I'd been wondering why I just could not keep up here with posting every day, and then it hit me: I have a three-hour round-trip commute every day. It takes me 100 minutes to get to work in the morning, and about 85 minutes to get home (including picking the kids up from their dad's). By the time I get home, it's all I can do to make dinner and get the kids to bed--I just want to collapse on the couch with Candletime.

Now that I've realized how much time I spend commuting, I'm kind of horrified.

But anyway, I'm trying to figure out some strategies to make sure I'm posting five times a week again, and hope to be back on that schedule by the end of the month.

In the meantime, I missed the first week start date of the More Moxie series on Clarifying and Transmitting Your Values During the Overhyped Holiday Season. I'm thinking the timing might actually be better this way (more time for post-mortem analysis), and I've got the first few weeks written, so I'll put up the sign-ups tomorrow and set it so that whenever anyone jumps in they'll still get the whole series.

Do you remember back when I gave up coffee? What was I thinking?

What is getting you through the day? Is it the promise of something? Working toward a goal? For me it's that I genuinely enjoy my job and my kids are turning into fun people instead of bottomless pits of need. Plus coffee.

Tomorrow you will see More Moxie sign-ups for those interested (people from the July/August session automatically get rolled into this one) and an actual post on baby sleep. I know--it's shocking that I'll actually be doing my job here...