Thursday, September 03, 2009

Hard to Write

So. . .

I have thought of quite a few subjects to write about here on my blog. But I have no time. And I'm having writers block.

And after I work all week, I want to just focus on my baby!

Sigh. . . I remember when I started this blog, I worked at the Blue Kangaroo, where I had lots of extra free hours to read. That's why I named my blog what I did -- "Gretchen Reads 24/7" -- because I did feel like I read that often. Since I had Susie, I started feeling like I was falling asleep every time I got into a book! (Okay, that's an exaggeration -- I have read this summer, just NOTHING compared to how much I have read in the past).

I've been thinking about what all I can scale back on now that I am full time Mom and full time at the bookstore. I am committed to taking care of Josh and Sus as good as I can in the time I have in the evenings and weekend. And I have not been doing a good job writing this blog for a couple months now.

So. . . I think I need to take a hiatus from the blog. I hope I don't have to give it up forever. Susie and I are enjoying some children's books together, and I'd love to write about those in down the line. But for now, I'm going to take a break from the blogosphere. I know there aren't a ton of readers out there waiting to see what I'm going to write about, but for those of you who have faithfully been reading, I am sorry.

But I know it's a good decision -- more time with Suslie. And who knows? Maybe I'll think of something I absolutely have to write about, and I'll do so.

So long, for now!


Amber Smith said...

I check in on your blog from time to time and will miss reading what you have to say. I hope you enjoy that sweet baby! The time goes by too quickly. Blessings on you and your family!

Amber Smith

Rebecca said...

I'll miss you but I know what you're talking my post today!!!!
Enjoy your little family, Gretchen. They are a blessing!!

GG said...

I'll really miss you, Gretchen. A lot. I hope to hear from you again someday... Love, Brenna

Paul Fuller said...

I totally understand. Had to do the same myself. There simply isn't enough time in our days to devote to all the things we love--at least in this season of life--so we devote ourselves to the ones we love most and trust God to give us wisdom in discerning the priorities.

Barb said...

Treasure your time with Susie. It goes by so fast, which I know all too well. Mine are 20 and 15! Take care and I'll check in on the blog from time to time.

Fran R. said...

I understand completely, but will miss your wise writings. I with Amber, I will check in from time to time, also. Hope to see you in Illinois soon. Blessings.

Jodi said...

Gretchen, I applaud your wisdom. This is such a precious season. But I will miss your writing!



Nova said...

You must be really busy lately, no update for more than 2 month.

Anonymous said...


Wondering if your 'cousin in law' Paul Sr. might be willing to outline the 'night of the giver' tradition, esp. the Christmas morning adoration time (as I can see that being a let-down in our family if not handled rightly).

Or, if he has written it elsewhere, might you be able to link to it somehow (I'm not tech saavy so maybe that isn't possible).

Also, I agree with the dear one who wrote about visuals... :)

grateful for the 'small graces mounding into a heap of good cheer',
HveHope *-:¦:-
(Sarah Clarkson, "Yesterday")

Anonymous said...

...was the post that I referred to (about Paul Sr.).

Thanks so much Gretchen (esp. with Christmas being so close),