Saturday, January 24, 2009

Me and My New Blog

As time goes on, it becomes harder and harder for me to keep in touch with friends and family. Can I declare correspondence bankruptcy? (I'm borrowing that idea from my friend, Emily who declared email bankruptcy a year ago.)

I tried to publish updates on my website every month, but that never happened. By the time a month went by there was too much to write. I couldn't keep up. I'd have to push off the task, and then it only became bigger. I have a huge update to write for my website now. Will it ever happen? I'm not sure. I want to write it. I just haven't been able to do so up until this point.

I tried to send out Christmas cards this year, but was quite unsuccessful. Only three were ever delivered. Half of the envelopes are addressed and sitting in a box (for next year? or just to taunt me?). The Christmas cards were never written. I tried. I tried very hard. One night I ended up in a heap of tears because I was so overwhelmed with everything I thought I had to do and just simply couldn't do.

Thus, the idea for this blog was born. Maybe I can keep up with little tiny updates on a regular basis. I can just post a few sentences, or a picture and a caption.

I'll still write and email my friends and family as I'm able, but there are no grand promises. Many days it is more of a physical task than I can handle. Some days it is all I can do to eat, nap, talk to my family, shower, and go back to bed. Other days I'm able to think clearly enough to pay the bills, read to William, and make a shopping list. On a rare good day, I need to use that precious energy to play with William, enjoy time with my husband, and maybe even go outside.

The goal with all of this is to have fun and be effcient. I'm not going to pour over my posts and check for grammar and spelling errors. I'll type quickly, and just hit publish. This is me and my new blog. I hope it's fun for writer and reader alike.


  1. This is a really pretty blog! I'm really going to enjoy keeping up with you this way.

    Sorry to hear that your new medication is making you feel so lousy. I can tolerate very few medications, so I know how bad it can be to try new ones. I tense up now if I see a doctor reach for his prescription pad!

    Glad your mom is coming to help you when Will goes back to school. I don't know where I'd be without my mom helping me.

  2. Rachel,
    I just received the link to your blog and i LOVE it!!! I feel like I am sitting in your bedroom in Richmond, VA talking like we used to!! Us deciding what "the glue's" next move would be!! :)
    Know that you and your family are ALWAYS in our thoughts and prayers. You guys are such an inspiritation to the rest of us.
    Love you girl.
    Remember to rest in God's loving arms and rely on other's intercessions for you!!

    Hugs and kisses to you and yours,

    Natalie (and Jay:)

  3. What a great idea; sometimes, a wee photo or a sentence is all people need to hear. Good luck girl. xx

  4. I love this idea! It is so hard to keep up with everyone these days and I think blogging is a wonderful to do it.


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