In the words of Jocelyn O.

…and closer


That is what I feel every time someone actually “likes” one of my posts, comments, or even follows my blog.

Why do I feel amazed? Because I feel like the stuff I am writing is not that grand and I feel like those of you that take some time to read, comment, like, follow… you believe in me. Without even really knowing who I am, I feel like you are having faith in me – and to all of you – THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You have no idea the motivation you give me to move forward and continue. To DO BETTER!

I had A LOT of downtime today considering I didn’t work. This usually means I come up with crazy ideas or over analyze things way too much. Sometimes though I just shut down, zone out, I don’t give my problems a chance to come in through the door to my brain. Because honestly I just don’t want to think about them for awhile.

After a pretty lazy day – I did get the socks matched and put away- unfortunately I have a pile of socks who are missing their pair 😦 I refuse to get rid of them in hopes of somehow finding their other half, but if after some time I don’t then I am trashing them.

Hubs came home and we relaxed. Ate. Went to Costco just to buy Coke (even though some how other items magically got into our cart along the way *grins*). We like the Coke there because it has no aspartame. Aspartame = BAD. That’s a topic for another day though.

As you can see nothing grand occurred, yet something still comes to mind – perhaps because hubs and I got into a bit of an argument…Why can’t communication be easier? It is easy to say words, but it’s not easy to express what your heart is really feeling, or actually, that’s wrong. You CAN express exactly what your heart and mind feel, but somehow along the way, the sound waves have an accident or take a detour, and the message the receiver ends up with is nothing like what you sent… Is it just me? Am I alone in this? Please tell me I’m not!

What makes it worse is I feel like I should have EXCELLENT communication with my other half, but that’s not always the case. Mind you – we’ve only been married 1 year and 8 months, but shouldn’t we be in perfect harmony, or getting there?

I don’t really like to delve too much into my personal life with hubby, but this is an issue that I feel like I can and need to talk about because I want to get better at communicating. Then again it is hard when the other person is not as eager – or feels as if everything is fine as is.

It can be highly frustrating.

I know time, patience, and getting to know each other better well improve it all, but it just sucks when a beautiful day turns bad because of the dumbest issue.

Anyways, just wanted to vent out about that and see if anyone out there agrees, disagrees… anything?

I still have to complete a lot of the things I mentioned I wanted to do, in yesterday’s post, but I’ll have all of Friday to do that. Tomorrow is a LONG day for me. It hasn’t started yet and I can’t wait for it to be over.

OH… and I’m sorry that this post has been a bit long, but I definitely know some things i want to start blogging about consistently.

(1) A day where I review, summarize, and/or discuss a book I am reading. Right now I am reading a book by Nora Roberts, but after I finish this little series, I want to go back and read Classics. I know there are a number I’ve read, but I want to refresh my memory; I also know that I probably won’t like a few, but I feel like my “reading repertoire” is incomplete without having read all the classics. So if you have any to suggest for me, pllleassseee do!

(2) Musical Mondays. I know you already know about this one, but I had not been keeping up with blogging much less this, so I want to get back to that. I don’t know if I want to make Mondays the day for that now though. We’ll see.

(3) Knitting. It’s an endeavor I am just beginning so I’d like to discuss the things I go through as a self-taught knitter and also point out great knitting material I find online- be it stores, blogs on knitting, etc.

These are a few of the things I’d definitely like to write about all the time. I still feel like the foundation of my blog needs work though. I want to get that done by this week. I was looking through the themes and I couldn’t find anything that really caught my eye, or that I like more than this one. So I’m sticking to this one for now. I also think I do want to change the blog name just because I need something more representative of me. YES, a huge part of me *Dreams of going to Galway* but it is not the main part of who I am or what I want.

Okay, I’ll be done with it for tonight.

And, again, ANYONE who stops by and takes the time even to just read: t-h-a-n-k y-o-u!!!! 🙂


Comments on: "…and closer" (8)

  1. you’re welcome:-)

  2. I feel the exact same way! Being so far away from family and friends can make me feel disconnected, and it’s nice to have an online community that you can share things and create bonds with. (Internet bonds totally count).

    • Yes, the disconnected feeling is not a pleasant one, but the people you meet here can definitely fill that empty spot if not 100%, at least make it better a looot. I also think the having to write stuff out an being more detailed if we want our friends on here to understand what we mean, brings out a side to us that we don’t get to use in our physical relationships all the time. I hope that makes sense.

  3. I like very much reading your posts, and I’m happy you thank me for that… But as a blogger I believe the best way to say thank you is to visiting each other blogs and (at least…) pushing the Like button… I am sure (it is working with my blog) your visitors rate would improve a lot on the basis of reciprocity… as any other human business does… Thanks 🙂

    • I agree 100%. I actually talk about that in my older posts. I want to make it a goal to check up on blogs I subscribe to at least once a week if not more. The blogging world, as the life we lead, isn’t and shouldn’t be only about receiving. In fact it really is much more fulfilling when you go out there and read other blogs and let people know their work is appreciated. We gain and learn so much more from supporting one another, than simply leading a hermit blog life. In such a case I’d call it more journalling than blogging. So thanks for those words, they were an important reminder!

  4. It’s not quiet yet a classic (written in 2003), but a really great read you can get caught up in is called, Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts. I am about half-way through (it’s 1000 pages). I would highly recommend it! Well written, and a true story. 🙂

    • The name grabs my attention! Thanks for the recommendation. I’m going to start compiling a list and will add this title.

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