Friday, November 12, 2010

back again

It feels like a long time since I've posted anything. And to be honest, I've given a lot of thought to taking a break from the blog. I'm still undecided- not sure why, but I've been unable to rally much enthusiasm for taking the time to create a post...so I'm still on the fence. It seems like whenever I try to focus on getting a post together, the girls start torturing each other, or giving each other showers with the dog water, or decide that they are starving RIGHT THIS MINUTE...and I think...what am I doing...?

Do I really have time for this- in the chaos of our lives...is this really worth taking the time for? I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks about this from time to time...the inherent value of our blogs, our lives recorded and shared...

I would love to hear anyone's thoughts, viewpoints on why we do this...why we continue to.

So....

A quick recap of our trip to Florida:

I LOVE the ocean...and the beach. Someday I will live by the ocean, I think. Standing beside so much water, so much life moving, churning, pulled by the moon- it is such a deep soul-recharge for me. I can take a deep breath, and really mean it.

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My mom loves the ocean like no one else I know. I can't wait until my kids are old enough to go diving with their water-worshipping grandma.

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making friends with hermit crabs

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Aven and her 94-year-old great grandfather, who has some of the best stories I've ever heard.

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Doesn't she looked thrilled to be at the 'Happiest Place on Earth?'

On our way back home, we spent 9.5 hours in the Salt Lake City Airport, courtesy of Delta. It was a bit hellish, but has made me feel like if I can handle that, I can travel anywhere with these kids. Horribly misberable old lady in the seat in front of us during a 5+ hour flight?...we've got that covered...insanely long layover?...bring it on!

2 comments:

Sarah { bee house hives } said...

Ellie,
This has been on my mind as well. I love to take photos and share.. but is my time better spent elsewhere? Am I making a difference anywhere? And how in the heck do you end a blog?? THE END? Funny! I think we all have these questions from time to time and it is a good thing to evaluate why we do the things we do.
I look at blogging as an artful way to share those loving sweet things in life.. and as mothers we have a lot of them. I invision my children going back to read my words someday and finding inspiration and love in the lines. I still can't wrap my head around it though to be quite honest. I don't know what is in the future for mine.
Glad you are home friend!!

aftml said...

welcome back, ellie! yer trip looks like it was gorgeous and recharging - and way to handle that layover - you are one brave lady.
with the internet posting, i go back and forth as well. i don't have a computer at home, so when i am posting it is always from work, so it's not like it impacts my "real life"...i don't know how i'd feel if i posted from home.
as for why we do this, i agree with ms sarah. it's a form of sharing, of documentation, of reflection and discussion and community/friendship building.
and i don't know if i'll ever say "THE END" - but i post sporadically, at best, and only when i'm moved to.
if you do step back, please know you will be missed by this one fellow-mama...
that said - i hope you will follow yer heart/gut/call and do what's best for you.
much much love.
kati

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