Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Missing in action...

I'm sorry for my prolonged absence from the blogging world.

This January, I got an opportunity to join the legislature as a technical liaison so I am working long and odd hours to keep up with the steep learning curve and the committee meetings and deadlines. This was a huge learning opportunity and it took a lot of effort specially from my family to make it work.
And as it happens while coping with change, the priorities shifted dramatically and I had to roll with them to make sure I make the most out of the 24 hours a day that I got.

So, that's the background story for my absence and I'd be putting too much pressure on myself and potential disappointments if I promised to be more regular at blogging from now on; blogging is still important to me but again its a hobby and family and career take precedence.
But I don't want to give up on the connection that we have, it is very important for me. Most of my readers as I know them are connected to me via an alternate path, be it social media, regular emails, running into hallways or meeting at gym (which is another priority that has taken a toll), so you knew that I was alive and busy. I guess there might be some readers that I am not able to keep in touch if I stop updating post, so I'll need to find alternatives.

If you have followed the instagram feed (in the blog side links) you must already have seen the pictures from the capitol building and from other activities. To extend the social media connection besides instagram, I will start posting on my 'Craftiste' Facebook page more often with projects in progress that are taking too long to develop into posts. But if you miss me shoot me an email :-)

While I was away the life was still moving full swing, sharing a few glimpses with you and each of these glimpse need a post of their own and that should be coming right up but its always tough to write that coming back to life post… Anyways, without further ado

My girls had their spring music recital at a local church, love the beautiful organ that makes a wonderful backdrop. What a functional piece of art...

 We travelled to Zion National Park. Stayed at the Park Lodge and hiked extensively on relatively easier trails.

We hiked the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden at the Grand Canyon

We celebrated holi with colors from my makeup kit. 

The bird feeders were topped again to welcome the birds back, we spotted a few robins and blue birds in the yard.

The snow melted, well almost but not quite. Although there is a blizzard (not the dairy queen type) in the forecast.

I hosted the book club discussion (Wild by Cheryl Strayed).

Besides that I did spend a few evenings at work, missed out on having dinner with kids a couple of times, completely fell off my workout routine at home and haven't found time for gym either, made a few mistakes, learned a lot… and realized that I am human.

1 comment:

  1. I am finding that I am continually in a state of transition and learning how to adapt these days. So I understand.
    And it sounds as if you are extra busy with your extra responsibilities, but your priorities are sound. :)