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Sunday, December 9, 2012

We All Need A Blog Buddy



Lately I have been in a slump...a Grand Canyon size one.  As some of you know, I have been having health issues with no solution so far and it has taken most of my energy from me.  Whenever I feel like I should be writing, I find I can't sit at the computer long enough to accomplish any more than reading a few emails and checking facebook to see what my kids and grandkids are up to.  I bet some of you have had a similar experience, right?


Well...I have found that having a Blog Buddy is not only a huge help, but also a Godsend.  Having someone to confide in...to actually admit I don't feel like writing, or have lost my creative edge even for a short time is just what I needed to get back in blogging mode - more than once in the last six months!  Thank you, Ginger!  Friends are sympathetic, but unless they are writers, they just may not "get" the lousy feeling we get when we want to write or feel like we "should" write, but we can't or don't have the oomph to get it done!



Why, I was even on the verge of saying "Bah Humbug" to putting up a Christmas tree and decorating the house.  Yep!  I was having a regular ol' pity party right here in the comfort of my own home.  That's when I was rescued by my friends - and my Blog Buddy Ginger.  Little do they know how much they helped in snapping me out of my blue funk!   Oh, it likes to rear it's ugly little head now and then, but I can squash it now.  Like today when my daughter called.  Bless her, she was just checking up on me and here I was, sounding forevermore like Eeyore!  She must have been so happy to get off the phone and away from my doldrums!  I feel awful for sounding so glum on the phone!  Ugh!  I squashed that Eeyore syndrome and made a concerted effort to present a happier me...I hope it worked!  A note from Ginger caused a burst of laughter and I realized there was joy hidden inside of me and I needed to let it out!  (smile)

So, all of this is to say, thanks to my family,  friends and my Blog Buddy, Ginger for being my angels!  Yes, you are Godsends and you mean everything to me!  And, to let you know that I plan to / will make an effort to / want to get back to my blogging, even if it is sporadic, short, silly or whatever pops out of my little head.  But, I miss all of you so much, I just hate to be missing in action! 
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10 comments:

  1. I understand exactly what you mean. I have several blogging friends that I can share things with. It has helped me get through some tough times. Hang in there. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.

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    1. Grammy- Thanks for visiting and letting me know I am not alone in this pit! Haha...it takes a village - - - of bloggers to keep one afloat!
      Hugs & a Merry Christmas!
      GraceinAZ (Pat)

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  2. I think we all go through those kind of phases and I agree, it's great to have a buddy who really understands the slump. I have a couple and they truly help me out. Hope it gets better for you and Happy Holidays!

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    1. Brenda Lee - Thanks for your encouragement and good wishes. It is comforting to know I have more than one Blog Buddy and that you all jump in to calm my anxieties!
      Hugs, and Merry Christmas!
      GraceinAZ (Pat)

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  3. It's hard to blog when you're not feeling well, or during a busy time of year like it is right now. Those who can post every day have my admiration and I wonder how they do it, but it's not something I can do. We should all just blog at our own pace and have fun with it. When life gets busy and we need to take a break, I think everyone understands!
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Cheryl - I totally agree. It is much easier to write when one is not sick! I, too, am in awe of those who can write daily and sometimes several times a day! Wow - how do they manage to get anything else done? And, thanks for giving permission to take a break...sometimes we need to be told it is okay!
      Hugs, and Merry Christmas!
      GraceinAZ (Pat)

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  4. I am happy you are feeling a bit cheerier, Pat. Life does take its toll sometimes and I know how hard it is when you are not feeling well. Blessings to you and post when you can- xo Diana

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    1. Diana - Thank you. I have up days and down days. Happy to see you here!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

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  5. Oh my goodness. That is surely the nicest thing any has said about me in many, many years. I can't seem to remember that far back. Pat, you are a trooper and a special child of God. I know the Lord must have hardwired a connection to you in me. I am glad we are both back at it. We may be the only ones to read our writings but then we never know. You are my pebble and I love you sweet lady.
    Have a blessed week, Ginger

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  6. ...anyone.
    I know you understand my constant faux pas. ♥

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