Good Intentions

**So this is my second time writing this as my first post vaporized. Ugh. 🙂

Good intentions just sit there in the box with all the other good intentions awaiting their directive that all too often never comes.

I’ve had good intentions to write, to blog, to be more involved online again but that’s all it’s been – just intention. No action.

Truth is, I really haven’t had much to say lately. I open my blog to a clean new post page and stare at it. Nothing comes. Sure there are tons of things I could write about but I just haven’t felt like writing any of it. I haven’t felt compelled to put word to page and hit the publish button. Maybe it’s because I haven’t been feeling well.

I’m finally getting better after being sick for what seems like most of the summer. I went to the doctor last week and am just finishing up my bottle of antibiotics. I got one of my ever-so-lovely-yet-killer sinus infections. With me, they are never easy. They knock me down and keep me there until I get treatment. I should have known better. Normally I get them around April/May – never this late. I felt like my body was fighting something the last several weeks as I just couldn’t get enough sleep and my kettlebell workouts shrank away to nothing. I got in three workouts in three weeks. This is the first week I’ve practiced with them regularly and am getting back in to the “swing” of things. Pun intended. LOL. And it feels good. I’ll have a new kettlebell update in the next few weeks.

I also quit Facebook but then a few days later went back. I hate Facebook but there are friends on there with whom I really hate to lose contact. It’s just that it’s a good/evil sort of thing – Facebook. It’s great for reconnecting but it’s evil in that you learn things about people/friends/family you really wish you NEVER knew. There’s so much drama. People air it ALL out there – infighting, bashing, bad language and all even though they KNOW that children from their family can see it/read it because they too have Facebook accounts (which they should NOT).  Anyway, I’m still up in the air regarding Facebook. I’ve spent less and less time on there and I don’t really  miss it. What I do miss is email. I miss hearing from people and getting that personal letter and I know that I for one need to email more and write more. It’s a two-way-street.

On a positive note, September – that gateway month to all that is gloriously Autumn – is but a few days away! And you know what that means! It is time for my annual Welcome September blog post! I’m almost giddy with anticipation. Ah if only Autumn could last five or six months – where the days are crispy cool yet sunny, with a brilliantly blue sky overhead and dry so that the fallen leaves crackle with each step you take. Stay tuned. Oh and Brandee, Brandee, Brandee – fear not, I will have my poem to you soon! I have not forgotten! I have more than just good intentions to get that to you!

Happy Saturday everyone! 🙂

0 thoughts on “Good Intentions

  1. I am SO GLAD to know that you are feeling better, my friend. I have been worried about you, knowing that health & stress were taking their toll. You are such a funny, sunny person, that to see you so low has been distressing. It’s amazing how we can grow to care so much for someone we have never met in person.

    I anticipate the fall in new ways, thanks to you; and, I look forward to seeing it through your
    eyes, knowing how much you love it.

    No worries on the poem. It is something that we can do when ready.

    Again, I am glad to see you here. I have been slowing down on my posts, too. I haven’t felt that I have much to say EVERY day. It’s too hot, I’m too cranky, and I just want to veg under the fan.

  2. I, too, am glad to hear you are feeling better.

    I’m with you and Brandee. I’ve been struggling to say anything all summer over on the blog. I’m not sure what it is that is causing my lack of words. Maybe, for me, it’s a combination between lack of motivation and feeling kind of shitty. Who knows. We’ll all find our words, I’m sure.

    I share your anticipation for fall. Although, I was up north for a few days last week and the leaves were already starting to change and fall. I wasn’t prepared for fall just yet. And, you’re right, it does not last long enough.

    Enjoyed reading this today. It’s nice to have you back. Sending love.

  3. I love September, too. It always feels to me like the ushering in of a new year. I’m sure it has something to do with starting school on the Tuesday after Labor Day every year of my childhood, but all these years later, it still feels that way to me.

  4. Sorry to hear you’ve had such a crappy summer with your sinus/illness issues. I’m with you about Facebook and, in fact, have refused to join for the reasons you mention. Plus, I have a hard enough time juggling Twitter and blogs and LinkedIn.

    Hope you get back to your kettlebell again! I’ve been able to increase my weights a teeny bit. But I’ve got a LONG way to go before I will feel confident I’m swinging the dang things the right way!

  5. We’ve been really worried about you, Tracy so I’m thrilled to see you in my reader. I know you’ve been dealing with health issues and stress and we’ve missed your happy, funny, brightness lighting up our timelines and our RSS feeds. Welcome back!

  6. For me, I know August Break was a huge relief because it removed the need for me to worry about writing posts instead of taking photos. It made all the difference in the world. And it turned out that it came at just the right time.

    (Also, I think that everyone is more juiced about writing once the heat dies down. And oh, things like Reverb where everyone is writing on the same topic. Those help a lot.)

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better and that you’re back home at the kettlebell again. I think the old Tracy is back 🙂 Also, you’ve made me glad that I don’t use Facebook. Some things I just don’t want to know about people, you know?

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