Sep 23, 2012

Where do I start?

Here's what I didn't anticipate - that I'd be forced to chose between sleep or blogging. 

When I had my son, I had this vision that I would be able to do it all: Scientist for 40 hours a week, Mom for 24/7 (to both human and fur kids), and at some point in there squeeze in some wife duties.  But I'm just not able to make it happen. The last time I picked up my camera was...I can't even remember.  As soon as the kid falls asleep, I hit the hay.  He's a horrible sleeper (and he's TWO! Not even a baby anymore!) and is up every couple of hours still. On a good night, I get three straight hours of sleep.  Consider this your PSA if your childless: CONSIDER STAYING THAT WAY IF YOU LIKE YOUR SLEEP.  :)

But then I saw my camera sitting above my shelf getting dusty. It made me cry.  I went out to snap some shots. Life goes on.

And this is what my result looked like:

Crappy, out of focus, over-exposed garbage. I cried.

Then, I tried again.

Dear God, what happened to me? I threw in the towel. I cried.  (Sensing a theme here? Being sleep-deprived makes you cry easily)

But then I read your comments. And they...yup, you guessed it, made me cry.  That there are people out there who I have invited for so many years to share my life with me and my dogs...and they are still there waiting.  No matter how shitty the outcome.

So I can't promise I'll be on here regularly. But I'll be on here more frequently than the never I have been. 


  1. Glad to see you on here :). Hope sleep comes for you in longer durations soon!

  2. Hi – Will you please post a link to your Blog at The Pug Community at Our members will love it.
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    It's easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website...
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  3. It's really nice to see you back :)

  4. So nice to see you again. Your babies are still charming and you are still a good read.

    I know that it seems like you will never sleep again but it will get better. It might not be until he is 30 and gets married but you will sleep again.

    Enjoy him as best you can through the sleepy eyes.

    We promise not to expect ansel adams.


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