Not Been Here Awhile

Hello my blog friends–it has been a long time, but I thought I might pop back into this world that once made me so happy. And a couple of you (Kathy and Brigitte) have inspired me to come back with your beautiful and insightful words, and proof positive that “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” David has been here all along every day with thoughtful (and often column inspiring) blogs and Julie has shared her life, her grief, and her journey back from the thing most of us fear–the loss of our significant other.

Although I have been inactive, I do read a lot of the blogs I once enjoyed even though I rarely comment. The main reason for this is that I read you on my phone, but for some reason I have not set it up so I can respond. Will have to ask Son#2 to rectify that.

I make no promises this time about keeping up my blog–it is a habit I dropped for life reasons, and many of those reasons still abound. But we shall see.

I feel very uninteresting of late, not even publishing my weekly newspaper column, so maybe that is where I will start. The paper takes a week off at Christmas, but my New Year’s column is in the hopper awaiting January 2nd so I will share it with you when the time comes. I have made a few resolutions–and one that I made but later erased as many who read my column are not really aware of the blog kingdom is that I am determined to “try” and keep up my blog this year.

If you see this, let me know you are still here. Just drop by and say hello….

Published in: on December 28, 2017 at 9:39 pm  Comments (23)  

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  1. Iโ€™m still here, and I will never leave you!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    • You are my faithful friend–I wish you would come back to the fold with your mystery pics. At least I get to see you on FB.

  2. Nice to see you back. Happy holidays!

    • Where are you? Have not seen you in my feed lately….Happy Holidays!

      • Not sure why Iโ€™m not in your feed, Iโ€™m still active on my blog site and almost maintained a perfect record for blogging every day in Novemberโ€ฆ LOL. Hope you have a great new year.

  3. How lovely to see you again! Happy days ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’m here! Watching for your blogs! Get those newspaper articles in, girl! Keep going!

  5. Lou–hello, my lovely kindred spirit. I hope you are well and like you, I left for awhile. Maybe we can all try to add our words to the world in 2018. Happy New Year and much love to you and yours!

    • Love to hear from you–You are one of my inspirations! Happy New Year and much love back….

  6. Hi Friend. Happy Holidays. Uninteresting? Hmmmm. Wouldn’t be the adjective I would use to define why I look for your posts in my Reader. And i always click with anticipating. Like Seinfeld, the show about nothing, drawing millions of viewers…it’s your authenticity, your unique truth that brings me back for more. So whether it’s a paragraph a month or a quarter or a day, we’ll be waiting when you are ready.

    • You make me feel warm and fuzzy–thanks David. Love reading you. Happy New Year my friend!

  7. Hey Lou, glad, you,re back….of course, Iโ€™m not a blogger, just your sis, anticipating your posts.

  8. hello there ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Dropping by to say hello! It’s nice to see your post. Isn’t it funny how you can be uninspired for a long time, and then re-inspired? Hope it keeps up for you. I never know how long the inspiration will last.

  11. I was recently relating to a family member how many blogging friends that I have met . I know you haven’t been active… and while I try to occasionally blog, I have fallen by the wayside too. One always wonders why this happens… I would imagine for most … at least ‘some’ that our personal lives, health, situations dictate this. For me personally, it has been a year with health issues, deaths in the family, a grandson’s marriage and energy/concentration levels lacking.
    I too am going to ‘try’ to be more active with writing and reading.
    In any case the New Year is approaching.
    May it bring much health, joy, and love into your life and the many other bloggers here on Word Press …. Take care!
    Diane โค

  12. Hi LouAnn, Happy New Year – saw your post about the Arctic blast – we are enjoying humidity up to wazoo and 30+C (mid-80sF to 90s) with occasional thunderstorms. Contrast much! Anyway, here’s a quotation I found a little while back that I’ve found helpful (for a lot of reasons recently): “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. It will be enough.” Teddy Roosevelt, I believe. Take good care. J

  13. Happy New Year! I’m on vacation at the moment so am a bit late to the party, but I was really glad to see you in my inbox again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Blogging is definitely something I had thought I’d lost my mojo for, but in recent months I’ve also felt inspired to try and revive it a bit more. Hope you’ve had a good holiday and welcome back to the blogosphere!

  14. Hellooo Lou, I am still here. I. too have been very away from the blogging world for life reasons but am still here when you come back to the blogosphere. Maybe one day, I will too. Wishing you a wonderful 2018. From Down Under

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