Monday, July 16, 2012

I Need a Vacation from My Vacation

After a month-long hiatus from this blog, here I am! I am freshly returned to CT from our 2012 family vacation to the Cape and ready to rock. Or take a nap. Or get a pedicure. Or get my hair colored. Or just sit on the couch and read a book without one of my children (most likely AK) laying on top of me.

Family vacations are awesome for a lot of reasons; my top 3 are:
  1. All that time alone with your family.
  2. You aren't working.
  3. You may not have to cook at all (like me).
Family vacations are tiring for a lot of reasons; my top 3 are:
  1. All that time alone with your family (I love them, I really do, but 24x7 is a lot of time for a family of four to be together in one room or one car).
  2. You are constantly working at trying to figure out what to do next. Fortunately, pools, beaches and meal planning fill a lot of gaps.
  3. You eat lots of crap and fried stuff.
We had a great time and did a bunch of things we enjoyed from previous trips - like visiting the Heritage Museums and Gardens and kissing the whale at the Optimist Cafe, and walking on the boardwalk at Gray's Beach. We did a bunch of new stuff too - like collecting moon snails and crabs in the tidal flats of Chapin Memorial Beach and mini-golfing.

Now I am back and working on getting motivated. At work, at home, in general...and I decided to procrastinate start with this blog.

Why haven't I been blogging lately? Blame Facebook. It makes it so easy to upload pictures, share a silly story...This blog takes WORK, man. I need a topic, I need time, I need spell check! I have also recently taken up with Twitter. I mostly use it for work, but since I am a working mom, work and life sometimes overlap. And my kids sometimes say funny - or smart - things that actually relate to my work.

So I ask you blog-o-sphere, or regular or random readers - are blogs passe? Should I even bother? Or have you already seen all of my photos on Facebook?


Lori said...

I still like your blog, perhaps because there are fewer that I read now and I still like and appreciate the blog format. I just followed you on Twitter from my work account (since I do all the Tweeting and I rarely use my personal Twitter). I love "spreading sunshine"! You do exactly that!

AmyBow said...

Thanks Lori! I was just thinking the other day how much I miss the exploits of Lori MacBlogger!

nallman said...

Don't stop! I like and read your blog faithfully too. I don't mind them being less frequent. I share the same struggles, but still blog partially for enjoyment, partially to keep my family and friends in the loop and partially for historical record.

Wenderina said...

Obviously a common struggle. Except for a few very prolific and driven bloggers out there. But I still love reading more than a few characters. I will keep trying if you will. Although I would chuck it all if it meant we were forced to get together to connect!