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Monday, May 18, 2009

To Whom It May Concern:

I am at my mom's, my kids are in the car waiting for me, and I have about five minutes to spare on this computer. I thought I'd read a couple of blogs. I had no idea I'd been gone so long. Seriously, like every single person on my sidebar has posted AT LEAST once during the last week, and I've missed all of it. There are about zero comments from me out there in blogland, and I feel totally out of the loop.

This stinks.

And it doesn't even take into account the posts I wanted to write this week - all of which have completely escaped my brain. My original plan was to get up here sometime over the weekend and write a couple of posts I could schedule for this week - but life kind of got in the way.

That said, I just want everyone to know how much I appreciate those of you still taking the time to read my blog (AND COMMENT!!) while I totally neglect you in return. I just have to say that my life is a bit stressed right now (week six of husband's unemployment) and every comment I got this last week really put a smile on my face. I'd been thinking about dropping my blog (since who knows when I'll be able to get another computer), but there is no doubt that being able to reach out and share things with all of you truly makes things better.

So really, this post isn't a post at all - it's just a big THANK YOU!! To all of you who care. Seriously. You may never know.

20 comments:

Natalie said...

The image in my head of your kids waiting in the car brought a smile to my face.

Shelley said...

Like I've mentioned before, I LOVE to read your blog. You are an inspiration to me. It sounds so...boring, but hang in there! It's the really great people that get the hardest tests, at least that's my story.

LisAway said...

On our trip this past weekend I shared your rummage sale story with the family on the drive. It started a great discussion. Thanks for that!

Don't give up your blog! We have you on our readers, so we'll be here however randomly or rarely you post until you get your own computer. We need you!

Machen family said...

Jen, LOVE your blog, and would be totally bummed if you decided not to continue. Take care of yourself and don't be stressed if you don't post as often, we'll be here!

Barbaloot said...

I've missed seeing you on here more often, but I'm glad you're not giving up on blogging:)

I hope everything goes well for you and your family!

scrapintina said...

Just hang on... we are in the job stress situation as well... Hugs, Tina

Sue Q said...

Don't give up on your one thread of sanity and therapeutic release -- KEEP THE BLOG!

If there is anything we can do to help, just holler. I think I can come with something more useful than a costume to send you, like an emergency ration of chocolate chips or even potato pearls.

Stephanie said...

Hey Jen, just letting you know that I do read your posts, but sometimes don't comment because I just don't. It's nice to read your blog though, I can always hear you telling the story. And for some reason I picture you telling me all about it as you are sitting in one of those chairs from our apt at Ricks. I know, weird.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I agree, don't give up the blog. I so know what you mean about how much comments can save you. Totally been, probably still am on some level.

Hang in there. We are all cheering for you.

And isn't there still a missing ending to how you met and married your husband?

H.K. said...

I hope life gets better for you and that your husband is able to get a job soon. My husband was also unemployed a few years ago, so i know how stressful it can be!

Kristin said...

Why did you have to go and get all mushy? Let's get together soon so I can wipe my nose on your sleeve, ok? I miss you in real life lately too, you know.

Alison Wonderland said...

Don't drop the blog. Just post or not as you can. We'll be here when you come back.

Dominic said...

We're always here when you get around to us, so no worries. Everyone has an off day/week/month now and then.

Kelly said...

Geez, hope you don't drop the blog, but if you do, you'd better blog me through my email because I know we always don't get a ton of time to talk on the phone, but I love email and reading your blog!

Machen family said...

Jen,
I found those Tchaivosky songs and emailed them to your yahoo email address.

Machen family said...

Tchaivosky, tchaikovsky? it's past midnight here. Excuse my gaffe!

annie valentine said...

I care. I keep getting almost to the end of your posts to comment, then get distracted right before I get the chance.

So you're welcome.

jane said...

{{{HUGS}}}

:)

jane said...

by the way, i came across a picture of our primary class, maybe circa 1982? you and I are the only two I know in the pic...I will share it with you one of these days, it made me smile.

Melissa Bastow said...

So I don't read or comment on the "thanks for reading my blog, you guys are great" post.......yeah, I'm going to go hang a "BIG JERK" sign around my neck now.....

If it counts at all - I'm reading your blog right now. Does that count? Please?