Friday, September 9, 2011

Xazmin! It's NEW!!!

I would explain my title to y'all, but as long as THIS GIRL is laughing hysterically right now at my stupidity, I have done my job. 

Now before any of you go all "Ricky Ricardo" on me, and tell me I have some 'splaining to do...
I just wanted to say thank you to all my friends out there in the blogosphere.  Y'all are the BEST!  I can't even count how many emails, texts, phone calls, snail mail lettters, etc. I have received since my abrupt hiatus began.  It's just nice to know that I was missed. 

I missed you guys too.

Typically, I am the "wait until Monday", or "Start fresh with a new month/year" girl, but after an urging text from THIS GIRL, and an encouraging phone call from THIS GIRL all in one day, I decided I'd just take the plunge and get back to it. 

After all, my most recent and most successful diet program to date started on a Thursday...why not?

Now for the explanation...

Quite simply, I burned myself out.  The perfectionist/devoted friend in me would not allow myself to write unless I had visited every blog I followed, and commented on at least one of their recent posts.  If I missed even 1 day of visiting, it would take me a week to get caught up. 

It just wasn't fun anymore.

Not to mention the fact that my house was spiraling out of control around me, and my weight reached a number I hadn't seen since I was 9 months pregnant with Bug. 

It was just not pretty. 

I took a step back, and realized I needed to concentrate on ME.  I needed to establish routines, make fitness goals, get our financial house in order, and concentrate on making my house feel like a HOME again. 

But, something had to give. 

That thing just happened to be blogging for me. 

No, blogging is NOT bad.  I love it.  I really do.  BUT with how intensly I was concentrating on it, it kind of took over my life.  With the summer coming, and going from having 2 kids at home to having 4 at home, I knew I had to make a change. 

So, I gave it up.  Plain and simple.

We had an awesome summer, and now that Sissy, Bubble, and BUG have started school, I finally feel like I have some ME time again. 

I am actually completely childless right now, because Boo is at her first day of preschool OUTSIDE of the house!  A GOOD FRIEND and I have started a co-op type preschool 2 days a week, just to clarify. 

My plan for now is to blog at least 1 day a week.  Most likely while Boo is at preschool. 

I am also going to come up with a game plan for when to do my tours of blogland. 

But I'm not going to apologize for putting myself first anymore.  I will always blog first, if I feel like I have something to say, and THEN I will be by to visit if I have time.  I will also no longer visit blogs because I feel like I HAVE to.  If you entertain me, or we connect, you can bet your behind I will be very hard to get rid of.  Isn't that the point of "blog LOVE"? 

If you want to guarantee regular interactions with me, let me know.  I'm sure we can work something out... (Did somebody say Facebook or Texting???)

Any bets on how many followers I lose? 

Until next time...

It's good to be back!