Friday, February 19, 2010

Life & Blogging

Some of you may have noticed that my posts have been sparse and few.  I wanted to take this opportunity to share a glimpse at my life right now so that y'all know why I have not been around as much as I would like.
There are a few contributing factors.

Factor 1:  As many of you know I have three wonderful kiddos and a hubby that travels.  Mr. Whimsy's travels come in spurts.  Well let me just say that it has been like a whale coming to the surface over here these past couple of months.  Spurting in full!  He has been from one coast to the other and then some.  Keeping life running with three kids when he isn't around is a full time and a HALF job which leaves me little opportunity to spend time on my computer. 

Factor 2:  Little Miss Whimsy, all 70 lbs of her 11 year old mighty self is very involved in competitive cheerleading.  For anyone who doesn't know anything about this sport,  well let me be the first to tell you it is a time and a HALF job in itself.   Especially when you are crazy like me and volunteer to be a team mom.  The season is in full swing.  What this means is we are traveling  A LOT.  Usually two compeitions per month.  These are not around the corner. We are off to D.C., Atlanta, VA and the list goes on.  Mr. Whimsy comes home from business travels and Little Miss Whimsy and I leave for a cheer competition.  Whew!  Throw in 3 hour practices 3 times a week for her as well as me running around making things happen and meeting dead lines for her team as any good team mommy should and well I'm sure you are getting the idea here.

Factor 3:  My health.  Specifically my back health.  I have been suffering through some back issues the past year and half.  The back has been getting worse and worse.  I will be having surgery on my back March 9th.  What this means is........I am a mad woman.  I am determined to finish all the projects I have underway before I go into surgery.  Little Miss Whimsy's room.  Eldest Master Whimsy's room is another project I am currently working on as well.    I just don't know how or what I will be able to get done once the surgery happens.  I know that I will be taking it extremely easy for 3 months after the surgery.  I doubt I will be getting too many projects done after March 9th!  So I am in panic mode to make eveything that needs (translated as I want) to happen, happen before March 9th!

What this all means for my wonderful blogging family is you have not been seeing much of me and most likely will being seeing even less of me over the next couple months.   I will be trying my hardest to share what I have going on and hopefully after my surgery will be up and about enough to do some small projects.  Who knows maybe I will be on the computer more once I have this surgery.  Maybe it will force me to slow down a bit!  At any rate I want y'all to know I appreciate you.  I love reading your comments.  I love visiting your blogs and sharing with you.

Know that I will be on here every minute I possibly can over the next couple months.   Have a blessed weekend my friends.


  1. Let me be the first to tell you good luck with the back surgery. My husband had his done many years ago. Changed his life. We understand how busy you are with the kids schedules and your hubby away. My hat is off to you. I couldn't do it without screaming!

  2. I love that you are so involved with your family! I'm so sorry about your back, though. I know that this can be rough on a person. I really don't have back problems, but I know someone who does. I hope surgery gives you relief.

  3. ~WOW! KD you have been very busy sweet friend. We definitely understand. I hope your surgery goes very well. My prayers are with you.

    Take care & many blessings.
    ~Melissa :)

  4. I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoy your blog and I hope your surgery is successful!! Please take it easy as possible and I hope everything works out wonderfully for you and your family.

  5. As a mom of two with a husband whose job it is to travel (airline pilot) I know how hard it is to manage everything with your spouse gone, so I completely understand what you're going through!

    We'll miss your blog posts but we'll keep you in our thoughts as you get back to being 100% after your surgery!


  6. I wish I lived closer--I would offer to help! Your life is pretty crazy right now, and then to have back surgery. I know how that is. My daughter had surgery on her back and everything turned out fine for her. She just had a baby two days ago even! I wish you luck and hope you will be back on your feet in no time. Maybe you will even blog more, because you will be in bed? Take care--Delores

  7. Oh, Dear One! I'm so sorry you're having to go through this and will be thinking and praying for you to have a speedy recovery! Take care of yourself and we'll be here when you get back.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. I wish you well with your back surgery...and a speedy recovery.
    regarding factor daughter did competitive all star cheering. She cheered for USA All Stars out of Richmond. It sure was fun...we traveled to competitions all up and down the east coast. She's 23 now so no more cheering but you're right, very time consuming. Enjoy goes by so fast!

  9. I'm sorry your back is giving you problems, and wish you the best on your upcoming surgery. Your blog is a one of my favorites. Each visit I get such inspiration and look forward to your return. All my best.

  10. You have and will be missed. But we all know, family should come first. Kids activities can be very time consuming and they need their Mom there and involved. You are being a good Mom. I will pray your surgery goes well. I will check back often, hoping all else is going well with you too. I always get inspired by what you do, so if you get anything done before your surgery and have time, be sure to post.

  11. We will all be praying for you in blogland. I hope that all goes well and you heal quickly. I would be in panic mode too. Take care and we are sending prayers.

  12. Thank y'all for the well wishes. I cherish them! I won't be completely out of blogland, just not doing as many posts as I used to. Look for me once a week or so!

  13. Hi ya cutie, your life is full to over flowing. And with children and a husband we wouldn't have it any other way would we? I'll be saying extra prayers for you up coming surgery, may you have a quick and speedy recovery. You're posts are missed, so whenever you can check in and let us know how you're doing....hugs ~lynne~

  14. I can relate to a crazy house hold. My husband took a job in Florida last July and the kids and I stayed back to sell our home in Michigan. By Nov we'd had enough and moved south. It's nice to be together, but hubby works long hours and travels. It's hard to try and do it all. I will be praying that your back heals quickly and painlessly.
    I see you have projects to do before, but try and relax and enjoy a bit too.

  15. Prayers for your back recovery to full health. A hectic, demanding life does indeed conflict with blogging. I often have blogger's remorse and guilt due to my lack of attendance to my blog and those of friends and followers.
    Your priorities are first:-)


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