"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...