Friday, August 07, 2009

Sifting Through the Rubble of My Blog

For some reason or other I tried to dig up an old post I remembered writing a while back. Then on a curious whim, or perhaps morbid curiosity, I came to the most recent one and saw that there were some comments.

You guuuuuuuyyyyyyyssssss.....

I feel so bad leaving you all hanging like that. (All = 2)

I thought I had better check in to at least let you know I haven't checked out, at least not in the cosmic sense.

I'm fine. The goats are fine. Everything is fine down on the farm.

But busy.

Looooooordy is it busy.

I had mentioned that I was starting a new job. Well, fast forward to today and I am still working that job (a lot luckier than a lot people), in fact working overtime hours.

And since I had just managed to obtain my broker's license, after a great amount of time, effort and expense, I did not want to just put my license in escrow. However, since the goats need to eat, and my family needs to eat (yes, in that order), I have put the real estate career on the back burner so to speak in favor of a steady paycheck and mental wellness.

Ok, steady paycheck.

But, I am still working on some real estate deals so that takes another share out of The Bucket of Time.

And then there's the goats. And goats, and goats, and goats. I think we're up to 24 now. I'm not really sure.

So, another drian on the time bucket.

In the end, after all this stuff, along with the normal demands of day-to-day living, I have very little time and even less energy at the end of the day to sit down and write.

On the bright side, hubby and I are working on a web site for our farm and I am hoping to have a sort of farm journal tied to it. So I should be able to have some regular updates there.

And maybe I'll make more of an effort to get back here now and then. Because as much as I enjoyed and needed the hiatus, I actually miss keeping this thing going. It's one of the few contacts I have with people outside of the workplace.

I'll admit it, I'm an attention hound. I need at least one person (other than my dear hubby, that is) to pay attention to me every few weeks. I THRIVE on it! Why, when the UPS gal stops for a visit ... er... delivery, I'm just all, "Hello." and stuff!

So, as you can see, I lead a pretty socially destitute life. I think I'm actually the only person that looks forward to the Jehovah Witness folks visiting.

I'm sorry to leave you folks wondering and I'm sorry I haven't been to anyone's blog in a long time. I'll try to do better with that because I do miss all the good folks I used to read.


D.B. Echo said...


You are back.

I am so happy.

Funny...I was just lamenting your absence to someone last night, in reference to my most recent CD purchases. (Chocolate and Cheese and The Mollusk by Ween. Guess who inspired me to buy those?)

tony c said...

I think of this place as an old school coal cracker semi-retired bar-room business model: yeah, they're still in business, but they only open when the owner feels like it for 3 hours on wednesdays sometimes. and sometimes they turn on the neon kaier's light, and sometimes it's out, but you can still see people inside sittin' at the bar*

*Dover's, West Centre St., Mahanoy City

...tom... said...


You guuuuuuuyyyyyyyssssss.....

I feel so bad leaving you all hanging like that. (All = 2)

Sorry, everyone gave up and jumped ship. Another blogger swirls the drain...

... in favor of a steady paycheck and mental wellness.

Mental wellness is not all it is cracked up to be...

Ok, steady paycheck.

Wait already know that...

Someone said I got ice cream if I came here and made nice.

Chocolate please.


Skywalker said...

hiya, just saw DB Echo's post so I came to say hi.

I like the blog . Thumbs up =)

Jason said...

D.B. gave you a "must read" recommendation, so I figured I'd stop by. Apart from agreeing that you have a knack for what I like to call "The Wit", I'm mildly alarmed that you look A LOT like my Mom! :-| Any chance you are her alert ego from 20 years ago? I know, right? Random...Cheers!

D.B. Echo said...

Anne, thank you so much for your kind words on the death of the kitten Gretchen. My condolences on your own recent losses.

Anonymous said...

Very thoughtfull post on mental wellness. It should be very much helpfull

Karim - Positive thinking

Francy said...

Well a loose blog/after my own heart/do you still check if you've gotten and new reactions/I love to run througfh that with my 6blogs/ our painting/sculpture web site went so far out pulling out napkins and scraps of paper/never checking on the punctuation or spelling/now I write on my facebook page religiosly. Thank-you for sharing