My eye/hand coordination is almost non-existent, as is my ability to pitch a ball without throwing like a girl.
This was apparent at an early age. I still remember those wonderful home movies my mom would whip out -- you know the kind. The ones that make you sink into your seat with embarrassment as everyone around you has a good belly laugh at your expense.
There I was with my best friend, trying to do a flower dance. We started curled up on the ground as buds and, at least in theory, were supposed to open up into beautiful flowers as we danced gracefully around the room.
Theory would be the operative word here. In reality, the two of us made the most graceless, bumbling flowers the world has ever known.
Of all my coordination issues, balance was by far the worst. No tight rope walking for me. Unless you really want a good laugh. Then of course I'll oblige.
Unfortunately my issues with this much needed skill seep into all aspects of my life -- including my new found hobby of blogging.
And now, here comes the confession you've all been waiting for --- without further ado --
I'm a tad obsessive.
Phew. There I said it.
I'm am totally and completely addicted to blogging. Not just writing, mind you. But to reading. Leaving witty and wonderful comments (Hey, I try). I even spent the good part of my Friday night trying to work on the design (considering my computer literacy problems, that was fun).
When I'm not on my computer, I'm preoccupied about being on the computer. What will I write? Who will I visit? Where can I find that widget?
And this, my dear friends, is getting somewhat problematic. You see, once again, I've lost my balance.
Like any addiction, is starts small. And then before you know it consumes your very being.
"I just need to check my email for comments."
"I've got to finish the one post."
"I have to catch up on my friends' new stuff."
In the meantime, things like dishes, dinner and laundry have been a smidge neglected. Unfortunately so have the kids and the hubby.
And this is creating a bit more chaos than I can take. Have you ever seen a house with four kids running around unsupervised? I haven't either, because I'm somewhat glued to this stupid laptop.
While it can make for some pretty funny material (see, told you I'm addicted), it doesn't bode well for the whole family bonding thing.
So, in an effort to get myself back up on that tightrope -- without breaking my neck -- I'm going to have to pull back. The kids are home on break and we have cookies to bake. Presents to wrap. Plus a little togetherness time to catch up on.
For the time being, as I get back to my role as wife and mom, I'm gonna be a bad bloggy friend. But believe me, I haven't forgotten. I can't. I have an addiction, remember? Besides, all of you are too awesome to miss for too long. So I promise.
I'll be back.