Crawling out of my cave

Don’t you just hate when someone has brilliant ponderings about …well, everything, and they share it with the world in the form of a blog only to drop off the face of the earth?

Yeah, me too.

Not that I ever pretended to be fanatically regular about my thoughts, nevertheless I’m embarrassed about the gap between now and my last post. I actually have a whole list of subjects I needed/wanted to tackle such as the status of my 50 before 50 list (yes, my birthday was almost 6 months ago) or the top ten stories of my life in 2011.

So what happened? Life, of course.

I’m still writing for my day job but my creative writing – which includes this bloggy corner of my world – took a little hiatus. So much going on in the past several months but not enough time, energy, mojo or inspiration, I guess. (Just pick your excuse – I have extras.)

In this blog downtime: I’ve received an extra gig at work that involved a bit of a raise and a lot of mind-numbing meetings, continued mothering a very interesting, yet challenging child who has joined a local 4-H club (why did no one tell me what a HUGE commitment 4-H is? Hmm?), returned to the land of cable TV (and why did no one tell me about all of the midnight episodes of Househunters International?), fellinlove, unearthed the floor of my house, rediscovered my love for movies NOT made by Disney or Pixar, in a theater that SERVES WINE, and renewed my hatred of local wildlife with annual roof repairs resulting from four-legged attic squatters.

So frickin' cute UNLESS they are creating a timeshare in your attic with multiple entrances.

Among other things.

Some of the life lessons I’ve learned during this blog break? Let me share a few…

• The local school district spends an incredible amount of time discussing how much time they should spend discussing stuff. None of that stuff involved orange folders.

• 4-H is a wonderful organization for kids who love horses and other animals, but instilling its values in my kid involves a lot of time (in which I’ve discovered I’m not really a farm person. I KNOW, RIGHT!?) I wonder if we can incorporate the raccoons and squirrels tearing apart my house into a 4-H project?

• Now that the novelty of cable has worn off, I still watch the same handful of shows that I did before cable. Go figure.

• God surely intended grownup movies (not to be confused with adult movies) to be enjoyed in theaters that serve wine and I’m now annoyed by all other theaters.

• My daughter is a handful — no, wait. I already knew that. Fortunately, I adore that kid.

Twitter – creating love connections in 140 characters or less.

• Love is still as grand as it used to be — and yes, even better.

• Lastly, I’ve learned that except for the irritating AARP letters, life does indeed begin at 50.

And what have you been up to these many months??

 

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dangrdafne
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 19:56:50

    I read this whole post and the part that made me smile the most … Three little words … Fellinlove.

    Reply

  2. Anonymous
    May 02, 2012 @ 20:32:15

    Very nice article, Ms. Petals… Why no mention of the wonderful Ms. Jazzy???

    Reply

  3. tigerkitten36
    May 03, 2012 @ 20:17:00

    Welcome back. The last few months have been a bitch (maybe) but its good to “see” you again. Youre in Love. very exciting. Im happy for you.

    Reply

  4. koolaidlover
    May 07, 2012 @ 22:18:50

    I am guilty in a similar fashion. Thank you for the jumpstart (kick in the tail) I needed to get back to writing!

    Reply

    • suzspetals
      May 08, 2012 @ 10:36:21

      That’s wonderful! I love being a catalyst for anything creative. Spring is sprung, we must write now…

      Reply

  5. Lyne
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 19:50:51

    It’s good to have you back!

    I find your writing to be so inspiring at this time in my life. During your hiatus I would drift to your blog just to give it a good read. Your words lifted me up during some tough and tearful times.

    I often complain that so much online is either sappy or mean spirited. In my experience, many of the most prolific bloggers have very little to say. Your blog is an oasis. It proves that quality wins out over quantity every time.

    Reply

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