Monday, March 21, 2011

The Woman Who Killed My Blog

My dear friend, Sylvia, asked me the other day, "What's up with your blog?!" Obviously, not much. And no, she's not 'the woman' to which the title refers- haha. That would be ME. Well, not me as I like to perceive myself. But that perfectionistic side of me that says, "You'll never catch up" or "You don't have anything life-changing or stunning to say" or "ad infinitum."

Truth be told, I haven't blogged since November for two reasons: 1) because I haven't had anything to say and 2) because I've had too much to say. We've been to so many funerals in the last six months that my heart felt numb. Let's leave it at the fact that they were from the age of 7 minutes to age 22. All very traumatic. Our exceptionally wonderful best friends, Brian and Paula Miller, announced their impending move to Colorado. We finally made the decision to change to a local church, (with which we are truly thrilled, I must say): The Pleasant Grove Pilgrim Nazarene Church. Driving 45 minutes to church leaves one alternately exhausted and on the fringe. Such a mix of happy things and sad things these days. Oh, a new puppy named Mitzi and a change of homeschool curriculum for Kathryn were also thrown into the mix. There is NO WAY I will ever catch up. So! I've tied the perfectionistic me up in a corner this morning, and here I am. Here is one of my favorite pictures from the last few months:

8 comments:

Liz said...

Thank God its ok to just survive sometimes... glad to hear from you!

Leonard and Krista said...

Glad you're back. I always enjoy your wit and wisdom. (-:

Juwah said...

I understand my friend....so glad you're back though. I would so love to sit and chat sometime. You really should make a trip to the inlaws at the end of the month. There is a fabulous homeschool convention in Cincy(did I mention it is cheap too). Then we could visit a bit and you could get lots of homeschool ideas with me and the Brown's could see the grandbabies...I'm just thinking it's God's will. :O)

Kimberly said...

Sounds like life has been confounding!! Hang in there...and no pressure to "catch up". Blessings as you adjust to all the changes...

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Tara said...

That's a lot of heavy stuff to carry in your heart and emotions. The year that Greg died was a year of death in our world. We lost several friends and family members all in their 40's. That was a VERY difficult year for me emotionally.

Welcome back to blogging though (said the perpetually lackadaisical blogger). :)

Making Memories 1999 said...

Glad you're back in the blogosphere! =)

Tara said...

BTW, what a shock to hear Brian and Paula are leaving AL! I know ya'll will miss them terribly. Will they still be pastoring? And who will pastor Fairview?