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A little behind

Hi folks!

I want to apologize for the sporadic posts here lately. It's not for a lack of things to blog about either, more like a lack of time to blog. I have over 20 drafts going with more in my head just waiting to be typed out. Things have just been so chaotic around here lately. You'd think that with it being winter and not being very fun weather to be out in, I'd have more time but it seems like I have even less time! How does that happen? Oh wait, kids. And critters. Oh, and a husband. That's where all my time goes LOL

I have Christmas(!) to blog about still, my Great Niece's 2nd birthday party at Chuck E. Cheeses, snow pictures, new car announcement (!), my normal ramblings and many, many more posts. I have pictures galore to share also.

I don't do much in the way of New Year's Resolutions, mainly b/c I fail in them but I'd hoped one of them would be more regular blogging (and not just Monthly Measure posts). Maybe I'll get better with that. I'm not looking to blog every single day but maybe at least once a week?

My perfection gets in the way a lot with my blog. I want the posts to be entertaining, interesting, enjoyable to read. So I sit and type and type and type, then I read, and reread and reread, then I end up deleting half of what I typed b/c I don't like the way it sounds or flows. I basically start myself all over again. Sometimes I've thought about showing y'all how much changes in a blog post I do (I'm sure other bloggers have the same problem). It could be downright funny how long it took me to write up a post, all the deletions I'd made, all the words I'd crossed out b/c I didn't like the way it sounded. Could you imagine all the rolls of typerwriter paper I could go through with all those "corrections"?! All the crumbled up paper b/c I didn't spell the word right or I didn't like the way my handwriting looked (yes, I have done that, many times). Thank goodness for spell check and computers! No more wasted paper!

So thanks for hanging in there with me, thanks for being patient with me and mostly, thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them (and eventually publishing them). :-D

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