A Clumsy Apology

Hello there, neglected little blog.
Hello there, neglected friends.
Hello there, neglected pages, fingertips, heart.

We’re home from a rather dizzying eight countries in three weeks, and I’m still stumbling around on disoriented feet, tripping over an unpacked suitcase here or there. Not having written in even longer, my sense of direction is totally shot. Everything feels unfamiliar… fingers on the keys, the transference of inklings into ink, even (wince of pain) Facebook.

I’ve had to do more on-the-fly prioritizing the last few months than ever before in my life, and of all the mosaic tiles that make up my days, writing feels the most expendable. Make an appearance in the blogosphere or accept the translation project? Work on my half-finished book or run the weekly errand gamut? Journal or attend the girls’ school dinner? Respond to emails or clean up our natural disaster of a kitchen? Even during our vacation, I made a daily decision against snuggling up with my laptop and instead ventured out to experience new places with my family. I wouldn’t have chosen any other way.

But damned if I don’t miss this.

(This being my neglected little blog, my neglected friendships, the neglected passageways from my heart-tips to my fingertips, and the simple pleasure of snuggling up with my laptop despite the kitchen’s resemblance to Mount St. Helens.)

Please to forgive? And to stick around until I regain my footing again?

P.S. – No time or energy for a birthday list this year… but if I can show up around here a little more often [than my current trend of never], I’ll consider every moment of it a gift. Ribbons optional.


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  1. welcome home, love!

  2. Am so glad you’re back and can’t wait to hear all the stories!

  3. ahhhh i would choose the exploring of new-old streets of new-to-me countries over all this.
    welcome back! <3

  4. I’m so glad you’re back and am happy you took a break just for you and your family. 🙂 Looking forward to hearing your words again though. 🙂

  5. Oh, how I have missed you…I am glad you are back. You should know by now that I will always be waiting patiently for you whenever you have the time! I totally understand the expendable part of writing, I experience it often. And, like you feel pulled back in. I am so excited to read all about your new adventures!

  6. Hugs to you all! You guys (er, gals) are what keep me writing, after all. It’s good to be back!

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