Friday, January 6, 2012

I'm baaaack! (at least for the moment)

I've always found it a bit tricky when coming back to the blog after an absence. I've come to accept that there are times that I just don't feel like writing, so there are going to be gaps, but after a while I want to write again, and I start mentally composing blog posts and then I stop..... 

Herein lies the dilemma. Do I ignore the fact that I've been away, and just post like I was never gone? Do I draw attention to it? Do I try and explain why I didn't feel like posting? Is anyone reading anyway? Does anyone care? 

I don't have a good answer. 

While I was away, we had family stuff, and issues at work (mostly due to challenges with recruiting which resulted in my team never being at full strength). I had colds and flu and the most severe crohns flare I've had since I was diagnosed. I've been tired and grumpy and depressed and angry (although not necessarily all at once and certainly not all the time). 

I've been knitting, and not knitting, and spinning and not spinning, and I have been writing, just not anything coherent or long enough to feel comfortable publishing to the blog. I've written things that would have been fine if they had photos to go with them, and I've had things that I wanted to say but didn't say them before the moment passed..... 

In short, life happened. As it has a tendency to do. 

But I think I'm back now, at least for the time being. I'm certainly feeling the desire to write for the blog more strongly than I'm feeling the barriers. 

And I've got a nice new knitting project.....if only I had a photo of it handy!


  1. I know exactly what you mean. I blog in fits and starts and always remonstrate myself for not posting. But I suppose the thing to remember is that you're doing this for yourself, and you've no responsibility to anyone to write when you don't feel like writing. :)

    So write whatever, whenever, and who cares about the breaks in between. ;)

  2. Thanks Tham. Sometimes I need someone to remind me of those things I guess I really know deep down. I always worry too much about what people think. :)