I only had a few minutes on the computer this morning before my son arrived with the grandboys around 5:20 this morning. I hadn't even gotten Chloe dog out for her potty walk yet...to say I wasn't quite prepared when they arrived is an understatement. Good thing I got up at 4 instead of 4:15 is all I can say or I would've still been in my niteshirt and bathrobe!
Well, enough about that. What I was going to say before I distracted myself was that, in the short span of time I was on here, I fired off 4 very short and sweet emails to some internet friends I haven't heard from in a long time...just "I haven't heard from you in like forever!! Are you still there??" And I got responses from 3 of them, which really warmed my heart. You see, not only has my blog writing been suffering but so has my emailing. My Inbox has been pretty empty because I think people have given up on me. Not that I can blame them. I got one from a friend - the mom of my childhood best friend whom I've known since I was 7 years old - asking me if she'd done something to make me mad, she hadn't heard from me in so long. Boy, if that didn't make me feel about an inch high I don't know what could. How did I ever get so far behind?! One of the friends who responded told me she can hear the 'fatigue' in my 'voice' lately. Does it really come thru that much? I must be about as exciting as warm milk to read. Even I can sense that. Dear Hubby's been getting very concerned about the long hours I'm having with the boys...13 1/2 yesterday...and is afraid something else in my health is going to give out if I don't start getting more rest. Well, it isn't like I'm totally exhausted by it all. It's just a matter of having absolutely no time for myself. I get up at 4 - 4:15. The boys usually arrive at 5:30. And I have them 'til 5 most evenings. Close to it, anyway. And sometimes until 6 or later. I go to bed between 7 - 7:30. If you can tell me how to fit blogging and emailing and reading and gardening and home stuff like painting house trim and porches and outside steps into that schedule -- well, let me tell you, you'll be my new best friend!
Right now...I'm heading for bed.