Monday, April 15, 2013

What You Missed-Part One

  Happy Monday, Loves!

I swear to God, I do have some ideas for more creative blog posts rolling around in my head. Unfortunately, today's post is not one of those. 

Before I get to the really good posts, I feel compelled to fill you in on what you missed while I was away on my strange blogger's block hiatus....somehow, my weird OCD (or whatever this is) won't let me get passed recapping those 4 months before I can move on. I'm not sure what's up with that. I'm thinking that it's entirely possible I'm just certifiably crazy. It's not likely, cause I'm pretty sure someone would have said something to someone on my behalf in the last 36 years if that were the case, but you never know. Perhaps everyone I know has been wringing their hands and having whispered conversations like, 
 
"She knows she's crazy, right?" 
 
"I don't think so...someone should tell her." 
 
"That's awkward. I'm not going to tell her. You tell her." 
 
"Dude. I'm totally not having that conversation with her. What if she snaps?"
 
"She'll probably figure it out on her own eventually, right?"
 
"Probably. I mean, how can she not see how crazy she is?" 
 
"Yeah, you're right. Wanna go get some pizza?"
 
  I have issues...let's just leave it at that.
 
So, anyway. I believe I left you right after Thanksgiving.  Here's a recap of the first few months after that...
 
December
 
Christmas  came and went and we had a lovely holiday.  I got a new SLR camera and have been having loads of fun learning how to use it since then. Trust me, it's still very much a work in progress. 


There was cookie baking...
 
 


 
And sledding...
 
 
 

And lots and lots of snow....






And presents and celebrations and love...


January
 
 
Pretty much nothing except this happened in January. Seriously. I live in the frozen freaking tundra. You missed nothing.
 
February
 
February was a little bit more exciting (to be fair, it really had nowhere to go but up).  
 
 
 
 Husband and I went to New Orleans for the Super Bowl!! Well, I went to New Orleans to tag along with Husband who had tickets to the game but, that's a minor detail. This is us in the French Quarter.




 Jackson Square
 
  And with a drunken Homer Simpson on Bourbon Street
 
 
 
And with a sober (I'm assuming) Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Honors Award show. This is a picture of a the screen on someone else's camera. Sorry for the ghetto quality of the photo. 
 
I'm working on an entire post on NOLA...stay tuned.  
 
 
 Out of interest for your time, and (let's be honest) my shear laziness, I will save the March/April recap for another day.  
 
On another topic....it appears that while I was away the blogging Gods have decided to do away with GFC/Google blog reader?  WTF??  This is disconcerting.  I'm all confused and frightened now.  I guess I need to get my cookies moving on this.  So...I'm linking up with  the ladies at Northern Belle Diaries and Postcards From Rachel for their I heart Bloglovin' link up. 
 
 



So, that's that!

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

xoxo,


 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hi. I'm Not Dead.



Imagine, if you will, that I am sheepishly poking my head into the room and waving a small, embarrassed hello. Cause that's what I'm doing in my head.

So, let's get the awkward explanations out of the way right off the bat. I was unexpectedly gone for a while.  A long while.  I'm not sure why, other than I tend to do that.  Fall off the face of the earth, that is. 

Nothing horrible happened, my family is fine. I'm fine. We're all fine.  I just needed a little break from blogging that I meant to last just through New Year's and now, well, it's freaking April.

Oops. My bad.

I get a little reclusive in winter...kind of like a crabby, hibernating bear. When I'm in that state, I feel like nothing I could write would be fun or funny or interesting and it all seems like way too much work anyway.  (Hmmm...depressed much, Jen?)  Yeah...if I'm being totally honest, I believe I do have a touch of Seasonal Affective Disorder. (It's a real thing. I swear. Go Google it.) But the sun is slowly coming out and the snow and ice are finally gone and I can feel myself coming back to the land of the living.

I live in the wrong part of the country, that's for damn sure.  I dream of living in Southern California someday where I hear they have things like plants and sunshine and temps above 7 degrees between the months of November and April and all the people there walk around feeling all superior what with the sufficient levels of vitamin D coursing through their veins and all. Hell, I could move to Southern Ohio and have less of a barren winter wasteland to contend with than I do here in the fair dairy state of my birth...

But, that's neither here nor there. I am back now and I can already feel my blogging mojo returning. Just the act of logging back into my account and dusting off the cobwebs has triggered a whole slew of future post ideas.  Thanks to all of you who stuck around and to all of you who subtly and not so subtly (I'm talking to you A) pushed me to get back into the game. And thanks in advance for being patient with me as I find my voice again.  

This post is definitely sub par but I have to just write something and slap it up there or I'll never be able to start again. I was just reading back some of my old posts and I was relieved to realize that I'm not as big of a no talent ass clown as I thought. So, there's hope for better posts to come. I promise. 

Incidentally, I've always wanted to work the phrase "no talent ass clown" into a post....Yes! I AM back!

See you all (very) soon!

XOXO,



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