I have been a bad blogger this week. A very bad blogger indeed.
I could share all sorts of excuses with you. Like, "My husband was out of town and I had to do the work of two parents last week," but that would be lame because my girls are pretty self-sufficient and yes, although they do need their mom around, they manage to carry on pretty well by themselves.
Or, let's try this one: "My dog has epilepsy and she's been banging into doors and walls and falling down stairs all week." Nope, that doesn't work either because actually the meds haven't made her one bit loopy. We were kind of hoping for some silly loopiness from the dog, but no such luck. The only thing she is is whiney. I don't know if it's because B was gone and she had nobody to throw Monkey for her or if she just feels weird on her meds, but it's like she cries ALL. THE. TIME. I'd feel sorry for her if it just weren't so darned annoying.
How 'bout this one? "I'm acting as travel agent and tour guide for two pretty big trips coming up and I've spent all my time on TripAdvisor this week." Well, that wouldn't be too far from the truth, except that I didn't spend all my time on TripAdvisor. Some of it was spent on Frommers.
I know! Here's a good excuse: "I'm speaking at a women's retreat next weekend and I've spent a ton of time in the library writing the two talks I'm giving." Well, that one's only partially true because I didn't just spend a ton of time in the library last week. I spent time the week before last and the week before that. Thankfully, though, I did get my talks finished and this week is just practice and polishing.
I could tell you that I have been reading a lot, which would be true, but not a valid excuse for ignoring you all. Or shoe shopping with Abby, which is also true (and you have no idea what a challenge that is). Or grocery shopping for the first time in well over a week (true). Or starting a new workout routine that includes something other than walking the dog (which would not be true at all).
Honestly, I don't have a good excuse for not being around much last week. So let me just say I'm sorry and I'll try to do better this week (but no promises).