Tuesday, October 29, 2013
X Marks The Spot!
That was sunrise yesterday. Today was so dark I have had to have the lights on all day, but yesterday Karma was soaking up the rays.
I thought I'd post kind of late for T Stands For Tuesday over at Elizabeth's...with my thermal mug of coffee, of course. Been writing letters today and made a loaf of bread. Smells so good in here!
Just cut and glued some felt onto the bottom of the pen cups Leah made. I'll let them dry well before I stick the pens back in (in a semi-organized fashion, of course). The bottoms were pretty smooth, but you know how I am--LOL! ;)
I want to thank everyone who left comments and sent emails with all your support and advice. I am glad you will understand if you don't hear from me as often--but know that, regardless, I do usually keep up reading your blog posts because, as you may recall, I get them via email now.
[Note: if you don't have the "follow by email" on your blog I won't be able to get your posts.]
My problem wasn't that I was getting sick of blogland, but that I like it too much--LOL! And that I have these self-imposed, Minnesota-nice, OCD "rules" that I guess I just have to throw out the window. I so thoroughly enjoy you all and our little snippets of chat and quick visits...but I just can't keep up and do all the other things I love, too. Might be a bit sporadic with my contact...and more of a lurker, I suppose, than a true participant in the groups (but if you comment here and do have "follow by email"--I will follow--just don't have the time to go through the whole list of people in all the groups) but I enjoy those, too.
Who knows! Without all my OCD rules...I just might post more freely...like I did for the first several years when I wasn't expecting that more than a handful of people were reading anything I had to say...back when I seldom got comments...when I didn't know anyone online...wasn't following a couple hundred blogs...and was just writing for friends and family. I know it's different now--and I wouldn't change that. I feel part of a community that I treasure. I love to hear what you think and see what you are up to...and that hasn't changed. I may not interact as often, but my love of my blog family won't change. In fact, I think I will treasure each comment even more in the future. :) :)
Anyways, enough rambling.
Been a productive, puttery day and it's almost time for dinner. Where does the time go?! Dark and cold--only 36 degrees right now. Oh! Somebody body-blocked my door at 11:15 last night and scared the crap out of both Karma and I. Sounded like they were trying to break the door down...SLAM!...and then they ran down the steps. People are so weird.
The maintenance man came and changed the light bulbs in the kitchen ceiling for me this morning. Yes, again! Last time he even changed the ballast and they are still burning out on me. So strange.
In the past few weeks I watched I Remember Mama, After Earth, Oblivion, Mud, The Great Gatsby, and Star Trek: Into Darkness--and I liked them all! (Click on any of the titles to see the description on imdb.) Today Amour arrived in the mail. So, right now--I am going to go heat up some bean soup, cut me a thick slice of fresh bread, and watch me a good movie. Thanks again! I feel a weight has lifted.
HappyTuesday--what's left of it. ;)
"There are moments when I feel like giving up or giving in, but I soon rally again and do my duty as I see it: to keep the spark of life inside me ablaze. "