Thursday, May 14, 2009

Where have you been?

Fair question. I've been on a sabbatical of sorts from Arboretum as we welcomed a new tree to the Woods. As most of you know, Liam Joseph was born on Dec. 27th, and since arriving in the world at 7 lbs. 15 oz., he has more than doubled his weight and stretched out several more inches. He's really thriving, and he's so happy most of the time.

I wish I had been using this blog to post pictures and note his progress, but the truth is that I've never been fully comfortable with the voyeuristic aspects of the blogosphere. There's a generational gap between me and the millenials who are coming up behind me when it comes to privacy and personal space. I don't feel any NEED at all to put aspects of my personal life out there for the world to see. In fact, my father does more of that over on Birches than I ever have here.

So, I've been busy with Liam and work and home life, and the blog just seemed like a commitment that needed to go on the back burner. A blog is like a garden -- or an arboreum, ahem -- in that it really needs love and tending, and I couldn't give that for the past few months. I was burned out on politics after the election, and with the arrival of my beautiful son, I just turned inward to family and friends.

I'm back. I don't know how often I'll add items, but I promise to keep Liam pics coming, because I know that's what y'all really want. :-)