My blog completely fell apart last year. I had so many things to say about my amazing son and the baby girl who was about to join our family that I felt overwhelmed by the task. I also had a lot to do: work to finish up before maternity leave and a guest bedroom to prepare for my parents. So December passed with nothing more than the Weekly Poirot. In January, even that ceased, and on the 12th, everything else in my universe came to a screeching halt, because the baby, my beautiful Livia, arrived on the winds of a snowy winter storm.
I wish I could say that I’ll catch up on old posts and blog consistently from now on, but the fact is, I don’t have time for much of anything. Taking care of Livia is a 24-hour job. I haven’t gotten more than 5 hours of sleep per night since she was born, and sleep deprivation is really starting to take its toll on me. I need to sleep whenever I can. I would be asleep right now were I not also eating my breakfast as I type this. Food, like sleep, is a necessity.
When I stopped posting last year, I also lost track of which books I had read, so my 2010 Book Love list is probably incomplete. Backtracking will be difficult, maybe even impossible, but I’ll try. I’m not going to worry too much about posting “reviews,” but I would at least like to know how many books I ultimately read. It’s a point of pride for me, silly as it may be.
And I loved doing my Weekly Poirot, so it saddens me that I missed so many weeks. If I can scrape up some time, I’ll do some new ones and backdate them so there will still be one for each week.
That’s all for now. Wish me sleep.