Tag Archives: blogging

little did I know…

how much time a relationship would take. I never even thought about the things I would no longer have time for once I became involved with someone. But it is true! I have been nominated for two awards by another blogger but have not even had the time to thank her or follow up with those as one is supposed to do.

We see each other on a pretty regular basis and in fact spent the entire Labor Day weekend together. Honestly, I was a bit afraid to spend that much time with him as I have been single and living alone for over 30 years! But I must admit it was quite nice having him around. He even makes the bed in the morning…without my asking! He takes his shoes off when he enters the house even without my asking (of course I don’t even do that!).

New Guy and I did a lot over the weekend. It included going to a very large art festival. He is an artist so it was interesting to hear some of his comments. Me? I just appreciate nice things. We wandered around a great little town and checked out all the boutiques there. He is really a great shopper! Oh and speaking of shopping he went with me to help find something to wear to an upcoming wedding! And we even went out to play his very first round of golf. He had recently been given a full set of golf clubs by a friend of mine. He kept telling me there would be no problems with his putting but perhaps his drives would need some help. After the nine holes we played he did admit that perhaps some lessons would be in order.

But there was one moment that stood out for me from this weekend. It was the moment that I think I realized that my feelings for New Guy were getting stronger and that maybe this guy is going to really be around a very long time. It was Sunday evening and we were both just a bit tired. Didn’t want to go to a movie and nothing at all on TV. We headed to the bedroom (ok, get your mind out of the gutter) and he began working on a crossword puzzle and I with my Kindle book. Pretty soon I realized I was not really reading so I leaned over to help him with his puzzle. He was laying there with his sweats on and I was leaning over him. At one point he just looked up at me and it was just that very short moment in time that will remain with me for a lifetime.

Isn’t it amazing how it is the little things? Just those tiny smiles or looks that only last seconds? But they mean oh so very much.

But again…my apologies…I had no clue that being in a relationship would take up so much of my time. Hopefully as the newness of this wears off I will have a bit more time to get back into this blog. But in the meantime I intend on enjoying every second with New Guy.


Leave a comment

Filed under my own thoughts

it’s a vicious circle…this blogging thing

Yes, I’m still new at this whole blogging thing. Ok, so I tried it twice before but I guess I never really took it seriously. This time for whatever reason I have taken it a bit more seriously and am actually…um…posting.

I guess in a way it is probably a good thing that I am currently unemployed. No my finances don’t like it but it most certainly gives me plenty of time to read other blogs.

Don’t get me wrong…I have been checking out blogs for many years. But in reality I don’t think I ever really took many of them seriously and I know for a fact that I have never “followed” someone’s blog before.

But as I open up WordPress the first thing I do is check out the freshly pressed posts. I end up reading pretty much all morning (it has now been almost 3.5 hours since I started reading today).  Then I go ahead and possibly post something on my little part of the world wide web (do we still call it that?) and almost immediately someone will “like” what I have done and of course I then have to go check that person’s blog. Oh…and of course while I’m doing that I also have to check the blogs those people follow as well as blogs from people that have commented. It is a vicious, vicious circle.

In fact I sat here this morning and was laughing so hard at something I was read, but within ten minutes of that was pretty much crying at the next post I was reading. And the photography…most of which I love…everyone has such different eyes and sees perhaps very similar things but yet so very differently and I find that pretty amazing.

How many blogs can one person follow?  I mean hopefully I will be working again soon which means I won’t have this much time to read all of the new posts from the blog I follow. What oh what is one to do?

And is one obligated to “follow” or “like” another person’s blog just because they decided to like your post or follow your blog?  Interestingly it seems that most of those people that have liked me (wow, people really like me??) are bloggers that, when looking at their blogs I find something interesting or in the case of photography beautiful. But really, what is the etiquette of a blogger?  Are you supposed to like or follow or comment all the time? I don’t know…I just don’t know…and am not sure there are enough hours in the day for me to continue to read, comment, like, and follow all that I want to be able to do.


Filed under my own thoughts