Saturday, July 19, 2008


I am (almost) back! We are on our way home from North Carolina and I am soaking up some wi-fi in our hotel in Virginia. Tomorrow is the last leg of our vacation (even though driving for several hours with four children should not actually be considered part of the vacation).

Did you miss me and all of my witty blog posts?

Of course you didn't, because you have lives and whatnot, but can I admit something without sounding lame?

I missed you, my friends.

I was without an internet connection for over a week, and I missed it more than I thought I would. And not just for Googling all of the bizarre questions my children ask me.

I don't consider myself a deeply dedicated blogger; I have too many children and not enough time for that status. If I was a deeply dedicated blogger I would have written a week's worth of posts and set them to publish in my absence. Or I would have begged my friends to babysit my blog with some witty guest posts. At the very least, I would have dredged up some old posts and slung them at you, all warmed over and faintly funky.

I did not do a single one of those things. I just left my blog to its own devices, and that is why I am not a deeply dedicated blogger.

I do, however, consider blogging a fun hobby, and I thought that leaving a hobby behind for a week would be no problem.

I was surprised to find out that I was wrong. I felt a little loosey-goosey in the early mornings, the time I usually blog.

I wasn't caught trying to sneak out the door in search of a wi-fi hotspot with Rob's laptop, but, in the quieter moments, I did find my mind wandering. I thought about all my fun, albeit mostly anonymous, blog friends, and I wondered about you.

And I sat on the deck of the beach house, overlooking the Atlantic ocean, and, on the first stars I saw, I wished you all something happy.

We had a wonderful trip; my camera is full of pictures, my suitcases are full of wash, and my Goggle reader checked in 1000+ items. Clearly I have my work cut out for me.

But for now, I'll just smile and say I'm happy to be back.


  1. Welcome home! Glad you had a wonderful vacation!

    1000 items in your reader?? Holy smokes!

  2. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Of course I missed you!!!! Every time a new post from The Mother Load shows up in my reader is get all giddy and happy.

    I know what you mean about the blog being a hobby. There are so many times I want to apologize for not getting a new post up. Yet the moment my blog becomes more like a job and less of a passtime I know it is time for me to walk away. At least for a little.

    Either that or I have to quit my job (remember I only have 1 child).

  3. Glad you're back!! And I understand about the hobby part. That is the best way to have a blog. No pressure.


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