Sunday, December 13, 2009

Back In The Saddle

"What's the difference between Santa and Tiger Woods?
Santa stops at three Ho's"

It happened while I was making banana bread this morning....I had an epiphany.  I have noticed that they can happen at the oddest times...like when I'm paying for groceries, or doing a Sudoku.  I decided that this year I would concentrate on the things that make me happy: baking, knitting, quilting, needlepoint, and being with friends.  I think a large part of my social life is conducted through the blogging medium, and it really suits me.  For a while, it looked as if the art of weblogging was dying out- but that's more the rhythm of life.  People come and go.

I have alot of expectations of myself, and one of them is if I can't do a great job of something, I would rather not do it at all.  How realistic is that?  While stirring the chocolate kisses into the batter, I thought," hey- you can't be good at everything".  So maybe good enough will have to be good enough.  I think I've reached a place where I'm okay with that.  The only person I need to impress is myself.  And possibly my husband.  Maybe the next door neighbor too.

I haven't fallen off the radar completely.  I have been reading your blogs and snooping in your Ravelry notebooks at your projects and stashes.  I am incurably curious about what others are doing, and I get such inspiration and warm fuzzies from the connection.  So, the blog will continue, and I hope to have some time to devote to posting on a regular basis.  It keeps me honest, and is a bigger part of my life than I was willing to admit.

Tomorrow I'll catch up with you, show you some FO's and some pics.  It's good to be here.

14 comments:

Chris said...

Hi! Good to have you back, too! When people stop blogging, I find I miss hearing about the rhythms of their lives, if that makes any sense.

Anne Featonby said...

Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is just creepy. I was telling my husband yesterday morning that I miss out on blogging. -- Jewel

bev said...

I am so glad you are back. Your blog was one of my top 10 favorites. Thanks for sharing your life with us and I hope you continue for quite some time.

Gale said...

I have to admit to being very happy to see you back.

Marina said...

It's tomorrow ;-) Just kidding! No pressure.

MichaelJames said...

Oh what fun!!!!

I am very glad you are blogging! What a wonderful way to "keep up."

Nicole said...

Ooh, yay! You're back! I'd fallen off the blog for a while, too, but have picked it back up. I think the novelty of getting a Twitter account stalled me out for a while, but there's nothing like the blog for read connections with people.

mrspao said...

Hooray - I've missed seeing what you've been up to.

anmiryam said...

Yay, I've missed the relative law and order the sheriff imposed on blogland. Well, okay, I just missed your blog.

Brigitte said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're back!!

strickereien said...

Welcome back! It's great to read about your thoughts and about Kitten-Chow again!
Have a great time.

Monika,
currently not having the time to blog :-(

Bridget said...

Lorraine - as you know, I'm a big fan of realistic expectations, and they are usually then things you enjoy as well. I'm so glad you decided to blog again!

Brenda said...

Glad you decided to blog again, and that I hadn't deleted your link from my Google Reader!