Monday, May 12, 2008

In Which LLA Attempts To Dip Her Toes Back Into the Blogisphere....


Mother's Day Pedicure, originally uploaded by lla.

Because that's the way to win your hearts back, right???
With a really bad pun, and a picture of my Fred Flintstone feet???

That's what I thought...
I mean, truly, who could resist *that* combination...



Hey Y'all.

It's me.

LLA?
(or Miss Cookie, if you're nasty...)

You might remember me, I used to actually post stuff here, and occasionally you found it funny enough to comment and things?

Yeah. Again, that's what I thought.

It's OK. Neither Flickr nor Blogger recognized me either.
Maybe it's my cool blue toes* that render me incognito????

Anyway - I really am trying to come back. For some reason, I'm just finding it difficult to get the BFC party started...

Where'd I go? Honestly, nowhere really. I just had a six-week period that was insane crazy busy. Nothing bad, but I realized it was potentially overwhelming. And in keeping with my New Year's resolution to "Just Be OK With Things" - I knew that something had to give. And the logical choice was blogging/blog-reading.

Sounds crazy, I know, to give up something that I enjoy. But long-time readers of BFC know that I have "issues." Many, many issues with many, many things. And that my blogging issue is that I get hung up on being the kind of blogger that I want to be. I knew that with everything else going on that I wouldn't be able to write the kinds of posts that I wanted to write, or respond to any comments the way that I wanted to, etc. etc. etc.
Even though I know that no one expects that kind of stuff from me. Except for me.

So - instead of trying to squeeze blogging in, and being unhappy with my efforts, I decided to take a little break. Better to miss it, than to continue and not find the joy in it - or so my thinking went.

In retrospect, it might have been nice to say "Hey - I'm taking a little break here, talk with you later and I'll be back!"

Except, we've all visited blogs where the authors keep making these big huge deals about how they are going to be taking these BIG. DRAMATIC. BREAKS! Only to be posting more frequently than ever a mere 36 hours later**.
What's up with that, btw? How am I supposed to miss you if you won't go away???

So.

Anyway...

The crazy tumultuous stuff is over.

Volunteer obligations are over, Over, OVER AND DONE! (Can you tell I'm excited by this???) And now it's back to the regular old tumultuous stuff that makes up my life. But for some reason, it's been hard to get back into the swing of it here. And I don't know why.

So - here I go, making the plunge (or dipping my toes back in - I guess it remains to be seen which it is...) Because while I feel pretty darn sure that I've not been doing anything particularly interesting, or crafty, or blog-worthy - I have missed it here. So I want to come back.

If you'll have me.
Me, and my Fred Flintstone feet...





*I'm sporting my Mother's Day pedicure - wh00t! I'm not 100% sure about the blue toes. Sometimes I look down and I think "oooh! cute!" and other times I look down and think "what was I thinking???" I am certain about one thing, though. I'm pretty sure that I am either too old, or too uncool to be truly rocking the blue toenails. But it's fun for a change....

**It goes without saying, Dear Reader, that of course I don't mean *you*

21 comments:

laeroport said...

Welcome back, sweetie! You WERE missed. :)

Christy said...

Welcome back LLA! So glad it was just normal, busy life keeping you away and not something bad. :)

Hockey Mom said...

You've been missed. And, dude, when we having lunch?

capello said...

yay! i've missed you!

Rebecca said...

hooray! i hoped you had not abandoned BFC. thought maybe there was a problem with the feed since i hadn't heard your bloggy voice in way too long. a blue moon. love the blue toes! hope your mother's day was fab!

Autum said...

I guess I'm nasty, Miss Cookie, and I'm here for the party!!

beki said...

Great big sloppy kisses to you! I'm so happy you're back XXX :)

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo!!! You're back! And, I, humbly, would like to take full credit for your return -- it was my comment a few days ago that did it, right? ROFLOL!!! Those toes look fabulous (said, certainly by Billy Crystal!)

alice said...

Yay! You are back!

Renee said...

Glad to have you and your nice, neat, manicured toes back with us.

Gotta Knit! said...

Welcome back! Was excited to have you pop up on my Google Reader.


We all have "issues" darling. I had enough this weekend for a Lifetime Movie.


Must get together early this summer! Think you and I need to hit the ole Margarita or whatever pitcher. Hockey Mom can come along too for really bad influence.

Big Pissy said...

Thank goodness!
I've really missed you! :)

megan said...

Glad you're back! "Mysterious absences" are all the rage these days. At least that's what I tell myself when I look at the last date that I posted anything...

TinkerBlue said...

Welcome back.

Love the toes. The indigo is a great colour.

rohanknitter said...

Welcome back!!!!
It was so great to see BFC all lit up in my bloglines!

flurogoddess said...

Oooh hello!

Glad you're back - I keep stealing your phrase "the house that crazy built". It's a bit like that at our end too!

Misty said...

While deleting most of my reader, without reading it, because I was so busy lately- I nearly lept off my seat when I saw you'd posted... The people in my family would have thought me crazier than they already do, and this wouldn't have worked, so I refrained...

But YOU were missed- but YAY you are back...

3 to get ready said...

So good to hear from you! Of course, no pressure. I am totally with you on the "don't let life pass you by" thing. If you're too stressed out because you're stretched too thin, better to focus, that's what I always say. Or what I would say, if I had two minutes to be proactive rather than reactive. Anyhoo, welcome back!

shizzknits said...

Welcome back!!! I was getting worried about you. Good to see it was just a break and nothing more.

African Kelli said...

Got to say, I was about to send out a search party. You were much missed and I am so glad you are back!

Chara Michele said...

I am glad you are back! :) Oh & I totally thought of you the other day when I saw a personalized license plate that said LLA! :)