18 April 2011

Um... So, Yeah

It's been over a month.


For the last month, I've mainly sat here at my computer, scared shitless. For some reason, blogging has become hard. Reading, writing, commenting, all of it has become the most difficult part of my life. Hanging with my kids? Easy. Rolling my eyes at the Real Housewives franchise? Easy. Playing my dulcimer? Easy.

But you guys? All of you? Putting my boring-ass life out here for you to read and for me to share? Da-umn. It has become really hard for me. Why? It's a combination of being tired (working out and trying to keep this body healthy is kicking my ass, people!), being busy (driving to the kids' school three times a day for drop-offs and pick-ups, plus swim lessons, plus making sure the kids don't kill themselves while they play outside, plus Mama! Can I have a drink of water/my Barbie? Mama! Where's my Hot Wheels/gray kitty/crayons?), and wondering if anyone out here really gives two shits about my little life.

I'm not trying to say that IRL is more important than this blog because truly, this blog is part of my IRL. It's all the same thing. This place, this purple slice of blog heaven is my corner of the blogverse and the place where I can cut loose. I talked about this with dear, sweet, wonderful Becky and she reminded me that yes, you guys do want to read my boring-ass shit. For the last month, it's been a table for one. Previously, it's been a table reserved for me and all of you, but I've closed it off. Too busy snarfing down all the bread and butter, I suppose. But I'm opening it back up, dang it. I'm pulling up some more chairs and rolling out the fancy china Chinet. I'm determined to get back into the swing of things. I used to blog here every. damned. day. I don't think I'm ready for that again, but I'll get there.

Because this blog is all about my life and me sharing it with you. So, let's share, OK?


Grant said...

I assumed you were dead so I ate your sandwich.

Michael from dadcation.com said...

i figured you'd befriended a ghost and found it more interesting than this website.

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Megan said...

Yay! You're back!

Unknown said...

" ... and wondering if anyone out here really gives two shits about my little life."

I do.

Karl said...

I haven't blogged since December, really, so you're not alone.

HEATHER said...

See I get this exactly!! Taking care of my mom, and the kids takes up time. Then when I do have a free moment to blog, my poor gray matter is so scrambled the only thing I can do is play that stupid Mafia Wars game on Facebook and I'm about to get fed up with it. So yeah, I get it. Hang in there honey!

sybil law said...

My life is uber boring, too. I still make everyone suffer along with me - you should, too! :)

Kim - Mommycosm said...

I care. Glad to see you back :)

Annie said...

Missed you!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Grant - Feelin' the love, hon. Totally feelin' it.

Muskrat - That will probably happen after Waverly this July.

Dave2 - You NEVER have boring-ass shit! :)

Megan - Thanks!

LceeL - Heart.

Karl - I miss your blog, hon. Sending you love.

Other Heather - EXACTLY! I've been spending most evenings vegging out with TV. Not exactly productive, but entertaining nonetheless.

Sybil Law - Hee hee! I'll try!

MommyCosm - Thanks, hon!

Annie - I've missed me, too! ;P

hello haha narf said...

what is boring to you is not necessarily boring to us. i love your view on things...even the mundane. did i mention that? if not i should have. i'll come back down and you can spank me, k?

p.s. i had barbecue again and it wasn't as good as the place you took me to. pappy's still rules. xoxo

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Hello Haha Narf - Dang. I'll have to convince Chip to open a Pappy Red's in Pitt. Wouldn't that be awesome?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I stumbled upon this. I don't know how long it has been since I've blogged. My real life is more important than blogging but that is only because I am dysfunctional. I have to spend the time focusing on bettering myself, my career, my guts and all that stuff rather than worrying about the whole of the internet and what they think of me, good or bad.

I guess once you've lit a fire bomb, walked away, then watched the chips fall, some fairly and some not, you realize that it is just the internet and the real friends that you make there? They will always remain.

Like you. You are awesome and so are some others. I like silently checking in these days and smiling when all is well.

And no, I don't even comment on Dave's blog anymore! Yours is the first in months!

Irrational Dad said...

I take a little bit of comfort in knowing that I'm not the only one with the blogging blues. Glad to see you (in an internet fashion) again though.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Hilly - Glad you did, too! MWAH!!!!

Irrational Dad - Yeah, I think it must be going around. Glad you're back, too! :)

Avitable said...

Who are you again? ;)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Avitable - Some weird blogger. I don't know. :)