Monday, November 22, 2010

DAM -n- NaBloPoMo Day 22 - Can't. Keep. Up.

I have to admit that this month’s "DAM –n- NaBloPoMo" has been a challenge for me. From the standpoint of finding something about diabetes to write about each day…well, that’s not that hard when you think about it as much as I do, just as every caretaker of a “special needs” child thinks about “it” for a good chunk of the day. Most of the time D hovers in the background of my consciousness until an alarm (either my watch, or my phone, or my Mommy alarm) goes off and something needs to be tended to.

But, making myself think about it when I don’t “need” to think about it…that’s been a little more challenging. This month, D has helped itself to the forefront of my consciousness more often throughout the day than I care for. “What, oh, what shall I write about today? Oh, yeah, D! Of course!” And, honestly, it can be a little depressing. So, I’ve missed a couple of days already, and I’ve back-dated a couple of posts trying to keep up. But, I figure that happens to newbies their first time around. Right?

But, what I really can’t keep up with is EVERYONE ELSE’S BLOGS! There are so many fabulous folks out there participating in NaBloPoMo, whether DAM-related or not, that I love to read, who don’t usually post EVERY day, and now they are. And, I just don’t have the time read them all! Darn!

But, (and, yes, I am aware that I’m not supposed to start three paragraphs in a row with “but”, but I’m doing it anyway), we’ve got a long holiday weekend coming up. Hubby does all of the Thanksgiving cooking (aren’t you jealous?), and we’ve got a relatively small crowd coming for dinner. So maybe, just maybe, after cleaning the entire house top-to-bottom (with the help of my lovely friend, S), I can take a day and catch up with all of my lovely blog friends (including S who has two blogs!). I promise to leave comments!

And, while I’m on the topic of posting every day, I have to just say I am completely in awe of my friend, Grace, who took on the challenge of writing and posting one Haiku every day for the entire year of 2010 on her blog, My Year In Haiku. I don’t think she has missed a single day, and every day is a treasure of words and fabulous photos. You really have to check her out. And, leave a comment!

And, (there I go again), I will do my very best to catch up with EVERYONE in My Blog World this week! It's been lonely without you all!


  1. Ha! Yes, but I write a mere 17 syllables per day - you write many more per post! I do, however, appreciate your compliment and the fact that you read my blog.

  2. I'm behind too! It's hard to keep up. You are doing great though and I am enjoying getting to know you better! ((Hugs))

  3. I've been keeping up, but I've had a couple of pretty frivolous posts (Charlie Brown Christmas Tree) and one or two written literally in the 11th hour!

    You are doing great.

    This holiday weekend we are painting BOTH kids rooms. And they want them elaborate. AND we are decorating for Christmas.

    Only 7 more days of NaBloPoMo to go! We can do it!

  4. Good luck with the blog catchup! I spend way more time online than I think I should, yet there are always more posts and articles I'd love to read, places I'd like to comment.

    I enjoyed Grace's blog too.

    You are doing well, raising awareness of diabetes is important, and you're cementing it in minds like mine. Plus you're helping and standing with fellow d-families.

  5. Keep up the great work girl!!! I am not doing NaBloPoMo AND I cannot keep up. I want to support all of my buddies, but am having a hard time.

  6. just wanted to say I've been enjoying your daily posts :)