Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hiatus

–noun, plural -tus⋅es, -tus.
1. a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.
2. a missing part; gap or lacuna: Scholars attempted to account for the hiatus in the medieval manuscript.
3. any gap or opening.
4. Grammar, Prosody. the coming together, with or without break or slight pause, and without contraction, of two vowels in successive words or syllables, as in see easily.
5. Anatomy. a natural fissure, cleft, or foramen in a bone or other structure.

Origin:
1555–65; <> 
Related forms:
hi⋅a⋅tal, adjective
Synonyms:
3. break, interval, space.

I do not know exactly why this is happening. There are things happening in my life, bloggable things even. But on the rare occasion I sit down to the computer I can barely motivate myself to leave reasonably intelligent comments on blogs I read regularly. So if you haven't heard from me lately, please don't be offended. I'm still there, I just can't seem line up the two brain cells next to each other needed to line up words into a sentence or two.

This may be somewhat a result of the new job. On the one hand, I've been living my life on my own schedule for the past couple years, and rearranging it to suit someone else's schedule has been challenging, not to mention the fact that for about 35 hours a week someone else is "the boss of me". And on the other hand, although on the surface it isn't a particularly hard job, there are aspects of it that cause it to be rather more physically demanding than you'd expect, more so than it ever should be.

So all this to say, please bear with me for another week or two.  Hopefully by then I'll figure out by then how to organize my life for rest of the season so that I can conserve some energy and save a little to put towards the blog and other parts of my life that have been ignored for the past few weeks.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Take your time girl, sort yourself out, I'll be here :)

Glad to hear from you tho, I was startin' to wonder what you were up to :)

mia

Pat said...

It's always hard to get used to a new schedule. I can't ever do anything but sleep for the first month after I start a new job. Give yourself all the time you need.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I totally agree with you about the brain cells, my friend. It's hard for me at my age what with work and life. Get your thoughts together, get some rest and we'll be here as always. xxoo

Sheepish Annie said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes the blog feels like work! And that isn't really the point of it, is it? Take the time you need to make the scheduling adjustments. It's just good to hear from you!