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.

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11 comments:

Katherine said...

I can identify with what you mean, Jennerfer! Glad you you did post, and looking forward to reading what you've been up to, and how your boys are doing!

Happy Saturday!
Katherine

Amanda said...

Hope you are enjoying Fall!

Craig and Phyllis said...

I found your blog late spring or early summer. I have missed reading your posts. Your "Teacher Conference" that you wrote about was sooo good. I'm looking forward to more posts from you!

Teena said...

Keep checking to see if you are back. :) I understand completely about blogging and not blogging...

Can't wait to hear all about what is going on.

Enjoy Fall.....

blessings,
Teena

mom24 said...

You know that I know exactly what you mean! We'll be waiting for what's next at Smooth Stones!
Blessings,
Andrea

Carisa said...

Oh I have been hoping you would return!

Welcome back!

;) Carisa

Pam said...

yea!!! so glad you are back, but totally understand. looking forward to hearing all about schooling!

Makita said...

Glad to have you back! :)

thebookbaglady said...

I stopped by....still reading what others are saying even as I ignore my blog.

Hen Jen said...

so nice to see your post, I was wondering what was going on with you, glad to hear it is just homeschool mom busy-ness!

can't wait to hear more... I get busy too, and lately I've had a hard time coming up with interesting things to write, blogging can be hard and time consuming.

welcome back!

Jennifer said...

So glad you are back! I've missed your posts.

Hope you all have had a good fall!

Jennifer