Today I had to do the unthinkable.
I don’t even want to admit it to you….
But you deserve the truth….
In the midst of NaBloMe (Dawn 2Pair coined it, I merely steal it) and NaNoWriMyAssOffMo, and the hundreds of unread posts in my reader, and then the painters being here and not being able to get on the ‘net all one day this week, and then actually being a parent, and then the night I fell asleep at 930… and the other night I didn’t fall asleep till 4am….
All of this my friends … I did the unthinkable.
I hit “Mark All As Read”
Oh God, the shame.
I marked all my emails as read. I haven’t responded to anyone all week, and not much last week either.
I’m a bad bad blog friend.
ps. to everyone who wanted to know what food was Alex was eating last week – brocolli.
pps. I’m putting myself on PPD watch-day one. I think I’m just so tired I can’t move, think or motivte – but I need to watch it – I know if I mention it here that I’m accountable for it and I won’t ignore it or blow it off. We’ll see how things look when I’m not on 4 hours or less of sleep.
Ahh well, I forgive you. I shall expect comments from you in December however. You are a brave brave woman doing NaNoWriMo.
Now- take a nap when Alex naps today, even if it is only for 40mins. NaNoWhatever will wait for 40mins.
Ooooh naughty you!
(I’m sure you’ll be forgiven. I actually did that too, although it was an accident, but the relief of not having 250+ posts to read was wonderful!)
Oh, I’m bad too, I haven’t sent your bracelet yet! Although it’s probably because I haven’t left the house at all this week, bar walking toerag to school!
Oh well, sometimes being a bad blog friend is needed in order to be a good spouse and parent.
And I would choose the latter, if need be, any day!
I still luv ya and look forward to hearing from you when you have the time.
🙂 We love you anyway. Now – rest!
I am sometimes in awe of the bloggers out there (ie YOU) who have many many readers, and read many many others blogs. And still find the time to be a wife and mom. 🙂 I’d say, not reading all those for a few days/weeks could be a huge relief!
Don’t beat yourself up about the blogging. “Too busy” is my mantra, almost since I started. But I have to keep reminding myself that I started this for fun, for an outlet, and when it becomes a source of stress, then I’ve only defeated my own dang self.
Wishing you peaceful, restful rest.
You need to do what you need to do. We’ll be here when you are well rested. Sleep good friend. Sleep (if possible).
P.S. Screw NaNo if you need to. You’re doing it for you and no one else anyway. Taking care of you the Kaiser and Scout are more important. Nano will be there next year!
I dont think you should feel obligated to read others blogs, comment or even get back with all your readers. Life must go on and sometimes if that means not responding, IT IS OKAY. I do what I can and sometimes thats more than I should (spending a full day in front of the computer instead of with my boys and my house). You should not feel guilty. If I lose readers/blogger friends, my life will go on. Gosh I sound like such a…
I mean, I hope you are doing NaNo because you want to and not because someone is holding you hostage over it…you know what I mean.
The Other Dawn
Big hugs, Wondertwin. Smart that you know when to say when. Smart to watch yourself closely with PPD. I struggled like hell from about 4 months old to 10 months old with Annie– it’s part of how I ended up leaving my old job. I hope you have a lot of support. And a lot of ice cream. Both are ESSENTIAL.
I’ve done that. Exactly that.
And, I put myself on PPD watch when I was still in the hospital with the baby. I had a shrink come in and visit me at 7:00 one morning, and I went on Zoloft and (I think) nipped it in the bud.
Take care of yourself.
Yup, I’ve done that, although not since Nov. 1. I have wondered how, with all of these people participating in NaBloPoMo, why I keep running out of things to read, though. 😛
Yes, definitely keep an eye on the PPD. Scary stuff, that. I have had success at keeping it at bay when I make a little time for myself out of the house sans baby.
Hydes Like Us
You naughty naughty girl! (wink)
Listen– seriously I hope you start feeling better. Stay connected, I think it will help.
Hydes Like Us
PS- I totally dig this blog. And I want EVERYONE to know it 😉
I know what you mean — so many posts, it’s just overwhelming.
Re the PPD ?¢‚Ç¨‚Äù Glad to hear that you’re paying attention. And with a little one at that age, it’s difficult to tell whether you’re suffering from that or mind-numbing sleep deprivation.
Take it easy, yo… and don’t feel guilty about it, either.
We luv ya, a’plenty. And we want what’s best for the Dawn224Lady.
All this gibberish out here will still be out here when you are feeling better.
And if you, you know, want to talk, don’t hesitate to e-mail, etc… And if you don’t, don’t hesitate to lock Alex in the closet, take a hot bath and then go into a mind-numbing sleep.
NaBloMe..now that is some funny stuff!!
You are not alone, sister! I will wait patiently for your visits, but totally understand if there isn’t the time for a while…I am so there!
ARCI ?¢‚Ç¨‚Äú NovBlow&Go
You write it, I read it!
Bad, Bad, Bad. I guess you want us to feel sorry for you. You who made the commitment in the first place. You, who hit the Save as read key, you who gave our comments up with reckless abandon.
Okay, fine, not a problem. Good thing you?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢re cute. Cute factor gets me everytime.
Oh the SHAME!!!! Love ya anyway 😉
I think it’s very freeing to “Mark all as read!”
the egel nest
It is also NaBloFoMo…
National Blog Forgiveness Month 🙂
We still love you…
Keep a watch out for that PPD…but I am sure it is just the pressure of Nablopomo…lol
Everyone is freaking out about all these posts…glad I didn’t sign up…lol
The Egel Nest
I haven’t even looked at my reader in like three weeks. I’m SOOO scared. LOL
I hear ya on PPD watch. I’ll be looking out for ya.
And you know how I’ve been doing on emails and commenting and reading. I still have a comment on that Dove/Axe thing from you I wanted to return. LOL. Talk about irony!
Heart you totally!
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