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Friday, July 29, 2011

Well, Hello Blog ...

The pictures in this post are from a recent morning walk. I tried to capture the local carferry docking in the harbor. It does this fast donut in what feels like an impossibly small space and it is awesome to watch, every single time. I worked five of my young adult summers onboard this beast. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

2012 might be its last year to sail as the EPA cancelled its grandfathered allowance to burn coal on the lake. Will be interesting to see what happens in the future, but for now she's still here in all her coal-belching glory.

I jumped head first into summer and my online world became somewhat bedraggled and neglected. I blame Vitamin D overload. Nothing like days and days of unfiltered sunlight to make this northern girl sun-dazzled by day and exhausted by night.

I realized I started to do this not-so-great thing. A thing where I blog in my head, take pictures for said blog, however fail to show up at the actual blog and post. So I have a whole list of summer events that 'feel' like they've been blogged, however... Nope. Nothing here. So yeah. That's a habit that needs to end now.

I want to do some catchup posts, just because I like to look back over the years and remember what was going on in our world. Just trying to figure out how to organize it all so it isn't ridiculous.

Because to be honest, this summer has been ridiculous in scope. It sort of feels like we all took a big swig of Red Bull at the beginning of June, ran out the door and just sort of danced frantically through the streets of summer. Which is sort of fun, but it throws me into a bit of a daze when trying to summarize it, or worse, when I try to picture the upcoming seasons. Fall? School? Winter? SNOW?! Head quickly buries back into the hot sands of summer to procrastinate such thoughts for another day.

However, it is time to think of such things once again. I definitely need to get our school plan together soon. I have some projects I started that need finishing before I lose these long days full of natural energy.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful season, whatever that season may be, since I guess it depends on where you are reading from, right? I do look forward to catching up on all my favorite blogs, and maybe actually getting the hang of Twitter and my new love, Pinterest.

I am very excited about the coming year. We have so much planned and my kids are at such fun ages. I will do my best to stop this blogging in my head business because I know it already feels like it is zooming by. In a few years it will be one big blur, the individual moments lost to my sieve of a brain. Can't have that!

Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you have a weekend filled with adventure and fun so fulfilling that come Sunday it will be hard to find the words to describe it.

7 comments:

Doc said...

Yep, that's the beginning of the end for a lot of us... we blog in our heads! And then that become good enough. We feel guilty for awhile, then we get over it. Always making great plans to blog again...

candyn said...

That is what I suspected, Doc. This mental blogging easily replacing the actual blogging, eventually turning into no blogging at all. I miss reading your blog and my other favorite bloggers that have fallen silent. But I get it.

I guess the end of my blogging days will come when I stop having the mental turmoil about the whole situation. Likely when my kids are fully grown, because otherwise that means I'd have to scrapbook to remember all their childhood events. And I really suck at scrapbooking.

Deb said...

Hello you! I blog in my head too. I think it's an illness.

Jen said...

I think Deb is right: it's an illness and I suffer from the same disease! I've had complete posts written in my head that never make it to the keyboard.

Alas, I have the same fear as you, Candy. If I don't blog it I'll never remember it, so I better keep on it.

It's good to see your post and pictures. :)

Sparklee said...

Cool photos--it must be nice to live near water! What will drivers do if the ferry can't run?

I love your Red Bull analogy--I've totally felt that way during hyper-busy times! And I get slightly manic during the summer, just as I get slightly down in the winter.

Have also been guilty of blogging in my head! I have to catch myself sometimes, and enjoy the moment instead of trying to preserve it!

Sara said...

I do that too, blogging in my head. I think it's a habit of mind that bloggers fall into, to walk around thinking "this would be a good story for the blog", "better take a few pictures of this for the blog", etc.

val said...

What great pictures! And what a spectacular place to take a walk. love, Val