WTF? Seriously? It’s already time for September ICLW sign-up? Um, whatever happened to the AUGUST ICLW?
The answer, my friends: I didn’t participate. And I won’t be participating in the September one, either.
Don’t get me wrong, I think ICLW is just about the rockinest, coolest thing on the intarwebs, I swear. And I enjoy it, really I do. I have found some pretty amazing blogs, and have given and received a ton of much-needed support. The truth?
The truth is that I have enough energy right now for me. I can get through my day, and that’s about it. I can wake up, take a walk at the Lake, go to work, spend 8ish hours working, work out at lunch, and maybe do something after work occasionally. I just don’t have it in me to read through dozens of blogs, most of which will transform into pregnancy blogs before I can even try again.
And while I’m not feeling sorry for myself (I swear I’m not), I do have to allocate my energy where it will result in healing. Hearing others’ successes and failures is too just too raw right now. And then commenting on that, well, it is too exhausting.
BTW, since I’m on the topic, I want everyone who comments here to know that your blogs – and others! – are on my reader and I read them every day. I am sorry that I’m not commenting, and I promise to start up soon. Like I said, I’m trying very hard to be judicious when it comes to the IFosphere.
And speaking of apologies, holy shmoley, I’ve been one hell of an ass when it comes to this blog. I haven’t updated the Crafts section at all, and I have a whole list of very kind, generous Etsy sellers that wanted to do giveaways in August. Chalk the lack of giveaways up to my meltdown, people, and please forgive me. It’s on my To Do list this week to contact everyone to see about maybe a September/October giveaway instead.
And with that, I have kept house. Which is the past of housekeeping. At least I think so.