Seriously, yes I am! I know I have been MIA for a couple of weeks and one might think the worst; like “oh dear, she must be really sick” or “oh my things must be going badly for her right now”…
Well I’m here to say NOT SO! I have been busy, busy, busy. And of course I am over-committed so unlike Einstein, for some reason I don’t have enough hours in the day to do all that I want to do and I have pushed off writing a blog. On the other hand since I am a staunch believer in the fact that people do what they want to do all the time, I may have to try to be more honest with myself and my readers.
It’s true I have been working and the fruits of those labors came true when I was able to list a property for sale in my building. It took a few visits and a lot of time spent staging it but it was well worth it. I put it on the market on Friday and the first showings and Open House were on Sunday and on Monday we had one offer, on Tuesday we two offers, on Wednesday we had three offers. On Thursday I l left town to fulfill my other business obligation. It’s not very easy to serve two masters in two different states even if they are adjacent.
Someone will surely suffer or both and neither will be happy and then I’ll be out on both accounts. So this weekend I have to settle the issue and am dreading the conversation. I don’t want to let anyone down, I commit and I stay with it, I take responsibility to a degree that actually is self-destructive by putting other people’s needs above my own. This time my own level of stress has been so great that I am going to push through my anxiety and confront the issue. So many factors to consider.
So busy with two jobs, running between two states and all the rest of life’s miseries still in place, although I haven’t written any blogs in two weeks, I have found time to play Scrabble, I did get a pedicure, I did have breakfast with a friend, I did play one game of Mah Jongg and I did go out one night to dinner and a show with friends and I did go to the doctor’s one day. Well that’s the truth dear readers and I did all that rather than try to write a blog.
Did I have writer’s block? No, my friend Gail has sent me several articles I have saved because I want to use the material. There was one reason I postponed and postponed and it began on Mother’s Day. I wanted to write a loving blog in memory of my mother but instead we were out and then back in the car to NYC and then back into a grinding routine. My birthday followed shortly after and I wanted to write about this particular birthday and my mother. I started many times to formulate it in my head. I knew it was going to be heavy and so I kept procrastinating. Memorial Day came and went and we had company and we went to a barbeque and we went out to dinner and then we worked here in NJ and then home again-still the blog haunts me.
I may have to try to write it soon, I think it will be cathartic.
This weekend is for seeing a first cousin who I haven’t seen since she was little and I have no idea of how many years have passed. She and another first cousin who I have never met – And this is on my mother’s side….the unwritten blog is sending me a message. But doesn’t it know I have to work tonight, tomorrow, tomorrow night and Sunday and then drive back to NYC really early Monday so I can go to work there? Have mercy!
It happens to be pouring rain outside this morning which is making the whole yard a deep bright green. I glanced out the window and am wondering where the newspaper is, perhaps it floated away.
Have a delightful day, I’ll be back.