Thursday, August 11, 2011


It's been a long time since I posted.  There's an explanation for it, but it sounds strange.  I found out people were reading my blog, and it gave me writer's block.  I know that sounds terribly stupid, but it is true.  It's not that I don't want people reading my stuff.  I do... but every time I realize that a new person that I know reads my blog this happens.

I think I start considering that person in each of my posts.  What will this sound like to him or her, etc.?  It ends up stifling me, and I can't write anything.  In the past I have gone months without writing after gaining a new reader, but this time I am determined to get back on the horse and start writing now. 

So what have we been up to for the past couple weeks.  Well, last weekend we had some of our oldest friends over for a BBQ.   My husband has been friends with the Dad of one family since he was in fifth grade, ans I have known him since college.  We watched his relationship grown, and eventually we stood up in their wedding.  We became friends with the other couple right after college.  They came to our wedding; we went to their wedding.  We were together through our first pregnancies.  In fact we had dinner with them the night before my water broke.  Now, both families  live a couple hours from us.  This means that literally we see them once a year.  John gets together with the guys a few more times per year, but not much.  When we see them I have a great time, and it reminds me how much I miss them.  We always make plans to meetup halfway, but it never happens.  It makes me sad for a bit.

In truth though I feel like there is never enough time to get together with local friends, let alone people who live far away.  On the one hand I feel bad that I haven't seen my best friends from college for nearly two years, but it is just as bad that I have been trying to plan a get together with a local family all summer, and we can't come up with a night that works for all of us.  It seems that everyone we know is every bit as busy as us.  I guess that just makes it more special when we do get together.

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