Monday, April 15, 2013
Do I Hafta?
Sometimes I feel guilty when I don't blog for several days. When it stretches to a week, I feel REALLY guilty. Sometimes I don't blog because I'm busy and/or tired. Sometimes I don't blog because I'm just not inspired. Sometimes I don't blog because I'm too lazy to sort through a bunch of photos and pull them into a story.
And sometimes I don't blog because I'm not sure anyone is reading the blog anyway!
The stat counter tells me people are visiting the page, but the scarcity of comments these days makes me think sometimes I am just talking to myself.
And that's okay, I guess. The reason I started this blog was to have some fun recording my life with critters and illustrating it with photos, and at the same time providing a way to let my friends and family know I'm still alive given that I am the world's worst at keeping in touch.
So, in case you are wondering, yes I'm here and all is well. I haven't been taking many photos lately so other than one long and complicated photo-post that I'm currently too lazy to put together, I have nothing wonderful for you to look at. That's why I stuck a nice sunrise photo, one you've seen before, at the top of this post. For those who like pictures more than words.
I've been rearranging my office in hopes of becoming inspired to write; I've been procrastinating on my taxes (which aren't due until April 30th in Canada, just in case my American friends who are trying to beat the midnight deadline today are wondering); I've been doing some gardening, and helping prepare for this year's SPCA giant garage sale, and going to my book club and my writing group, and walking the dogs, and watching Call the Midwife and American Idol and Murdoch Mysteries and Cracked (much more television than I usually watch - thank goodness we are already hitting the season finales on some of them!) and I've been reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and I've been catching up on long-overdue filing. I've been following up on leads on the still-missing Levi.
And Mitzi had a gastrointestinal upset that made her very ill for a few days so I've been helping pay down my vet's student loans (hey, she's a young vet - I'm guessing she's still paying off her loans rather than sending her kids through college). Mitzi is feeling much better now, thank you.
So, I guess I have been busy. Or lazy. Or a bit of both. Which is why I haven't blogged. But I know some of you are likely waiting for more stories and photos of dogs or pigs or hikes or life on the island. But I ask you.....
Do I hafta?