Hello, hello... anybody out there?
It has been a long, long time. I am not sure that anyone will be reading this, but I thought I'd put my thoughts and a little update out there just in case any of my old pals happen to wander by. (A few of you have checked in on me over the last little while -- you know, to make sure I am still alive and all -- and I so appreciate that!). I've been away from a computer but keeping up with you all through your blogs on my phone. I haven't been commenting much (my phone doesn't make it easy), but I've loved seeing what you've been up to!
Anyway, here we are, in 2013. A whole new year. And maybe a whole new start to the blog?
That's a question that's been on my mind since well before 2013.
Here's a recap of what's happened since I
dropped off the face of the planet last posted. First, I got very busy and very bad at balancing things such that I could keep regularly posting. That resulted in a disappearing act. I'm actually really embarrassed about how I left things. I am not the sort of person that just quits things or rudely vanishes. But somehow taking a few days off of blogging turned into weeks and into months. It is true what they say -- time flies when you are having fun. But as the days went on, returning and explaining my absence (for which there is no great explanation) became harder and harder until it felt impossible. I'm really sorry to everybody who had been kind enough to read. Really so very, very sorry. Leaving like that was the worst.
Anyway, let me briefly tell you what's new. They main things are that I am very happily 19 weeks pregnant with baby #2. Benjamin (baby #1) is almost 19 months old and is amazing. I can't resist sharing a recent photo of him -- such a big boy now.
In other news, I no longer live on Simcoe Street! Matt and I sold our little condo in downtown Toronto in December, and are staying with my parents until we move into our new place. We take possession on Tuesday! It is a little house built in 1953 that is in a new neighbourhood we love, but that needs some serious TLC. We've already got lots of projects in the works to turn it into our dream home. Exciting times!
That leads me to the question I've been asking myself for several weeks now... to blog or not to blog? I really miss blogging and really want to re-start, but wonder if one can really come back after such a long time. A part of me worries everyone will be too annoyed that I randomly left to start reading again, and might not want to bother coming round again.
Other questions abound. Let's say people were forgiving and would still come by. Would I write on this blog (even though I no longer live on Simcoe Street?) or start fresh on a brand new one? I'm leaning toward keeping the name and blog address, but what do you think?
Obviously, with a whole new house to makeover (we're moving from a sleek downtown two bedroom condo to an old house in the suburbs with four bedrooms, a guest room, a play room, a basement rec room, home office, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining, and family room, not to mention front and back yards, all in dire need of a makeover) I will have tons of projects large and small to share. I also have oodles of photos and tips and whatnot from things I never got to share over the past 6 months -- parties, showers, weddings, decorating projects, trips, moving, holidays -- just in case some home projects wind up taking longer than expected. So I know I'd have plenty to tell you about. I think I'd be able to consistently post Monday, Wednedsay, and Friday, with possibly an extra post thrown in somewhere along the way each week. Is 3-4 a week enough?
So, if you are out there, and still reading this hilariously long post,
please tell me what you think!
And most importantly, know that if you stopped by here to read this today, I am so so so thankful.
Happy 2013. I hope the new year will bring lots of wonderful, exciting things for each of you.
And even if I don't make a proper return, I'm happy to be back just to say hello to you. I missed you.