July 30, 2007

Make Up My Mind!

Billy Shakespeare

To blog or not to blog - that seems to be the question. It's not that I don't enjoy it, but it just can't be the way it used to be. It grew into a pretty time-consuming process for me and, for a long time, it worked well. The thing is, my mind and much of my time has been newly occupied lately and the best I could possibly hope for now is to eke out the occasional post - be it short or more typically Hag-ish (verbose).

I won't get around to visit a whole lot. Many of my long-time readers already knew that. Again, the intentions are good, the desire is present, now to just make time stand still!

I have lots of news since I last posted. Some nice, good ... some not so good and some terrible. The worst of it is that my dad passed away a month ago. Even though our relationship over the past several years was strained and distant ... his death saddened me greatly and had an impact on me. More on that another time.

I've become very attracted and attached to nature this summer. I've always enjoyed animal-life but it has burst into action and truly melded with my own life in the past few months. Hm. Maybe it's just that I've finally noticed ~ stopped to smell the flowers, as they* say. In any case, upcoming posts will feature some really neat photos and as soon as I learn the technology, some nice video clips too.

I still have the usual complaints along with some new ones, the same silly sarcasm and humor, and the same in-your-face writing style. Oh. And clearly, once I start typing, I still can't seem to stop.

Thanks for reading and I'll be back!

* "they" ... long-time readers may recall my issue with this term. Who the hell are they anyway? Has anyone figured it out by now?


Blogger Walker said...

First I would like to express my sympathy the loss of your father.
It doesn't matter how strained relationships are between parents and children, the love is always there.

It's nice to see you post once in a while so we could see how things are going in your life.

Many have stopped blogging or slowed down, as life gets busier there is no time.
There are no rules about how much to blog just when you feel like posting, I am happy you felt like it today.

I could see how you could be lost with nature I have seen alot of it lately myself.

Take care

11:50 AM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

Hi Walker, nice to see you! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a nice note. I hope to be getting back into it a bit here and there. I'll drop over when I can. Hugs. WH

5:38 PM  
Blogger Tabor said...

Having lost my Dad whom I loved very much (but probably failed to ever show that) and having lost my Mom (with whom I had a mercurial relationship) I think I can imagine (just a little) all the mixed feelings this milestone in your life throws at you. I keep telling myself that these odd and invasive feelings are insurance that I am still alive. On another note, I thought blogging was supposed to be fun...not an obligation to others. Do what you want Babe...you only get one go around!!!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Violet said...

seems like just as i am coming back, everyone else is leaving... we'll be awaiting your return!

7:30 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

I'm sorry about your Dad.

You have no idea how excited I get when I see a new post from you! I can't wait for you to return.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

TABOR ~ Thank you tons for stopping by and for offering the kind and supportive suggestions!

VOILET ~ I think it goes in waves ... as one leaves, two return, one returns, two leave, etc. What a zany blog world. I appreciate you stopping in!

KENJU ~ Judy what a nice gift you always give with your encouraging and sweet comments! I will do my best to make my one-time-around (as Tabor says) as good as it gets. :)

9:12 PM  
Blogger Dave Morris said...

Carol, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. Really, really sorry.

If it's any help at all, Violet and I are bringing a little one into the world soon to take his spot on the planet. April 6th is the blessed date. Life's funny... all things old become new again.

Chin up and all that. :)

8:14 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

Dave Morris you little devil you!
Great to see and hear from you - it's been awhile. So happy to learn about your great news with Violet ... you timed it well too, I hear GREAT babies are born in spring. :)

10:21 AM  
Blogger Spinning Girl said...

It is always a joy to see you, in whatever capacity! Thankfully there's no right or wrong way to blog, and no one policing this hobby of ours.

My condolences for the loss of your father, and my hope that the impact/lesson of it will be something secret and sacred that you carry around within you, a gift, a treasure.

And the outdoors, well ... it brings me joy to know that you are falling in love with nature, all over again.

All the good things!

1:56 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

SG - I can't wait to make my way over to visit you. Jo told me when she met you how odd it was that there was a "Cerebral" link. Glad for that. I miss both of you so it was a great thrill and treat to hear from you both and in such a context!
Things are calming now, little by little. Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving your cute little footprint. It always brightens the place up!

