October 08, 2009

catching up

Today is Friday... and I can breathe. Although my actual breaths are still mildly labor-some, my mind is breathing easier... on a break from catching up. After a couple weeks of being sick, and missing almost three days of work, Monday found me with that deer in the headlights look. I never did write my A to Z Monday post... even though I was full of "N" ideas... like nice, and nephew, and niece. Tuesday did not find me any saner... and I know for certain that I could have used those Tuesday Eyes that Emily chatted about. As the week went on (and on and on and on) I remembered why I don't usually succumb to being sick. A Mom doesn't have time to be sick... and this one certainly doesn't have the energy to run at the pace it takes to catch up. But there doesn't seem to be a choice... so I keep on running, all the while trying to ignore that little bit of discomfort that still sets in my ears.
And after a week of checking off all of the must-do things that don't leave room for the wanna-do things, I am amazed how disconnected I feel... from my blogging friends. Because as much as I have missed writing, I have missed reading. I have missed the heart-warming comments... giving as well as receiving. And I realize that my blogging friends are not at all make-believe... they are a very present part of my real life. Some of my real-life friends probably could have told me that... since I frequently share stories and ideas that I happen across in this bloggy world.
So today is Friday... my day. And I am thankful... for the chance to catch up at my own pace, or not.

6 comments:

K said...

Enjoy your day!

Moms really don't have time to be sick. I hope you stay healthy and nobody else in the family gets sick.

Busy Bee Suz said...

We hardly have time to shower, much less get sick. I am happy you are on the mend. I am also happy you realize your bloggy friends are real. Especially me. :)

Shelley said...

I hope you're feeling better and taking good care of yourself!! Have a lovely weekend!!

Richella said...

Hi Dawn!

I'm so glad you're feeling better! I've missed you this past week. I didn't see a link for you at Chatting at the Sky but I came to your place anyway, just in case I was just missing the link. . . your Tuesdays are always one of my favorite reads. :)

Thank you for what you wrote here--that our blogging friends are not make-believe--I think you're right. Seems to me that we're making important connections throughout this little blogging universe. There just seem to be some bloggers who "get" me and whom I "get."

I'm grateful for you!

dawn said...

Dawn- we are sick at our house too right now. Darn flu. Anyway, i just wanted to stop by and thank you for your very sweet comment on my entry about Aidan. And thanks for reading about my sweet boy. I hope to write more...

have a great Saturday!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Hey there stranger.... been forever since I've had time to read blogs... but today I am home SICK... so this post caught my attention (!!).
I told my doc that I have "too much to do to BE sick!" :)
We moms, we're the engine that keeps things running, aren't we? :)
Hope you and your family are doing well!