Friday, June 20, 2008

Scheduled Absence

Hello Loyal Readers!

As you may have started to realize with the chaos of the last posting (including the inexcusable spelling error Nitmos caught - I wrote "son" when I should have typed "sun" - duh, I've been keen with homonyms for YEARS and even taught the darn things to third graders!) and my plea with myself to find some life balance . . . I'm a bit bogged down with stress right now. That's really more of an understatement, as my husband will tell you that my stress levels when I was teaching, finishing my thesis, taking comps AND 8 months pregnant with our first child were LOWER than my current levels.

Why am I feeling so much pressure? I'm a perfectionist who needs some R & R. And with the gas prices where they are, I'm not likely to make it to any beaches or exotic retreats anytime soon, BUT, I am instituting a self-imposed vacation from blogging. I'm going to TRY to stay away for at least a week. Minimum. I think.

I can't promise that I won't be reading your blogs and leaving some comments here and there, but I WILL be a less-frequent visitor and you won't have any of my ramblings to read until nearly July (I think). Just please don't forget about my humble little blog and promise to check back and say hi when I return!

Rest asured that while I'm "gone" I'll be:

- practicing yoga (like I did last night - hooray!)
- sleeping (hopefully!)
- running (maybe even doing some speedwork - *oooooooh!*)
- playing with kids
- planning a hike for my son's birthday party
- cooking, cleaning, folding laundry, keeping the dog from eating (or urinating on) any veggies that finally grow in our garden
- trying to keep the house from burning down
- finding my sanity
- doing a little book promo here and there (but trying desparately not to stress about it!)
- relaxing in the Father's Day hammock
- reading books (the library should have a summer program for adults, too, don't you think?)!

Wishing you well as your summer gets started! Happy running!

See you in a week . . . or so.


teacherwoman said...

Enjoy your scheduled absent!

Running Knitter said...

Have fun during your "me" time. I'd say make sure to wear your yellow hat, but it's too hot to be wearing a knit hat. :)

Stacy (mama-om) said...

Thanks for your comment on my Seattle Mom Blogs post -- just coming by to visit you!

Hope you enjoy your time off. I totally understand!


Running To Stand Still said...

Life does get crazy sometimes!! Enjoy your time off, hope things settle down a bit for you.

Fitarella said...

Happy Summer! Enjoy!

We'll be waiting for your
return :-)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Great idea. Try to enjoy some summer. We'll be here!

Kelly - PTT said...

Good for you! I think this is so smart. Balance is an elusive treasure -- I seek it too:)

Nitmos said...

I'm considering a similar break. When I start noticing spelling errors in other posts while dropping them frequently in my own, I know things are getting dicey. Enjoy!

MizFit said...

checking on you and soon following in yer runningfootsteps methinks.


J~Mom said...

Hope you are finding some balance!! I could probably use a break too!

MichaƩle said...

I hope your time was all you hoped it would be. I'm struggling to find balance as well. I have three teenagers at home for the summer and I telecommute from my job in Seattle to my home in Spokane, therefore, trying to work while my albeit awesome kids are also wanting to have fun is so stressing me out right now. I'm a new runner and am interested to read more of your blog about that. Take care!