It's back to the old grind this week, and I'm having party withdrawal.** I spent way too much time reading blogs during last week's Ultimate Blog Party, and now I am paying the piper - paying him with hard time in the laundry room. I am trying to catch up on all the chores I neglected when I so flagrantly broke the 11th Commandment last week, and things got so messy that I thought of maybe just lighting a match and starting from scratch. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed.
I read so many witty, well-written, and deeply moving blogs last week, and I was hard pressed not to subscribe to three or four or thirty new feeds. I have to admit to being a little - what's the word - intimidated? awed? exhausted? by some blogs out there. Women who are homeschooling their eight children while running a home-based business; dabbling in sustainable, organic farming; rising with the dawn to bake their own bread from scratch; and running a marathon in their spare time. I thought I was busy! All I have to say is that there are some amazing people out there.
I know the gals over at 5 Minutes for Mom want us to write a post all about our blog party circuit, and the new people we dig, but I am not exaggerating by saying that my family is in jeopardy of going commando if I do not get my act together. Add to that the fact that I have come to the dreaded and unfortunate conclusion that, if I hope to maintain any semblance of a schedule or agenda for the day, I need to hit the treadmill and get my run/walk in before the children are awake. Why is that such a dreaded and unfortunate conclusion you ask? Well, it does have a little something to do with the fact that The Boy wakes up at 5:15. In the morning. Have mercy! I might as well get my hand into sustainable, organic farming seeing as how I'll be up with the cows now anyway. Wish me luck - I'm already tired just thinking about it.
**I was able to overcome my post-party letdown with some sweet tickets to see The Police in concert this July. It's part of an anniversary gift for Rob, since he is the hard-core Police/Sting fan, but I admit to being pretty stoked about it myself.