If it weren't for book giveaways, I wouldn't have many posts here at the Backyard Fence the past couple weeks. It has been c-r-a-z-y busy in our household and I'm not sure why.
It might be that I'm closing up my business of 10 years.
It could be that baseball season has started which means three games a week (the last one requiring a one hour drive each way) and nightly practices for my son. Shopping for cleats for son and daughter -- she'll start softball in a couple weeks -- because heaven forbid that their feet should stay the same size from one season to the next.
It could have something to do with the new deck and screened-in porch going up in the back of our house, so that every.waking.nonworking.moment there is the sound of saws and screwguns and hammering.
Maybe it's because I'm so far behind with my desk work that I answer the phone, "Hello, it's in the mail."
It could be that the laundry is taking over our house. It makes its through the wash cycle, dryer and into a basket, and from there it gets waylaid before reaching its final destination, and is strewn throughout the house. My husband's term for this is 'creepage.' As in, "we have creepage" when my shoes start spilling over to his side of the closet or when sports equipment or one of my projects works its way over to his side of the garage. Creepage is when things start crawling out of their places, usually in the middle of the night or when no one is looking.
That must be what's happening to my blogging time. Creepage. Too many things are creeping in, leaving me little time for things like blogging, finishing books that I've started, painting my toenails and -- I really feel bad about this one -- cleaning my house.
I do see a light at the end of the tunnel. There's always a light at the end of the tunnel. Meanwhile, I'll blog my way through as best I can. In the meantime, to all of my readers -- all 10 of you -- thanks for putting up with me.