Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A break?

Well, I think I might need to stop blogging. My posts seem to be decom(post)ing.

There is one person who reads this blog and knows me in real, actual, life. She called me today from London, England to see if I'm ok. To see if I'm not actually shooting birds in my backyard. To make sure I'm not seeing Mary Poppins and the Rockettes or something. Or bathing in the birdbath. :-)

Hi J, love you, miss you!! You are the sweetest friend.

Anyway, I don't see much good coming from this. And I don't see these silly posts helping anybody really. Other than being rants to let some steam out of my pressure cooker brain.

ho, hum.

Shall I call it a day?


Rachael Adele said...

Please don't stop! I find you entertaining!

fsowannabe said...

I hope you don't (although I'm not a good example since I've been slow on the bloggity-blog lately). I think being on the register is hard - there's not much change going on as you wait, and wait and wait. But you're not alone. I find it best to maybe not focus so much on the FS since we're in purgatory-limbo right now - which is why I have a lot of music posts.

And I love your blog so I hope you keep it up.

Shannon said...

I hope you don't stop blogging but only you can make that call.

Sometimes you DO need a place to rant where people understand what you are going through. One of the hardest thing in the early days was not having anyone to talk to who understood. My friends in the neighborhood just didn't get it. They still don't get it but I know better than to bitch to them about the FS. They really don't want to know that my maid is driving me crazy, which she isn't because we live in freakin' Europe and everything here, including maids, is to expensive for us. They don't want to hear that either because to them Europe is the promised land. So if you just need a place to blow steam once in a while we are here for you, and if you want to write about the thing your kids saw at the zoo the other day, that is cool too.

Bfiles said...

I too hope you will keep blogging. You have a gift for writing and it seems to be cathartic for you, but only you can tell, as Shannon said. Only FS people get all this ridiculous waiting stuff, and even when it's finalized, it's all about them. My friend just reacted to the news that I might go into a Sept class with "So you won't be there for the boys birthday party. great."

And your backyard is gorgeous. And I'm with you on how confusing it all is.

Anonymous said...

The rest of us suffering with the FS waiting game need to know we aren't alone and that we aren't being wimps about it. But I understand where you are coming from.

Jodi H said...

I'm with Shannon - you can only do what you need to do, but....

I personally think you do a great job of capturing the emotional ups and downs of this stage of the game. So many times I have found myself laughing out loud at what you have written because I remembering the insanity of being there myself. And, I think even the desire to take a break is part of the whole process - feeling like anything you do is pointless or at least a mental circle. It's the life of waiting.

Anyway - that's my two cents. I hope if you do take a break that it's a short one.


A Daring Adventure said...

Yes, I feel the same way as everyone else does.

You are a wonderful blogger and writer. You do a fabulous job representing the hiring process. It drives everyone to craziness/lunacy/despair as it continues, and I would hate to see you stop blogging.

But if you feel that it is not helping YOU, then that is another thing. Try to determine if it is helping YOU. Not if YOU are helping US. I don't know if I've explained it correctly.

I guess I'm trying to say... only blog if it is helping you cope with the FS application stresses and waiting. Because you can't change those. And so, maybe this is free therapy with a side of internet friendship... or maybe this just isn't helping you cope and is adding to the stress. Only you can judge between the two. But if it's helping... rock on! Because your blog is wonderful, and it would be missed.

Steph B said...

I would miss your blog! I check it everyday. I think your blog is really funny, and entertaining, and regarding the FS wait,--right on target. Even though you are ahead of me, I feel your pain. I hope you keep blogging!

Renee Shuman-Powell said...

Wait I read it! I am looking for hope as my husband pursues our dream of becoming a FS family. He is waiting to see if he gets invited to the Orals...wish us luck and keep blogging!

Connie said...

Some days (weeks, months) you may not feel like blogging. Some days I find myself looking at my blog and telling myself "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" So I don't ;D It's your blog. Blog when you want. We'll be here :)

Daniela Swider said...

I agree with everything already said. I just wanted to chime in and say that I too like your blog and will miss it if you decide to stop writing.

Hopefully the blog helps you deal with the very frustrating situation you are in.

And it's true, you don't have to blog every day. I don't. But I have gotten used to blogging now and I just need to write, not every day but I do. I do worry that I don't always have interesting things to say. Often the things on my mind are very mundane but that's OK.

We all like your blog and hope you will keep writing! More importantly we hope you will very soon get the call/email. Not that you won't be waiting anymore. There will still be a lot of waiting - it will just be for other things, just to mix things up a bit.