Thursday, December 08, 2011

Trying to try harder

I received a few IMs from my buddy MarkD down in the Caymans. He is one of the very, very few who apparently still keep up with this dwindling blog. Thanks, Mark!

That prompted me to look back at a few of my old posts, and I realized how much this blog that I started over 6 years ago helps me to remember the past.

I was reading my posts from when Katrina hit New Orleans, and if I hadn't put my feelings down on virtual 'paper', I don't know that I would see them as clearly now.
I have a terrible memory and often have to be reminded of things that have happened in the past by other people. It's getting worse with time too . . .

So, as I've said before, I'm going to try harder to update more often. My middle baby turns 14 tomorrow and when I began this thing, she was John's age, just 7. Seems like a lifetime ago. I do remember back then being afraid to face my kids getting older and not needing me as much. Now that it's here, I see that most of my fears didn't come to be. Maybe that means I should start worrying less? That probably won't happen.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Post

Look, MarkD, I'm doing TWO in a row. Ain't no stopping me now.

I think I may need a hobby. For the past 15 or so years, my life has been almost 100% about my kids; bringing them where they need to be, trying to get some 'quality' time in whenever I'm not at work. Independence is almost here for my oldest; she gets her license in 6 weeks and has a car waiting for her. She even has a summer job lined up (to help pay for gas hopefully!). I'm hoping her new independence allows me to be a bit more free myself. I have friends involved in different interests, but when I think about it, I don't really have anything I can call a 'hobby'. I spend some free time reading and playing on FB, and wasting too much time with games on my iPhone. Yes, I'm an addict when I swore I never would be.

I'm thinking about learning a bit about photography; I was interested in it in High School, but now, 25 years later, I've forgotten most of what I learned. I figure I'll devote some time a few days a week to learning the basics. Maybe I'll share a little on my blog. MarkD, you can tell me what you think.

Here's to following through...fingers crossed.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Not sure...

I'm not gonna lie. I totally forgot about this blog, until MarkD reminded me last week. I so much want to revive it because I enjoy having a diary of sorts. I have more incentive now because I'm pretty sure no one reads it anymore (except MarkD!).

Problem is, I find that I can't find things to write about. The words don't flow, and if I come up with something, I find it to be boring and too 'surface'. It wasn't that way so much when I first started blogging years ago. But for some reason, I can't get my groove back.

I don't even read blogs anymore; every now and then I try to catch up on one or two, but Facebook is my time sucker now. Although FB is good for communicating and setting up social things, it doesn't dig deep.

So, my intention is to get back into this. But I need inspiration. I need topics, and I'm not sure how to get there. If you have any ideas, (MarkD) let me know! Maybe if I lived in the tropics, it wouldn't be so hard...