This has been a very hectic few months for me. I have gotten behind on reading, reviewing, and returning emails. I have had some blank posts go up---the horror! the shame!---due to being too busy to log in to the blog every single day and keep it up to date.
The reason for my inattentiveness is that on February 1st, my husband and I decided to sell our house and move. We aren't moving far: only about 15 miles from where we live now. We wanted to go back to a one-story house, one on a nice-sized lot in a gated neighborhood.
We found the perfect lot and worked with a draftsman to design our dream house. Toby and I are super excited about our new house! Since it's a custom build, we are choosing everything. Fixtures, flooring, doorknobs, hinges, doors, everything. So that means lots of decisions and lots of time spent making those decisions.
We have chosen a builder after a long process where we met with different builders and got bids. Toby and I are confident in our choice of builder and know that our new house will be everything we want and more.
Selling our current house as a stay-at-home-mom to a four year old has not been easy. We get at least one showing a week and I spend most of the day prepping for those showings. It feels like as soon as I clean an area, Kaitlyn's right there, getting it messy again.
So, much of my time has been consumed with fun plans, and the hard work of cleaning and showing our house to hopefully sell it soon. I am reading much less than before: whenever I sit down to read I either nod off to sleep or get a phone call for a showing! I'm reviewing even less, and mostly just trying to stay on top of the blog inbox.
I'm telling you all of this not for your sympathy---after all, this is a choice we made, and we're happy about it!---but for your understanding. I will be hosting more spotlights, more guest reviews, and posting less frequently. I am still here, though, and I'd So Rather Be Reading is five years strong. Nat and I aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
So, please bear with me through this busy time, and know that I will be back! Hugs to you all, dear readers.