Sunday, June 03, 2012

The prodigal returns.


It's been a long time.    I know, that's understating the obvious but it
has been a full year (and then some) since my last post.   What
happened???    I don't know.

May, one year ago, I suddenly lost my blogging and my stitching
mojo.  I think the first anniversaries of my Mother's final illness
and her passing may have had something to do with it.   I lost my
joy in both of my once passionate hobbies and really didn't want to
do much of anything.   Apathy is a terrible feeling and such a waste
of life.

After awhile those feelings faded but by then I'd been gone a long
time (it seemed to me) and I felt terrible about that and so guilty for
just up and disappearing.  I didn't know how to return, couldn't think
what to say, and so I just let the time keep passing.  I started stitching
a bit but it wasn't the same without my friends to share it with.   And
so it went.   More time passed.    A new year came and I thought
perhaps that might give me the incentive (and the nerve) to make that
first blog post.  New Years resolution and all that.    Well obviously
that didn't happen.   I dithered on.

So what's made me suddenly sit down here at the computer and
start typing??  I guess I got pissed off enough at myself and gave
myself  a bit of a shake and a stern talking to and decided to put
my fingers on the computer keys and let the thoughts role out.

I've missed you!   Yes, YOU!    I've missed keeping an eye out
for pictures for my blog,  picking books to rave about with you,
showing off my latest stitching project (such as it is) and looking
eagerly for any comments you may have left for me.

So here I am.   I'm hoping you'll still be out there and willing to
come back to visit here.  You have my permission to kick me or
yell at me or whatever you like because I feel that I deserve it.

But if you do take the time to come here and read this post and
come back again and again and forgive me for being such an
apathetic twit I'd be so grateful and thrilled.

Thanks for visiting and for reading this post.  



Rowyn said...

Hi Judy. Welcome back! :-)

Maggie said...

Welcome back Judy, so good to see a blog post from you again :-)

I was thinking about you just the other day, wondering where you were!

Unknown said...

Hi, I have always enjoyed your blog. Looking forward to seeing what you have been stitching and reading :)


CATHI said...

Judy! Welcome back! :o) I do understand you - I am recently also a bit in a hole... Not as deep as perhaps you was in...

Nice to have you back!


Stitching Noni said...

Welcome back! It's good to see you again ;0)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh Judy, I've been so wrapped up in my own life that I knew you weren't blogging but I didn't realize how long it had been....and I didn't realize you lost your mother. Please know that I'm going outside to my deck to say a rosary this morning and the intention for the repose of her soul and also for your own spirit to be lifted up. Please know that we all are friends and here to support YOU in your time of struggle and challenge. I welcome you back with open arms and big bear hugs :) Can't wait to see what you get yourself into and do it soon! :)

Lynn said...

WELCOME BACK!! It is soooo good to see you back here once more. I look forward to hearing all about your finishes and books once more. Lot of long distance hugs headed your way!

Judy S. said...

So happy to have you back and so sorry for your loss. I'd been wondering what happened but didn't know who to ask....a problem with blogging friends. Anyhow, you've been missed! And I am glad you've returned. Hugs!

Kathy A. said...

Well, hello Sweetie! It is so nice to have you back. And I hope to see you. We have mentioned you many times and are more than ready to welcome you with open arms. Sending big hugs and look forward to your next post.

Mary Ann said...

I always enjoyed reading your blog, and am very happy to see a new post from you!! ((hugs))

Jennifer said...

Welcome back Judy!! I hope we are able to get together sometime in the near future. Look forward to seeing what you have been up to . xoxo

barbara said...

So very wonderful to see you - and may I say that you look utterly fabulous! It's great to have you back!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Judy I CERTAINLY MISSED YOU!!!! Glad to see you back!

Carla said...

It's so nice to see you're posting again...welcome back!