That great arbiter of worldly wisdom, Dr. Seuss, once wrote:
"Un-slumping yourself is not easily done."
He's right. (Wouldn't you love to have read Dr. Seuss' blog?) After a week of serious un-slumping, I'm feeling remarkably...well, un-slumped.
First, there's the issue of this snazzy new design. The brilliantly artistic Jules of Everyday Design drummed it up for me, and I could just eat it up. No, really--I mean I could actually EAT IT UP. I've been looking at it for the last two days wondering what those little aqua dots would taste like. If you've been thinking of upgrading to a new design, Jules is your girl.
Additionally, I spent some much-needed time away with some girlfriends and laughed until my sides hurt. I chatted on the phone with some dear bloggy friends who have battled blog-slump themselves. And oh-for-the-love-of-all-that-is-crunchy-and-tastes-like-heaven, I introduced healthy carbs back into my South Beach diet.
Hello, my name is Shannon, and I am human again.
(For those of you who have asked, I'll post an update on how the diet is going in a few days.)
Mostly, I remembered that a mommy blogger is, first and foremost, a mommy. It's an easy thing to forget under the pressure of self-imposed deadlines, I've learned. I spent some sweet times with my kiddos laughing, mending a few hurts, and playing My Little Pony until my eyes crossed.
It's all about the balance, girls. And mine is back.