Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I guess I haven't been posting much...

I just realized this, today, as I was scanning through my reader and wondering where a few of my favorites have been lately. (TG, I'm looking at you.) Then I realized that it's quite likely there are folks out there thinking the same thing about me.

There are a number of factors contributing to my unintentional slow-down in blogging.

* I'm really really busy. This is the easiest excuse. In addition to school, work, church, consulting, and parenting we've had several out-of-town visitors and special events recently.

* I'm thinking really hard. Right now my brain is in "acquire" mode. I'm reading a ton of really intense and pertinent stuff for both of my classes around issues of race and white privilege that will eventually make its way through the various filters and processes in my brain and come out as blog posts. But with so much intake there is a siginificant slow-down on output.

* I've been frying my brain watching television. About three weeks ago I need a serious escape from everything and started watching Bones on Netflix instant streaming. Should I have thought about what I was doing before getting involved with a television show that I have never watched before that has four whole seasons available on Netflix at the click of a mouse? Yes. Yes I probably should have. Especially given how I tend towards the obsessive in my relationship with TV. Since I couldn't really stop hanging out with baby J or Andrew, working, or doing homework I fear it is the blogging that has suffered.

* This blog is on the brink of a change. I have finally decided what I'm going to do, blog-wise, once our adoption of J is finalized. I keep thinking about posts and directions I want to go for after that point. But the finalization is taking forever. We found out a few weeks ago that the agency in Georgia had just started the termination of biological father's rights, something that we had understood would happen right after we took placement. It's nothing to be concerned about, but we are so ready to finalize that it is fairly frustrating to wait and wait. We have hopes that it will happen this month or next. Our final post-placement visit took place in February, so all this time we've pretty much been sitting around waiting for the Georgia agency to get to our paperwork. They will, and it will all happen, but in the meantime I've been sort of stalled on the whole thinking-and-blogging-about-adoption front.

There you have it, internet. I can't promise I'll be much better for the rest of the month. After all this is a busy quarter and I've still got most of a season left of Bones before I'm caught up and have to watch it once a week like the rest of the world. But come summer some things will change and I bet I'll be back to blogging more regularly. ♥


  1. I have no idea how you pull of grad school, work, AND raise a baby, so don't feel badly about not posting! Extracurricular activities are supposed to be enjoyable...Looking forward to your new blog format and hope the adoption wraps up with minimal anxiety. -Sarah

  2. Completely understood! We just had our final post placement visit as well this week and between baby, work and LIFE I feel completely behind on many fronts right now also +) Now on to buying tickets to return to I's home state for finalization hearing!

  3. Besides dealing with work and intense family stuff......I blame The Tudors.

    Darn you Netflix!! :)

    But seriously - I've been in a FUNK. But I'm making a concerted effort to pull myself out of it. You do what you need to do, and when you resume regular posting, I'll be here to read it!

  4. has anyone seen the front page of CNN on the internet tonight?? wow! highly pertinent to those of us transracial adoptive families

  5. You've got a lot going on- I forgive you for not blogging too often.

    I do not forgive you for offering to do the C25K program with me- how am I supposed to stop ignoring this if I'm running out of excuses? :) Sounds like a good idea- email me at adorablyconfused at hotmail dot com and we can chat!