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.