Washed Up.

I don’t really know why I’m sticking with this blogging lark. I started it as a way to practice writing and practice making my writing public. I had no idea what I would write about until I started. Eventually, I decided to just write about my own interests and daily grind in my own voice and see what happened. I’m not on any soapbox, I’m not trying to convert anyone to anything. I’m not actively seeking followers by writing controversial or instructional posts. I’m just trying to be myself and, for the most part, be honest. I know that a small number of real-life friends check in every now and then which is probably the aspect that makes me feel the most shy. I have gathered a tiny group of loyal followers with whom I have a friendly conversation via comments. I love comments.

‘They seem to be lovely people, your bloggy ladies’, Husband observed last week and I agreed. You really are. All the same, I don’t really know you and it can be very difficult to gauge an audience which is mostly hidden from view. I know we share interests in cooking, gardening, reading and whatever else. Presumably, that’s why you clicked the follow button. But surely there are days when we must all abandon our theme. Stop all the clocks.

Where am I going with this? I usually try to be succinct but today I have stared at this screen for an hour and I have written and deleted three separate posts before trashing each one as being inappropriate, over-emotional or self-righteous.

There is only one image to go with this post. I’m fairly sure that it has already been burned into your brain as it has into mine.

Yesterday, Teenage Son’s economics teacher began his class by projecting the picture of Aylan Al-Kurdi on to the whiteboard and saying,
‘Boys, it’s time ye took your heads out of your arses and realised what’s going on in the world’.

I can’t say it better than that.

14 thoughts on “Washed Up.

  1. Thanks for this post! I feel allot like you do, I love this but not sure where it is going other than, I have found friends! I never thought that would be possible online! But I love seeing everyone when I wake up! keep going and letting us read your wonderful blog!! Love the quote!!!!

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      1. Check out all the messages I have left after comments you have made on other blogs. You might think I have been stalking you. Everywhere I go, there you are and usually right ahead of me….Laughing.
        I left a message ..I believe on Kathy’s blog…My first visit there.
        You had mentioned your sons meet . Congrats .
        I love hearing about them. I miss all of it.

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      2. I forgot to answer your QUESTIONS.
        YES, I AM GOOD. I get to go home.The doctors…2 of them ..not the 3rd came in already and said I could leave any time. Danny is working . He traded with a co-worker so he could be off tonight. They had told him to take this whole week off but we are short staffed and we have a busy weekend ahead.
        It seems I have been missed as well.
        I alway help get things ready for Labor Weekend. I also volunteer all weekend.
        So they really are short handed.
        HUGS Love

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  2. Sounds like your son has an interesting teacher. He knows how to get the POINT across.
    This is my first time here. Looking forward to reading your blog.
    I have only been blogging for a short while. I am enjoying it more than I ever thought possible.
    I didn’t realize how badly I was to share things in my life. I also didn’t know how much I needed to reach out to people and have them reach out to me.
    I look forward to reading more. Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy.

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  3. I felt the same way in the beginning, if fact I started to blog on her for my own personal use,,,,its easier to won up to it if you write it down and journaling wasn’t working for me, so my daughter helped me get on her, then she taught me how to ‘tag”,,,never in a million, billon years did I think anyone would want to read what I wrote, but low and behold, I have made several WP friends and am really enjoying following there journey as well as sharing mine…I say, stop deleting and post them, its okay to have a day of ranting and being self righteous, noting wrong with that….and you feel better after too…..I enjoy your post and love to come see what your up too…..say it like it is sister….that’s all…we are all on the same road in life….hope your feeling better…..

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  4. Thank you so much for your encouragement. I’ve realised that the photo of Aylan Al-Kurdi which has dominated the media here since yesterday may not have been so widespread in the US. If you follow the link you will realise why I just couldn’t write about plum jam!
    I love your positive attitude.


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