Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Hey there!!

I guess it's about time to let you all know that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Taking my vacation opened my eyes to how much time I can truly spend on the computer which caused me to begin pondering anew what my reasons for blogging are. Oh I love keeping in touch with my family and hearing what is happening in their lives and what they are thinking about. I also love putting my thoughts down about different things and I've grown to love the dialogue that can result from sharing one another's views. I especially love reading other blogs and their comments. It can give me much to ponder on while I go about my everyday tasks (*read routine here).

Since I've been back I have been swamped with getting 'caught up' with those routine chores. I do believe our rain has caused every weed in the universe to find it's home in our beds! I have spent many days weeding and have tons more to do. My doctor appointments have picked back up, not only for me but for my mother. Jim was home for our holiday and that always means less time on the computer and more time with him (which I love!). Laundry has been another challenge and I really don't think it should be. But, somehow, it piles up too quickly. We have had a wedding to attend, friends over for a rousing evening of Canasta and then, of course, the never ending chore of errands, and we finally did get our garden planted. Yea!!

I have had so many different thoughts chugging around in my mind that I could blog about but when I actually get ready to put it all down I am in a fog. That leads me to think that it must not have been such a momentous thought to share if it truly has fizzled and died before getting put down in print. I look at that as the Lord protecting me from opening my mouth and making a fool of myself! :) More importantly, it probably has saved you from wasting your time!

I keep popping in to visit at all of my favorite places regardless of my lack of writing. Sometimes I leave a comment but a lot of times I haven't taken the time. Thought about it and decided that someone else has probably already said it better! As I work through the use of my time I will begin blogging again, and on a regular basis. In the meantime know that I'm dropping in for my daily visit with each of you and I walk away totally blessed by my time on your 'front porch.' I can't list you all because I know that I would leave someone out but I hope you know that each of you are dear and precious to me!

9 comments:

G~ said...

Thanks for the update, Claire. I understand what you're saying about the blogging and the computer in general. It always amazes me how much time just seems to fly by when I sit down here. I do try to keep things under control, but like most other things, occasionally it gets out of hand and I have to pull back for awhile.
I used to think, "I need to just close down my blog." but now I realize it's more a matter of taking a break. My blog is beneficial in many ways, but it's like they say, "...too much of a good thing is a bad thing" ;)
Keep us updated as you feel led or have time and we'll be happy. :)
~hugs~

Poor-Con said...

Hiya Claire, thanks so much for commenting on my site. It gives me hope somenone is out there. Its been crazy for me lately, softball injury, then my back, then a head cold. Still a head cold. Not to mention, I never know if anyone is dropping by. Thank you for visiting. My wife doesn't even comment so I get frustrated. I wrote my first poem and didn't get a comment. :(

The good news is I've got a new puter, so I'm motivated to keep you entertained.

How is your son doing?

Talk to you soon!

God Bless!

Poor-Con said...

Hey, I'm on the same time the wonderful Claire is? Awesome! I thought your son was done with training, sounds like I better keep him in my prayers. But WOW, top of his class! Thats great, you must be soo proud! It must feel very rewarding to see the fruits of your parenting efforts paying off. I'm proud that someone like your son if serving our country. I'll continue to keep him in my prayers.

Con

Becky said...

Hi Claire...yes, I have missed you! But I'm so happy to hear how full and blessed your life is with friends and family. Enjoy every moment with the 3D world!! It's better by far, but don't forget about your cyber-friends in here. You're such an encouragement and as far as others saying things better than you...you always bring your unique brand of love and encouragement. Everyone does.
Hugs, Becky

tonia/sparrow said...

Claire,

I've missed you and your thoughts. You always have insightful, encouraging things to say. I know what you mean about needing time (I just took some myself!), and I hope you will come back refreshed whenever you are ready.

God Bless!

Kristen said...

I am glad you're back, too! :)

Kim said...

I'm with sparrow. I love your insights, Claire. I'm glad you're back!

Saija said...

i've been checking to see if you are "back" ... i echo the "glad to see the post!" notes ...

i hear ya, re "why am i blogging" ... life is so hectic over here ... but? hmmmmm .... the being in touch with other folks that SO LIFT my spirits is a huge part of it ... have a word for someone that passes by, is another ...

but for now i must dash, it is another weekend of work in the park for me ...

((hugs))

Gayla said...

Hi Claire. I'm glad you came to visit me today. :) Thanks for the comment. I commented back, but in case you don't see it on my blog, I wanted to echo your sentiments.

I know I was spending WAY too much time on the computer. It's fairly evident when the husband and son are making comments about it. I guess I was the last to see it!

It takes a lot of time (for me, anyway) to compose just one blog post! Gotta find just the right picture; gotta word it and then edit, etc...

Glad you're still here though, and I always enjoy reading!

:)