Monday, April 07, 2008

Running on empty

I am kind of hitting a slight low point when it comes to my blog. I want to keep up with the commitment that I made when I signed up to blog 365 days but I am also finding myself wondering if I am really saying something that is worth saying. I don't want to end up having a blog that is filled with trite details from my life, but this is also how I keep track of the things that happen in my life since I stink at keeping a diary.

I think I am also being hit by vacationitis. I need a break from life and will be getting one at the end of the month. My husband and I are all booked for a trip to Kansas to do some house hunting. At first it just seemed like another boring chore to get done before the move, but then I realized that I will be taking this trip with out the children. Yes that is right, no kids! We have never left them this long, so I know that I will be missing them, but then again it will be a nice break from being pounced on at the crack of dawn. I also get giddy at the though of all the knitting I will be able to get done. And the legal peeking into other people's houses that I will get to do. And the quality alone time with my husband that will be happening. Wheee!!!

A nice thing happened to me last Friday. We were sitting at a Scout fund raiser dinner with a family that we are friends with. The wife is pregnant and due right about the time that we will be moving. She told me that she had such mixed feelings about the quick approach of the due date, she was excited to not be pregnant but she was sad that we would be moving. It is the first time that anyone has really come out and said that they were sad that we were moving. I am kind of an insecure person when it comes to friends (I have been burned a lot in my life) so it was nice to hear someone that I consider to be a close friend actually express regret at our moving. I plan on keeping in touch, but I am also realistic and understand that people grow apart so these days may be some of our last fun times together.

Oh and in case you were wondering it is less than a week to my birthday. *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

7 comments:

Amber said...

There is no way I could blog 365 days. There is absolutely no shame if you are running on empty and need a blogging break. Especially when it involves house hunting WITHOUT kids at the end of the month. HURRAY!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

I want a pair of socks for your birthday! HA! ;)

When I need blog fodder, I find asking for questions really gives me lots of material. I just did it to prepare for vacation and someone asked me "what is your favorite color?" I mean how easy is that to answer??

ekgheiy said...

Hm - I agree with Amber. There is no way I could blog for 365 consecutive days. I know this for a fact :) because I tried blogging everyday for the month of September last year. I think I lost a few readers because I just was just yappin' 'n yappin'. Hehehe...

But that's ok. It was a learning experience in the midst of figuring out this blogging thing. :) And I'm still trying to figure it out. Hehe...

Nothwithstanding - don't be discouraged because if 365 is your goal, then stick to it! Nevermind what everyone else thinks. If you're feeling short on ideas, Google "blogger ideas"; you might find something inspiring :)

Guinevere Meadow said...

Don't feel bad about not blogging every day. It's your blog, run it the way you want to!

Diana said...

You are good at blogging---have a talent for writing.

Know what you mean about needing to hear friends say they regret your leaving. We lived in a town 21 years. Two friends offered to help with packing (which I didn't need) but no one called me those last few weeks, and no one actually said they would miss me.
Try now to always tell a friend that I regret their leaving.

Damselfly said...

It's nice to know you'll be missed.

I couldn't blog every single day! You da blogger!

Gina said...

Whoo hoo for a "vacation" without the kiddos!

I could NEVER blog 365, I had a hard enough time during November, and almost quit blogging on my personal altogether.