My blogging muse up and left. Abandoned ship. She went AWOL and MIA. All. Summer. Long. It wasn’t that I didn’t have stuff to write about. It isn’t that I didn’t have time. I just couldn’t find the words.
A lot of things conspired against my efforts to blog during the past several
weeks (err, months.) But I think (hope!) I’m ready to get back in the saddle, or swing, or whatever.
Here’s the upshot of how I spent my summer:
- We moved Swimmer Girl into her first dorm room in August. That was an experience filled with growing pains for mom and daughter, but after some shaky days, things have started to steady out. She’s been home once and I’ve been down for a visit once. It gets easier, right? Right???
- Mr. Official and I discovered we both like hot yoga, so on Tuesday and Thursday mornings you’ll find us at a local yoga studio for an hour of balancing and contorting in sauna-like conditions.
- My routine mammogram turned out to be not-so-routine. Everything is fine, but it was a wake-up call. More on that later. Suffice it to say that October is breast cancer awareness month, and I have a little different perspective on it this year than in year’s past.
- The fall TV lineup started without me. I have no clue what’s on these days. But I have caught up on a lot of movies lately. Some new, some repeats, some three-peats.
- I’ve actually READ a couple books lately, and I’ve started back in on a daily Bible reading program. For now, it consists of reading through 1 John (all 5 chapters) every day for a month, plus each day’s chronological Bible reading I’ve been doing on-and-off all year. Curious? We’ll talk.
- I’ve added a few (really, just a few) pieces to my new and vintage Fiesta collection, raising eyebrows from family members who mutter things like “hoarder” and “intervention” “how many pieces do you need?” under their breath. I think I just need to learn to intercept the FedEx and UPS trucks before the telltale packages hit the doorstep.
- UT football is in full swing. This was us at last Saturday’s game.
It’s good to be back, and I hope I can catch up on how everyone else’s summer went.