I just spent a delightful hour going through and reading the blogs of friends and leaving a few comments here and there. It was pure joy. And it brought my attention sharply back to my dilemna: between work and other pursuits (many), I find that I have time to write my own blog, or time to read and comment on others, but not time to do both well. I miss whichever one I don't do. I know many of you do both without a blink or hesitation...all while taking care of children. I suspect my perfectionist streak has much to do with this--I can spend 20 minutes leaving a two sentence comment because it has to be "right".
All of which is to say that I'm sorry if you've felt ignored or unimportant to me. Truth is, I had more fun this last hour than I've had in a long time, catching up on the stuff you're all up to. And I'm not sure how I'll resolve the dilemna. When the miner's blankets are done, I may shut down the blog altogether. Or I may decide to post once or twice a week and use the other days to catch up with you. Or something.
I do welcome suggestions...and again. Forgive my absence on your wonderful blogs. I've missed them.