Saturday, June 20, 2009

The seasons a-changing

I'm counting on the solstice to turn some things around for us over here in cute baby town.

Spring was tough. I usually love the season, with lilacs and birthdays and all that. I went into hibernation a bit. Too much to handle with Meme's death, Auntie Rita's death, my mom's deep sadness, Ringo's death, fear of the pink slip at work, eventual involuntary transfer notice from a school I adore and the class from hell (yes, I don't blog much about work, but it was BY FAR the most challenging (aka pain-in-the-ass) group I have taught in 11 years.) Between weddings and funerals, we have had no time at home to just be outside in the garden. And the rain, the fucking rain.

Summer is coming. 1/2 day of school left. I am teaching summer school but it is a much lighter load of children and classes meet only 3 hours/day 4 days/week. We have things to look forward to. Theo's FIRST birthday. 4th of July with friends. Red Sox in Camden Yards with cousin Jackson. A week on the beach. Time to garden. Teeth coming, more words, more laughing. Time together.

And a big one...continued ttc. I'm not sure how to talk about this one. We have some IRL readers these days. C. may not be ready to share this info. I'll follow her lead I guess. We would really miss out on the camaraderie and support of this community though, especially when we need it the most. Perhaps a move to Wordpress where we can password protect? Has that been good for people? I've never been into total anonymity, but I don't want to let it hang out there either.

It's good to be back. Hope you're still there.

6 comments:

The Fonaholics said...

Yes, yes still here... sorry you have had such a crap time. Look at it this way, its life, it can only get better.

Caroline said...

I am sorry you have had such a hard spring.

Have you thought about making this blog private? That way only people you invite can read? I hope you will let us know when/if you move or make private because I would love to continue to read.

Lo said...

We're still here. Hope summer brings a lighter load in every way...

beans said...

Yes, it does sound like it was a rough year. I hope the lighter load of the summer allows you to catch up to yourself!

I agree with Caroline in that you could make the blog private . .instead of switching everything.

Just a thought.

ohchicken said...

still here as well. i surely hope that if you decide to go private you will allow me the privilege of being a faithful reader.

i hope that your world is feeling freer these days...

Strawberry said...

Nice to see your comment! We've only used Wordpress's password protection once, but it's a nice feature to have available.