a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Friday, May 13, 2016

maybe

......its a bit of laziness

or .......a let down after the A/Z challenge

........or this or that

but I have brilliant blog posts written in my head

but I just don't seem to have the motivation to write them down or to put pictures up regarding them

Life is going on and we are settling in.  We listed projects in priority to get them done and the last major one starts tomorrow. Then I'll probably do a before and after post with what we've been working on and include pictures of the house.  

I'm all unpacked, but then I didn't have much to unpack. Hubby has one more box to unpack in his music room and then he'll start organizing it and probably get rid of at least 30% of stuff he's been hauling around unopened for the past 15 months. 

Garage still needs to be unpacked but that's not my domain :)

Highlight of my week was reconnecting with an old friend (not in age on her part) from Montana.  There may be one or two of you still reading my blog that remember my stories about her, but I got to see her second baby born and then a few years later she came to visit us while we were still in Southern California and then a few years later I wrote when she was pregnant and lost her daughter at 26 weeks gestation.

We lost touch for a bit because of her busyness now raising five boys and the distance that separated us. We continued as Facebook friends.  She messaged me a month ago saying she and her hubby would be in town for a few days for business and a little mini getaway and wanted to get together for dinner. We met up last Saturday night at the same restaurant we held son's and daughter in law's wedding dinner back in October. Son couldn't make it because of his work schedule but daughter in law, the baby, and her daughter came along with us.  Walking into the restaurant, a sob escaped me. Ten years later since we were so close and so many tragedies and heartaches since then, but seeing her lovely smile.......precious........ We had a lovely dinner and catch up time and then she and her hubby came over the next day for dinner when son could also be there.  They have some tough decisions to make over the next few months; I am sure they will make the best ones seeking God's guidance.

It was very neat to see her.......

and just maybe one day soon I'll be motivated to actually put down on paper the posts running through my head....

until then, enjoy the weekend!

46 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Glad you got to hook up with an old friend. Up close and personal trumps facebook hands down. I know what you mean about posting. I have moments like that too.

Eileen T said...

I'm struggling to keep up with posting as well. Too much going on at the moment. Lovely to hear that you met up with your friend and I look forward to seeing the before and after photos of your new home.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Sometimes a certain post does not come. But we still have to move forward. Glad you met with your friend and also that you still posted something Betty.

Romance Reader said...

Awesome that you met your friend! Meeting friends face-to-face is far better than online!

baili said...

sometimes it happens that we bear so many good things to share but sometimes due to business or blockage in mind which often occurs for short while we don't find able to write but life is full of stories incidents and surprises and there is always lot to share with friends dear ,so hope and pray to see you soon ,best of luck for settling down in new house isn't it so exciting and pleasurable ,glad you had good time with old friend it is always joy to see friends have a blessed day

Bijoux said...

Blogging can be tough at times. Thanks for the update!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

So glad you are settling in and have that unpacking done. It sounds as if you've been very busy. Visits with old friends are wonderful Hope your Friday is a fantastic one !

Intense Guy said...

Enjoy your visitor from Montana!! Arizona and Montana - do they have any similarities? :)

Chatty Crone said...

Just stopping but to say hello - I think it is great that you are settled and it will become your home.

Chrys Fey said...

I definitely think it's probably let down from A to Z. Take a short break and come back rejuvenated. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Catching up can be hard with lives we all lead sometimes, but glad it was grand and could be done at your land. Sure those ideas will get down. But hey, there is always a to z next year

Ann Bennett said...

Then maybe there is hope I will catch up with your A to Z posts. I'll be catching up in June. I am going on a short holiday and thought I would use some of my evening time just relaxing and reading.

Hopefully, you'll remember these posts. Take care.

joeh said...

All the brilliant posts in my head always are better there than when the land on digital paper.

Paula Kaye said...

Connecting with old friends has to be the best!! And now living so close to your son and grandbaby!! Wonderful. Can't wait to see some pictures of the house

Around My Kitchen Table said...

Be happy in your new house! Those blog posts can wait - I'm sure they'll still be brilliant by the time you get them down on "paper"!

Melanie said...

How nice to reconnect with a friend!

I too have blog posts rolling around in my head but never seem to actually put them together! Someday....

Mevely317 said...

I'm right there with you ... trying to coax my thoughts out of my head and onto paper! I get my greatest inspirations (*smile*) while driving into work; but the best I can do is steer with my knees and quick-like jot notes onto index cards.

That's pretty neat about you and your friend connecting up close and personal! It sounds as if the two of you share a bond that time and distance can't diminish. Precious!

Joanne said...

This was a fine post. Just a chat is good. Enjoy the weekend and keep settling in

Maria Zannini said...

Posts are great, but it's just as nice to read personal updates.

Enjoy some down time.

Debby aka Coffee Lady said...

I have a friend, I need to reconnect with. I don't know what is troubling me though - we've both been through a lot.

You might be overwhelmed with everything. Take some "me" time...I am sure you will be able to get those posts knocked out as soon as you feel up to it.

I feel the same way about redoing our home. I have all these good ideas in my head, but am too tired, lazy or motivated to do it and it's frustrating. Every morning, I say, TODAY I am going to do it. And then don't. Grrrrrrrrrrr

Megan Whitson Lee said...

