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Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Sun Rises in BlogLand

Can it really be more than two months since my last post? I never intended to take a respite from blogging but a bit of depression came my way and suddenly I just couldn't find the energy to turn on my computer and blog. In fact, for a while I couldn't find the energy to do just about anything. Slowly though, I found the will to resume my daily life and activities and now I've found the will to come back to BlogLand. To be honest, I've been lurking out there for a couple of weeks now trying to catch up on what's been happening with all my blog friends and I want to thank those of you who expressed your concerns about my whereabouts in comments on this blog and my sister Lynn's blog. Hopefully there won't be any more of these sudden disappearing acts again.

So what have I been doing since the beginning of March? Here's a quick overview of what I did on my blogging "vacation":
  • Worked just a little at my part-time Library job at the beginning of my absence
  • Attended a retirement party for 7 (yes, 7) librarian friends I've known for many years
  • Attended our friends' daughter's wedding
  • Spent 5 days in Palm Desert playing golf with Rick (yep, golf)
  • Played golf with Rick several times at local golf courses
  • Attended the Los Angeles Times' Festival of Books
  • Attended a bridal shower for the future daughter-in-law of a friend
  • Took my mom to several doctor appointments at our HMO (she's having hypertension issues at the moment)
  • Took my mom to our weekly Arthritis Aquatics class at the YMCA
Now Rick and I are getting ready to spend a few days in Carlsbad playing golf and being fitted for new golf clubs at one of the well-known golf manufacturers in the area. We're leaving tomorrow morning but I'm planning to take my laptop so hopefully you'll hear all about our golfing vacation while it's actually happening. And why have I suddenly decided to invest what seems like quite a bit of time on golf courses with Rick?'s his birthday on Tuesday and my gift to him this year is a promise to golf more often with him. Now I'm only hoping I can continue this golfing madness once his birthday passes. Keep your fingers crossed for me.


meno said...

It's nice to hear from you. Sounds like you've been busy.

Sorry you've been depressed. I know how that sucks.

Golf? Brave woman!

Patti said...

Welcome back, Joan. I was thrilled to see your comment this morning!

I'm also sorry to hear you've been depressed. Been there and it's not good, I know.

You certainly have had a lot of stuff on your social agenda.

Keep writing!!

Lynne said...

I'm SO glad that you're back - I've really missed reading your posts.

And I'm glad to hear that the spell of depression has lifted.

You have been busy. Enjoy your golfing vacation.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

depression sucks, i sure know about that! glad to see you back honey!

smiles, bee

patches said...

I thought about you and Rick when the Masters was broadcast.

Sometimes we need a break from life. Depression bites, but I'm glad you did what you needed to put it behind you. Enjoy taking nice walks, chasing that little white ball.

Welcome back!

Renee said...

Welcome back! We've missed you.

Sorry that I've been so busy that I didn't notice. I've even been neglecting my webkinz. LOL

I hope you're enjoying all the golf.

Linda said...

Yay! You're back! I was thinking about you just the other day and wondering how you were. Glad to hear that you're doing better as we sure missed you here in Blogland.

Chin up and a big cyber hug!

Robin said...

i'm glad you're back. i've just lurked on here for awhile but i enjoy your blog so much i kept checking and hoping you'd come back.

sorry about the depression. i know how it feels and i'm so happy for you that you were able to climb back out!

looking forward to your future posts.