Sunday, November 7, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Just recently, while on a "girlfriend" trip to Las Vegas, one of my travelling companions and my daughter commented that they really missed my blog posts. Now, neither of those ladies leave comments, and I was surprised that they were faithfully reading my blog.

Where have I been? The answer to that is simple and complicated all at once. In September, we took our dream trip around the Pacific Northwest. I posted a little, and promised more but when I got home I just, I don't know, lost interest I guess. Anyway, each Monday I am determined to begin again, but somehow before I know it, it's Friday and I've not posted.

This Sunday afternoon, having just arrived home after a quick weekend jaunt to Hershey, PA to watch my niece run in the State cross country finals, I have decided to begin anew. Not only have I not been posting, I have not been keeping up with all my wonderful blogging friends. For that, I sincerely apologize, and admit that I have sorely missed all of you.

So, by means of catching up....This is where I have been.

Washington, Oregon and California

I took tons of pictures, but will spare my blogging friends. Jim and I have decided to collaborate on a scrapbook of our trip. I may post just a few pages here.

Attending one of the most beautiful weddings ever.

Enjoying the beauty of the wild flowers which were so beautiful this year.

Camping with my sister-in-law at one of my favorite spots on earth.

Enjoying beautiful fall days with my husband.

Hiking with Nicole.

Taking a Vegas jaunt with some girlfriends.

And so, you see, I haven't just been watching TV and eating bon-bons. In between all this travelling, I have managed to accomplish cleaning up my garden for winter, making applesauce and spaghetti sauce for my freezer, and a few other things.

What I have neglected is my writing and communicating with you, my dear friends in Blogland. I plan to be better. My daughter, and some of you, are participating in the exercise to write a novel in a month. Me, I'm just going to try to write on my blog more than once a week this month.

~May you have warm words on a cold evening,

A full moon on a dark night,

And the road downhill all the way to your door.

~Hippo Hugs~


Lynilu said...

hrumph. It's about time.


I'm glad to see you back. Let's hope this time it "sticks"!!

And, girlfriend .... "camping" does NOT include a cozy cabin! "Camping means a tent or something equally flimsy under the stars!! Jes' sayin!

PAM said...

Great post! And great photos!

That cabin looks so perfect, I would love to visit. I am glad you have enjoyed the Fall and are getting settled for the winter. Before we know it you'll be on your way again!

Faye said...

oh, I've been equally naughty, Pam. I somehow lost steam along the way and am wondering if I can ever pick up the momentum again. I am determined to try :) Welcome back my Blogger Friend.

CAmport said...

Here's to living life and making memories! Love all the pictures and am a little jealous of all your travels. :)

Winifred said...

You've been enjoying life and that's what it's about. You don't have to blog all the time, sometimes you need a break.

Your photos are great. Nice seeing parts of the world I'll probably never get to see. Thank you.

Sharon said...

I enjoyed the photos of your trip and would not mind seeing more.
I want to welcome you back and i was wondering what you have been up to.
Thanks for sharing!!

Midlife Mom said...

Yeehaw! You're baaaaacccckkkk! I know what you mean about losing steam sometimes. When I think about four years ago when I wrote every day it blows my mind!!! Now I'm lucky to write once a week. Funny how some people just read but never leave a comment, I have some like that too. You certainly had some wonderful experiences on your trips. I like the idea of a scrapbook, I used to do that before I started blogging.......ahem.... Now I am about three years behind in my pictures at least! ha! xoxox

Dana said...

Me,me,me (waving hand), I missed you too! Glad you had some a good time.

Mississippi Songbird said...

You have been busy. The pictures are great. I love the wedding ones too..I'm glad you had fun..Bunches of hugs.. and Happy Hiolidays!

Tracy said...

I missed your posts. Glad to "see" you again.