Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A "sign" for you

You know that time warp continuum thing and the black holes they always talked about on Star Trek? (Not that I am a Star Trek fan, but my husband does own all the movies, and I did watch the Next Generation when it was on television. I do like to watch William Shatner as Denny Crane on Boston Legal occasionally, and he still cracks me up but I digress...) Anyway, did you know those time warp and black hole things actually exist.

I know because I've been in one. It's sort of like in the blogging world when you sit down to just read a post or two and catch up... and suddenly it's four hours later and you have no idea where the time has gone. Or try as you might to leave the the screen, there is no power strong enough to help you escape the pull of the computer. So you sit in your chair on your bottom laughing and crying with all of these people you really don't know but you feel like you do, so you end up spending more time in their world instead of doing all of the things on your to do list in your own world for much longer than you should have. How is that for a run on sentence?

Well instead of being trapped in the blogging world unable to break free, I've been trapped in the "to do" list real world. This week has brought teacher appreciation week at Spencer's school, Awana goodie bags and teacher gifts for both kids, helping Spencer finish the Sparks handbook, a speaking engagement on Friday night that I am preparing for, Mother's Day gifts and cards to be mailed, my Mother-in-Love's birthday, a flat tire, the birth of a new family member, the hospitalization of another, Mary Lyndsey's last day of school, her teacher and end of the year friend gifts, the laundry left from last week's trip to Michigan, a trip to the grocery story so my children could eat, a diet that I am trying very hard to stick to, the scheduling of 7, (yes 7) different doctor/dentist appointments, a writing deadline, and I could go on and on... but I don't want to bore you to tears.

I've still not even had time to read all of the "Then Sings My Soul" post from this past Saturday, so I apologize to those who participated. I really want to go back and listen to all of your songs but it just might not happen this week. I know they were all wonderful.

Well, I'm not sure how many of you drop by here each week looking for a sign or a miracle... since my site does talk about those things from time to time... but if you are looking for a sign this week - I've got one for you.

That's right. My 100th post is coming up. Actually it will be my next post. I'm hoping to get it up before Saturday's TSMS. Please keep checking back. You could be the winner of a fabulous prize!

Hope you are all having a blessed week!



elizabeth embracing life said...

First off I was dreading starting the things on my to-do-list. Okay mine only had like six things on it for the week. But I did get all the beds (6) sheets washed, dried and back on all the beds before 3:00pm. I am no limiting myself online. I have moved my laptop upstairs to my room so when the kids are in bed, I like to lounge and watch a little TV and it's amazing how much I am getting done and most important spending more time with my kids. My black hole has been much smaller these past couple of weeks.

Michelle said...

I've had the same type of week. How exciting that you are nearing your 100th post. I look forward to reading it.

kmom3 said...

Funny...I should have been keeping an eye out for you. I've been in that blackhole, too! :)

I have missed you this week, but I didn't want to leave a "WHERE ARE YOU?" comment and put any pressure on you or anything. :) (Okay, I did want to, but I resisted the urge. You do have a life away from blogging.) hee hee

Love you bunches!

Darlene said...

I completely understand the black hole. I have been in one for the past weeks. Graduation is coming on May 22nd and I didn't realize there was so much to do. All the slide-shows you have to find pictures for will drive you crazy; especially, if you are like me and haven't organized the pictures yet. I keep thinking one day I will scrapbook. I have everything to do it....just haven't taken the time. Now I really wished I had. LOL I am excited about your 100th post. Looking forward to reading it. If you hear a crazy woman yelling "Calgon take me away" in the black hole it is probably me!!!

Ceci said...

I'll forgive you. I need forgiveness too. I've been meaning to get something online that was far more entertaining or enlightening than my fear of dieting and failure. But alas, I know how it feels to miss the moments with your baby because life has forced you outside of the home, and so I've spent far too many hours just holding and staring at my newborn baby girl while she sleeps. I want to memorize every inch of her face before it changes and she grows up...sigh.

So I forgive you.

Cheri said...

Awww, life! :)

I'll be back!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

I hear you sister, I hear you!

DeAnna said...

You and I live in the same galaxy. The list never ends does it?! Hopefully you can slow down long enough to catch a quick cat nap somewhere in the midst of it all. Whew!