Friday, December 24, 2010

Is there a polite way...

As Christmas approaches, I think a lot of us sort of take stock of what we're thankful for, and perhaps get a little more time to think about things in general. That's been me the last couple of days, for sure.

It's going on three years that I have written about bits of my life in this blog. I appreciate that you have read it, and if you've commented, thanks for that too. It strikes me, though, as still a rather one-way form of communication. To that end, I am curious. Who reads my words? Is there a polite way to ask people who read but don't comment to write a comment to kind of introduce themselves? I feel goofy about asking, yet interested. Of course, feel free to not say anything.

We're going to go to church this evening, and then have nothing really scheduled for tomorrow, except I'm going to make cinnamon rolls and spaghetti and meatballs, and we'll go for a little hike. I thought to myself, "I wonder if this is the last Christmas when I'm planning to color my hair that evening because I've got nothing else going on." Yes, the search for Mr. Right has been on my mind a lot lately. I was downtown shopping on Tuesday and saw couples having fun shopping, where the man was engaged and paying attention to the woman, and it made me hopeful and also struck me as so odd, as though it has been so long since I've been the recipient of that, that I have forgotten how it feels. Boo hoo, poor me. I'll stop right there with that train of thought.

I have so much. I am lucky to be here now, doing pretty much what I want to do. I hope you and yours have a good holiday.

image from here.


  1. That couple was NOT having fun shopping. How quickly we forget.

  2. I read your bog very often, but have had trouble commenting. I try, but the blog won't accept my comments and post them. Have fun in SC, Give my best to Lori & Ron.

  3. Hi Linda! I am sure that there are a lot of people that read your blog that never comment. Like me! Hope you had a good Christmas and have a safe and happy New Year!!

  4. Linda
    I just posted you a nice comment and when it went to the secret word part, it seems to have eaten the post. I'll try a little again.
    I'm from Western NY state and I found you through Blueberry Hill Farm reading, I think. I've been blogging for around 2.5 years and not enough comments!
    Don't give up on having fun shopping with a man...I've been married to #2 for 14 years and we still enjoy that stuff...and holding hands and sitting close....It can happen.
    Here goes try #2 on the posting...

  5. Hi there, Linda! I haven't commented in a while, but I do continue to follow you through google reader (I should through blogger as well)...I'm sure you knew this, and I intended to respond to this post earlier, but it just never happened. I always appreciate your perspective on life and your shared experiences (and your knitting!) As a mom with little ones and working full time, it is a sad but true reality that this (along with fb) is mostly how I keep up with friends these days. Happy New Year!

  6. I read. And I LOVE it. Cannot possibly grasp how you find time for it, but I love it. Makes me feel like I'm still in CO.

    I have you on my yahoo news feed, btw. I usually read/catch up in chunks, but I read them all. You are a woman of science, I know, so I thought you'd appreciate some additional stats. ;)


Hi, sorry to make the humans do an extra step.