missed you!

Author: angiem, 06 17th, 2010

This blogging once a week thing, isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.  I had an extremely busy week, yet I kept thinking of you all, and your families, in your corner of the world, and whether it was raining or sunny, or whether you all were happy, or sad.  And my big ego, of course, worried that I wasn’t missed, or worse still, that I was forgotten entirely as you went about your days.

I had been planning to read two books this past week, and also to write.  The books I didn’t touch, the writing very little.  I did clean my house from top to bottom, though, and I also baked almost every day.  Oh, and we played ball with the kids in the house, and managed to break a chandelier into a million pieces; pieces I’m still finding underneath bookcases and end tables.  But hey, we were having fun! And lighting stores are filled with chandeliers. And childhood is so short. So…

Anyway, wishing you all a lovely, sunny weekend! And one for me too.  I’m thinking of having a yard sale.  I need to, since chandeliers aren’t cheap.


44 Responses to “missed you!”

  1. Susu Paris Chic Says:

    I see exactly what you mean… On my U.S. trip is missed blogging and blog friends… funny, when you see the world wonders and yet you almost care more about people, but I do.

    I care and cherish every single blogger friend that pops over, leaves a note, and hopefully becomes a real life friend. When possible geography-wise.

    I’m sending you a big, rainy Paris hugs… we’re heading towards some gloomy skies but let’s keep our joy inside alive! Love ya!

  2. Jeanne Says:

    I think we can all relate on this one. Try as I might I find it hard to leave it all behind…even on holiday, I think of various people and think how I would love to tell them…

    It is hard to let go, isn’t it? I keep having to remind myself that balance is most important and I think you did just the right thing this week. We need time to recharge and your week sounds like just what I need right now.

    Have a lovely weekend with your family as I know you always do! When the moment is right, sneak away….and write. We need our Angie fix!!!

    Jeanne xx

  3. pretty far west Says:

    Hi Angie! You’re doing the right things there - cleaning the house is a luxury in a way, as there’s a lot of peaceful thinking time while engaged in it from which the writing might spontaneously emerge. And the fun and the baking are definitely better than blogging, though your weekly post is a good idea. I find summer steals my time (in a good way) and I’d often rather keep up with blogging friends than write my own posts (lazy me).

  4. Lori Says:

    I don’t think anyone would easily forget you.
    That sounds like a pretty great week to me. It makes me realize that I need a break from everything that I am doing. Even if it is to clean my house from top to bottom (which it surely could use).

  5. deb @ talk at the table Says:

    you are missed here,
    but firmly lodged in my heart regardless.

    it seems there are seasons and cycles for things….

    I haven’t been baking, although the kids have, I just clean up after them:)
    things are hectic and off schedule here too. Life is good if not unpredictable . We haven’t broken any chandeliers though! ~ that’s some serious silly!

    have a fabulous love filled weekend Angie .

  6. Diane Says:

    Cleaning and cooking are awesome accomplishments! Have missed you…. Glad that you are still keeping in touch with your adoring fans. :O)

  7. Mwa Says:

    I want to follow your example on the housecleaning. I hope this post will give me inspiration.

  8. Mary Moon Says:

    Good morning, dear Angie. When you are gone, you are missed, when you are here, you are loved.
    Keep having fun.

  9. French Fancy Says:

    Never worry you will be forgotten, Angie. We’ll be here waiting for you and your beautiful words.

  10. Susan Deborah Says:

    Dear Angie:

    Missed you too. I kept checking whether there is a post or not. It’s not ego or anything, its just a human tendency.

    Have a glorious weekend.

    Joy always,

  11. Ani Says:

    Now that you’re done cleaning your house… come help me clean mine! lol… You’re post gave me just a bit more motivation to start… I’ve been trying all week to get myself motivated enough to complete all the house cleaning chores, but I haven’t succeeded. Oh well… there’s always tomorrow :-)… Miss you girl…

  12. Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita Says:

    Sounds like a good week to me! And I love your attitude about childhood being more important than the chandelier. Most people would have flipped out. (and we did miss you, sweetie - tons!)

  13. pamela Says:

    I did miss you!
    But happy to hear you’re having summer fun!

  14. Englishvers Says:

    Ah, what a delightfully sweet post.
    Your goodness is shining through - as it does with each post. You see I’m in love with words - so it’s natural for me to miss my blog friends when I’m away.

    When you post I read and enjoy, when you are absent I long for the next post like a happy friend awaiting a letter from an absent girlfriend. Happy Weekend;-)

  15. SJ Says:

    I always figure people will forget about me -I mean, its not like I have zillions of readers :) But I did notice you were gone and I am glad you are back! Sounds like you’ve been really, really busy. Hug those kiddos for me!

  16. She Writes Says:

    I have been trying to read the same book for months. Promises, promises ;).

    Let’s see if we can get that date, okay :).


  17. Theresa Says:

    you are unforgettable Angie :)

  18. julie Says:

    HI Angie
    Well I have missed visiting you.. and sounds like you are enjoying life!!! what a great mum taking a broken chandelier on the chin!! good for you…!!

