Friday, November 13, 2009

Here's a great idea...

...write a blog post about how you hear voices in your head and then go blog silent for about 3 months.


I'm back... is anyone still out there? (Hi Joan.)

And now the little cursor is blinking at me like an impatient toe tapping. As if a flood of explanations for my absence are going to roll off my fingertips.

I hear cursors talking in my head.

Let's see. Where have I been for three months? I wish I could give you an amazing story about an exciting adventure or earth shaking project that's kept me away from the computer.

But I can't.

I've just been laying low. Chilling as it were.

I started noticing that things in my life and the life of my family were on the verge of getting out of whack if I didn't get a handle on our schedule. Every year it's the same routine: a little commitment here, another little commitment there and the next thing you know I'm the crazy lady wandering in the grocery store with a mountain of brownie mix boxes muttering about not caring if my family eats croutons for dinner.

Or I just get so overwhelmed that I become withdrawn and depressed. It's not pretty.

So "simplify" became my new motto and one of the first ways I started doing that is by dramatically cutting down on my computer time. And that's been a good thing. I had the occasional guilt trip about not posting on the blog, but I have to stop answering to imaginary people. It's just not healthy.

We also decided to drop Doc's fencing lessons so now we have Monday evenings and Saturday mornings back - Woo Hoo! PB and I knew dropping the lessons were the right thing (did I ever mention he was taking the classes in the first place??), but we were nervous about Doc's reaction. When we told him he just blinked at us, said OK and got back to playing with Obi Wanda.

Overall the break proved successful until a couple of weeks ago when I hit a slump. For me there's a fine line between too much and not enough and I was leaning too far in the direction of not enough contact with the outside world.

I'm kind of an all or nothing kind of girl so God's been working on getting my pendulum to not swing quite so far.

So now I'm back.

And I joined Facebook. But that's another story and I'm not spilling it now because I've got to store up some stories while I get my mojo back.


Doug said...

Welcome back, sister! :)

Becks said...

YAY!!! you've been missed! and YAY for facebook :) my terrible addiction.. love you!!!

Cheryl said...

Hey you! I've been checking but kinda figured it was something like that.

Just Me said...

So glad you're back!!! I've missed keeping in touch with you thru the blog. Welcome to facebook! That is my BIG time waster!!

Andrea said...

Welcome Back! Facebook is fun too, I don't spend too much time on there :)

Elle said...

Somehow I missed this in my feeder when you first wrote it. Welcome back. Now to read the next installment of your story.

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