All 6 of you who are regular readers may have noticed a lack of regular new posts. Or you may have not noticed anything out of the ordinary. In any case, I’ve been quite busy these past few months and have not been able to keep up the blogging schedule I would like.
The deal is I was the chair of our school’s jog-a-thon this month. You veteran PTA moms may roll your eyes and say you have that down pat and make $100,000 with little effort. Well, this was our first ever jog-a-thon and it was all on me and my crew to pull it off. Add to that our PTA budget seems to be held in the balance on how well we do. No pressure there. (Hear my sarcasm?) Because I was in charge and this was our very first one I felt the need to make sure it went really well. Thankfully it did and the kids had a blast. Unfortunately it’s not quite over. The kids still have to turn in their pledges and donations. I could pull off a kick ass jog-a-thon but if the kids don’t come through with the money then we are back to square one. I won’t be ready to relax with a glass of wine until next week.
I got myself into this situation sometime last year when I complained loud enough at a PTA meeting about cookie dough fundraisers. I love cookie dough just as much as the next gal but when I need my fix I will grab a log of Pillsbury and go to town. I don’t want to buy some over priced dough that is shelf stable. SHELF STABLE. That is just wrong. No, I will not eat something that is supposed to have raw eggs in it that sits on the pantry self for up to 6 months. Not to mention it’s usually the parents pushing the crap on their co-workers instead of kids doing the leg work.
So the past few months, and especially weeks, I have ate, slept, breathed and dreamed jog-a-thon. It has left little room for much else.
I’ve missed posting my silly thoughts, recipes and antics here. I’ve missed catching up with the other bloggers that I follow and I’ve missed the online connection. Being forced to slow down my online presence has made me realize how much a part of my life it is. Even if I’m not a blogging superstar I still really love it and it brings me satisfaction. The phrase “Do what you love” just popped into my head. Well, right now I still really love this little blog.
Another unintended outcome of not being online as often as I would like was that I think I’m beginning to win my battle with stat/number addiction. Bloggers all agree that one of the hardest things about blogging is to not be obsessed with how many views you get per day. But this past couple of months I just haven’t had the time or energy to devote to obsessing over it. Yup, my numbers are crap but I don’t really care right now. That coupled with my growing distaste for Facebook and I’m leaning toward going on a stats diet. In other words, stop obsessing over how many (or few) views my blog has per day…and this time I really mean it.
I’ve probably said this before but I’ll say it again. If you’re here and stick around then ‘thank you’! I truly appreciate my readers and commenters. If nobody ever reads this but my mom and Dear Husband well I guess that’s okay too. As long as it makes me happy I promise to keep writing from the heart.