Pausing for Advent

gold christmas tree(Yup, our Christmas tree is gold. Cuz we’re super-classy.)

Hello, dear friends,

I’m just writing to let you know that things will probably be a little quiet around here for the remainder of the Advent season.

I would love to say it’s because I’m in the midst of some deeply spiritual practices and things, but honestly it has more to do with practical limitations and a busy schedule. My Mom hasn’t been able to watch Lydia the last couple of weeks, which hasn’t allowed me much time to reflect and write. I’m hosting a few Christmas gatherings with friends. Things like that.

This last week I had to spend an entire day just Being Sad about the absence of a second child in our family. Being Sad is exhausting, you guys. I could hardly do anything else all day.

Then on Wednesday my blog imploded. I dunno, it had something to do with a theme failure and an encounter with the White Screen of Death. I spent most of today (Thursday) talking to tech support people, trying frantically to explain what was wrong. I was doing the writerly equivalent of making wild hand gestures until someone made sense of what I was saying and went in and fixed it. Thank God for computer nerds. (And I mean that as a genuine compliment to people who are good with computers.)

Now I really, really don’t want to look at another computer screen for the rest of the week.

But life with my family is lovely, and I have wonderful friends and am in good health. I just need to take a little break from the Internet for a space.

You’re probably busy with holiday festivities as well, anyway.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  1. Rest away Kathleen! Thanks for fighting to get your blog up. What a headache. I love your words in this space, and I hope you can be fully present these next few weeks for all the feelings–sad, expectant, joyful–that come with the season you’re in.
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  2. Glad you got your blogo fixed. That sounds like a pain :( and I get that being sad is exhausting…how did we do it for so long before? Sigh. Hope Christmas with the little one is fun this year, I think Sam probably still wont get it, but he may surprise me! Our advent calendar has been a total bust ha!
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    • Thanks, Alison. I find that no matter how sad I feel this time around, it doesn’t come close to the sorrow I felt before I had Lydia. And I know having her here will make Christmas so much more fun. Bummer about the Advent calendar! It looked so promising! :)

  3. I am a new fan of your blog. . . also, unfortunately, an infertility veteran. Take care of yourself and I hope you feel comfortable telling people what you need. So very sorry you are going through this.

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