I'm here! I am!!! *Deep breath* Okay, I'm not the type to drag out a bunch of personal "life things" here, but I don't want you all to think I'm neglecting your blogs for no reason-- I care about your posts! I love every blog I follow!
But in case you notice that I haven't been commenting as much lately, I don't want you to think I've forgotten about you... or that something bad is going in my world. The only thing happening is we're trying to buy our first home (yay! And also, terror!).
We have a deadline of sorts which is making this a little (okay, a LOT) more stressful than we anticipated, and I'm mostly using every spare second of internet time I can searching for homes... and then spending the majority of my day with our realtor or dragging the kids to see "neighborhoods." Yeah, that hasn't been much fun, but my 2 year old has learned to use the potty in the back of the mini-van (NO, not while it's MOVING! Considering I would never unstrap him from his carseat in a moving vehicle, that would require way too much aim for the little guy).
So yeah, lots of strange new things are coming from our house-buying adventure. I'm finding out that buying a house is CRAZY, much more intense than I thought it would be. I guess I sort of imagined buying a house would be like buying a care... "Oh, this one's nice. And it's for sale. It's in our price range, let's buy it!" So. Not. The case.
But anyway, we are trying. Whether we find a house or end up renting again, either way we'll be moving out of where we're living now, and I think overall it's a good thing. If life hadn't forced this decision on us, we might have been too comfortable here and never bought a home of our own. Of course, with the way things are going we STILL might never buy one, but at least we're trying!!
So in conclusion, my very sincere apologies if I seem "absent" dear blog friends. I will try my hardest to make time to comment, but at the very least I AM reading your blogs and I will still post whenever I have a spare minute. Like right now. We have an appointment to meet with the realtor (who is such an awesome, great, understanding person!) and we have to leave in half an hour. The kids are not looking forward to another day of house-hunting; it seems to be the only thing we do anymore.
To my new followers, you must think I'm an absolute mental case and actually, you aren't completely wrong (I should say, "ha ha" or something there, but you may as well know the "real" me from the beginning, New Blog Follower). I will find my groove and make it over to your blogs soon, and I hope you stick around!
Thanks again blog friends, *hugs* for being so loyal, especially when I can't be there as much as I used to be :) You guys are the best.