Do you remember the feeling of being in a group of walkers or runners, and everyone rushed ahead? And you were left in the dust? I became a lagger and stroller with a couple of friends, and in the end we resolved ourselves to falling behind.
Sometimes life feels that way, yes?
PomPom left a comment yesterday reminding me to visit her blog again to see her new kitten. Which I did! Except ... in my irritating way I couldn't just read the kitten post; I had to read ALL her posts :) I just had to. I couldn't bear to miss out on anything! PomPom had about 8 posts, I think, since I'd last caught up.
And it was so fun to read about her happy life in Colorado! Whyohwhy do I lag behind and forget to read about my friends' happy (or not) lives elsewhere? It's so restorative to me; it pulls me out of my own little miseries and frustrations. It's a good thing to touch the lives of others, and blogging is wonderful that way.
So this morning I looked at other friends' backlog of posts. Karen has 30! How will I read them all? I felt safe clicking over to Mags; she doesn't post very often ... but even Mags had 6 unread posts! Argh. Rainey has 10, Gretchen has 16, Prolific Kezzie ... 19! Alright, gals, it may be a while before I get around to all of it. And sometimes ... I do confess ... I skip around to a few here and there that seem interesting to me. I know we all do that.
My loom has remained untouched for about a month. I call this my Yearly Break from Yarn, but in fact it's gone on longer than usual, and I need to get back to it.
Update from last post about "longing for community" -- I do think our American coffee shops often serve this purpose in some communities. I think we need more of them. I think Americans need to feel free to sit in the coffee shop and nurse a cup for a couple of hours and RELAX instead of dashing around. Oriental has a good coffee shop for this purpose. The farmers' market there, although having a lovely friendly feel, is small, attracts a small segment of the populace, and only lasts for 3 hours each Saturday. A REAL community hub should be accessible much more often (IMO).
Maybe I should open a coffee shop in Bayboro where I live now? Haha!!! That will never happen! I'd love to have a combo Tea Room/Yarn/Fabric Shop. How 'bout that?