You thought I forgot, didn't you?
I've been quiet here now for the better part of six months. It has been a good quiet. I have enjoyed living my life, teaching my kids, reading my books, loving my church body, and just quietly going about my days.
I haven't worried about writing things down to capture them. I haven't looked at reader stats and tried to make sense of them. I haven't wondered if what I said is going to kick off unforeseen controversy because I didn't say it *exactly* right -- or sometimes, because I did.
I've been thinking a lot lately about how I miss writing. It stretches that word-loving part of my brain that lights up when I read beautiful prose. Dorothy Sayers was once asked if she found it "easy to be drunk on words". She replied, "So easy that, to tell you the truth, I am seldom perfectly sober." I can relate to that kind of drunkenness.
Before I take up regular blogging again, I feel the need for a little shift. I want a clean space to work. Instead of clearing up the clutter over here, I'm going to move to wordpress. I plan to privatize this place and make the new place my bright, clean writing room where the fits and spurts of my creative energy can take shape.
I will probably end up re-running some stuff from over here. We'll still have the wonderful "overheard" category, because who can deny the hilarity of Things Kids Say? We might even return to that old series called Proof of Life. My wordpress space is underway but there's a learning curve for me. It's not quite ready.
You can call this an apology for disappearing; you can call it an explanation for my absence; you can call it a recommissioning. I'm excited about what's ahead.