Sunday, March 9, 2008

Absence makes the heart grow. . .

fonder. Or elsewhere. I hope you haven't all gone elsewhere. I didn't mean to take a break from my blog. It's just that things got a bit busy and before I knew it, it had been a few days, and then I couldn't think of anything to write about, and then it got to be a week, and then I thought, well, I better come up with something good because it's been a whole week. And then it was 10 days, and I thought, well, now I really need to come up with something good so these people don't think I've been sitting around, reading books, eating yogurt covered raisins and letting my house and kids go to pot.
It's like the "Cathy" cartoon I used to read years ago. Her boyfriend comes by and says, "Let's go out," and she says, "Okay, but let me freshen up a bit." And for the next eight frames she's changing clothes, putting on makeup and realizing that it's been 10 minutes, then 15, then 20, and as the time passes she's panicking that it's been so much time, she better look REALLY good because she's been in the bathroom so long, so she's re-doing her makeup, washing her hair and after an hour and a half. . . well, you get the picture.
I guess blogging is like exercising. Once you take a break, it can be really hard to get back into it. Except, from what I'm told, with exercise, you really start to miss it. So far, that hasn't happened. I take a break and I never miss it. But I do miss blogging. And during the past week and a half I've been writing posts in my head. But just like when I just think about doing sit-ups and going for a walk, I don't have much to show for it in the end.
So, for better or worse, I'm back!


gail@more than a song said...

Yay you're back, it's always for the better!
Yeah, I take a break from exercising and I don't seem to miss it either!
Missed you and glad you're back.

Lynne said...

I'm glad you're back!

I feel bad if I don't post each day, but sometimes feel I have nothing to say that would be of interest to anyone (including myself).

And I don't miss exercising at all!

Xandra said...

Yay! Karen's back! Don't worry...we miss you when you're gone, but will never stop watching for the next post!

I know how you feel though. If I miss more than a few days of blogging, I worry that people will just forget that I exist, or move on to bigger and better blogs. Glad to have you back!


Bill said...

Yippee, you're back!
I know what you mean about writing blogs in your head. I do that, too, and they're inspired, funny, thought-provoking and forgotten as soon as I get in front of my computer.
So don't worry about what you say, just say "Hi!"

annie said...

I'm glad you are back!

kim said...

Missed you Karen, but can totally relate to what you said. I did keep checking your blog, awaiting your return!

BClark said...

Hi Karen,
Always good to know we have a kindred spirit out there. I will think of things to say, great thoughts and then poof they are gone. So welcome back and welcome to being human,lol.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I'm so glad to see your post (great blog post, btw!) and know that everything is ok. I couldn't have said it better myself, it is like a snowball or tumbleweed. As is exercise, but like you, I can miss that for days or weeks on end and it doesn't bother me a bit! Actually, it makes me happier :)

Hope you have a great day and a wonderful week!

P.S. At least you're working on posts in your head, I feel like I've totally run out of things to say at all, LOL!

Robin said...

I'm glad you are back too! I've been taking a bit of an unplanned break myself - life has just gotten a bit hectic for me lately. Sometimes that happens - just the normal ebb and flow of life I suppose.