Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Reflections

I've been a bad book blogger. (Hand Slap, please!) I never ever thought that I would be as neglectful of my blog as I have been lately. It seems that I am in a sort of "funk" that won't lift. My reading time is non-existent as of late. The household is in a sort of upheaval at the moment.

My husband has been having to work late every night and every Saturday to get a project finished in time for a deadline. Our dinner schedule is thrown off, which means we're eating late, things are being done at odd hours....evenings have always been my reading least 2 hours before I go to bed. If I'm not reading, well, then I feel I've got nothing to blog about. I have still been keeping up with my Teaser Tuesdays, but that is about it. I have missed being able to browse everyone's blogs and see what you all have been up to.

Which is what prompted me to post this reflection this morning. I was crushed when I visited Dar's blog this morning and learned of Buddy's passing. It felt like a punch in the stomach.

Since I started this blog, I have come to think of all of you as friends as well as fellow book lovers. Dar was one of my first friends when I started this blog and made me feel very welcome here. It is difficult to realize that in the time that I have been away from my blog, things happen...some terrible, some good. I just know that in the past, when I have gone through many a similar situation, that all of my blog friends have been there for me, and I appreciate every loving thought and comment that I receive.

Blogging is hard work and takes a lot of dedication....which so many of you have. I love visiting and reading your blogs and please know that you are appreciated, even if I don't have time to comment. And to Dar.....I'm so so sorry for your loss. To Cecile: whom I haven't been in contact with for months, who Friday sent me the longest email catching me up with what's been going on in her life. To all of you.....I promise I haven't forgotten what you mean to me. You're in my thoughts daily.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I'm glad you posted your reflections...even if you're not reading, you can do something like that and find readers.

I don't completely feel "real" anymore if I'm not connecting to other bloggers.

People who don't blog cannot understand this, but before I had blogging, my days felt...well, like something was missing.

So glad you posted today.

In case you want to visit, I have a Sunday Salon post here:

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Aw Missy know that I love you honey!!! You are always in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers. And I know exactly what you mean by the dedication it takes. You are a treasures gift because God gave me your friendship! Hugs!!

Julie P said...

I hope your schedule gets back to normal soon and you can start reading again.

Everyone understands that real life just gets in the way some times....

avisannschild said...

I came over here after reading your comment on Dar's post because your words are so true ("I don't believe that we ever get 'over' losing a pet...we just get 'used' to them not being there.") I lost my cat Thelma nearly a year ago and I still miss her fiercely sometimes. Thank you for your words -- they were a comfort to me.

I hope your blog funk lifts soon and that your husband's project is done soon too!

Wall-to-wall books said...

You haven't been a bad blogger, you just let your normal life get in the way! LOL

Yes, it is sad about Dar, I have known her as a blogger for years.
You do get to know other bloggers as friends. I feel close to several of them including you!

StephTheBookworm said...

Missy, take care of yourself, and I hope you find time to read soon! <3

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

It does happen in which our own lives become tangled up with all of other hobbies -- welcome back, and I'm sorry to also hear about a passing in our blogging community. Please pass along my regards and hugs.

Lisa said...

It's amazing how often I refer to "my friend so-and-so" who is someone I only know from their blog. After a year and a half, my husband still rolls his eyes when I say that. But I really do feel close to so many of the people I have "met" over the internet. My heart just broke for Dar.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes life just gets in the way, but we're here for you!

Unknown said...

Missy -
I have been so neglectful in visiting blogs lately.... I know this is a late comment but I came by via the give away book hop.

I hope things are getting back to normal for you and you are getting back into the reading swing of things.....*hugs*


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