As Mark Twain once wrote, "The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated."
Looking back at my posting history, some of my friends may have actually thought I had gone to that big blogosphere in the sky.
I was somewhat shocked when I realized that the last regular post was made February 13th during our mission trip to the Philippines. Oh, I know, I posted a couple of things from "Sacred Sandwich" in March, and then the bummer post from last night, but that's it. Nothing of any substance for a little over two months. Wow! Where did the time go?
There are several reasons for my absence from this space. Suffice it to say, that my days (and evenings) have been pretty full since our return from Asia. It seems that every waking hour has been consumed with ministry responsibility, travel, house remodeling, doctor appoinments, meetings, recording radio programs, and book editing. Linda can testify that by the time my butt hits the recliner in the evening, my consciousness simultaneously hits the off switch. Often I have awakened, stiff necked and dry mouthed, at 2:00 AM, and motivated myself to climb the steps and stretch out in the bed for a few more hours of rest before it starts all over again. It's not that she doesn't try to wake me to come to bed - some evening's it is just "mission impossible".
I post a few things on Facebook most days, but that usually doesn't require much thought, or creativity. So the blog lays dormant.
A few weeks ago, my friend Darrell forwarded me an email from his mother in law who lives in another city. Apparently, she did not have my email address, and just wrote Darrell and asked him to pass it along to me. He did as instructed, and I got the message! In part, she wrote:
"...Tell C.J. all of us are not on Facebook, and I miss his blog. I go there every day to see what he has posted, and I am disappointed that he has not updated it in a long time...."
She went on to talk about how many of our posts have brought back memories for her, and her other comments were most kind and gracious, and were deeply appreciated.
It was nice to know that someone was reading (and allegedly enjoying) the blog. When I was posting regularly, it was getting 80-100 hits per day. Now, I know that's not a huge following, but it was nice to know that some folks were checking in each day. Hopefully it brought a chuckle or a thought to ponder to others.
Presently I am in the editing process for my first book, which is supposed to be at the publisher by July. That deadline is moving closer each day. It is requiring more of my time and attention, but I am going to try to carve out a little more time in the schedule for posting to my online journal. There may not be a post every day, but hopefully they won't be two months apart...
So, Mrs. Kimsey, I'm back, "For What It's Worth".
Hope you're still checking in...