Thursday, March 11, 2010

Is anyone still out there?

It's hard to start writing again after such a long break. I have to say, I seriously thought about not posting anymore. I started this for a number of reasons, most of which no longer apply. I wrote for Angie ~ so she could see her son on a daily basis. I wrote for my family ~ many of whom don't really read it anyway... those that do, I talk to on a regular basis and they already know what's going on. I've received a few criticisms that I took very personally. All of which made me rethink my decision to write.

Then my darling husband reminded me of the reason I should continue. He said I should write for me ~ that it really didn't matter who read it or who didn't... who likes it and who doesn't... but because I like to write and that it's a great record of our life.

So I am back. Don't get me wrong. I'd love to hear from any of you that are still out there. It does help me to know that someone else is reading. I've made some wonderful friends out there through my blog and through theirs. I do have some relatives that still read this and for them I am grateful.

So, I'm back. So much has been going on ~ some of which I can share... some, I'm still not ready to... Good, bad, indifferent I'll write. I'll post pics. Hopefully I can make you smile at our antics or inspire you with some craft projects. Maybe even make you think ~ about life and the world around us... ya never know what I'll come up with. So sit back, enjoy the ride. Let me know you are out there. If you like me, great. If not, I'd still like to hear from you... just be gentle with me!

And because I don't like to post without pics... Here's a pic I snapped of a license plate the other day. DSC08223 Angie's mom rescues pugs ~ and this made me think of her. Judy, this one is for you!


I, Robot said...

No posts since Valentine's Day... tsk tsk. ;-)

Trish said...

I'm still here. And don't let the trolls get you down. People will complain about anything!

I'm looking forward to more of the story of your life!

Cindy said...

I'm glad you're back. I think all of us from time to time think about not blogging, I know I do. There is always going to be someone who is going to be negative and more and more I'm just letting it go, give it a try. Hang in there and we'll be here to listen about anything.

Regina said...

I'm here, too... looking forward to grandbaby posts and flamingo posts and crafty posts and just Barb posts - whatever the spirit moves you to write... it's all good because it's from the heart! Hugs!

Sandra :) said...

Sending you big juicy FLAMINGO waiting-to-hear-news-about-the-grandbun-in-the-oven hugs!!!!!!!!!!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Glad you're back! I've found your blog very inspiring and "real". Don't sweat the negative people. They just want to bring ya down! It's your blog and you get to say whatever you want to say! Hugs!

Miss Healthypants said...

Barb, I'm so glad you're back! :) I thought about sending you a message on Facebook like, "Hey, you haven't blogged in a while--what gives?" :)

Anyway, I always enjoy reading your blog. And yes, I know about that feeling like, "Should I keep blogging?" I think so many of us have had that feeling before. But something brings us back here. It just feels really good to write sometimes, doesn't it? :)

Anyway, welcome back. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm still here! I power read a bunch of posts all at once when I'm not "MAXed" out. Your blog is a treat to read and anyone who criticizes it is just jealous of your talent and all of your wonderful blessings :)