Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I'm Here (Sorta)

I noticed this year that life blossomed into an out-of-control, infestation of "artificial busyness", (I recently read an article with that phrase in it.  I can't recall the name of the article, but I sure won't forget the phrase!)  And after just arriving home from a week long vacation to the beach, I am full of new perspective.  Things are changing overall, for the better!  I refuse to live in the stress-induced, unhealthy lifestyle anymore, God willing.

And shoot!  It ALWAYS looks better on paper, doesn't it??

In the midst of life, this old blog took a back seat.  And you know what?  I really didn't miss the pressure to write or update.  And I really didn't miss the pressure of having to read every reader's blog.

I hemmed and hawed, went back and forth, do I keep this blog??  Or should I just reel it in. The stress-free aspects have felt really good!  However, since I love to keep my recipes (and share them) here, as well as documenting my family adventures and faith, in the end, I will keep going but at a snail's pace.  I don't want the pressure, but I want to be able to go back and rediscover the memories. As do my kids!  And I could never forget the friends or acquaintances I have met and want to keep!

In the end, I'm here.  And will be.  But in a sorta-state of writing and documenting.

As for a couple of recent life-documenting moments...

Living Liturgy - Baptism Birthday

Miss Ester celebrated another Baptism Birthday in April.  I found a guardian angel key chain to put on her purse, phone, back pack, or wherever she chooses.

Homeschool - Preschool News:

Miss Clementine 'graduated' the end of April, and we celebrated with a little tea party :)

And just like 'the good and faithful servant', time keeps marching on.

~  Patty  ~


  1. I can identify strongly with all you mentioned about blogging. As you know, mine just remains idle with no update since I had Benny (what??!!). My sidebar still shows me pregnant. For gosh sakes, I haven't even taken the time to change that. Sigh.Every once in a while I think of just pulling it off the grid, but just haven't in case someone who needs something from there actually runs across it. I understand what you're saying about the freedom in not feeling pressured to post or get something new put up. I have enjoyed that. Now that I'm writing for our diocesan blog, it's nice to have that creative outlet but also with only the obligation for a post a month. That much I can do. Like you, I just don't have the time to even read all that I used to. When I have free moments, the priority for other things or other people are more important. I do miss some of those connections.
    Post when you can and know I'll be following and watching. We simply MUST keep connected, but thankfully we've got other connections beyond the blog. ;)

    Much love to you, dear Patty. Keep that new perspective and do your best at keeping the "artificial busyness" to a minimum (love that terminology!).

    1. So much yes to all of this Sarah! (I am not sure if that even made sense.) And Patty, I totally understand and feel very similarly. I love looking back at the old posts where the girls were little and I know I will regret not writing down more from these years as well, but at the same time, the blog really is for me and if people read, great...but I am not out to sell anything, promote anything, I don't make any money off of my blog (not that there is anything wrong with any of that), it just isn't my thing and so I don't feel bad if I step away for a few months. I realized the other day...umm...okay, I didn't even post the big birthday post for Katharine's 2nd birthday and just gave it a quick mention on the blog. She turns 3 in a couple of months, lol! Not that I have to do stuff like that, but I want to...if that makes sense. Anyway, I love both of your blogs and when you get back to them (if you get back to them), I will still be here reading along. God Bless you both!! And Sarah - let's get together this summer, it has been WAY too long!!!

    2. THank you, ladies! I use to be "johnny on the spot" with every! single! detail. No more. God needs me more than the blogosphere. I need to reverse the two roles.

  2. OK. You can can hide...
    But I know where to find you!!!
    Kidding aside, do what your heart and soul tell you.
    But I will admit, you were one of my very first friends here in Blogland...
    And I will miss your wisdom and humor and recipes if you go.
    And your baby???
    She is precious!
    Kindergarten next???
    Be still my heart!
    Hugs my friend. : )


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