So as of last week I've had over 2,000 visitors to this blog and all I can pray is that only a small percentage of you people are pedophile kidnappers.
When I quit my job a few months ago I had envisioned that my life at home with Ellie would consist of us sitting around a make up table in our slippers with a couple of glasses of wine while we talked about boys. However, my first morning at home we stared at each other for about an hour until Ellie was finally like "ummm, this has been fun but I've got a thing" and hopped into the Escalade which had been idling outside leaving me lonely and alone eating pancakes and watching Maury Povich.
I quickly realized I was going to need a hobby. It was about negative fifty degrees outside which meant that sunbathing was out so I started writing. I wrote and wrote and wrote and before I knew it I had finished the first draft of a book. Walking out of Kinko's with the bound draft in my hand I knew one thing - that if I never laid eyes on the book again it would be too soon. I was completely burned out and needed to table it indefinitely.
But then I was left with the same problem I had before. Pancakes and Maury while Ellie was out flossing around town in the Escalade. So I decided to fire up the old blog I had started a couple of years before, never in a million years expecting that after only three months I'd be exposing my innermost secrets to thousands of strangers who are hopefully not pedophile kidnappers.
And it's been totally awesome. I can't tell you how much I love hearing from you all and knowing that I'm not alone as I fumble through Motherhood. That's the hard part - waking up every day thinking you're the only one in the world who has ever felt the way you do. At least now I know that my kids aren't going to be the only ones sniffing glue in the back of the classroom.
Anyhoo, long story short I think I'm finally ready to jump back in and tackle the second draft. Because my free time during the day is extremely limited and therefore I must multi task and type while I pee, I'm going to take a short break from the blog.
Don't worry... it's just for a couple of weeks. In the meantime, feel free to send wine.