I got an email from Alison yesterday asking me where I have been. Nonchalantly, I wondered what the fuss was about and came here to see if it had been that long since I had spilled it.
June 23, 2008.
There's no excuse really. Well, maybe one. Soccer. Oh, and work. If you want to know why I haven't held you all captive with my words of wisdom, blame the Eastern Region Soccer League and Canada Post.
Once, when Kristyn and Erin were tiny tots in my double stroller, a well-meaning crazy mother of three kids aged six to thirteen was telling me to enjoy their babyhood - that it would all just get insanely busy once they got minds of their own and wanted to try every activity known to Almonte. I thought she was nuts. How could it get any harder than having two babies? They ate like crazy, shit like crazy and I was lucky to get a shower!
Let me tell you. She was right.
School aged kids can be a full time job! Even if they're all limited to one or two activities that's a minimum of four separate commitments a week. Right now wer'e juggling four soccer teams, swimming lessons and a few sports camps. It's all fine and good, but it's cutting in to my writing, beer drinking and bill paying (so said that nasty automated bitch Emily from Bell).
Just like running and my own sports, I'm going to try to carve out my own time to write and be creative. If, for nothing else, my own sanity!