I did not fall off the edge of the earth

June 16, 2008 | family, Original NSS, parenting

In case anyone is wondering why I haven’t been blogging regularly — as if I’m that important — here’s the deal: It has been the craziest June ever. We seem to have at least two events double-booked for every night of the week and weekends. I cannot wait until Friday when school lets out, even if it means I’ll be working from home with all three children circling around me

Last Thursday, which is right around the time I last posted, we had four, count ‘em, four events on one night: baseball, Scouts, dance recital dress rehearsal, and a core team meeting for my retreat group. Since we are not in a position to hire a small staff to assist us, something had to give. We gave Scouts and the retreat meeting the old heave-ho and kept the other two because, when it came down to it, those were the commitments that most needed to be kept.

Is everyone’s life like this nowadays? I find myself giddy with excitement when I know we have nowhere to go at night and that everyone will be eating a healthy dinner at the same time. Our family has never been the type to grab food on the go and skip the communal meal thing, but this year Chiara has eaten so many trays of Little League nachos that I think I detect a Mexican accent.

So I’m going to try to do my best to get back on the stick and keep this blog up to date, like back in the good old days four months ago. I will also see if I can’t wrangle a little spirituality onto the scene. I may not be the only one who’s noticed that Not Strictly Spiritual has been Not At All Spiritual for quite some time now. I think that goes hand-in-hand with the crazy life situation. I hate to say it, but prayer and physical exercise are the first things to go when my scheduling gets tight. I realize that that is when I probably most need contemplation and crunches, but I can’t seem to make it happen.

Tune in tomorrow to see if I keep any of my promises…


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