So much has been going on in our day to day lives that I haven’t been keeping up with here, other than in short notes here and there. We started our childcare swap, with grand success; Leah began her PhD program, which has been a joyful thing for the most part (and I’m excited because I get to go over genetics with her!); Leah finished her job at the law firm that she started working at a couple of weeks after Darwin was born; Darwin turned one…which I still have to write up; we’ve had visits from friends and family…and on and on.
So many things and so much writer’s block. I’ve been trying to make myself write at least once a week, but I’m starting to realize that it’s not that I don’t have things to say, it’s that there are things I’ve been sensoring that I really want to talk about instead. Most of these things are weighing in my mind in good or stressful (or both) ways, but are not things I want to be generally known by everyone in my life. Or, more to the point, I don’t want to cause drama with anyone. I’ve been trying to decide what to share, with whom, at what point, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I just need to make some posts private. I’ve been avoiding it, but for now I think it’s the way to go.
Do you have people in your life who create drama constantly? I think overall we’ve done a good job avoiding it in the past several years, but there are some people who cannot be excluded entirely from our lives, which makes some situations sticky.