I've been on a bit of a hiatus lately--not just from blogging, but from pretty much everything: cleaning, cooking, teaching... You see, I've been sick for a week and Ruby has also chosen to stop sleeping at night. Try getting up with a baby every two hours when you are supposed to be enjoying a Nyquil-induced coma. It's not easy. So that is one reason why I haven't blogged. I'm in total minimum maintenance mode. For some people min. maint. mode means only sweeping the floor, doing the dishes, and making the beds. For me it means: NOTHING. It occurred to me today that when Holden left for school I was lying in bed and when he came home from school I was also lying in bed. I mean, a few things happened in between, but do they really matter? What I did between 8:05 am and 2:35 pm really only involves Diet Coke and Dove Promises. That's. About. It.
Another reason why I haven't been blogging is that I'm a newspaper man now. Yes, I write for the Rexburg Standard Journal. I've had two opinion pieces published and let me tell you, even though they are getting more money from my subscription than they are paying me to write, it's a heady experience, my friends. Heady. It also has helped me discover that I can't blog and and write thought-provoking opinion pieces at the same time. I'm just not that much of a multi-tasker. Clearly I have some tough choices to make.
It's sort of like choosing between this:
Tune in to see what I will choose.