I felt the same way after the A to Z challenge. I just could not get myself writing blogs again. What a wonderful thing to see an old friend! I love it when you can catch up and it's just like when you last saw each other.

Wendy said...

At the end of A-Z, I felt like I just finished a race and was bent double trying to catch my breath. I didn't want to write either. In fact, I couldn't even think what I NEEDED to write or research. But I'm back at it as you will be too. In fact, this felt like a piece of writing! Happy Weekend to you! Go explore. Find a bench.

Saleslady371 said...

Hi, Betty!
I think it's neat the way you drop us a line on your blog to let us know you're okay, just busy! So happy for you to meet up with your friend and her family and yours. These kind of surprises make our lives rich, don't you think? Have a great weekend!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a lovely get together with your friend! You wrote it so well that I actually choked up with emotion...LOL...

This time of year is so busy for everyone. So much to do! I am going to stay focused on blogging as best as I can because I really enjoy interacting with my online friends from different parts of the world. It's so much fun!

Jo said...

I'd have to write them down because I would forget them. Glad you had a good reunion with your friend.

Linda said...

I remember and I'm so happy about this reunion and catching up! Glad settling in and projects are going so well.

Debbie D. said...

Most of us suffer blogger burnout after the A to Z Challenge.

Always nice to reconnect with an old friend.

Thanks for checking out my Reflections post. Sorry I missed your A to Z entries, but I wasn't well-organized this year.

Weekend-Windup said...

It would have been a wonderful time to be with old friends. I too have experienced it.

Liuba said...

You are not the single one my darling. All of us struggling at some point, but it is important to come back, to socialize, to stay in touch with people that love you and waiting for updates. Wishing you a blessed weekend, Liuba x

SweetMarie said...

glad you saw an old friend. :) and thanks for sharing with us!
happy Saturday!
Marie

Thea O'Brian said...

Oh Betty, how wonderful to see your friend again. It sounds to me like you and her have held each other up through the years.
Thank so much for sharing.
http://enchantedfantasies.blogspot.com/

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so happy that you got to meet up with your friend from Montana. (Amber and Dylan were in Montana this week) So glad she got to see the baby, DIL and her daughter. Also great that they could stop over for dinner at your house to see your son. I will keep them in my prayers for the hard decisions they are facing.

Liz A. said...

It's good to see old friends.

Maybe, rather than worrying about writing blog posts, you can just sort of journal what you're thinking. Then, when you're ready, it won't be so hard to start those posts. Blogging will still be here when you're ready.

Sunni said...

Betty,

I think Liz has a great idea about keeping a post journal for your thoughts. A lot of the time mine come to me very late at night when I'm no where near a computer. I usually forget what I was going to blog about if I don't get up and leave myself a note.

Glad you could connect with your friend. Looking forward to pics of your new house.

lyndagrace said...

I understand completely about lack of posting motivation after the big event. Me too. Facebook does a lot to keep friendship intact or to rekindle old ones.

yaya said...

I've let my blog lag a bit. I used to blog a couple of times a week and now I'm trying to get atleast one a week in. It's been a busy time and I'm trying to catch up with my blog friends. It's sweet that you were able to reconnect with a dear friend. It's amazing how distance and time can change a relationship but I'm glad yours has stood the test of all that. I'll look forward to your reveal posts of your new home. Have a good week!

Veronica Lee said...

Maybe I am just in a funk but I find blogging a chore these days.
Glad you could connect with your friend. Looking forward to pics of your new house.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm fighting the same blogging slowdown but I'm so busy with other things, I'm rationalizing my excuses.

Sharon said...

Betty, it's just good to hear from you!! And if you get to writing those *rattling words* in Blog Land, I'll be here to read them!

GOD BLESS!

Barbara Fisher said...

Well, I’m very glad you put this post down on paper as I loved reading it. I make up brilliant posts in my head while out walking but then something (like a bird or a flower) will distract me, and my ‘brilliant’ post is immediately forgotten.

Lux G. said...

Aw. I hope you feel better soon and find the motivation that you need. We'll be here waiting for your brilliant posts.

DMS said...

You may have posts in your head- but the one you posted was great! So glad you were able to meet up with an old friend. It sounds like you have quite a history and seeing each other was much needed. Good luck with the rest of the unpacking. :)
~Jess

Fran Kitto said...

Glad you got this one out. I have ones in my head that I then forget. Ones I have started typing up but forget I started them.

Elizabeth said...

I have definitely been there. I have great post ideas in my head, but can never quite muster the motivation to actually write them. I'm glad you got to reconnect with a friend. Those are always wonderful moments. I got to see one of my best friends on Saturday, which was nice because I have not seen her since Christmas.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who writes a lot more blog posts in my head than on my blog. :-)

How wonderful that you were able to spend time with an old friend. It's so nice to reconnect with people.

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

I am so happy for you that you and your friend reconnected! I'm sure things will work out for her what ever is best for her and her family.

Those posts in your head? Me, too. All the time! I even solve the world's problems, all in my head. If only I didn't procrastinate, we'll all be rich and have world peace. ☺