Yes, I am still here. No, I have nothing overly creative to say. Creativity - writing - it comes in spurts. I first realized that in college when I took an independent study course with a very published author / professor. I wrote good stuff that first half of the semester. The second half...precious little of anything got emailed off for his review, comment and critique. But he, being a writer, knew that lull well. He also knew the only way to overcome it was to just write SOMETHING...anything...just something.
Truth be told, I'm going to blame it all on the stress. Not so much holiday stress - though I did find out that the one last Christmas gift I had to buy was officially sold out in town. Awesome. Not so much parenting stress - things are status quo here. Not so much sleep-deprivation stress - we had 4 awesome nights in a row followed by one bad night and one okay night. But stress that I can't really talk about on THE WORLD WIDE WEB. Nothing bad. Just stress. Stress that's crowding out the creativity portion of my life.
Anyway, I'll write more soon. There are always plenty of things to write about in a house with two small children. Some of it may even be interesting and entertaining. For now, this is me, writing something...anything.