Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I'm Back, and Yet I'm not

 We just arrived home from a wonderful 14 days in what could quite possibly be the most amazing place on earth.  It was a once in a lifetime ( for us ) vacation.  How does one take it all in for a lifetime? 

 
So much has happened and yet so little has happened over the past month.  I am not really in the mindset to share on a mass scale and as it turns out, on a minute scale either lately.  Barney and I are, or will be fine.  Fine being the operative word here.  We are not sliding back, but there is a great challenge,  I finally realized when I was away, that needs to be overcome. The how still remains to be seen.

 I started 'lurking' and even commenting on a few posts this past week, during some down time. 
Being away from blog land has actually added, I think, to my feeling of disconnect, and inability to share openly.  Perhaps the day will come soon where I will feel all is right with the world again, openly blog and will comment more and more, ( I mean honestly have you ever known me to be quiet for long?). 
 
 

Until then I just wanted to say Hi.  I'm back from vacation, but am still somewhat in ninja mode.  Lurking in the shadows.  Of course NOT really an easy super power for a chatty patty to maintain.

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  1. Hey honey bunch

    Glad you're back, have missed you. I know what you mean about pulling away a bit. If that helps you, then I'm all for it babe. Take your time and whenever you feel up to it and want to come back, everyone will be waiting with open arms ;)

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    1. Thanks Missy.

      I missed you a bunch too. I've been um, commenting...can't keep me too quiet I guess

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  2. Hi Wilma, I am so glad you are back and that you had a wonderful holiday. We have missed you, all of us, hope you soon come back to play,
    love you lots
    Jan.xxxxxx

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    1. Hi Jan

      My holiday was amazing thank you. The jet lag there and then back has been brutal! Our youngest is still wandering around at midnight here!

      Once I am no longer in a fog...I should be back, back. At least I'll knock on your door, okay?

      love ya too...willie

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  3. Hi Willie,

    Welcome Back! I've missed you heaps. I'm so glad though that you were able to have such an awesome family vacation.

    I'm glad to hear things aren't sliding back and hope that you two will be able to communicate and work through the challenges together.

    As for blogging,, you stay in ninja mode as long as you need. Though, as you said, I can't see that being for long LoL

    Love and Hugs,
    Roz

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    1. Hmph! lol

      Yes Roz, we had a wonderful family vacation. The boys had so much fun! It truly was paradise.

      As for the challenges. I tried a bit the other day. I think I'm just going to stay in my holding pattern for now. Not sure :)

      Huggin' and Lovin' back !

      willie

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  4. Hi happy traveler. I missed our morning coffee times when we didn't catch each other.

    You read and write and comment as you feel led. Please don't feel any pressure to do so just because you are home.

    The challenge you are facing. Even though you don't feel comfortable sharing it here, don't go it alone okay? It's not for you to "fix" so that you and Barney can take your next steps. It's all part of the process, intertwined and in many ways, a piece of the beauty of the journey together. I won't say "enjoy it" because it's hard but for MM and I, discovering ourselves along the way has created some very important markers for us. This will be for you too (and two.)

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    1. Well jet lag seems to be leaving,( from my lips to God's ears) so bring on the coffee!

      Your faith in 'our' ability never ceases to amaze me. I will try to do my part. We shall see where it leads :)

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  5. Welcome back!! You have been missed, but I am so happy to hear that you had an amazing vacation because you deserve it.

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    1. Hey thanks Tess!

      Not sure about the deserving part, Barney sure needed a break. This is his first real long vacation in over a decade!

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  6. Hey there Willie,

    I am SO glad that you had such a great vacation. I already told you this, but I am glad that you are back!! Blogland is not the same without our most favorite Flinstones leading lady!!!! Take your time getting back into the swing of things! Time changes can be tough, and getting back to reality can be a bit challenging as well. You've got plenty of good listeners hear at your disposal! Hugs!

    <3 Katie

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    1. Let me try this one more time......stupid blogger. Third time is a charm, I hope

      You kill me. As if I was 'away' from you at all?

      Thanks for the kind words

      willie

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  7. Hi Willie,

    While you're thinking about all that DD stuff, could you tell us something about your vacation experiences?

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    1. LOL....well ask and you shall receive Bas. And typical Willie style. You received more than you ever wanted I'm sure.

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  8. Yay Wilma! I am so glad you are back even though, as you pointed out last week, you were really here when you were there and now that it feels like you are here you are really back there......anyway I am SO GLAD YOUR BACK!!!! ;)

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    1. Oh my red wine loving friend...I'm (sorta) happy to be here/back/there...too bad Brice doesn't let you 'out to play' as much anymore :(

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  9. Welcome back Willie. I wondered where you had disappeared to.

    It sounds like being away for a bit was a good thing as it gave you a chance to do some thinking. We'll be here when you're ready to share.

