Not fallen of planet Earth quite yet

Posted: May 30, 2012 in Blogging
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Yes – I know, I know (hanging head low) I have been a very bad blogger lately. Not a single line has been written. I even neglected to check my stats (in fear that they have turned abysmal which would not have been surprising at all). In fact I have hardly turned on switched on my laptop for days (not turned on… it is good but not THAT good). My only online world (apart from work which is a whole other playing field) has consisted of FB on my phone.

Yes I know it is possible to blog with a smartphone… I even have the app! BUT… no, it is just a bit too much hassle. So what’s up with this absence you may ask; have I met someone, have I been on some exotic holiday, have I forgotten to leave work and slept under my desk? Hmm not quite. I’ve been busy in work yes. Apart from meeting up with my friends… I have a zero romantic social life. Unless I win the lotto the most exotic holiday is my balcony at the moment, which leads me to something that most definitely has kept me away from the laptop… the sun shone down on Ireland!! We went from 11 degrees and rain to 22 degrees and UNBROKEN sunshine (it actually said that in the weather report!) in two days!! I have never (read:NEVER) read that in an Irish weather report in the 12 years I have lived here. Just so that you understand the phenomenal event that it has been. I have not lost the plot quite yet. However, yes I have been that excited about this.

Another reason you see to why I have not been blogging is that I was feeling extremely down. I got sick of only writing about feeling crap and in the end I just did not have anything to say anymore. I mean, how many times can you say that you feel down. Yes there are/were things that are not great and that contributed to me feeling the way I felt but normally I can get myself out of the funk after a while. This time I didn’t and then… the sun came out. All the sudden life felt easier and I was relaxing in my sunchair on my balcony (after a major scrub the decking looked nice again). I was walking down the beach in the sun with friends soaking up the happy atmosphere and equal parts sunshine. I realized I (amongst other things) was in severe need of vitamin D. So I made sure to spend as much time outside as possible. Didn’t burn myself either apart from a spot om my back where I could not reach when applying sun lotion (wonder if cats can be taught to apply sun lotion…). What a difference a bit of sun makes.

Today it is actually a bit cloudy but still 20 degrees and they say the weekend is supposed to be nice. Think a hike is on the cards at the weekend. In either case, I feel much happier. There are still things I need to look into and things are not all rosy and great but that subject is for another time.

So all I wanted to say really is that I am still here. I have not given up on blogging. It may have become somewhat sporadic but bear with me.

Hope the sun is shining on you wherever you may be!

Summer in Dublin. Dollymount Beach.

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Comments
  1. Christy says:

    “Keep your face to the sun, and you cannot see the shadows.” (Helen Keller, I believe.) Seems quite appropriate to your circumstances now. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Funny how a little thing like mere SUN can do that!

    As for your hiatus from blogging….I have nothing to say about that at all. Nope, nothing at all….. : )

    But glad to see you back in this space.

  2. atomicfireeat says:

    *hug* get lost in your hoop when you feel negative 🙂

  3. Nikki B says:

    Yayyyy!! Enjoy the sun! I hope you’re still feeling better! It really is too bad we’re on opposite sides of the pond – we both coulda done with some pints together over the past few months…

    Much love!

    • Ivy Blaise says:

      The rain has returned but I feel better and am living on hope that the sun will come back to Dublin soon (it better or I will move to Tahiti!). Yeah, seems like we both could have needed a few pints. Let’s make that happen in the not too far future. XOXO!!

  4. So glad to hear that the sun came out. Even if you had to wait a wee bit longer than tomorrow. Stupid songs, always making it sound like life is easier than it actually is.

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