Monday, February 18, 2008

Turkeys

I woke up this morning thinking about how long it’s been since I posted anything and was prepared to go online and announce a hiatus. I was making a mental list of all the reasons that I could use to justify not blogging for a few more weeks. Then I checked my mail and found out that Jen over at Unique But Not Alone sent me an award:




Thank you, Jen! She reminded me that all the things that I was thinking of as reasons to take a break were actually reasons that I need to take the time to do this. This is one thing in my life that I do just because I want to. There are many things I do that I enjoy – like playing with the kids, taking naps, hanging out with hubby, trying out new recipes- and on and on, but those are all things that I do at least in part for other people. This is just for me. I need it, and I am thankful for all the other bloggers, like Jen, who provide my Daily Dose of all the other things I need, like laughter, tears, and perspective.

Lately, I have really been letting the turkeys get me down. My turkeys aren’t people, but they do have names. Some are common, easily identifiable, easily understood. Medical bills. Post-Partum Hormones. Returning to Work. Sleep Deprivation. Some are a little harder to pin down. Mothering Ability Self-Doubt. Mistake-Making Shame. I-Don’t-Want-to-Make-These-Decisions Avoidance. None of these things have the power to bring down my life or even my day unless I give it to them, so today I am taking the first step and calling myself out for letting them hang around.

Actually, Sleep Deprivation packs a pretty good punch all on its own, but nothing a good nap can’t fix…

And to the business of passing on the Daily Dose award: I’m giving this one to MamaDrama’s Jenny and Min, because they make me smile every single day with their unique way of seeing the beauty and humor in the ordinary things of life.

4 comments:

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

*sniff*

Okay, first of all, you totally deserve that award because you are awesome.

Secondly, thanks. I'm feeling a bit of a blogging burnt-out lately and it really means a lot to hear that someone actually cares about what I write.

You rock, my friend.

min said...

Me too...but now that you've explained it, I think it must be those postpartum hormones.
Thanks for thinking of us. You're doing some wonderful things right now as far as parenting goes. It pays off in buckets later.
I hope you keep blogging, because it is important to have some relief from the baby blues!

Jen said...

Hey, I like the new "digs." :)

I'm glad you deciding to keep writing.

Jen

Lotta said...

Sleep is essential - you'll go nuts without it.