I'm a submarine. And not just because I need to lose a few pounds.
I surface and submerge in blogger sea depending on what's going on in my life. It's not intentional. It's just a matter of priorities... and logistics.
If my blogger buddies were standing at my side whining that they needed to see a post and saying, "ma MA, ma MA I need helllllp.....ma MA," it's likely I would oblige.
As it was, it was my 18 year old daughter, Sissa, lamenting my name (yes, my name is ma MA) because she needed help with her resume. Before that, my 16 year old needed help finding out why tapeworms don't have a digestive system.
The answer, by the way, is that they are parasites who simply absorb food from their host. How fitting. Kind of sounded familiar to me.
(bad maMa, very bad)
My brother interrupted my world of tapeworms because he needed help with his taxes. Then a client called. Then a gal a I work with came by to drop off some paperwork. And on and on it goes. This wasn't yesterday, but it's typical of most days.
Yesterday, I couldn't start my American Idol post until about 4 in the afternoon. With interruptions, I finished about 6.
I went downstairs and Sissa and her boyfriend had arrived and wanted to play Monopoly. We sat down to play and my brother complained he needed help with dinner.
Now, I'm no dummy and know I am damn lucky my brother cooks dinner so I tell Sissa to start without me and start helping with dinner.
Then hubby, who had come home a little earlier, comes into the kitchen with puppy eyes saying he missed me. Awww. I love them all - what's a girl to do?
These are the little things that keep me submerged from blogger world. Then there are the big things, like teen-age daughter complications iliciting a change in schools, and work getting busier (which is a very good thing because it means we can pay our mortgage next month).
So here I sit, finally surfacing after 5 days of not posting except for my Idol recap. I'm checking my google reader, and I see gobs of posts I'm behind on. Which begs the question: HOW THE HELL DO ALL YOU BLOGGERS DO IT????
I know all of you have your own families, obligations, and distractions, yet you post every freakin day or close to it. Some of you are stay at home mums with little ones, which is a full time job in itself, and others have outside full time jobs and come home to the little kiddies, and still manage to post and comment regularly.
How do I become a bobber and not a sinker?
Is it careful planning? Do you have set days and times you post?
How do you handle unexpected things that come up that take you away from posting?
Do you not sleep?
Maybe you don't watch T.V.?
Are you really robots programmed to make us sinkers feel guilty?
Is it all just a conspiracy?
Do you even exist? Do I exist?
Ok, So I'm being dramatic. But really....please share your blogger bobber secrets. I need help!