Over the past few days, I took an impromptu hiatus from blogging. I firmly believe that the quality of content is far more important than the quantity of posts. I tend to do my best work at night, when I’ve accomplished a full day of tasks and am not distracted by a looming to-do list. However, the past couple of nights have been consumed by working late hours, helping my siblings with homework assignments, and meeting other bloggers for dinner.
After a busy weekend revolving around a fourth grade science project and playing mom, I needed to unwind a bit and take time to myself. I made two trips to the spa this week—one for a massage and the other for a haircut—and my time there was glorious. Sometimes two hours of pure relaxation is all you need!
It must have recently occurred to my siblings that I have taken several writing courses throughout my college career, as both Brian and Ali asked for assistance with their essays. I couldn’t figure out how to construct a buffalo-like creature for a boy in elementary school in eight hours, but I was able to read CliffsNotes, research, edit, and re-write a four-page paper in a matter of two hours. Despite my efforts, the grade he receives will determine whether or not I still him $20 for a bet I lost last week. Let’s hope I can successfully edit a high schooler’s essay…
Because of conflicting schedules, only four of us were able to meet for the first Baltimore blogger meet up, though it was still a fun night. We chatted away, covering topics ranging from boys to blogging to football. I had a great time meeting Meaghan, Jenny, and Heather in real life and can’t wait for the next opportunity to meet even more local bloggers.
photo courtesy of Jenny’s camera
Time to go make lunch!
What do you do when you need to relax?
How’s your week going? Anyone else feel completely sluggish?