Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In absentia

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately. I have several excuses.

1) Naptime recently got a little shorter. I guess I should be grateful Cloud still takes naps at all.

2) When I'm on the computer, I frequently have to be working. My husband had the whole summer off, which was great for my ability to find time to do my work. But now he's at work again, and tired in the evenings.

3) When I do get computer playtime, I'd rather be playing Spore. I have my heart set on winning Spore. I feel like winning Spore is a goal within my reach. Right now I really crave having a goal within my reach. Real life isn't offering very many. I want to do something that isn't doomed to fail, and isn't just endlessly treading water. In Spore, I just need to fill my coffers and upgrade my weapons, and I totally have a chance of winning. In real life, not so much.

4) Something happened that's bothering me. It's personal, so I won't blog about it. It comes in two parts - an infuriating part and a worrisome part. I've been focusing very heavily on being angry, to the point where I haven't had any energy left to be worried. My subconscious is probably doing this on purpose. If so, nothing I say about the issue is entirely accurate, and you'd need an emotion interpreter to figure out what I really mean. (Good luck with that.) And anyway, the whole issue is rendered moot by the fact that there's no solution, and no real change in our everyday lives, and therefore I'm not quite justified in calling it a problem. I'm basically pissy over nothing. But it's an infuriating nothing.

There. Aren't you glad I shared that with you?

In slightly better news, I'm starting an adoptive family playgroup. We'll meet once a month. I'm running it.

Yes, me. Really.

I didn't bust my butt to organize this thing, so don't start thinking I've been replaced by an alien clone. It practically organized myself. Even better, I invited one personal friend to bring her two little ones, so I'm hoping she'll come. Aaaaand, this morning at the super awesome playground, I met two adoptive moms and their kids, invited them on the spot, and they sounded very interested.

See? It's a playgroup that organizes itself!

I'll bring some snacks and some toys and the checklist of maintenance tasks I have to perform before we leave the community center. And that's it! Sweet and simple.

Okay, I have an hour left before naptime is over. I have to go play Spore. Bye.

1 comment:

  1. Oddly enough I kind of get what you are getting at. My life seems to be running a similar pattern right now. My escape is Little Big Planet since the kids love to watch it. Is it wrong that we play a video game every afternoon? Maybe but then again I hate to think about what I would be doing if I weren't keeping my mind pre-occupied with technology.