Back when I took down my blog roll because it became so impossible to keep up to date I said I was going to give shout-outs to fellow bloggers instead. Sexy helmeted hottie JAY did and promised the same thing. Each time I go to read Jay he’s wishing Happy Birthdays and he’s guest posting and he’s just plain doing what he said.
Me – not so much.
I tell myself I’m not a lazy thoughtless bitch because ‘followers’ is there. But ‘followers’ sucks. As I recently mentioned to the sweet super carpentry talented MICKY-T, my freakin’ followers thingie appears and disappears as much as my ex-husband used to.
Now I could make excuses. First of all there is my brand new grand baby Hope …
Her AUNTIE DARYL sent her a spiffy fashionista worthy outfit and I haven’t even taken a photo of her in it yet. Actually my photography is suffering a bit overall. I have been skipping photo projects (I hate the word meme) over at the THE PHOTO BLOG. I haven’t posted for ROBIN’S project or HEY HARRIET’S project in weeks. Same with CAMERA CRITTERS.
Then there’s all the family psycho drama. I’m thinking the less said about that the better. I do appreciate all the support and hugs I got from that post. CHERIE gives great hug, as does THOM. New friends like DUST BUNNY HOSTAGE and STITCH took the time to leave a kind word. I met Dust and Stitch during Positive Day, which I learned about from dancing and sports maven TRAVIS. My photo friend in Scotland JACKIE was really concerned. Her comments made me smile, just the way her amazing photos do.
The endless to and fro with the disability folks continues. As my friend BOND, VIN BOND said recently – “insurance companies suck”. I did however manage a small victory. After an initial denial I organized all my doctors and several of my clients for whom I can no longer work into a letter faxing campaign. I was told that my case has been sent back for re-review. RAVEN and AKELAMALU have been especially supportive on this front.
The heat wave hasn’t helped to energize me. As BOBBIE mentioned just the other day, the hot weather makes it difficult to focus on blogging or much of anything. RAMBLING WOODS, not to be confused with RAMBLING VILLAS GIRL, agrees. I hate hot weather and I despise humidity. I can’t even be funny about it the way RON can.
I’ve been trying to write. I have Finola’s story to finish and tons of stories about Nana. I have several other outlines too. I have also been looking into financial aid for online classes. I’d love to learn more about web design and graphic design and of course photography – it would be so wonderful to start a new home based business that I could actually do without the physical demands and travel of my current business. I don’t want to live on disability; it is never going to give me enough to get the hell out of this house – oops! I’m going there again. Plus how cool it would be to be as tech savvy as MOJO or as good a photographer as CG and HILARY and NICOLE B. The wonderful HAPPILY RETIRED GAL has taken some classes and it really shows in each new post.
I don’t know how it happens but somehow I end up playing online games. They calm me, especially when the leg throbs and the back muscle pulls and I don’t want to take another pill (or make another cocktail).
This keeps me from replying to all comments the way my sweet MATT-MAN does. I used to reply to every comment but I just can’t right now. I do read every single one plus I read all the comments on other blogs. That how I found SCOTT. He’s clever and quick and very funny. I think comments is how PATTI and GRAYQUILL found me. I’m glad they did, I enjoy their stories a lot. Plus I love to tease Grayquill a bit cause I think he likes it too. He’s Roadquill to me but that too is another story.
Well I need to go see if I have any worthy entries for PIC A THEME or WORLD IN B&W or any of MARY’S projects. How does she do it? I guess that’s why she’s a professor and I’m playing online poker.
I really do hope I can do a post with some linky love soon but I can’t promise.