Do you hate it when a blogger has a long, unexplained absence only to return to blogging in order to tell you nothing more than why they had a long, unexplained absence? Would you prefer they get right back to their usual topic, or are you interested in the occasionally mundane details of their actual life?
Personally, I'm always interested in knowing why the authors of my favorite blogs have been absent. Even if their reasoning is nothing more than a spell of blogger's block.
You might have noticed that I have been one of those absent bloggers for the past few weeks. Maybe you're hoping that I have some fantastic story of adventure to relay that will explain my negligence.
I'm sorry to disappoint you.
I have not spent time in the hospital, or been bed-ridden with an illness or broken bone. Nor have I been in a faraway land seeking adventure or welcomed a new addition into the family. I have simply been busy.
The end of May leaves little time for thinking of much besides the end of the school year. And then the end of the school year comes around and leaves little time for much besides hanging out with my kids. Add to that a big family service project* and that leaves me with zero time and a negative balance on my inspiration meter!
Now the service project is over and my family is preparing to spend a few days on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. I hope to come home with a few treasures from the pebble beach and the time (and inspiration) to get back to blogging and writing. Oh, and some pictures too!
I hope you are all having a wonderful June so far!
* The big family service project was a yard sale to raise money for the House of Dreams Orphanage in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It was a long, sweaty weekend, but we were able to raise over $400 to help them in their goal of building a permanent home for their "dreamers." Glory to God!