It is my understanding that many bloggers have been struck by a summer stagnation. The heat rolled in, the waves are crashing on the shores, and the homes are flooded with kids, crafts, and puddles; who wants to use any of the sparse brain power for developing a post?
Well, being that I have been overcome by the slump as well, I had to try really hard to find the time for this post. Summer is not to blame, because I am, pretty much, always in this situation; no matter what the season. When I decided to bring 3 boys into this world, I knew it would set me back many steps in all different aspects. It’s a decision that I am very satisfied with, however, it is still a chore to find time for my blog. For my sanity, I created the time with the help of my hubs.
I am very grateful for the long summer days, where my boys sit for hours-on-end absorbing knowledge from the box. I know they say that children have excessive amounts of energy and need continuous and challenging outlets; but my children seem to have been defying that theory. Additionally, doctors have been telling parents to limit T.V time, for as long as I can remember. I agree completely, and over the school year there are only a handful of times that they get to watch. However, I realized that the only way I would survive these camp-less months, was this, and it seems to be working. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
They watch strictly educational shows and have been expanding their vocabulary. Problem is, they have lots of catchy songs that my brain has been singing repeatedly against my will. Aside from that downside, the only other issue is that they look drugged. Their eyes are bloodshot, teary, and glazed, after a whole day of staring at a screen (honestly, looking a bit cross-eyed, as well).
This is how I was able to find time to cook and try to fix my computer which was crashing daily. I sat for hours deleting files off the computer to empty it of its load. I filled 200 gig with G-d knows what, and it would barely turn on anymore. I bought this Flip Ultra HD camera, some time ago, (big mistake) and each clip was so large, I needed to move them out. The only way I can imagine transferring two years worth of Flip videos, would be to back a tractor-trailer up to the USB port and store it elsewhere. Not only was the size tremendous, they also found the need to make them into MP4 format which must be converted to be watched on any other player. It has been a week and I am only two months into converting my way through them. It takes an hour per clip, and there are many. Stay away from those cameras. Not worth all the hype.
Then I made up some amazing dishes and I will post the pictures. I’m not that great with displays, nor do I have the dishes or camera. You will get the point. When I get a few more free moments, I will post the recipes. Until then, happy summer!