You know how this blog has been so quiet, and how most of the posts always begin without an apology for not posting more? I’ve very much been a frazzled mother of twins attempting to learn how to be a mom, a wife, and a writer all at the same time, and I’ve just barely been able to keep my head above water.

I missed deadlines.

I turned in a very crappy, ending-was-nonexistent book.

I freaked out and stressed about cleaning the house so that the cleaners I hired could actually get in the house to clean it.

I never sent out birth announcements.

I never sent out birth announcements!

The guilt over that last one has plagued for… oh, about a year. It was a huge moment I should have been celebrating, but I simply didn’t have the time or creative energy to sit down and put something together.

Am I sending out birth announcements now, a year later? No, but I am managing to send out birthday invites and it feels great to accomplish this! It feels like I’m finally sending out those annoucements.

Oh, I know. You most likely think this is a silly thing to celebrate – and it probably is – but it makes me feel like I might finally have some control over my life again. I mean, the boys are extremely exhausting now that they’re all over the place. I can’t get anything done when they’re away, but I guess my house and my life is in order enough now that, during their naps, I can get things done.

I hope these invites mean things will be better. I have so much I want to do!

That’s all for now. Gotta put the envelopes in the mail!