Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Musings: I'm Still Alive

Hello, world. I'm still here. I know I checked out for a bit...okay, much longer than intended, but I am still alive and kicking. I have been thinking about this blog a lot during my leave, and I have often wanted to come, and sit, and say something, but my life and everything in it has changed rather dramatically. I just haven't found the time to surf the net, discover new cool things, and make collages. I am in absolute awe of those bloggers who have a baby and can still do outfit posts and scour the interwebs for all things beautiful. I don't know how they do it. Bless their hearts.

Not only is it a time thing, but it is kind of priority thing too. I still love clothes, and baubles, and beauty, but that love feels a lot more peripheral. Now find me a Baby Gap, and I'll drive 50 miles to check their sale rack (honestly--best bargains ever and cutest clothes) because baby clothes are my new jam. That being said, when I have thirty minutes, I don't really scan for content for grown ups the way I used to.

And, I think that's okay. I think maybe I can still blog. But, like me, this blog might have to change with the changing times. Maybe there will need to be less posts and maybe there will need to be some mommy stories. Maybe I'll write more. Maybe people will stop reading, and maybe different people will be interested in what I have to say now. Because my main squeeze, Miss Nevie, takes a heck of a lot of time and energy...but, look at that face!! Geez. Such a peach.


Let me tell you a few things about this gal. First, she is high energy. She loves to be entertained, to meet new people, to flirt, to play with her bug toy (she just loves that thing), and she has newly discovered her love of water. She giggles when you dance with her. She thinks it's the bees knees when her dad carries her on his shoulder. She is a fan of Eric Carle and Goodnight Moon. She lets me dress her up and coo over her...most of the time. And she only takes good naps when someone is holding her (hence the limited time for computer use!).

And I've become one of those mothers...you know the ones who bombard social media with pictures of their child because they think their child is the cutest thing the world has ever known? Yeah, I'm that person. I've wanted to block those people from my Facebook/Instagram feeds, and now I'm probably getting blocked by my friends. Sorry, guys. I can't help it.

So, it feels good to sit down and check in. The long and short of it? I am going to come back to blogging, and we will see what happens. Posting won't be as consistent as it used to be, but it sure will be better than it has been recently! At the very least, I can always entertain you with pictures of my cute baby. Please don't block me. :)