What I’ve Been Doing Instead of Being a Good Blogger

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I know.

I’ve been a terrible blogger.

But, hopefully, a fairly good mommy.

Here’s what I’ve been doing instead of posting thoughtful and juicy updates:

making cookies

eating cookies

finding new reality shows that I wish I was on 
(cleaning out estates and repurposing vintage items?  HELLLLOOOO!)

discovering a new blog or two

finally getting to read two different Llama Llama books, thanks to Sara and my aunt B!

forgetting to call my BFF on her birthday, again

but getting to talk to her on the phone the next day… BLISS!


and standing with support

and standing with one hand!  Stop that, Bee!

deciding on paint colors for the living room

running out of propane for our fireplace on Christmas Eve, and not getting it filled until after New Years (bummer, for a new fireplace that we worked so very hard to have finished for… wait for it… THE HOLIDAYS).

testing out the new doll bed

lots of family fun time, including a trip to the Adventure Aquarium where Noodle got to dance with a shark.  A giant dancing shark costume; it was clearly the highlight of the trip (no photos of that, I was soaking it all up, but here’s a cool one with a long exposure of a school of fish swimming in circles):

and a sweet little seahorse, clinging to his home


dressing up

dressing down

eating pancakes

watching others eating pancakes (not nearly as fun)


finger painting, for the very first time

sledding, also for the first time (just to clarify, Bee was dressed by Grandma– pink mittens included)

eating, eating, and more eating

And, if I might be brutally honest even though it’s supposed to be all puppies and rainbows this time of year, I was just a tad bit melancholy over the holidays.  Took me totally by surprise.  Feeling sad {and exhausted, and sore} is not normally how I feel during Christmas– and I had just about convinced myself maybe I was experiencing some type of belated postpartum depression.  After I blubbered about it to my husband, I had a great night’s sleep and woke up on the sunny side again.   That’s not to discount how I felt; it was certainly real and valid, and I’m not 100% sure it’s totally disappeared.  I’m still feeling a bit perplexed as to why it snuck up on me, and wanted to put it out there in case anyone else also felt that way.  You were not alone.

Tomorrow, heading to Longwood Gardens to squeeze out the very last little bit of family togetherness before my husband goes back to work.  This break was the perfect mix of getting things done as well as enjoying time with the family.  Now back to the daily grind, or, I should say… a much-needed schedule!

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
~ Oprah
How was your holiday season– any wrap-ups or resolutions to share?  You know I love visiting your blogs, even when I’ve been a bad blogger myself.  😉
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  1. Looks like you’ve had plenty to keep you busy! Glad you’ve taken time to soak in life…blogging will always be here while those moments pass all too quickly. Happy 2011!

  2. All of that looks much better than blogging anyway 🙂 Oh and I saw that show too and WANT her job!! I wanted to be at that sale too!

  3. It looks like y’all had a great vacation. I love the pic of noddle sleeping in the doll bed. Precious.

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