Apologies to all my blogging friends, I know I haven't been by your blog to read your posts in a long, long time. I promise I'll come back again some day, when I figure out how to get life back into balance. I started to stay "back under control" but control is not something that can be applied to our lives, or our feelings, or other living beings--and who would really want a life that was "controlled"? Not me.
But a little more balance might be nice. I've said "yes" to too many things -- all interesting, valuable, important things. "Yes" to new work challenges (committees, projects, conferences), and "yes" to new home challenges (Tabitha kitty and all that entails). Fate also hands us little obstacles to enliven our lives (like my husband's car window getting smashed and his wallet getting stolen).
I've fallen dreadfully far behind on teaching related activities (lectures, study guides, discussion questions, and exams not yet written and posted for my on-line students). I'm so far behind that I've decided that worrying and getting panicked about missed deadlines would take too time and too much energy, so I'll just skip the panic and peacefully bumble onward. The semester will eventually end, whether I'm ready for it or not. We'll do what we will do. The world will keep turning, and daffodils will bloom.
But I do hope someday soon to get back to visiting all your blogs and having the time to relish your posts and comment again. Until then, know I think about you all.