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Getting Back In the Swing Of Things

Home from work, comfy clothes on, dinner already in my tummy, cozy on the couch settling in to watch Grey’s Anatomy.

Happily taking only one pill tonight instead of 4 different pills daily, multiple times a day, as I had been doing for almost 2 weeks straight.

I went to the doctor’s office Tuesday and was overjoyed by the removal of the ridiculously awful stent…

I am very happy to announce that all is right in the world of my left kidney again now that sucker is outta there. You can rest easy my friends, I no longer wanna scream or cry when I pee. ūüôā I know, a heavy weight has been lifted off your shoulders now that you’ve gotten an update on my bathrooming habits. ¬†I promise to keep my mentioning of it here in the immediate future. ūüôā

With the beast removed, I was FINALLY able to go back to work after having missed more days than I wanted. I would be lying if I told you I was looking forward to going back. Having only been in this new position on my own for a week and a half prior to the stones rocking my world I was already behind… then after missing a week and a half… holy loads of work to be piled up just waiting for me.

The only consolation being that if I was able to return to work that would then mean I’d be feeling better. I was beyond ready to start feeling better.

So after the appointment, several self-motivating pep talks, good luck wishes from family & friends and some “bring me to my happy place” music, I headed on over to jump back in to work.

I wasn’t even halfway through the door when I got slammed…

… with big smiles and welcome backs… how are yous and hugs…

Before I was even able to drop off my purse, bag & coat at my desk, I was stopped & sidetracked over and over…

…not by issues or problems but by co-workers offering help, touching base on progress & inquiries of my well-being.

I was backed up and taken care of and helped and supported the whole time I was out… and that help has continued well into this week as I’m getting back into the swing of things.

It’s not been an easy week by any means … there have been hiccups along the way but my days were made all that much easier by the pitching in and support I’ve received from my co-workers.

After having only worked here for several months, I couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome than I was upon my return. I was made to feel like I belonged there even though my background doesn’t necessarily say that I do.

You know that saying “Everything happens for a reason” that I heard more times than I ever wanted to in the month after I lost my job? The one that made me want to punch something every time I heard it, even if I was the one repeating it to myself.

 

But I know deep down it is the truth… everything does happen for a reason. I am being challenged on a daily basis, learning scrupulous amounts of information and basically starting over… not many people get that opportunity. Plus, I now have pretty awesome insurance … something I didn’t have in the past. Everything happens for a reason… even if it’s not immediately apparent. ¬†Even if you have to go through a bunch of nonsensical crap you can’t even make heads or tails of. ¬†EVERYTHING does happen for a reason.

So there you have it… one more day left in this work week remains. I’m pretty sure it’ll be a long one and that’s just fine by me.

Health-wise I’ve got a few more bridges to cross… but for now, the immediate is remedied.

Thanks for your get-well wishes… you’ve helped me along the way…

Getting back to normal a little at a time…

I think it’s safe to say I’m working on getting back into the swing of things… Pretty darn happy to be doing so if I don’t say so myself.

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the BEST of what’s around…

These are the best of the best that I’ve come to know and love in the blogging world. ¬†They’ve provided support, guidance, encouragement, laughter, tears and comedic relief just when I’ve needed it.

These are the blogs that I read each and every day no matter what… even if I myself haven’t blogged in a while, I still read up on them.

I’ve come to know each of these lovely folks very well over the last year. ¬†Not only are they absolutely phenomenal writers in their own unique and individual ways, they are amazingly wonderful and supportive. ¬†They’re my blogging buddies, my cyber pals… they’ve come to be some pretty great friends that I am so very blessed and¬†privileged¬†to have made¬†acquaintance¬†with.

I encourage you to take a minute and stop by. ¬†Tell them I sent you! And be sure to stop back here and check out my BEST of what’s around page as I will be adding new blogs from time to time!

Sharing the love that they have so graciously shared with me, I present you with…

the BEST of what’s around…

Donna at The Redneck Princess

Elizabeth at Mirth and Motivation

Josiah at Devastating the Obvious

Laura at¬†Tinkerbelle86’s Blog

LeRoy at¬†Wordsmith’s Desk

Melissa at¬†Melissa’s Meanderings

Nicole at Simple Moments

Rach at This Italian Family

Rick at Reminiscing Via the Written Language

Suzanne at Unscripted Thoughts

Vicky at Little Miss Everything

GRRRR… WordPress does not like me lately.

Friday¬†I wanted to post about my new gadget and the cool home I got for it… with lots of pictures. Ended up just posting about new songs I purchased instead…

Yesterday I wanted to document a much-needed, long over due day of pampering…with more pictures.¬† Ended up not posting at all… First day I didn’t post since March 5th…¬† That didn’t make me happy!¬†

AND, today I wanted to share pictures from my Easter¬†visits with family….

BUT… WordPress is not cooperating!

Pictures won’t upload…

They won’t go in the placement I want them to be…

I can’t move them where I want them to go.

SOOOOOOOOOO, frustrating!

I started stressing about what to write…. WHY?¬† Well, because somewhere along the way I started pushing myself to post every day.¬† When I started the blog, I posted here and there… no rhyme or reason… Just when ever an idea popped into my head.¬† At the start of the year I committed to the PostAWeek challenge and somehow started posting everyday.¬† More recently topic ideas were getting a bit more difficult… causing me to stress and over-think things…Resulting in posts that aren’t very good!

I¬†also found myself¬†getting frustrated with stats and obsessing on numbers.¬† Why aren’t I getting as many hits as others?¬†¬†No new subscribers in a while?¬† Seriously I was starting to obsess about it.¬†

Hmmmmm.¬† NOT why I started this blog in the first place…. I’m not sure when I started to care about the numbers, but I’ve decided to stop looking as often.¬† Yes, I want people to read my blog, but when I first started it, it was for me and me only to get the “stuff” outta my head.

I realized that sharing my thoughts with you shouldn’t be frustrating… Sharing my days with you shouldn’t be frustrating.¬†

Writing is something I love to do… pictures add to the story, but they don’t make the story.¬†

Writing for my blog shouldn’t be stressful…¬† It’s something I’ve enjoyed since I first started last June… It’s been therapeutic¬†and has helped in healing; it’s helped me to meet some of the most amazing people¬†that I¬†never could have met otherwise… Some of which I consider to be honest, sincere¬†and true friends.¬†

The numbers don’t matter… the pictures don’t matter.

Getting my story out there is what matters…

Sharing my story with you…

Each of you that stop by and read my ramblings matter…

So now i feel as if I’m a bit refocused.

If you don’t hear from me for a few days… no worries; all is well and good. I promise! ūüôā¬†

I don’t want to post because I feel like I have to post.¬†That’s not fair to you¬†that come back to read.¬†I wanna get back to writing the things I love to write about… sharing the things I want to share.¬† Writing the way I did to bring my readers to this blog in the first place.¬† By sharing bits ‘n pieces of me!!!

*** Wouldn’t it figure that adding a picture worked just as I wanted it to now???? Just sayin’.¬† ***

How do you stay true to the goal of your blog?  What do you do when you have trouble coming up with ideas?  Do you find the committment to posting daily/weekly to be daunting at times?