Monday, March 22, 2010

Still alive

Proof I leave the house occasionally

Boy, it’s been a while since I’ve been around here, eh?

A blog like this will go dry for one of three reasons: there’s nothing going on, and therefore nothing to write about, or there’s too much going on, and therefore I’ve no time to write about it, or I’m suffering some sort of blogging/writing ennui and therefore don’t want to write at all.

Or option number four: All of the above.

Most of our life over the last few months has been exactly what you would expect life with a new baby to be like: feeding, crying, sleeping, and dealing with the baby’s feeding, crying and sleeping. And while I find absolutely everything Sana does to be enthralling, I recognize that not everyone else is tuning into this frequency of the Internet to read about me babbling on about how absolutely brilliant, beautiful and awe-inspiring my daughter is.

Even if I wanted to write about that (which I do, believe me) I didn’t have the time because my Guardian Angel Mom has been here for the last month, keeping us alive helping us out and spoiling spending time with her newest grandchild. During that month my sister and her family of four, as well as friends from both Canada and France have arrived for visits. It’s been a madhouse, and Sana probably believes she’s being raised in a Bed and Breakfast.

In addition to that, Sana has started at daycare (breaking my fragile heart) and I have started a new job.

So, there’s plenty of material to write about, and I hope to do so soonish, but I am now splitting my writing efforts between here, my job, and my semi-pseudonymous blogging gig at Goodkin, a family lifestyle site at which I am now semi-professionally blogging. This means some stuff that might have appeared here will appear there: check ‘em out.

So this isn't a post so much as it is a promise statement of intent to eventually post here again, soon. My apologies to both my readers.


Natalie Joan said...

Nice to hear from you, regardless. Looking forward to more stories about the adorable and clever little lady, and your impressive new job.

Travis said...

For some reason I found Amynah's alternate identity of "Fatima" hilarious.

No clue why. It's not like "Fatima" has any connotations for me, like "Olga" or "Bunny" (sorry, Olgas and Bunnys...).

Victor Chisholm said...

Me too! Every single instance of "Fatima" makes me laugh. I think it has something to do with the near-rhyme - it's as if Amynah has been turned into eczema or a marina.

But that can't be all there is to it, because Karina wouldn't be quite as funny as Fatima.

Hey Mark, there's an idea, maybe your wife could have a different name in each posting: Fatima, Karina, Melena, Aliza, Regina, Louina, Marina, Luisa, Rowena, and preferably some impossible made-up names like Zrbvlina. Do you think the readers would notice? What about the editors?

Brian Busby said...

And here I'd been worrying that you'd fallen victim to those Prussian centenarians.