Friday, October 30, 2009

Heeelllloooooo.....Anyone Still Out There??? :)

My unintentional blog hiatus started when I thought I would take a few weeks to finish preparing for and begin a new school year; I wanted to get the semester off to a good start without extraneous distractions. I pared down my schedule and my blog was a necessary casualty. Oops! A few weeks turned into two and a half months.

Some days I missed blogging like crazy and other days...well, not so much. Now that I have been blogging for more than two years, I have come to realize a few things. First, the shiny newness of the blog-o-sphere has finally worn off. Second, blogging is hard work. There are links to fix and pictures to update and emails to return. There are posts to write and then rewrite because you just can't find the right words for what you want to say. Heck, sometimes it's just getting a thought that you even want to write about in the first place. Lol!

Still I know that I need a place to "think out loud". I need a place that is mine all mine during this stage of life where not even a trip to the restroom is mine all mine ;) . I need a place to chronicle this crazy, wonderful, challenging journey called homeschooling.

My sweet dh calls homeschooling my "labor of love". It is a lot of hard work but I do love it. Blogging is another labor of love, too. And I'm looking forward to writing about what has been going on at Smooth Stones Academy.