    Hugs,
    Dana

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    1. Thanks Dana

      I'm not so sure Barney would agree with you on the 'thinking' part. It is not like it was 'great' timing on my part. Meh, what will be will be.

      hugs
      willie

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  10. Hey there Wilma :)

    I have missed you over here at your place....and when the time is right...we will all be here...ready to welcome you back! I think Bas has a great idea....yes I really just said that ;)

    Until then, you know where to find me....I am like an annoying itch that just won't go away! :)

    Much love....

    ~Lucy

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    1. Hello my sand-in-the-bathing suit- friend :)

      Well I've already 'taken' YOU along with me on vacation, how much more sharing do you require? Soon the weather will be warmer and you'll have your own life again....I'm kidding, sorta. I remember the baby days. Upside for me though You are always home when I need ya!

      love ya!
      willie

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  11. Hi Willie, welcome back. Your pictures have made me green with envy!

    You will probably realise that I am not a ninja, but most definitely a 'bitch/troll' at present. So if you don't see me around much you will know that I am lurking at the bottom of my murky abyss.

    Many hugs

    Ami

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    1. Hello Bitch-troll.

      Please tell me you have that funky hair that stands up on the top of your head, like those troll dolls? It will be easier to seek you out when the time comes.

      The photos did not do the place we were at any justice I can assure you!

      I shall return your hugs, even if they come covered with whatever one finds at the bottom of a murky abyss.

      willie

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  12. Glad you are back, Willie. I'm sure you'll find you way through this. Having an identified goal is a help at least, right? You know what needs to be overcome rather than being in the world of unknown foes.

    Hugs,
    Cygnet

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Cygnet. I know the foe...but it is a mighty one that is quite resilient. Almost like a symbiotic relationship, we have created together. BUT I have no choice so I have to 'deal' with it.

      Mahalo!
      willie

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  13. Welcome back Willie...Hope you had a lovely vacation. Lurk all you want, comment if the 'spirit' moves ya and just hang out til you're ready...or not. We're here if ya need us.

    Blessings,
    Cat

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    1. Thank you Cat

      We did have a lovely vacation.

      love
      willie

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  14. I know we were chatting this morning, but did not realize that you'd just gotten back. :) Welcome back. I didn't realize it was for two weeks either. Now that's a vacation. :)

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    1. OH sorry....well I guess it really doesn't matter where I am with this world of computers...lol

      It was quite the vacation indeed. Mind you, with jet lag, you have to knock off a few days. Couldn't think of a better place to have jet lag though. Of course your mind wants to go first thing...unfortunately first thing with jet lag is 3 am local time. NOT really much to do then :)

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  15. WOW 2 weeks away! I'm envious in the best possible way! I hope you have a wonderful time and have a fabulous tan to show for it.
    I've spent the last month pretty much back in "lurker" mode too. I think I understand the "he needs to be overcome" comment. Like you, we're "fine".
    Re-emerge at the pace that suits you!
    Until then, you know where to find us.

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    1. Hi Catrinka

      If you need an ear, you know where to find me. I'm a bit of a zombie right now, but I'm sure I'll understand :)

      As for my tan...I have some pretty decent tan lines, should be interesting to see if they change Barney's 'target zone' *wink*

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  16. Hi Willie,

    Glad you had a great vacation, but missed you while you were gone. It is always fun to get away for a while, but there really is no place like home. Take care, be well, and have a blessed day.

    George

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    1. Awww George you big softy! Thank you.

      There is no place like home you are right. Unfortunately there is no place that dust and dog hair likes more than a home without people for 15 days either. Oh the crosses I bear I tell ya!

      Thanks George!
      willie

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  17. I say do what makes you feel better. When I am incredibly stressed or busy, I stay in lurker mode. You will probably need time to get back in a normal place.

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    1. Hey Minelle!!

      *when* you are busy? WHEN are you NOT busy?

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  18. I missed you dear Willie! I am so glad that you had a great vacation friend...hope the next few days proves an easy vacation recovery.
    Love,
    Bea

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    1. Hey Bea

      Boy our timing is off you and I. First you had your family obligations, then my vacation. It seems like forever for 'us'

      Vacation recovery- man that sounds like such a whiny virus...lol

      love willie

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  19. NINJA UP! Stop dreaming of sunbathing and sunsets. Back to blogging, we need you here. Hope you had a great time and don't forget all the wonderful times you had

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    1. Oh looks like Blondie is back, and has brought a catch phrase! lol

      Back to blogging? We shall see what the future holds. Back to harassing you, I can certainly see that in the near future!

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    1. Thanks Terps!

      Have you been posting more delicious cookies on your blog that I can't eat?

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    2. Not lately...but I will see what I can do :-)

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  22. I was gone too, so I didn't realize you were gone .. Lol. If that makes sense. I agree with being away from here makes a big disconnect. That's so true. Glad you're back :)

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    1. LOL...I was literally commenting on your blog while you were on mine!

      Welcome back yourself!

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