Out From Under the Umbrella

playing in the rain

Where Did it All Go?



“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?”   – Henry David Thoreau

The time, I mean.  I seriously have no idea where it went.  I came here on November 3 of 2012 to dish on my marriage to my Englishman thinking I’d get back a few days later with some serious topics and now it’s…well…now!

I’ve been rather busy with family, friends, and work.  Right after The Tour Guide got here I picked up a new client that provided a lot of work on top of my full time job and then I picked up another.  So that’s all going really well and I’ve gotten their books all caught up and I’m on top of that.

Oh, and friends!  TTG and I have met some really cool people through my sister and her fiance.  They don’t care about religious affiliations.  We just get together, have a few drinks, throw darts, play cornhole and frisbee and have a really great time.  Sometimes religion or politics comes up and there’s pretty diverse viewpoints on it.  But we can talk about it, live and let live, and walk away with nobody upset, angry or with their feelings hurt.  And the best part is I’ve gotten to hang out with my sister as my friend.  She’s pretty darned cool and so is her fiance.

Then Christmas rolled around and I decided that I’d make Christmas stockings and fill them with homemade goodies.  So I got busy making homemade hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, peppermint bark. I also made homemade breads, biscotti,pork and poultry rubs, and anything else I could find on Pinterest to give as gifts.

Whew!  There!  The holidays are over and things are finally getting back to normal around here, whatever that is.

Anyway I’ve got ideas and starts to several posts that I’ll be getting up in the next few days or weeks or whatever. I have gotten around to reading quite a few of your posts, though, so I’ve been keeping up with you guys.  I’ve missed blogging but I’ve been so busy having a life and enjoying it I haven’t had time to stop long enough to finish a post.

Here’s to living! Cheers!

10 thoughts on “Where Did it All Go?

  1. Glad to see you back. Glad to see also that you’re enjoying your new life with the Tour Guide!


  2. Well, I have to say, if you’re going to disappear on us, that is exactly the right reason to do it! I far prefer “I was having so much fun I forgot to blog” to, well, almost anything else. So, you know, congratulations to the both of you – again – and I thrilled that you’re finding some local, real-life connections. And I know you can’t see me, but I was grinning like a loon while I was reading this.


  3. Awesome! Glad everything is going so well for you both! 🙂


  4. Nice to hear that things are going well!


  5. I’m so glad to see you back, D’Ma!


  6. :mrgreen: She’s baaaaaaaa aaack.

    Good news about friends and socializing and darts! Are you good at darts? I’m afraid lives would be in danger with me throwing darts. 🙂


  7. Your life sounds rich and full. Good for you! It may sound sappy; I’m glad your happy 🙂


  8. It seems that the bunch of us who used to post all the time have gotten over the worst of our religious angst and moved on and gotten lives! 🙂


  9. I’ve missed hearing from you! Welcome back. 🙂


  10. Living life is the best reason not to blog. For many of us blogging is our path to healing and we start to back away a little and that is good. I don’t think I’ll ever stop though, I hope you don’t either.


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