7:09 AM  
Blogger Wicked H said...

Hagglette: I am sorry for your Dad's passing. I am happy to see you are doing well and communing with nature. Nothing wrong with that. Don't worry about us, we are around.

Looking forwarding to "seeing" you whenever.

Lots of Hugs.....

10:08 AM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

WICKED H ... (aka "the other WH") ... Thank you for the kind words and for providing so many good stories on your blog ... for stopping in to see if I'm still around and for the hugs.Especially for the hugs.
From the other WH

6:58 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

So sorry to hear about your father Carol. Very sad.

Blogging is not what it once was for me either...I find it difficult to come out with a somewhat readable post these days, but do what I can more to chronicle the goings on in my house than anything else these days.

It's always a pleasure and a treat to see a new post from you (regardless of how long it took me to come back in here and notice!)


5:49 AM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

Thank you so much for coming by and checking in on me even after such a long time. Glad to see you're not one of the many who have given up completely on blogging by now. I never deleted the Outpost because I knew in my heart that sometime, knowing myself as I do, I might want (or need) to return... glad I left it open.

Since we can't have the old days back, I'm all for making some "new" old days. :)

See you soon! And thanks for the hugs!

7:28 AM  
Blogger J said...

It's great to hear from you. You have all my best wishes, and my support.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

J ...

We WILL get together. We WILL we WILL.
Thank you so much for stopping in again ... and for being my buddy.

PS ... I want to know more about this drug you took that caused excessively vivid dreams ... betcha I took one that is of the same ilk - mine was for treatment of migraines.
We. Must. Talk.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous frustrated writer said...

Great to see another hagpost and yes, you've been missed! I totally understand how busy life can be but it is nice to see an old friend pop back into the blogosphere from time to time. My sincere regrets on the passing of your father. I hope there are some warm memories for you to hold on to.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

MARK ... (Frustrated Writer)
You're absolutely right! It IS always great to see an old friend pop back into the blogosphere from time to time. Thanks so much for doing so. I'm really hoping to have much more to offer (including posts, blog visits and comments on people's posts) really soon. In the midst of having house renovations done now - so once again, can't seem to stay glued to the computer for more than a short bit at a time. I've missed your fun, informative and well written posts. See you soon!

10:08 AM  
Blogger PBS said...

Sorry to hear about your father. It's difficult to lose a parent no matter the relationship. Nature is a great place to get lost in and explore! I don't get as much of it here in town as we did when living in the country, though.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

PBS - One of my oldest blog-pals! Sooo great to hear from you - thanks for the kind thoughts. You and I have made the nature-exchange; you moved from country to city and I from city to country. Neat how that works out, isn't it? Be seeing you soon - glad you stopped in.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My abiding memory of last year's visit to NYC is of you, with cheeks flushed and a look in your eyes which I mistook for delight and enthusiasm as this traveller from overseas displayed his wit and charm. You really ought to have told me those steps were too numerous and steep - I'd forgotten about your heart condition!

What can I say about your father, except to give my sympathy. I hope you and the rest of your family are well.

Keep on blogging.


Get blogging soon.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

DONonymous - Thank you for the sentiments regarding my dad - I appreciate it.

As to your visit to the States last year - the stairs were a challenge on that, the hottest day of the city year. Hm. Does this mean at 51 years old, I managed to build even more character than I already had? Good lord.

Perhaps another time you could pick a 'normal' staircase and not one that is encased in construction plastic with 250 steps? haha

Thanks for stopping in!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Bobby said...

I'll let my blog go unposted...but I'll never hit that 'delete' button. And I'll never change addresses either.

That's just me.

And this is just random.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

BOBBY ~ Thanks for visiting the Outpost and for leaving a most-welcome comment!
Some would say that nothing in life is truly random ... the jury is still out for me on that one, but I do get such a kick out of new blog friends. Hope you'll stop by again.

11:11 AM  
Blogger MYSTIC said...

Sorry for your loss Hag. No words ever fill the hole, no matter what your intent. Take care.

4:50 AM  

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