    Well good news!! I found a place!! so relieved I cannot tell you… thanks so much for your generous kinds words,.. you might have had a house guest!!! hahaha.. xxx Julie

  19. Becky Ramsey Says:

    You’re doing such important things. Baking and cleaning and playing ball in the house will last forever in those kids’ memories!
    I always enjoy your posts, so of course you are missed! But enjoy your play! Childhood is short indeed!
    Hugs to you!

  20. Francesca Says:

    I missed you, and your wit. Hope you can replace your chandelier soon:)

  21. brian miller Says:

    ha. i love that you played ball inside and that even in breaking something you can walk away with a smile. we are al the time doing something crazy with our boys and it happens. hope you have a great weekend.

  22. Mama Zen Says:

    I know exactly what you mean!

  23. Make Do Style Says:

    Tell me about it! I’ve been working so much and have hardly had the time I used to, to digest and read everyone’s blog. xxx

  24. Corinne Says:

    I missed you and your posts! :)
    And oh my… baking every day sounds glorious! You might have just inspired me.
    Enjoy those fleeting summer moments… even the shattering of chandeliers.

  25. Elizabeth Says:

    I have missed you — and love when you come back. I’ll always be here, I imagine, so no worries –

  26. Susan Says:

    Oh, I hear you. But I can always see when you’ve a new post…it pops up. Baking every day–my goodness. Very impressive.

    I broke a chandelier once, when cleaning it. My mother shrieked at me rather than being impressed that I took this upon myself at 12 years old. Oh well, it was repaired.


  27. Sabine Says:

    What is it that when we are trying to organise our intellectual pursuits ourselves we often end up becoming a super chef? I tend to do the same. But you and your sweethearts are having fun, and that’s the most important thing! Wishing you a lovely start to the week and all the best for the yard sale! xoxo

  28. Elisa_Croatia Says:

    We just returned from our road trip and I was eager to catch up on my reading. I always look forward to reading your blog Angie. I like your positive attitude, about there being lots of lights the store but childhood only one.. Today I baked, first time in a long time, made raspberry oatmeal bars.

    Have a wonderful week and happy summer day!

  29. La Belette Rouge Says:

    I have decided that I am going to scale down my blogging this summer. What I have noticed so far is that the less I blog the harder it is to determine what I am going to write about and, like you, I miss seeing all my blogger friends.

  30. cathi Says:

    You are absolutely right - childhood is so short and enjoying that while you can is definitely the top of the list…chandeliers can be replaced, but a wonderful childhood is indeed priceless…! Have a wonderful week! xxoo :)

  31. Merel Says:

    And have you found your chandeliers? Have a wonderful week!

  32. Karen@SurvivingMotherhood Says:

    Angie - I’ve missed you, too! But slowing down is good. I have had some pleasant family moments recently, as well. It’s all good!
    And, yes. The light fixtures are replaceable. Memories are not.
    Love you!

  33. laura Says:

    Missed you too, Angie!But I’m glad you are enjoying summer. Time seems to fly ever quicker here. Shouldn’t it slow down soon?

  34. krista Says:

    every good party ends with a broken chandelier.

  35. audrey Says:

    Dear Angie, wish i could come to your garage sale:).

    all the things you have been up to sounds like life is full and happy and fun with lots of love!! what a blessing!

    and when you have time to pop in a moment on blogland, i do hope you know now that you are missed dearly. i know that i miss you along with a long line of ladies, and to know life is full and good for you, i treasure those thoughts with joy when you are away…

    i means that my dear!!

  36. dash Says:

    Oh Angie, of course you are missed! I have been a bit of a lousy blogger myself recently, life has just been very busy. I hope you had a wonderful weekend, time is so precious, enjoy every moment.

  37. Bethany Says:

    Hi Angie,
    Glad you’re having fun. Sorry about the light. You have a great attitude about it and about life.
    I love that about you. Among other things.
    Cleaning and baking are wonderful. Must feel great to have a sparkling house and goodies around. The reading and writing will come.
    Go easy.

  38. Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem Says:

    Of course we missed you. I know what you mean about the pull of the blog world! Sounds like you are all having a great time though and we shall still be hearing when you’ve got more blogging time again. Enjoy.

  39. Ötli Says:

    I wish you a lot of happy moments… Patience must be something shared in the blogosphere…

  40. rochambeau Says:

    Hello Sunshine,
    I always think of you.
    And wait for your next tale, as you are a master weaver of words and emotions.

    Enjoy the time with your family. It is fun & so important!!


  41. Holly L Says:

    Of course we missed you! I need to take a longer break..it is hard. I miss my bloggy friends! I need a chandelier too….I love going to yard sales…but not having them!

  42. Miss Cavendish Says:

    Oy! Mr C has been playing soccer AND baseball inside with our son. They both have excellent catching skillz, but I am happiest when I am not in the room.

  43. Ange Says:

    Rest assured that you are always missed. But summer does have a way of drawing you outside into the fresh air and sunshine. Unless of course you’re playing football inside. I have a large supply of chandeliers left if you need one!

  44. Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem Says:

    Busy busy busy. The time just flies by doesn’t it. I have the very same photograph of Multnomah Falls. Great memories. x

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