Monday, January 6, 2014

Awkward Reunion

Me : Oh, hey !

Blog: *blinks groggily* Who the hell are you?

Me: It’s me! You know…the one who started this blog.

Blog: Oh. Yeah. You. *swats away fly*

Me: You don’t look so good.

Blog: Yeah, well, that’s what happens when someone’s been abandoned for four months.

Me: I never noticed how blindingly hypnotizing your background was before. It’s giving me a headache and toothache simultaneously.

Blog: Imagine living here…

Me: Okay, well, I know it’s been awhile…

Blog: Four. Months. FOUR MONTHS! You didn’t even say goodbye!

Me: I know, I’m sorry! But I didn’t know I was leaving. It was one of those sporadic spiritual leave-of-absences that people just up and take sometimes when a higher power calls. You know, like Jesus in the dessert. Or Forrest Gump. Or that crazy guy that just up and decided to walk across Australia one day.

Blog: I see. So tell me, Forrest, what did you accomplish during this impromptu journey? Any writing to speak of? Did you discover the truths to the universe? Get nominated for a nobel prize? Orchestrate the next technological revolution?

Me: Uh...*wrings hands*. Well, I did a little writing, yes. And I managed to keep my kids alive and the house from burning down. So there’s that. And, uh…there was some binge watching Gilmore Girls somewhere in there- all seven seasons!

Blog: *arms folded* Color me impressed.

Me: Look, I’m really sorry. But I’m here now and I’d like to make it up to you. You look a little tired and washed out. Let me give you a make-over. Unbraid that pink and beige armpit hair of yours and give your place some fresh air. Maybe even start cleaning out and organizing your content?  And I’ll try to start posting regularly again. What do you say?

Blog: *sniffs* Well, I guess I really could use a bath. And it has been a little lonely around here. *frowns skeptically* Okay. You gotta deal. But you take off on me again and I just might have get jacked up on viruses and kill your computer. 

Me: Note taken.

Sometimes I feel like I went to sleep one day in September, and when I woke up, we were already January 1st! It’s 2014? Wait, what?! I wish I hadn't neeeded to take so much time away from you all and this blog in order to ‘find myself’ but, it turned out to be a necessary thing. It’s a new year, so if ever there was a time to stand up, brush myself off and start over, it’s now.


So, tell me- who’s still out there fighting the good fight? I’ve missed you all!

35 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Welcome back! It's amazing how fast time flies! Love the new banner. Very cute. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome back, Katie! Glad the kids are still alive and the house unburnt. New header is funny.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Welcome back! I love the new header. Very cute! =o)

Slamdunk said...

Welcome back CQG! I had the same difficult conversation with my blog a few weeks back--they are very forgiving.

Janet Johnson said...

Welcome back! Sometimes breaks are needed. Taking care of self and family is more important than any blog. :) Happy New Year!

SA Larsenッ said...

Keeping four little ones alive is quite a feat. This mother of four remembers vividly. YAY for The Gilmore Girl marathon! So happy you're back. Psst...your new header is sooooo you.

Old Kitty said...

I am LOVING your new blog header! LOL! Awwwww glad your blog's getting a little tlc! LOL!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Take care
x

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I'm a fan of taking breaks. The blog and your readers are always here, if somewhat old and dusty.

mshatch said...

I took a bit of a break in December and wrote 30K on a new project which has totally obsessed me. Nice to see you back :)

Melissa Ann said...

Happy New Year! Good to see you back.

Hart Johnson said...

HA! Welcome back Katie! We've missed you!!!

Hart Johnson said...

HA! Welcome back Katie! We've missed you!!!

Matthew MacNish said...

Glad to have you back! Here's to 2014!

Tim Dudek said...

CREEPY YEAH!!!!!! Just last week talking a couple of us bloggers were talking about bloggers who used to blog a lot but had faded. I checked my blogroll and was sad to see you hadn't blogged for ever. Welcome back.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So glad you're back, Katie. I've missed you in 2013. Hope you'll stay here even if you only blog once a week. Many of us are cutting down the blogging too, but we try to blog consistently. Hope you do too because I love hearing what's going on with you and everything you're thinking about.

D.G. Hudson said...

Welcome back! Mothers need time. You took it. Hope it helped clear the cobwebs.

I'm still submitting, and writing more books. The first of the year is a great time to bring in a change. Great new banner, perfect illustration for CQG. . .

D.G. Hudson said...

Welcome back! Mothers need time. You took it. Hope it helped clear the cobwebs.

I'm still submitting, and writing more books. The first of the year is a great time to bring in a change. Great new banner, perfect illustration for CQG. . .

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Stephsco said...

In it for the long haul. Looking for a book deal, writing more books. I did a clean up of my blog list but I kept yours. I must have subconsciously known you'd be back.

Royce A Ratterman said...

Love that passing of the manuscript to the 'trapped' agent.
Sort of felt like a Seinfeld TV moment to me, ha, ha, ha.

Katy Anders said...

Your blog will forgive you. Especially now that you've given it a makeover and are about to fill it with beautiful words...

Suzie F. said...

You're back! Yay! I've always loved your posts, Katie, and look forward to fighting the good fight with you in 2014. The new header is adorable :)

LTM said...

Hey, girl! LOL--great header. And yes. Time absolutely FLIES. I've been busier than a one-armed paper hanger! And I don't even know what that is!!!

((huge hugs))

Here's to 2014! :D <3

Kate said...

Welcome back Creepy - we've missed you :-)

Crystal Collier said...

LOL! That was awesome. Hm, I wonder what my blog would have to say if we sat down and had a chat...

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Welcome back! And I was a big Gilmore Girls fan back in the day, although I liked the seasons where she was in high school better than the ones in college; in college it felt like Rory's personality did a complete 180.

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Welcome back!!

And Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows. Oy With The Poodles Already!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Welcome back! And I do love that header! (although I've heard that's not the best way to deliver a manuscript to an agent ...)

I'm glad that we will be hearing from you again. Missed you!

Angela Brown said...

Welcome back, Katie. You accomplished quite a lot while you were away. Seriously, keeping the kids alive and the house from burning down are both MAJOR. Besides, you've given the blog such a nice makeover it's no wonder blogspot forgave you.

I look forward to what you will share with us all as 2014 rolls along.

Lexa Cain said...

You're hilarious - and that new header is, too! It's great to have you back. :-D

Elizabeth Seckman said...

You're always entertaining and worth the wait! Welcome back :)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

I'm back after a long, unplanned hiatus too, so I totally understand. And I looove the art at the top of your site. So hilarious. :)

Welcome back!

Mike Cronis said...

http://mikecronis.blogspot.com/2013/12/time-stand-still.html

Did a blog in December of your peril. Time warp.

erica and christy said...

Cute banner! Yeah, we hibernated through the fall too...well, most of 2013 actually. Glad you're back and this post makes up for any absence. Super funny! Thanks for your comments on my First Impressions query. I appreciate it. :) Christy

Theresa Milstein said...

I LOVE the top of your blog. Makes me laugh. This fall got away from me and a few other people too. You're not alone!

Happy 2014!

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