Drawing A Blank
Last Update: Dec 17, 2014
My Dear Friends,
For about three weeks I have been rather incognito. It started with my email problem, continued with a 10 day stomach flu and is ongoing due to the demands of the upcoming holiday. There is so much to do and I was seriously set back with this illness.
When you lose your momentum it is really difficult to get back on the horse and into the race, especially when you have so many things that are pulling for your attention. With a family of my size there is much to do for the holiday...and like so many others here at WA, family is the center of my existence.
I am also in Choir this year and even though I missed several practices, I am still sticking to my commitment. I stink at the harmony and I know it; but I did tape several of the sessions allowing me to practice in between rehearsals, thank God. Maybe He will help me do a decent job for our Christmas Eve Mass. The music really is lovely.
It takes me back to my elementary school years when we sang in choir when Mass and all the music was in Latin. We had no idea, really, what we were singing, but it sounded intelligent. We always did the Handel's Messiah Hallelujah. I had to sing alto even though I hated it. My older sister, with her lovely voice, sang soprano. And so it was with all the songs, I sang alto and Sis sang soprano. Yuch!! Guess what? I'm singing alto today! LOL.
Then I'm baking cookies for the homeless Christmas meal. I don't bake cookies anymore. I have no idea why, but I'm baking this year...as if I don't have enough to do. To proove my point, when I prepare holiday meals I always tell the family to bring dessert because I don't do dessert. Again, I am laughing out loud...
I have barely managed to keep up with my email. Actually, I haven't. I do manage to respond to those who follow as it is the right thing to do. But beyond that, only a few blogs are getting read and commented on. I know it is only temporary, but there is no doubt I have lost my momentum.
As for the rest of my business affairs...everything has come to a grinding halt. So I guess what I am doing is just letting it be...I'll do what I can without driving myself crazy and making myself sick with worry. Once January 3rd has passed things will have settled down. I can devote time to my business and start anew. In the meantime, I shall have no regrets and enjoy the journey I am on right at this moment in time.
Oh yes, I have experienced two precious losses in my life since Thanksgiving. One was so sudden and unexpected it was like being struck by lightning. Joe and I were planning to go to Connecticut for our annual Christmas party but didn't go because we were too sick. We didn't attend the funerals, obviously, and I was looking forward to seeing my aunts who lost their husbands. I really was heartbroken. The sadness was acute...not only for myself but for the Connecticut families who suffered the losses, who I could not be with.
So, being freshly aware that life itself is very precious and can be gone in the blink of an eye, I will cherish these moments and this holiday season.
To my dear friends at Wealthy Affiliate, I wish a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday, whatever you celebrate. May 2015 be filled with prosperity, knowledge, and fulfillment. May you achieve all your hopes and dreams and find no barriers to your success. May you always be kind and generous with your judgement and success.
With all the warmth my heart can muster, I lovingly sign,
Hang in there, wish you a Merry Christmas and my prayers are with you and your family. :)
I've never been here over a Christmas and I must say just the holiday is taking it's toll on keeping up. It sounds like you need to read one of my blogs called just say NO. Hmmmm, maybe I need to reread it myself. :-) Many of us are stressing right now so we understand! We'll be back to "normal" soon. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. ~Debbi
I could not help but think of you while I was writing...knowing exactly how busy you are. Thanks for taking some of your precious time to read and then to comment. Special wish to you for a wonderful and joyous holiday.
Hey Donna.I think you are wise to say wait till the 3rd of January and then your site can take off.You do have a lot on and to give your time and your talents to your commitments is the Christian thing to do.I myself have just decided that I am going to enjoy this Christmas and to be honest I am keeping contact with my friends here and sending Christmas cards,I am going to be recording piano songs and basically just being there for folk who need me to do favours for them.Just enjoy Christmas with your family and start afresh in the new year.
Aw! Thanks so much for you sweet words that mean so very much to me. I really was drawing a blank and just started writing. I'm so glad I did. We have such wonderful friends here at WA. So many either understand or just simply accept. What more can you ask of a friend. It is a holiday for giving, not just the tangible gifts to our family and friends, but the heartfelt gift of our presence as in choir and Christmas meals. It's such a privilege. Glad you are choosing the same path as me!! Peace be with you on this joyous holiday.
Wishing you a blessed and Merry Christmas. Reading your post I did realized that you are in a momentum, you just have switched your focal point to an other subject. That's all and no need to worry. happens to me too all the time. :)
It is encouraging to hear this happens to others. This is the first time since I joined in July. I appreciate that you read and commented on my long-overdue post. Have a joyful holiday.
my momentum comes and goes too!
Donna, I absorb you of your ''guilty of loss momentum'' and extend the good will and peace toward you and your family during the holiday season. We will be waiting but do enjoy your good health.
I must write more just to hear your comments. Thank you for your absolution or absorption...I'm truly not sure which you meant. It could have been either or both. LoL.
Donna, my friend - I can empathize with you and please know you have my condolences and prayers. Hang in there ... God is good and He will see to it all things are set right. God Bless! ~Cathy
So nice to hear from you Cathy...and in such an encouraging way. Thank you so much. Many blessings to you over this wonderful, joyous season.
Hope you get well soon, and good luck in the choir I'm sure that God finds your voice beautiful. You are right family comes first as it should, thank you for the greeting and Merry Christmas to you. Great blog
Thank you, Sharon, for reading and commenting. I always love your blogs. You have such a down-to-earth way of writing. Hope to talk with you more as the weeks pass.
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Good wishes and lots of prayer coming your way! It's not a race ... proceed as you can and don't get bogged down by putting stress and pressure on what you "think" you should be doing. Do what you can, what feel right ... and let the rest go ... for later or never! It's OK! Life is exactly what we make of it! M
Love you! Thanks so much for that reminder. Have a wonderful and blessed holiday.