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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Remember who I am! Accept the things I cannot change!

Time was, I sewed quilts and clothes and I read books. I polished the bathroom taps and I did the ironing and I dug holes in the garden and put plants in them and I read lots of books about myths. I went swimming and I made cats out of cardboard.

And every so long I would sit down and write a blog post about these things and take photos to go with it. And my life got collected up in a series of little episodes that occasionally I'd look back on and think how nice it was that it was still all there.

But then everything got too busy, too busy by far, and I'd contemplate changing my blog header to The Coffee Lady - Mother. Misery. Blue-Arsed Fly - but I'd never have time so it didn't get done.

These days, I shuttle back and forth to Eldest's school and my office and home and there is too much going on to even tell you but suffice to say it's tedious, it's busy, and not in a fun-busy way but in an another-day-of-tears-and-how-did-it-help-us way and it's nothing new and nothing exciting but all those issues I eluded to before were not helped in any way by chia seeds (which, by the way, turned out to give me incredible wind). And I'd kind of decided that I just didn't write a blog anymore and that wasn't something I even needed to berate myself about.

And then the other day I had to fill in a form and I couldn't remember even a vague date of when something happened a few years ago, and Mr Coffee said: "Did you write a blog post?" And of course I did, and I looked back and thought how nice it was that it was still all there.

So how about we forget that once I was a half-decent blogger who did things, and accept that now I'm someone with two snatched minutes and nothing to say, and let me fling bits of twaddle at the screen without any expectations? Because that's the only way I can see this thing progressing.


29 comments:

  1. Oh welcome back; I've checked every now and then - but we all get swept up in the important things in our lives and something has to give... don't berate yourself and don't feel pressured to write when you don't feel like it. (But please write when you DO feel like it - you write so well!)

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  2. Life hey! Sometimes it is just like this!

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  3. two minutes of twaddle works for me x

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  4. I enjoy your twaddle, with or without headphones, sorry it's a bit ho hum at the moment..

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  5. Love your twaddle. Not at all surprised that chia seeds were not the answer to everything.

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  6. I've always enjoyed reading however random, infrequent or twaddle like your posts might be!

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  7. One day it will all end the kids will be grown and gone and you will look back on it all with fondness, and realise it was not so bad just a time when you were busy. Remember to breath and enjoy, it is not a rehearsal.

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  8. Lovely to see you back and the twaddle is reassuringly honest and appreciated!

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  9. Oh yes, please do come here and fling bits of stuff at the screen. I'm really sorry it's so busy for you at the moment, I hope things ease off soon. I laughed a bit at the outcome of the chia seeds, I shall exercise extreme caution if I see them. CJ xx

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  10. We insist on the splendid twaddle, so long as it's not at the expense of anything more important such as peace and quiet for you.

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  11. Oh thank the Lord, you have a reassuring habit of making me feel part of a club, (I won't say 'more normal' because, well...) and I could do with some headphones, because I've lost mine, I think they are in a drawer somewhere and even Miss Kondo can't help me.

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  12. Yes, I am still here, fling any amount of twaddle at me - anything is worth reading here.

    And as for chia seeds - pah!

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  13. Sounds good, unlike the chia seeds......

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  14. Sounds good to me (and entirely normal - I keep meaning to blog and keeping getting distracted by actually living life - be kind to yourself you can't do everything all the time)

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  15. Things are similar here. In my case I find having a job is very time consuming! It's lovely to come home and read other people's bits of twaddle, even when I have nothing of interest to write myself.I keep checking back here in case you've posted again.

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  16. missed you... glad you are still here in cyber space...

    It's the same here... real life too hectic to spend time in the bloggerverse...

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  17. I am a big fan of twaddle. Keep up the good work!

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  18. I check quite frequently to see if there is any more twaddle, so imagine my joy. I will be Kondoing my chia seeds tomorrow. They do not spark joy.

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  19. lovely to read this, and looking forward to future flinging of twaddle xx

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  20. Hello!!! broccoli give me wind not chia seeds. (maybe you're eating too many?)

    nice to see you're still alive!

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  21. Please don't stop! I've just found your blog and it's ace. X

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  22. Oh, chia seeds - vastly overrated, often with Uncomfortable, Unpredictable, Unpleasant Outcomes. Love the twaddle though, you always make me laugh, sometimes out loud. And isn't it better to have a bit of sporadic twaddle of the quality variety, rather than daily inanities? So many bloggers feel they must post something - anything - and it's quite clear that it's not from the heart. I'd rather chortle sporadically than be bored regularly. Doesn't matter if your next post is six months away, I'm sure we'll all hang in there. Not in a stalkery sort of way though...

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  23. Two minutes of twaddle is perfect, because these days that's about the length of my attention span. Lovely to see you - hope to see you again!

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  24. I am totally OK with that, Coffee Lady.

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  26. Welcome back! I used to be such a horribly busy person and then my children left home and I retired and my mother died and now... I'm still quite busy but not nearly so much. And the trouble is that now I don't have much to blog about. Ah well.

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