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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hellooooooo... Is Anybody Out There...?

Well, hello there, Blogland! I've missed you! I have no idea if anyone still pops by, not that I'd blame you for tossing the scraps of my addled ramblings to the wind! I didn't intend to be gone for so long. I intended to be back to blogging regularly after the first of the year. But you know what they say about good intentions...

In any case, I'm back. I've not written diddly-squat for months and months (except Facebook posts and grocery lists) and I need, need, NEED to get some words out of my head and down on paper, er, screen, if only because it's getting crowded in there and the voices need some breathing room.

All that being said, I've not a clue what to write about today. See? Some things never change! I guess I could tell you where I've been, eh? Work. I've been to work! I had to get a full time job back in January because I have this compulsive need to eat. Actually, I'm still (always) working on the 'compulsive' part of it but the 'need to eat' part just won't go away. And? My kid has the same problem! She also needs clothes and stuff. Pfffttt. What's that about?! The job I had (and still have, when they decide to send me any work) wasn't paying enough (or, you know, anything) for quite a while and my ex, who'd been out of work for a long time, wasn't paying enough (or, you know, anything) for quite a while and the stress of wondering 'is this the week we have to live on ramen noodles and tap water?' was just too much. So I found a job!

Actually, it sort of fell into my lap (as the whole 'finding a job' thing wasn't working out too well)... a business-owner friend of mine needed someone and though the job wasn't anything I thought I could/would ever do, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. It's a sales-oriented position, which would have, prior to the whole zero-bank account thing, given me hives, but it's not so bad. It is, however, incredibly boring, draining, and exhaustive. At first, I would come home and sleep. And sleep. And sleep. This went on for a couple of months. I'd never had a job where I had to sit in the same place, doing the same thing, over and over and over and over again, for hours and hours. It's hard. But I like the people I work with (my office-mate is wonderful!) and just recently I've been given some new responsibilities, which allow me to learn some new stuff, use my brain, and switch between tasks regularly. So I've decided not to step out in front of the bus that goes past the office every day at 3:00. I know, whew, right?

Other than that, I've spent my time coaching my little sinkers, preparing for my 3rd Susan G. Komen 3-Day Event (coming up in September!), feeding the little old guy I met on Christmas Eve (my 'Red Light' post), hanging out with friends, and being Ryan's mom. That last bit, as always, has been the best part of Life. She's growing up like crazy and though I'm not really thrilled about it, I have to admit, she's growing up pretty good. You'll hear more about her in the coming posts (duh).

Anyhoo, that's all for now. I'll have to mosey around and see who's still out there, writing and reading. I've missed everyone -- bloggers, commenters, lurkers :). You guys were the best part of my blogging experience. Truly. 'Til next time, take care everyone!

Diane... XOXO

13 comments:

Sheila said...

Welcome back! I am soooo happy you are writing again. Post the link to the walk and I will sponsor you again.

YAY to you being back!!

hebba said...

Oh, I've missed you! So glad you are back. I've been a bit MIA myself for other reasons, but I have been doing a bit of lurking if not posting. I'll be back to that soon.

dianne said...

Lovely to have you back Diane, it has been too long since we have read one your interesting posts.

xoxoxo ♡

J Cosmo Newbery said...

She's alive!

Anonymous said...

I, for one, am glad to see you back.

Amy McMean said...

I think we've all been a little MIA. Glad you are back! :)

Greenfingers said...

Well Diane, at least you've being busy! Lets face it, blogs can be hard work and sitting at a computer all day can't be healthy can it?!

But, you've always been a passionate writer, and personally I think there's nothing worse than to read a blogger who just blogs to fill-in a strange need for an unmet audience!

If its quality and honesty over regularity - its nice to just come and go!

Nice to hear that you and your daughter (and the little sinkers!) are keeping well. Take care!

Mr. Witherspoon said...

Yay, you posted! :)

Maithri said...

Wohoo! We're both back to blogging...at the same time... Great minds... and all that jazz ;)... Love you! Miss you!

M

Jenna said...

Glad you're back :)

Funny, because this was one of the few blogs I read on a more or less regular basis, and around the time you went on hiatus, I kinda stopped reading blogs. I just started making the rounds again, and I find it ironic that around the time you start writing again, I start reading again.

I think I'm more familiar with you than you are with me (I'm really good [real life] friends with Shanna from Smiles, Miles & Trials, she's the one who pointed me in the direction of your blog way back when), since I read but don't usually comment. I shall have to remedy that, the not commenting thing.

Okay, so... yeah. Totally rambling now. This is what happens when I stay up past my bed time...

J Cosmo Newbery said...

So, are you there or are you not there?

Sam_I_am said...

Gosh! How have you been back for over a month and I didn't see?? I almost emailed you a few times, but figured you were caught up with real life and would be back soon. Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I had a baby while you were gone ;)

CJ said...

I haven't been blogging much either, but this morning I decided to check out some blogs I've always enjoyed. And I see you were back, briefly. It's difficult to get back into the habit of regular writing and blogging once you've stopped for a while.

I'm retired. I should have all the time in the world, right? Wrong. I was working on a reunion (that took place in DC in Sept) at the same time I was preparing for a month-long trip to Brazil (August.)

As soon as I arrived home, I had to continue working on the reunion and attend it. Finally at the end of September, I started to catch up on everything I had put off for the previous 4 months. I'm still not caught up ---and admit the blog posts I've created in the last few months (on 4 different blogs) have been mostly to avoid other tasks.

Anyway, I'm glad you found a full-time job ---they are rare these days. I'd love to see more from you,. You always have interesting and humorous perspectives on life.