But I did want to show you what arrived in the mail today. I was so excited to see the brown package sitting in my mailbox after I got home from walking the children to the school bus.
It's the long awaited Blurb book that I created and ordered - compiling my blog from 2010 and turning it into a family photo album, year book, record of all that we experienced last year together.
I am in love, I tell you, with this book. The quality of the print is supurb and it's just such a thrill to see my family photos (taken by yours truly), and my rambling writings of last year all in a nice neat, well-presented package. It's the ideal thing for the coffee table, except I want to make sure it stays in near-new condition, and if I leave it lying around for my 4 children to get hold of, it won't.
It cost under $100 to get this done, which is worth the time and effort for me to do up photograph albums. And it was fun too. Blurb automatically slurps your blog into a book format, then you just have to go through and edit, change things around - fix it to how you want it.
If my blogging enthusiasm has been lagging this last week, this book has given me the motivation I need to keep going.
It also means that if there was ever any (gasp) shock, horror crash of the internet I will at least have this record.
But in all reality I don't think I could ever give up blogging. It's become a part of me, an important part of my life, our family journal, my connection with the outside world, with like-minded women. A good writing discipline - that's if I can discipline myself to blog regularly. I am not given to discipline, unfortunately.