Monday, December 08, 2008

Just Because

I was thinking the other day about this friend I have. We've been friends since childhood, 31 years in fact. She lives 3 miles away and yet I haven't seen her for 1 year and 9 months. We haven't lost our friendship over anything its just one of those things. I think to call her every time I go grocery shopping which is one town over. The town she lives in. But I don't. Her husband is who we always call when we have a car problem and I haven't called them in 1 year and 9 months so I always think 'if I call now she's going to think I just want something, something for the car.'
This whole internal brain conversation I had with myself made me think of my blog. I love blogging. I love the people I meet. But its been a while. And its harder to just step back into it. 'I have to say something poignant or have something lovely to show to post again, now that it's been so long.' This is how I think.

But sometimes its just like when you've had a cut covered up by a big sticky bandaid. And its time to take it off. No, you can't wait until it falls off in the shower in three weeks. Sometimes you just need to grab hold and rip off the bandaid. All at once. Sometimes you just gotta do it.

So I'm blogging, even though I have nothing poignant, nor anything fabulous to share. Just to say 'hi blogland. I've missed you. I was thinking about you, wondering how your life has traversed?'

I think I'll call my friend tomorrow. Just because.


katie said...

I am so glad you are back, I have missed you.
Your analogy of the bandage is well taken. I just finished taking mine off last night. I have breast cancer surgery last Tuesday NO lymph node involvement, so going to the oncology radiologist today.
Hang right in there and keep blogging, even if you do have to take a break every once in awhile.
Love seeing what you are doing.

Katie Paxton

Contessa Kris said...

Oh my goodness Katie. Another friend I haven't talked to in awhile! So sorry to hear what is going on. You let me know if I can help with anything. Let me know how all the tests/surgery goes. Haven't been down to Warsaw in awhile. Mom's cousin died 2 weeks ago. I didn't get down for the funeral though. I do need to come down to play with wool though. Talk soon okay?

Anonymous said... put into words EXACTLY the way I've been thinking in MY internal conversations....I haven't blogged in forever for exactly the same reason. And the longer I leave it without adding anything, the more momentous it feels like my post should be. The same exact things with friends....the longer you go without talking, the more worried they get when you actually DO call that there is something wrong! Excellent writing. And thank you for putting it into words!

Rhonda Langley said...

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.

I can't remember where I found this but I wrote it down in my journal. Seems appropriate.

trisha too said...

oh my gosh, i wondered what your bloggy problem was.

have you met me?

have you seen my blog?

nothing poignant, or touching, or brilliant--just a little ranting, goofy vent.

don't overthink it, just have some fun!