Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hey Yall! Anybody Still Out There?!

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Is anyone still out there?
I don't expect many to be checking in with me anymore... I have been away from this blog for almost two months now. Geez! I do hope if you are here, and reading this post, that I will be much better from here on out about updating.

It would be on the top of my New Year Resolution list, if I made one.

But I don't.... because I always feel bad when I can't stick to them, and I always tend to try to do too much anyhow, and burn out. So I don't create more pressure for myself. I've got enough to go around!

So, see? No resolutions, no problem!

Still, I do make plans, and I plan on being a much more faithful blogger in 2009, much like I was in the summer. You see, I really look forward to reading all these spirited adventures and sweet remembrances of my children as they go headfirst through childhood. One day when they have grown up and I will then have time to read again (!), I want to go back through this blog. So, I need to make sure I have written it all down. I may not remember much by the time we get that far!

In the past couple of months lots of cute and funny things have occurred that I already wish I'd written about here... but even the past couple of months are now a bit of a blur. Both EJ and Cub were sick a lot with too many bouts of the stomach bug for me to remember (nor do I even want to!) and poor EJ had it on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Bronchitis, strep throat and all those type things kept visiting our house with one child or another...

Besides all the sickness in December, holiday parties, shopping trips, plays, cooking and eating my parents both decided to take a little fall. Separately, but fall they did. Momma broke her wrist in 3 places, and had surgery right before the new year arrived. Diddy fell on Christmas morning and we all thought he had broken his back... but xrays showed no broken bones, for which we are all relieved. My parents are both 65 years young, so the falls were not from frailty but happenstance. Still, God is good, and the falls really could have been so much worse. We are blessed.

2009 is gonna be a good one... I hope yall are off to a great start (those who may be reading this?) and that I will be back here to share as much of it as I can with friends and family.

Here's to new beginnings!

PS... for those who may read my Sis in Law's blog,
God Do You Hear this Southern Girl Rambling?, I have been given the okay to tell a sweet secret - a baby is coming this summer! Congrats to my brother BB and Reynie... we love you!


mamajil said...

I am so glad to see you back!! Sorry to hear that the kids have been sick!
I am so excited about Your sis in law's baby news....Babies are so exciting!!! Take care!

mamajil said...

Thanks for the sweet comment!! I know about Face Book addictions...I am an addict too! But it's so fun! :)

wfbdoglover said...

You are such a sweet writer! I know 2009 is going to be a good year too! I can't wait for the good things to start.

Anyhow, I am retiring from blogging. I am trying hard not to spend to much time on the computer. I have my igoogle down to 15 blogs and you are one of them! :) I'll still be commenting and .... facebooking!

Hope everyone is on their way to good health!

Stephanie said...

So glad you are back. Can't wait for that baby to get here. Can't wait to spoil it like she spoils mine.
Can't talk about Lost yet. I haven't had a chance to watch the season premier...so busy. I will call when I do.

Zip n Tizzy said...

So glad you're back. You know I'll always visit!
I've been meaning to write and ask you how your parents are doing. I'm so glad to hear they are o.k.
That's always scary!
I've been struggling with staying current on my blog too, and I also regret the things I forget to write down and then can't remember, but the important thing is that we were there for them right? That's the most important thing!

Tina Leigh said...

Hey girl! Sounds like your life has been as crazy as mine! Sickness, operations, & the holiday rush....yeah I'm with you all the way! PLEASE let 2009 be a great year! I love your posts & you blog when you can...when you cant...oh well...we will just know you are up to your eye balls in SOMETHING! I really love to blog but have found I just cant do it regularly. So I do it when I can. I did add the blogs I follow to the thingy Blogger offers. It has helped. I just go to dashboard 1st & then it tells me who has posted. See ya.

PaperCourt said...

Facebook has clearly taken over your time :-)

This is my new blog...I ditched Magnolia Mama!

tootie said...

Glad to see you back! :)

Wendy said...

I followed your blog when I was just a lurker. Now I have my own blog so I no longer lurk. The stories of your children remind me of when mine were that age and it is just such a precious time. They do grow up so fast. Mine are now teenagers--how did it happen so quickly? God bless.