I can't blame all my silence here (and in email) on this apartment, but I'm discovering that it really is part of it. In our old apartment, we actually had an extra room, where the computer was out of the main area of noise and motion. I could sit and think and read and write. Not so here! We definitely don't have an extra room. Or any extra room. I really can't think with everyone bouncing off me while I sit here. I also can't be here before anyone is up in the morning like I used to. So, I don't end up writing much at all.
Of course, in some ways that's good. I don't have to worry about being glued to the computer, instead of to my children. You all just get to hear less from me. Sorry about that, but I'm sure you understand. I'm still aiming for one blog post a week, if possible. But if I don't get to that, and if you don't get answers to your emails, you know why.