am sure your family is happy with all of the changes too!
Good for you chica;} I hope to see ya soon!

Tree said...

Good to know you're still with us! LOL I can completely understand, and have gone through that "staring at the monitor" thing myself! Sometimes you just have to "walk away!" :) Hope everything on the legal end works out for you well!

Jack and Alex Manning said...

So pleased to hear you're not dead, and I love Pink - so two good things in one short post ;).

Peryl @ parenting ad absurdum

Teri said...

Just stumbled across your blog. I love the title, so very true! It never, never ends. That's something you never think about when you bring that cute little bundle home.

Midday Escapades said...

That balance between life and blog land is a delicate one, isn't it. I am glad to hear you are working on it and working out again.

Suzi said...

i am a) glad you're alive b)wishing you all the best in your endevours and c) hoping you find time to write a teeny tiny little post once or twice a week. i miss you and your zanyness (and yes that is suppose to be a compliment!!!)

Tracy said...

Hey Joe, Glad to see your post :O) I hope everything is going to be ok with you and your family. Come back and say hi whenever your get the chance...family first!! I know the whole monitor stare thing...I need to try and fix that. All the best and I'll be keeping my eyes open for you!
Tracy

Puanani503 said...

Welcome back..Joe!! lol at the staring part..yes, that is soo me and I'm really working on that too..sorry to hear about the legal matters..hope all is well and that you'll have a wonderful and blessed Mothers Day!!

Carolee Sperry said...

I can totally relate. I have my computer set up on a kitchen counter during the day.

I be-bop around cooking, cleaning, etc...stopping by the computer here and there to check email or a few blogs....

My nephew was here one day and asked me why I'm always on the computer.........


That's not the 1st time I've heard that- is it possible I'm "stopping by" my computer a little too often for a little too long?

Hm....

Anyway, do you have a follow button? I didn't see it.

Would love to follow...

Men Are Dumb. I Are One. said...

We do miss ya, but we understand. Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms from http://menaredumb.info. Stop by and see what we have for you today. :)

Cole said...

just came across you blog and think its great. love the name. so cute! and pink is awesome!

nicole visiting from
http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

Melissa G. said...

I can relate to trying to find the balance in life.

If you have time come check out our giveaway going on this week! =)

Melissa G. said...

I can relate to trying to find the balance in life.

If you have time come check out our giveaway going on this week! =)

Jojomama said...

Just found your blog. Looks fun!
http://jostorm.blogspot.com/

Heff said...

Sometimes life gets in the way, don't it ? lol.

The Wifey said...

I'm totally going through all the same things sweetheart!

I took your button, would love if you'd swing by and grab mine doll. I've been a follower for a couple weeks now, but thought I'd finally come out and introduce myself. :)

Susan said...

What a great blog. Thank you for letting me visit.
Susan
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Jessica Warrick said...

i have an award for you on my blog check it out in a little while.

Jessica said...

Welcome back to the world of the weird ..uh, wired.

Sometimes life has a way of happening :) no worries, we'll still be here.

ModernMom said...

I am starting to think we should all take a mandatory break once in a while, Blogging can easily take over your life. I actually feel guilty when I don't do "enough" commenting! Must let that go!

 
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