Also, it was easy to blog before when I kept the computer near the tv/play area where Jaden was. I could easily sit and blog while watching him play with his toys. Now, it's in the basement of a two story house, and Jaden and I are all over the house playing with toys, eating, watching tv, or out in the backyard, so I'm not by my computer very often.
And lastly, I have finally entered the era of the smart phone users, and so I am almost never on an actual computer anymore (and I can tell my typing skills have suffered! It seriously took me 3 tries to type "anymore" correctly!). But, this is a journal of sorts, and probably needs to be kept up.
So my real reason for talking about procrastination is something that I discovered yesterday, which I should have discovered three and a half years ago but I've been putting it off. And off. And off. We have a digital voice recorder that we used to record a Priesthood blessing Jake gave to me right before he left for Boot Camp and Jaden's baby blessing which was done when he was 4 days old in the NICU (we didn't know if he would survive). I have been meaning to transcribe it, but I have just kept putting it off until I stumbled upon it yesterday and had nothing else to do. I sat down and transcribed my blessing (which was really sweet) and I started on Jaden's blessing. I was about 3 sentences into it when, quite suddenly, the tape stopped. I checked to see if there was a problem, and boy, was there ever a problem. We had run out of tape in the middle of the blessing and didn't know it so I only have a part of it. Whoops! I suppose that will have to do. At least I know it happened (a lot of things surrounding his birth are really fuzzy because of the stress and meds they had me on to keep me alive)! But it just felt like another one of those "mom fail" moments, which are never fun. Luckily, I am able to already laugh about it, so it's not as painful!
And to end on a good note, here is a fun picture we took in Hawaii (yes, we went to Hawaii for 9 days. I really should start blogging more if for no other reason that to brag about that!). Please note the massive bandage on Jaden's face and know that everything is fine. My whirlwind of a child just fell and hit his head on the coffee table and split his eyebrow open. No big deal. :) Luckily for us, the scar blends in perfectly with his eyebrow. No stitches were involved, thank goodness!