Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hello, hello again.

On September 29, I received this email from my mother.
RE: June 5‏
From: Mom
Sent: Sat 9/26/09 8:21 PM
To: Valerie (long-lostish daughter)

Last blog. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


And that was it. No hello. No I love you. But considering that this was an admonishment email and that I didn't even do anything about for another two weeks, I suppose I don't deserve the greeting or love.
It isn't that I haven't thought about blogging. Of course I have. I miss the delusion of entertaining my followers (all three of you) with my witty soliloquies. I miss sitting down to my green table of an evening tea close at hand, coaxing my computer into cooperation, and telling you of the trivial and not so trivial happenings in my world. The obvious snarky response that I'm sure you've already formed is, "if you love it and have missed it so much, why haven't you done anything about it?" Let me justify myself. There are three forces of nature which have utterly trumped my joy in writing until now. The first is mind-numbing occupation. I was simply too busy to write, working mostly ten-hour days, and taking the weekends to return to something of a normal person so that I could do it all over again the next week. The second force is procrastination. When I said that I took, "weekends to return to something of a normal person," that should be more accurately translated to "I procrastinated as though it were the only activity which could prolong my life." The final, most powerful force, was that after a month I was embarrassed that I had not posted in so long, and my embarrassment grew in proportion to the time away from my blog.
So what brings me back after such an absence? Although my mother's email was something of a gadfly, it was the fact that the first two forces abruptly dissipated and the third didn't have the strength to stand on its own. So I am back.
There is also a frightful number of fairly significant events which have transpired between the previous post and this, so I'll attempt to bulletinize them in the next few blogs to get everything up to date.

10 comments:

sufferingsummer said...

am I one of the 3? I for one am glad you are back...I was starting to feel great concern for you especially after your sister informed me of your place of employment. Our household knows all too well the perils of soul sucking environments.
hope you stick around! loves.

Melanie said...

Val, do tell - are you no longer working at said place of employment?

Sarah said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!! You're baaaaaaack!!!!!!!!

Mm said...

THe single word admonishment works. Tha note, new Moms!

Mm said...

The single word admonishment works, but not all of the keys on my keyboard always do (Jem can verify). Take note, new Moms.

Dad said...

I obviously had fallen into checking your bloge only once a week or so because I missed the day of your return. Nice to hear from you (although with functioning cell phones I am actually up on all the news I believe. Or am I?).

Anonymous said...

Yay, a post. I like reading your blog! Looking forward to the news.

Susan M

indiake said...

Ummm. It is now NOV 11th and although I may be a month late in reading it, I should be reading more now. Where did you go?...Again?

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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