Hi folks! Just your run-of-the-mill suburban mom here appealing to you to COME BACK! Now, I fully recognize that I’ve been M-I-A, that would be Missing in Action for you anti-acronym people. And if you are an anti-acronym person, I would have to ask “why?” And, to be honest, I am not entirely sure that there are anti-acronym people out there. But in my experience it’s pretty safe to assume there are anti-anything people out there. So I wanted to recognize you. You’re welcome.
I’ve been gone. Not posting. Not reading. Not commenting. I’ve been neglecting you all for quite some time now and I apologize. Yes, I’ve been busy. And, yes, life has been a little on the hectic side. But blogging has always served as a phenomenal diversion for me from my day-to-day grind of picking out Legos from the vacuum cleaner canister and wiping fruit leather remnants off of the sliding glass door. And I miss it. Immensely.
When I first started blogging, I can honestly say I had absolutely no idea what I was in for. I had been reading blogs for quite some time and had become healthfully addicted to quite a few. My husband was the one who encouraged me to start putting thoughts to computer screen, so to speak, touting the positive effects it would bring me. Although I remain convinced it was less for my own personal growth and more for his desire to shut me up, nevertheless, I began typing out my innermost musings and forgot, albeit temporarily, the stresses of my daily life. And I was hooked. Blogging became a way of both purging myself of mundane frustrations while simultaneously preserving some pretty funny memories (see: Potty Training Woes).
And along the way I “met” some pretty cool folks. My bloggy friends have enhanced my entire blogging experience because I now have proof that there are people out there who understand me. Okay, maybe “understand” is too big of a word. How about “make sense of me.” Too much? Um, well this is getting awkward. Okay, “tolerate.” I now have proof that there are people out there who can tolerate me and my sense of humor.
And I long for the days of all that toleration. It made me feel complete. It made me feel whole. It made me feel, well, tolerated.
So I am hoping to make a comeback. I am hoping to update my blog with a lot more regularity and stay in contact with you folks. I am hoping to rekindle my zeal for expressing my thoughts. I am hoping to yet again experience that Sally Fields’ moment, “You like me…you really like me.”
You do…don’t you? Come on folks! Save me from myself and give me another chance!
Keepin’ it real,