Sunday, May 3, 2009

I'm Still Here and Other Blah Blah......

I have had blog material flying at me. I have had things I have desperately needed, wanted to record so that I would have it to look back at and chuckle. Yet.....you have all heard nothing from me. Even if I don't get out here what I want to share, I will for go sleep to hear what you, my trusted bloggy friends have to say. So why the absence?

Here is my excuse:

To whom it may concern: Please excuse Karen for neglecting her blog and yours for the past couple of weeks. Her grandfather recently passed away and she has felt she needed to write a post about him and his life before she did any more blogging. This has turned out to be more difficult than she would have expected. She had no idea that she would miss him so much or have such difficulty expressing her thoughts and feelings and organizing the facts. Sincerely, Karen's Self-defense Department.

I have come to realize a few things about me. Anything I put in this blog is here because I don't want to forget. I also care that you read it or want to read it. I shouldn't care, but I think if it isn't something you want to read.....how will I ever be able to get my posterity to be interested in what my life was. These thoughts also bring me to want to make sure all my facts are straight. (Especially in regards to my grandpa.) I suppose I think of this blog as my journal and one day plan to publish it at Blurb or something like that so that one day my when I leave this earth, my grandchildren and great-grandchildren will know who I was. They will know what I cared about. They will know that my life was not perfect, but that in time most pain fades and love remains.

So if you made it through all that.....I am working on a post about my sweet grandpa that will make you smile. Until I get it finished, this is what I heard from the Wild Child and the 1st One today:

1st One: Mom, Wild Child has lotion all over her bed rails.
Me: (Raise eyebrow.)
Wild Child: Dad said I could. It's so that bad guy won't be able to steal me.
Me: (Shaking my head)
1st One: (Starts helping the Wild Child put more lotion on the side rails of the loft bed.)
Me: (Thinking, why didn't I think of that.)

11 comments:

Screwed Up Texan said...

I think it is great that you are writing for your posterity. I hope what I write on my blog is as interesting as what I've been reading in my husband's family histories. I may not get along with my MIL, but I tell you what she has some very funny people in her family that I know I would have gotten along with completely! I can relate to these women on so many levels! Interesting things like having a pup suck hardened milk from a breast as that was the only doc ordered therapy back then and April Fools Jokes..one funny and one that would have made me whoop my kid's rear if he did it to me.

Take your time. The anniversary of my sister's death is coming up May 5th. I've procrastinated writing it b/c I want to write it in the most sensitive and uplifting way that I can. Once I recieve the inspiration, I'll go at it full force, but until then I just think about it.

God be with you, peace.

Nancy said...

Who is this bad guy, and does he slip on the lotion?? Goldie once almost dies of fright because Daisy said, "Sleep tight, Don't let the bedbugs bite" I assured her bed bug don't exist anymore . . . then, I read on the news awhile ago that they are making a come back!!! Oh, maybe your daughter's bad guy is the lady bugs?? Hehehee

So sorry about your grandpa. Although I have family galore, I only had one grandma alive growing up and she died long ago, so I can't fully know how hard it would be to lose someone that close to you. I hope you are doing well and can't wait til you are back blogging up a storm!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Hey Karen, why not try to just write with no censor? You can just write what comes to mind and save it to a draft folder for later fact tweaking. It will help clear the ideas in your head and you may find the post comes quicker than you thought it could.
I am sorry about your grandpa and I think it's wonderful you want to honor him with just the right post.

cat said...

Staying with you girl. So hard to write on some subject, but yes, when you do it will be perfect. Love!

Karen said...

Karen, I'm sorry for your loss. *hugs*

orangemily said...

Wow, never a dull moment!I can't wait to hear what you write about your grandpa.

carrielt said...

Karen I'm so sorry for you loss. I know your gpa held a special place in your heart.

Krista said...

I thought I would write a comment you could actually post. By the way folks, I made the first comment but asked for it not to be published. Not because it was off color or anything, just private, right Karen? The bed bugs got me to thinking about Mimi always saying, "Don't let the bug butts bite." I'm glad I always get the uncensored version over the telephone - not that it's off color or anything, just private.

Tori said...

Those Sea Monkeys crack me up. Thanks for the great laughs. Sorry about your grandpa. What ever you write will be just right.

Flea said...

Too funny. Too bad I don't have bed rails.

American in Norway said...

Hang in there... I would like to think that my kids will be able to look at my blogs in the future & know me a little better... & know that despite being a stressed out mommy sometimes, I love them more than anything in the world...
: )