First things first - If I have done this correctly, this post should automatically post on 7/10/2013. If it did - yay me! If not, I haven't managed to figure out how to write a post ahead of time and schedule it for later. That will complicate my life more.
So, now, assuming I did everything right, here's the explanation for yesterday's Ode to a Neglected Blog.
My son is now 11 months old. He crawls like crazy everywhere. I estimated that in one day he crawls more than a mile. Yep. He's very busy. That means I am too. Here's the other kicker with him. My father has taught him to LOVE computers, iPads, phones - in short, anything tech. That means no using computers when he's around. Yesterday he managed to peel two keys off my laptop keyboard. I didn't even know those keys came off until then.
I also lost my job late last month. The hospital I worked for decided they were not going to continue to have my program. So, I got laid off. Luckily, though, I did get a job right away. The best part is that I don't start the new job until the end of July. So, for the month of July, I get to have time off, get paid my severance from the hospital, and be able to relax knowing I have a job to start later. But that also means I have been working overtime to subdue the laundry and dishes that were about to stage a walk out in protest of their neglect.
The last major thing that has been keeping me away from my blog and the writing prompts is that I also started grad school about 3 weeks before I got laid off. Thankfully, it is all online. That means I don't have to spend the time commuting to classes. But it also means I tend to have a little more leg work on my own to do at home.
So, in a nutshell, that's my life right now. I am working on developing some new habits to squeeze in more personal writing time and not neglect this blog quite so badly. Wish me luck and hope to see you around a little more in the near future!