Friday, July 23, 2010

Playing Catch Up

Getting the flu in the summer, when the weather is beautiful and the kids want to be outside, is just wrong.  Getting the flu in the summer, when the weather is beautiful and the kids want to be outside and mom still has quite a long To-Do list, is worse.  I spent the past two days in bed, not feeling well enough to pick up the computer and get any work done, and now I must play catch-up. 

First, I had to catch up on email.  Well, some of them.  I have over 2,500 emails in my box.  Yeah. Not going to catch up for months. Years even. But I'm trying to stay on top of the recent ones.  So I wade through and discover a few things of interest.  First of all, not only did I give Voddie Bacham's book a poor review, I also spelled the poor man's name wrong.  It was Bauchman in my head and so that is how it came out on the page.  Only it's really spelled, Baucham.  And here I am, a Joss Whedon fan who gets very annoyed when people spell it Josh.  Boy, is my face red!  Thank you, Michelle, for pointing it out, as I probably would never have noticed. It's all fixed now.

Then, I realized that my elation at receiving review requests is quickly turning into groans.  I love reviewing, I love discovering new products and sharing them with you, I love that someone actually wants me to review their product!  But in order to do it well, I better start setting limits and not taking on more than I can handle.  So for the first time since this site began, I now have a waiting list.  I want to do it all, and do it all now, but I have to remind myself everyday that I can't.  That's where the whole Not-So-Superwoman thing came about.  Yup, that'd be me.  But sometimes I forget.

So here I am, at my favorite hang out, Borders, pretending to feel good and trying to play catch-up.  And yet, somehow I still love this whole process. I finished two books while sick and can't wait to share them with you (one is a blog tour, so you have to wait until the first week in August, sorry.  Sneak peek: It's titled The Bishop and it's a 4 coffee cupper).  I had a great time at the MyBlogSpark Dinner and a fun story to share with you.  You'll have to wait on that one too, as I still need to upload photos.  You know, the whole catch-up thing. 

So do I blog and review for me or for you?  I think it's a little bit of both.  And I'm good with that.

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