A – And, how have you been?

And how have you been?  I hope all is well.

I have been mostly absent from the blogging world for most of the year.  Why?  I don’t have the foggiest.  I couldn’t tell you what I have been doing.  I haven’t done anything earth-shattering.  Just been going to work, coming home, doing laundry, cooking dinner and not much more.  I haven’t gone anywhere.  I haven’t written any compelling pieces of literature, and I can’t say I have even done any gardening (although I have thought about).

I have thought about my blogging friends, and wondered how they were doing, and what was on their minds, and how their families were. I think about my blogging friends a lot.  Which is strange, because these are people I have never, ever met, but yet I feel I know more about them than I do about the people at work.  I wonder how my friend Dick Dastardly is doing and will we ever develop the perfect slug deterrent ( he was working with Nettle Juice, I with Lantana).  I wonder about my friend Ann, and will she ever miss a day of blogging, she is on the gazillionth day of blogging daily.  I wonder about my friend David, in Wales, and want to ask him about his successes in Ebay shopping and his grandchildren.  Or my friend Solveig and her family in Paris.  I worried a great deal about them when all that flooding was going on in Paris.  I think about Anxious Mom, and Little Man, and what kind of cool things he might be saying.  That’s what I have been pondering about a great deal. I miss these guys.  I really, really do. And because of all this pondering and wondering, I think I will attempt the A-Z Challenge this year, make a go of it and finish the thing out.  Mostly so I can “see” my blogging friends again (kind of like when I was in school, I went – not to learn stuff, but to see my friends).

For this A-Z challenge, I think my theme will be The World According to S.D., and hopefully I will actually finish this challenge, unlike last year – where I think I stopped at W, or maybe it was X – I don’t actually know.

So…exactly how have you been?



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  1. Sometimes it’s just like that, you don’t do something you used to do, but can’t figure out when you stopped doing it or why.

    But A to Z is the best time to start up again…and it is so fantastic to see people we may not have in a while. So hi!

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  2. It’s lovely to have you back again. My grandies are doing fine and growing fast thank you. My ebay is as ever 99% a joy with the odd disappointment. It’s my best friend when finding birthday prezzies.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • I haven’t quite figured out Ebay, I did order an Arnold Schwarzenegger poster for my boys gym, and it arrived – coming all the way from China. I am glad everything is okay with you and your family!!! And it is so nice to hear from you again!!!

  3. Hey friend! I’m excited to see you doing the challenge, too! Today LM said he shouldn’t have to bathe even though he stinks because Jesus was dead and dead people stink. 😑

  4. Nice to have you back.
    Like you I’ve not been blogging too much over the last 12 months. Work and family taking up most of my time but I’m getting back into it.
    Garden is a mess at present but it’s been too wet to do much. Nettle juice slug deterrent was a disaster! Coated the hostas (which as you know happen to be PILs favourite plant) just before we went on holiday. Came back to munched up hostas. PIL not happy. But having said that, I have since discovered that a particular type of butterfly lays its eggs on stinging nettles and the caterpillars eat the nettle leaves. Drat and double drat! So at the moment not absolutely certain what beastie scoffed the hosts. So I’m going to try again and I’ll let you know.

    • Good luck, and I am going to plant more Lantana in the gardens to deter not only slugs, but dogs. Seems dogs also don’t like the smell of Lantana!

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