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Hi friends,

So sorry I missed my post on Friday.  To be honest, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed right now with my design projects, going out of town, family coming to visit and spring break right around the corner.  Since Eric took his new job last November, he has been traveling to China constantly and I’ve discovered that I am not cut out to be a single mom and work full time.  For those of you who are, I think you are truly amazing.

We are still trying to figure out our new normal and this travel schedule will not be over any time soon.  (Think here two weeks, gone two weeks constantly for the past 4 months.)  On my side of things, it couldn’t be better and I’m not complaining.  I love my work so much and I know that I have been blessed more than I deserve.  But, I feel guilty that my girls are missing their dad and their mom is preoccupied and working a lot.  So, on Friday, I just couldn’t get it all done.  There were just not enough hours and I wanted to spend them with Eric and my sweet girls instead of writing this blog.  And you know what?  Nothing bad happened.  The world did not end.  I’m sure most of you didn’t even think a thing about it, because you are swamped as well.

the view from my desk

This week is another crazy one, but I’m going to try and take it easy on myself.  I’m going to try and do what I can to get ready for our company.  They are coming to see us, not inspect my home for dust bunnies.  I will spend more quality time with my children and my husband before he leaves again.  I will do my work, of course, but as with anything like that, it will always be there.  My girls are growing up before my eyes.  My marriage has to be nourished.  These things will not wait for me to finish my next design plan.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  I’ll do my best to be here on Wednesday, but just in case I’m not, you’ll know where I am.  Enjoy your family this week.  Take a walk and enjoy this beautiful spring.  Take notice of the things you might be missing out on because you’re doing what you think is “important”.  What we think we have to do and what actually needs to be done are often two very different things.

All my best,



9 Responses

  1. You are a smart woman Lori. And you know we’ll always be here when you feel the need to share something. Just think of all the fun stuff you’ll be able to report back on! Hope you have a great day my friend!

  2. yes. yes. and yes!! Of course, we love your postings. But as for me…. I don’t notice a thing when folks don’t post. I am too busy, as you said, living my own crazy!!
    You are SO wise. Design will always be there. Another project will too. Money and Importance and Success have always been liars that rob us of what matters most. Don’t listen to those silly, lonely fools.
    Have a blessed, wonderful week!!!!!!
    hugs, friend.

  3. As a subscriber that is not a blogger I can tell you that you just have to do what you have to do. Family comes first. There is no blogger law that says you have to post a certain number of days! No guilt if you can’t do it!

  4. Amen Lori! I am in the same spot as you this week…minus the traveling husband! Sometimes that can actually work to my advantage! 🙂
    Since my boys are older now…15 and 18…it is alot easier when he does travel, but I remember the difficult days when they were younger. Enjoy every precious moment…they grow so fast!
    Have a great day!

  5. It’s such a blessing to realize what is important now, rather than having regrets when it’s too late. Have a wonderful time with your family, Lori, and we’ll all be here when you come back!

  6. Since I went back to fulltime work, I post only twice a week, and once on Saturdays. My readers have forgiven me. Such nice people, most of us:). And my significant other also travels, also to China, so I feel your pain. The jet lag!

  7. It’s so hard to strike a good balance between real life and blog life (c: Just set priorities and stick to them, do what makes you happy! (c:

  8. Hey Lori! Sounds like you have a lot going on. Hang in there 🙂 I never understood when I started blogging how bloggers would feel guilty about not posting more. I was like, “why are they so upset”? I now, after 7 months, kind of get it as I had one of those feelings the other day when I hadn’t posted in a week. I mentioned it to a friend of mine and she looked at my like I had 10 heads 🙂 She isn’t a blogger or a reader. In fact, she is like I was 7 months ago, not knowing what a blog was. It was a good reminder for me to not over think it. 🙂