So I’m just gonna say it, because you have noticed it undoubtedly…I’ve been a horrible blogger.
I’ve been writing one, maybe 2 posts a week, and I’ve decided that for right now…I’m not gonna make excuses or even say sorry for that. It’s what I’ve needed to do. And I think it’ll lift here soon, but not gonna make any promises about that either. This season of being pregnantly sick has been good for me on a couple of fronts… in that I’ve played with my kids more intentionally, and been sucked in by my blog, or social media, or whatever things I want to do so much less. And while I’ve felt like hammered dog poo, in some ways, it’s been a good thing for the heart of my family. I’ve removed the things that aren’t absolutely necessary for our family to function…and I have to say, I’ve found a good amount of joy in that simplicity.
I still love writing, and since I seem to have passed the constant pregnancy puking phase and can finally drink my coffee again (Praise the Lord for that little gift,) I hope to get back to it again soon. But I anticipate scaling back a bit. Scaling back so you’ll have time to read more of the posts, but also so I’ll have more fun in the freedom of writing them. Also I’ll be starting as the devotional writer for the Allume community in March, so I want to make sure I’m not overloading myself by just adding on and never scaling back. It’s all a balance isn’t it?
And speaking of balance…let me just tell you that my craving for King cake today has been totally unbalanced. My friend, Camille, mentioned it to me earlier today and now it’s all I can think of…and I’ve never even been to Mardi Gras!
My parents have been several times…and in fact, are there now having a good old time, while I’ve been holed up in my house with sick kids and a sick husband all weekend! (I know, seriously…the sickness has GOT to go around here!) And because I’m a little jealous of all the fabulously good food they’ve been eating and telling me about and the hilarious dressing up and fun they’ve participated in, I thought I’d COMPLETELY embarrass my mom by showing you a little snippit of the fun they’re having.
And for the record, these pictures are totally NOT used with permission…in fact, it’s probably complete un-permission. I’m banking on my dad not breaking out copyright law on me though. Risky business huh?! HA!
My son saw this picture just now and said “Ninie sure is an interesting looking pirate…and that girl beside her does not look very piratey.”
I said, “well that’s because she’s pretending to be a sort of a cleaning lady.”
He said, “well, cleaning ladies should wear more clothes so that they don’t get chemicals on them…like regular grungy pants and a tshirt. I do not think that this looks like a cleaning lady at all!”
So to all you Mardi Gras people out there…eat some king cake for me…and some pancakes. My friend Kristin wrote some pretty awesome history of today…Fat Tuesday… right HERE should you be curious why people celebrate it and eat pancakes. I was thoroughly entertained and enlightened…and find myself strangely in the mood for pancakes now too.
Hardy har har…
My mother is going to kill me.