Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sometimes The Light's All Shinin' On Me

Other times I can barely see.

I think I've lost my blogging mojo.

It's not like life isn't full of material.

The cats and I dog sat for the Lab from Thursday till Tuesday and you know that scenario was ripe with opportunities to blog about.

But I wrote two different posts and if they failed to amuse me, I saw no reason to make you all suffer through them.

And I had a three day weekend filled with Vets on motorcycles for Rolling Thunder to hundreds of military men on bikes starting the 350 miles to Virginia Beach raising awareness and money for our wounded warriors. Ride 2 Recovery.

 And all this happens in my hood.

So perhaps I'm becoming an observer, not a reporter.

Time will tell, my friends.

But I've loved this gig.

And lately it occurred to me, what a long strange trip it's been.

xo J



31 comments:

  1. I hear that's going around. You need to find a way to make it fun for yourself again. Maybe ask Gus to do some guest posts. Anyway, no pressure my little sugar magnolia, but if you stop blogging I will be very sad. I can get by on pictures of Gus and Lucy for quite a while while you rest up.

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    1. Funny, I was just walking around the garden thinking, wait, wait, I haven't talked about this yet.....

      I hope the magic returns,I think I have the seven year itch.

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  2. I've been having some of my own thoughts about such things lately. It has been a long strange trip and I am happy to have met you along the way. I have the feeling you still have many stories to tell and I hope I am lucky enough to read or hear them.

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    1. Thank you Denise. I would hate if you stopped sharing your world with us.

      I'm so Catholic schooled I feel guilty even reading others blogs if I'm not posting myself.

      Dear St. Anthony!

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  3. I have been suffering from that same drought....maybe take a wee break. Your muse might just need a holiday before she comes back full throttle!

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    1. Lovely thought. I remember the days when the posts just wrote themselves. All I had to do was sit at the keyboard.

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    1. I would miss your lovely garden tho....xo

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  5. Tell yourself you're going to have a break from blogging for a while. Announce it to your loyal readership. Then sit back and find that you have LOADS to blog about - works every time!

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    1. You might be right. I can feel the cats already composing a little post of their own.

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  6. Take a break...or just post one day a week for a while. You know we'd love to see pretty flowers or your fabulous felines if nothing else! I'm suffering too with job hunting. I got burned out and need to get back into it, but I'm having a really hard time. I can't continue living off my retirement savings.

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    1. Ay yi yi, now that's a real problem. Good luck getting back in the game, Keep me posted please.

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    2. Laid off at age 60 in March 2011 after working 4 decades.

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  7. Personally, I'd be cyber-lost without you, Mizz Jane. But a girl's gotta do what a girl 's gotta do. The advice above is good; maybe it's just take a little break time? How's the shoulder?
    Hugs from warm 'n sunny Denver-town, Diane

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    1. Shoulder good, 3 and a half months from surgery, need to watch myself more thab ever now!

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    1. Gosh, she's smart and British and lives in an adorable house in beautiful country with fabulous pets and The Gardener.

      She might know of what she speaks,.

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  9. Add me to the list - well, both lists ... having trouble finding things to say, but wow it would really disappoint me if i knew you wouldn;t be there sometime this week. "seven year itch" may be a good description for it.

    Take some time off, write a little less often and find your mojo - don't want you going too far away. it would be very lonely without you. xoxo

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    1. Thanks Webb, we've grown up together.

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  10. Hmm...Racel has just popped up at my blog, with the same advice.And I think she may have a point.
    I still have other more pressing things to sort out, but perhaps An Announcement is the way to go...

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    1. Oh god are we all throwing in the towel? Thank god for Marie!

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  11. What rachel said:).

    Or even take a 2-week time off. xox.

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    1. At least I won't feel guilty now if I can't, don't. won't post.

      You are an limitless source of material.

      How do you do that?

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  12. I just went through that. Life very rudely gets in the way sometimes. I'm sure it will come back, you are too opinionated and glib for it not to...and I mean that in the best of ways. Glad you wrote though, I was about to send you one of my mother hen worried emails.

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    1. Well you made me laugh..me opinionated?

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  13. Oh for goodness sake, you lot, let's stop all this wimpish talk of giving up/taking breaks - we are all too interlinked to cope with it for long, and our nice little network of blog friendships would wither away in despair! Let's all just post the occasional picture if we can't find anything to write about, and wait for the inspiration fairy to return. And thank you for the testimonial, Jane - nice to be called smart, especially today when I feel decidedly dim witted! Am going off now to think of a theme to challenge everyone - how about Show Us What your Cat Looks Like From Behind...... (kidding).

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    1. Yes Ma'am,.,,,and may I say no cat could ;look cuter from behind than the Guster.

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  14. I've noticed a lot of bloggers either stopping or taking a break. I've been blogging for more than eight years, and still have fun doing it, although sometimes it's hard. Keep going, but do it less frequently. Quality, not quantity.

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    1. This from a woman who combines both quality and quantity on a daily basis!

      Will heed your words.

      xo

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  15. Oh yes, what Rachel said especially the second time. Think it's advice we could all do with. I must admit I've been feeling exactly the same Jane - wondering what on earth i could possibly write that would even remotely amuse anyone. I wish blogger had a 'like' button because sometimes it would just be nice to know if anyone is even reading. And I too would really miss your posts. Short break only allowed, more zumba encouraged, although wondering if you were able to move the next day? xx

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