This is the new normal.
Hi. I feel like this blog post has been hanging over my head, and I don’t even know how to write it. And I’m not even sure what I want to say, but I need to say something.
The past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about the blog. The etiquette thing is fun, but I haven’t been keeping to it the way I should. And I lost my oomph. But then I felt stupid changing it, because well — I have a pretty header, and don’t know how to change the tagline. (Seriously, this is the kind of stuff that trips me up.) And I wanted to write about personal stuff, but all of my friends and family who want me to write about personal stuff forgets that they are part of my personal stuff. None of them recognize themselves as totally nuts, apparently.
So, then I did a blog giveaway about thank you notes. And while the lovely Carolann offered up an amazing prize – it didn’t get a lot of attention. And I feel awful about it. I still need to pick the winner (and I will!) but I needed to get this post out first.
I have a lot of thank you cards to write now. My dad passed away on May 13th. I think I am going to need to write about this. And my life, and my family and the mess that he left. And the people that stepped up and did amazing things for me. And while I can’t really write too much about the people who did or are doing less than amazing things, knowing I have an outlet of some sort, will help. And I think I need this to go back to being my personal blog.
I don’t really have a direction. It will probably be about my family (whatever stories are still appropriate to tell), the daily crazy things that happen to me, books I’m reading, the occasional rants about etiquette or advice columns or … I guess I’m going back to the beginning – when I first started this blog. Or rather when I re-christened it Lunchtime Blogging in 2009. I miss that. I promise to not always be a downer, but I can’t promise it won’t ever happen. This is my new normal.