Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Home with a new sense of family.

Well the bags are unpacked, load number four of washing is hanging on the line and we all had a great time. There was an abundance of toy dropping, Chef was a great get away driver, and an abundance of good old fashioned family time...uninterrupted time. It was so lovely to be way from the computer and for a few nights no mobile phone coverage either. I took a big box of craft to do even considered taking my sewing machine at one point but I have to tell you I have not done any crafting for over a week , no stitching, no hookin', no sketching of ideas, no looking on etsy, no blog reading or blog doing. Nothing. And it has been really great.

I realised a few things during this time. I realised (again) Busy is growing up and I don't want to miss any of it -as she may very well be an only child... and even if she turns out not to be I still don't want to miss out, but the other thing I realised is that I have been so conscious of making sure I spend time with her... I realised maybe I have been neglecting someone else who lives here, who I love so very much.  I realised that making sure I keep my blog up to date and comment on other peoples has become way to important to me, I need to step back a little I think, I will still be here, and I will still visit but I may not reply to all the comments anymore. I realised that the computer is taking time away from my family and I don't want Busy to grow up with memories of me typing away on the computer all the time. I know a certain someone enjoyed his wife hobbie-less and stress free. I want to keep a bit of that holiday-ness going.  


  1. Glad you had some good family time, it is so important to take some time out to be present in what is happening around you right now. I shall miss your regular comments but, I will also be happy to know that you are basking in the little things with your partner and child (along with hanging the laundry).
    Take Care

  2. very, very wise woman.
    I am with you 100%.
    I think when you blog and it becomes 'considerable' in number of followers, there is a pressure to do these things; HOWEVER, in 10 years time, will that even matter?
    You simply will be unable to turn back the clock with Busy, and in the blink of an eye, she will be off discovering this big wide world.
    I am going to take a leaf out of your book, and stress less about the blog stuff. and be in the moment with the kids. (as i am writing this my wee one sleeps! lol).
    Please, please do not reply to this comment!
    SO very glad you all had a lovely time away.

  3. Yay! So pleased you had such a great time away from it all.
    Good luck with the blog stuff. Its funny how it takes hold of your life and becomes so important. But I know you are right and I'm probably not all that far behind you.

  4. So glad you had a nice reflective break with your family! It all does get overwhelming doesn't it, I know exactly what you mean....those feelings of obligation nagging.......

    Do not, I repeat DO NOT reply to this comment ;)

  5. As far as that blog all-encompassing thing goes, I reckon it's a process that you just have to go through. Then you get that blindingly clear moment of insight and voila! suddenly there is balance. You are hereby banned from comment answering!

  6. hi cath
    glad to hear that you are back and I agree wholeheartedly with what you said....and what Luisa said, the computer can make time evaporate and i know that when i'm old and grey i'll be appreciative of the time i spent with gords not all those hours i put in on the computer!
    sounds like you had the perfect holiday

  7. Welcome home! It's so nice to have family time and I totally understand about trying to balance things out. There is only so much blogging you can do in a day. I never respond to comments on my blog unless I am asked direct questions (sorry everyone!) but I always try to visit whoever visits me. Whatever works for you! xo m.

  8. Good for you!
    So glad that you had an awesome holiday... and have come back with fresh perspectives.

  9. looks like a fantastic getaway - lovely snaps!!
    its always great to recharge the batteries and come back feeling refreshed!!

  10. I think Tania has nailed it. I've never met a blogger yet who hasn't gone through the balancing process. Once you do though it does all seem to fall into place, for the most part anyway.

    Glad you had a lovely holiday and connected with the things that really matter to you.

  11. You have to make sure that this space is still fun and still yours Do whatever and interact however you want in it.
    I was speaking to a blogging friend, and she said don't worry everyone else is too busy worrying about whether theyhave commented enough too.
    Thanks so much though for all the time you have spent replying and helping me out, esp with the embroidery.

  12. hi cath,
    i was thinking about this post again last night.
    i hope you dont stop crafting, it obviously makes you happy (up to a point) and i'm sure busy appreciates seeing you doing something that you love too.
    jen x
    (p.s. i'm not just saying this because you're my monster rattle maker :-)


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