Hi, my name is Colleen, and I’ve been MIA for longer than I care to think about. Between commuting to my full-time job, caring for our three children, three cats, two dogs, and one house, I was busy. Justin’s job sending him to all sorts of locations for days on end just made things insane.
So here I am. I’m trying to come back because I miss this. I miss the writing, the reading of other blogs, the friendships, the commiserating with others about kids and husbands and household chores. I’ve actually been lonely because once the kids are in bed, I’ve no one to talk to, but haven’t had time to try besides spitting out a few sentences on Facebook. I have even fallen off the Twitter-sphere.
I’m still busy as all get-out at work. We got a short reprieve from working late nights, but then things changed and we’re back to doing late nights (on top of daytime work). Juggling the hours with my other responsibilities (like these tiny humans in my house) can be frustrating at times, but it’s a good job in a great team that I enjoy, and I’m grateful to have it. The commute, however, has gotten out of control. Even with coming into the office on the tail-end of rush hour, I’m still in my car a total of three hours a day, which is making me crazy because it keeps me from everything I want to be with: my kids, my husband (when he’s in town), my house (I’m waiting for the county to condemn it), and my hobbies (blogging, reading, knitting, and couch-potato-ing).
So now that Nolan is six months old (and more willing to be ignored while he plays in his exersaucer), and Justin is in town for more than three nights, I figured I would take a stab at getting back in the habit of writing, particularly since I’ve got a plethora of junk just waiting to work its way out of my head and onto your computer screens. Consider yourselves warned.