Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Bra-less Summer OR Why I'm Back on the Blog

"So, how are you enjoying your bra-less summer?" my sister, Heidi, asked last month.

The question took me by surprise, of course. Because, although I like to try different haircuts, experiment with costume jewelry and search for the perfect lipstick shade, there is one accessory that has been a consistent part of my look for over twenty years: underwire. In other words, I haven't had a bra-less summer since 1982.

After a quick explanation and a whole bunch of giggling, Heidi clarified that actually she had just been wondering how I was enjoying my blog-less summer. Duh.

Here's the truth: blogging takes time and thought. This summer it's been nice having extra helpings of both. Of course, it's not like I've been reading War and Peace or training for a tri or anything. But I have burned through a big stack of paperbacks and spent many hours by the ocean and discovered the joy of HGTV's Design Star! Ahhhh...summer.

My kids have enjoyed life without a camera in their face, but the cross-country grandparents are missing their cyber-connection. I have weaned myself off comment dependence, but I really miss daily affirmations from my blog buds. I can't quite face Facebook and I've yet to Tweet my own horn, but blogging has been a fun way for me to enter the digital age.

So, I've decided that, as with any good bra, finding a bloglife that fits just right can actually be very uplifting. And I'll be back to posting more regularly.

Unless the chafing starts again...

9 comments:

Cathy said...

Finding the "happy medium" is a blessing!

cami said...

YAY! Glad you're back!

Lauren in GA said...

You are always so clever, "uplifting" and "chafing"...I love your writing.

Welcome back ☺

I like underwire, too. Not that you wanted to know that...

calibosmom said...

Isn't it always about keeping "the girls" happy? Take that anyway you want to...

polly said...

I'm glad you're back!

Annemarie said...

You just word things sooooo perfectly!!
Welcome baaaack!

Travelin'Oma said...

I'm glad you're all relaxed and ready to be perky again. Think of your blog as birthday, Christmas and Mother's/Father's Day presents to me and Dad. We don't need anything besides pictures and stories of you and your family (unless you already bought me something . . . )

diane said...

See this is exactly what I have missed. If you got it, flaunt it. You my friend, have got it.

Lindsey said...

Aw, it will be good to have you back on my reader. :)

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