Friday, December 11, 2009

Reconnecting

Lately, I noticed I've been feeling a little lonely and sad. I chocked it up to the holiday rush which often overwhelms me. I'm not a huge holiday season fan unlike my DH who counts down the days to December 25th. I usually enter December kicking and screaming "no not again, it's too soon!" I have been working long hours and doing all those "important" things like laundry and food shopping and cleaning which means that I've spent little to no time quilting which keeps me sane and blogging, well forget it, my postings are few and far between.

But on Monday I received an email from Patti, a blogger friend. She had saved a comment I had made on her blog months ago and was getting back to me. That email could not have come at a better time. It was truly the bright spot in my day. So when I was on the computer ordering a few Christmas presents Tuesday, I decided to check in on some old friends that I had been neglecting, my blogging buddies. :)

Wow!! When I started reading I realized that I have been away from blogging WAY TOO LONG! So many things had happened that I had missed. Birthdays, anniversaries, lovely vacations, and new babies (grandkids) on the way and sadly there were also illnesses, injuries, lost jobs, and the passing of loved ones. Oh, and there were quilts ! I know when I originally started blogging my focus was the quilting. But I have to say that what has kept me coming back is the fellowship - the sharing, not only of our love of fabric, but the sharing of our every day lives, not just the high points but the lows and the ordinary stuff that make up our days. The things that make us laugh or cry, the things that make us women.

Over the last few days, I have purposely set aside a little time to stop by and visit with some of my favorite bloggers, leaving comments or sending an email. And that lonely feeling, it's pretty much gone.

If I haven't stopped by your place yet, don't worry I will. And thanks for being there.

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

WELCOME BACK!

Gari said...

Nice to hear from you again. We miss you when you are away.

Kay said...

It was great hearing from you again. Come back to the blogosphere soon! (Maybe after Christmas?)

Diana said...

It's good to hear from you again! I know what you mean about December and Christmas. Stop by any time!

paula, the quilter said...

Hey, hey! Welcome back. I'm not a fan of holidays either. I prefer 'the quiet evenings of winter' to the glitz and bling.

Shasta said...

Reconnecting with blogging friends makes me feel better too. Glad you're back.

YankeeQuilter said...

Welcome back! Don't let the holidays overwhelm you...I've cut way back on what I do and find I enjoy them just as much!

Debra said...

There you go--we need you as much as you need us!

julieQ said...

I am glad you have a little time to visit...welcome back and happiest of holidays to you! I think holidays are lots of work for the moms in the house sometimes, so I taking it just a step at a time.

Libby said...

Always miss you when you are away - but this time of year it's hard to keep up. Take some time for a hot chocolate and a favorite movie. The rest will fall in place all in good time *S*

Annette J said...

Glad you are back to blogging, time just goes by so quickly its frightening isn't it. I look forward to seeing some of your new quilts after you've weathered the festivites.