"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It isn't you, it's me...

...I have been such a bad, bad bloggy friend lately and I really must apologize.  I wonder at this point if anyone even comes by here anymore!  Really, I wouldn't blame you.

I have been struggling with some health issues lately, along with the hubs.  With that and the on going family drama I, quite frankly, have just not had much to say.  I am worn out with bad news, with accusations, with poor health~~my head hurts and my heart aches.  I have even considered shutting the whole thing down.

But, I can't.  I love blogging and all the wonderful, beautiful friends I have met here.  I need blogging to keep the "depression" monster away.  I need a place to rant and rave and although I am always hesitant to rant the raving part comes quite easily.

So right here, right now, I am making a promise to myself to shake it off and blog more often.  I can't promise that my photographic skills or my punctuation will improve but I can guarantee that I will be the better for trying.  Take care peeps.

See, I feel better already.

flowers courtesy of my daughter on mother's day.


  1. I'm sorry to hear this Joanne. I know what you mean...Last year I had a few health issues and a couple of family drama events and I didn't feel like blogging, in fact, I didn't feel like talking...until I broke down. Luckily for me, my friends and hubby rallied around me and I just kept putting on foot in front of the other plus I asked my dr. for help. Talking about it helps so find someone who you trust and won't judge you. Know that you have some support here and you can vent all you want. Take care and take time for yourself.


  2. G'morn, Jojo ~ Life seems to have many a TOO many issues, doesn't it?!...

    All we can do is pray 'this too shall pass', as the old cliche says.

    I am sorry to see you are having more health issues & hope they are easily
    handled ... We are all here for you, sweet friend ...

    Hugs, Marydon

  3. Sorry to hear about your health problems. I think talking about it helps ease the anxiety; blogging is a good outlet. Blogging is about life, and problems are a part of life, so go right ahead and vent!

  4. I feel the same way! We are definitely in the same bloggy place. Hopefully we both snap out of it soon.

  5. Glad you are posting...writing can be very cleansing! Hang in there...we are in your corner!!

  6. Sorry things are rough. They can get that way sometimes. But there's always a silver lining. You just gotta look harder sometimes. Hope things look up soon. I may not always comment, but I visit often. Keep it coming!

  7. I come by here and I would be sad if you closed down your blog. Just keep on keeping on, it will get better. Keeping the blog will help you feel better when you want to write. If you don't feel up to blogging then wait until you do, the time will come. Take one day at a time or one minute at a time if you need to.

    You have friends here who will always be here for you. Hang in there I promise it is going to get better. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

  8. Last year my work kept me under water and I took 6 months off from blogging but I MISSED IT SO MUCH! take time for yourself. Bloggers understand.

  9. I am like you Jojo, seems like all I have to say is bad news about my health, etc, that I feel no one would want to come to my blog, so I haven't blogged much lately myself. I come to your blog daily Jojo, and would miss you, so please never leave. Blogging is what brought us together. I too have fibro was dx'd back in the early 90's so I understand. It's not fun and something most do not understand. I don't even tell people I have it, unless they tell me they do. We seem to have so much in common. I wish we lived closer to each other, so we could visit. If you need me, let me know. ILY

    God Bless~
    Debbie Jean

  10. Hi Jo Jo....
    Thanks for stopping by. Sorry you are not feeling up to par. Hang in there, and keep on blogging....I know it helps. Blog when you can,,,rest when you need to, that is my motto!



  11. Hi Sweet Friend,

    I blog in and out like a breeze . . . and I've found it to be a wonderful gift I give to myself. I may have few (if any) readers left, but I have a smile and an outlet. Find the joy in your day and record it; then go back and enjoy it on a gloomy day. It has worked wonders for me as I slogged (and blogged) through a looooong winter of changes.

    Attitude is everything . . . but then you've demonstrated that you know that over and over on the pages of this bloggy place.

    XO ~~ Debbie

  12. I've only just started coming to your blog and I see you have taken some nice shots of something that always seems to be uplifting. I applaud you for hanging in there through a struggle with your health. Now I will stay tuned to learn of how you persevere! ~Lili

  13. I've been away awhile Jojo, so I am sorry to hear that it has been rough lately for you. I am so glad that you are going to stick around, because I'm not good at Facebook, so I would never see you.
    Have a great weekend dear.

  14. Oh Sweetie, it's so hard sometimes to find a balance when life throws too much at you at one time. Nothing stays the same forever. It just feels that way.
    I think that Blogging is our best friend at times like this. Please don't give it up. When we are honest and tell our blogging friends that times are tough, we always get support and love, that at the worst moment, can keep us going.
    Life is what it is. We can't change some of the things that happen to us, but we can choose to have a positive attitude, or get angry, or have a good cry. Sometimes any one of these things can save the day.
    Take care of yourself and keep writing. We will listen.

  15. Blogging is such a gift so much of the time. It seems like there's stuff you want to write, but you are afraid to. Embrace it. Sometimes writing the scary stuff makes it so much less scary.

    Much love, keep writing!

  16. We don't care about your punctuation skills. :-) We're here to listen, just as we hope folks are out there to listen to us.

    Whatever is going on in your life, this is your place to vent.

    I'm always happy when you visit my blog and post a comment, even though I don't always have the time to do a return visit right away. :-)

    I hope you're feeling better soon.

    Can I ask you a question? Why do you have comment moderation? I know lots of folks don't like to post comments when they see comment moderation. It's weird, but true.

  17. I have been a bad blogger lately too. Hang in there girl. Things will get better!


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