Saturday, December 15, 2007

B-B-B-bad to the bone...

Yes, you heard it here folks, I'm a bad blogger (as if you didn't already know that)! It has been many weeks since my last blog post and at least a week since I read anyone else's. I can't remember the last time I left a pertinent comment on any of your blogs (maybe never) and I do apologize for that.

I guess I've just been too busy living life to the fullest to take the time to write about it. Between my crazy work schedule and my fun-filled personal life, I've got little time left over for sleeping, let alone blogging. I wish I did, because some very interesting and fun things have happened since I last updated and I even have the pictures to prove it if only I had time to download them and organize them into files.

For example; my brother and I threw a birthday party for one of the men at the nursing home where dad stays. Danny turned 65 on December 5 and Mike and I both took vacation to be there for him. He doesn't have much family and they don't visit often. Danny enjoyed the birthday party we threw for dad so much that we decided he needed one too. Danny's favorite activity is bingo so I had a friend make him a huge bingo cake. We brought gifts and balloons and nearly everyone at the nursing home came. It was a fun-filled, joyous occasion for all of us.

Another example; I had not been to a movie in a theater since Austin Powers (the first one) came out, and in the last 6 weeks I have been to 4 of them! I saw "The Bee Movie", "Hairspray", "Across the Universe" and "The Golden Compass"!

I had not been to a house party in literally decades and I have been to two of them in the recent past! I had a blast both times!

I've made new friends, gotten reacquainted with old ones and spent more time with my family than ever before.

It has been a wild ride, but a fun one. And to be honest, it's only beginning. I am happier than I ever thought I'd be and all because I'm letting go, living in the moment and opening myself up to life and love.

I highly recommend it.


Q said...

I am so glad read you are having so much fun. This is your life and only you can enjoy it!
Blog when you can and dance and sing and have fun!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Sounds thrilling. Ride the wave!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You’re not “bad”—you’re just busy. Happy belated birthday to Danny, who is but 3 years my senior. Ouch!

Have fun!

MsLittlePea said...

THAT'S GREAT LAURIE! I'm happy for you. Blog when you can, we're always around.

threecollie said...

You go girl! Never let blogging intrude on living! I am so glad you are having a good time, and hope it goes on and on. Take care!

Crayons said...

Hi Laurie,

Thanks for leaving a note on my new blog. Reconnecting with an old bloggy friend is so special. It's great to read about the joy you are taking in real living. That's what I did during my 7-month hiatus. I'm back to blogging and I'm also trying to locate a balance between authentic living and mediated bloggified living. Now, enjoy your life with abandon!

Mary said...


I have been checking on you nearly every day. I wasn't worried! I knew you were having a grand time...

Go on. Keep it up! Many of us should follow your lead and like tossing pebbles in the stream said, RIDE THE WAVE!

Grace us with a little update once in a while :o)


Carol said...

Glad to hear you're so happy, lovely Laurie! If anyone deserves it, you do. Thinking of you with love.

Pam said...

Nah, not a bad blogger. I think it's wonderful that your life is so full and that you are enjoying each moment. Rock on!

Ur-spo said...

I guess I've just been too busy living life to the fullest to take the time to write about it.

that sounds lovely!

don't feel badly about missing blogging when you are doing life.
only downside - we miss you so!

homo escapeons said...

Ta Da!
Good for you.
Life is a garden DIG IT!

How did you like The Golden Compass?

Wolf said...

Thanks for the update mom! I miss it when you don't update for so long but know that you are busy.

Within Without said...

Your recommendation is under review. In the meantime, go crazy!