Sorry about that :/
I have not been completely gone - I have still been browsing, reading and even commenting on your blogs at times but when it comes time to actually write a blog, I get stuck for words.
I have tried to analyse the causes for this hiatus. I am still losing weight (allbeit slowly), I am not feeling paticularly crappy for any reason, I am not hiding deliberately - maybe I am a turtle blogger. I pop my head out every now and then say hi and give a bit of an update then I go back in my shell when I feel like I have nothing of substance to contribute. I didn't even take many family snaps this month, so I couldn't even just fill a picture post to compensate my lack of words.
I have a full on couple of months coming up. Starting with a beach visit this long weekend, a baby shower, then my son Xavier's birthday party, two other kids birthday parties we need to attend followed by numerous Christmas get togethers, my daughter Acadia's birthday party 3 days before Christmas and then Christmas and New Year festivities. I don't know how I am going to get through it without going insane.
I must admit - I am not looking forward to the festive season. In fact I am starting to really hate all holidays that involve consuming food! Don't get me wrong - I love portia (my band) to bits but on special occasions I kinda wish she would take a few days off!!! I am thinking of cheating and keeping the fill level I have now - which is on the tight side - up until mid December and then have a bit taken out over the holidays to accommodate a more food-friendly experience. Don't judge!! lol