No I didn't drop off the face of the planet, well

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by blb, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. blb

    blb New Member

    maybe just a little bit.

    Just wanted to say hello to those that may remember me. I dropped off the edge of the earth about a year and a half ago. Was spread wayyy too thin and just wound up retreating into a virtual cave.

    Began with a computer crash and from there it was being overwhelmed with moving into a new house, some volunteer job responsibilities, some minor yet felt like never-ending health issues (none serious thank god!) and in general I just pretty much stopped communicating to folks in all of my various concentric circles.

    To those who tried to maintain contact with me that I blew off, my apologies. I was just too overwhelmed and just taking care of the family each day was all I could muster.

    So flash forward today, I've withdrawn from my post in a local political committee, took a leave of absence from two of my other volunteer jobs, and am just starting to reintroduce myself to some of the craziness of my main volunteer job again....slowly :smile:

    I've been lingering for the last month or so, reading some of the posts, but when I saw the posts of late of tpcmom's, isabel's and timer lady's, I felt guilty just lingering and not offering up my condolences and support.

    So here I be :hammer:
    Not sure how much help I can be to anyone else, but will try to weigh in again when I think I can offer something solid.
  2. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    At last.

    It is good to see you.

  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Welcome back!
  4. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    Welcome back! You've been missed!
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Welcome Back!! You have indeed been missed!!!

  6. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    Wow, looky there what the cat dragged in!

    I cant believe it. You have been missed. I have been wondering where you have been for months now. Glad you are back!
  7. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Good to see your smiling face once again! You have been missed.
  8. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member

    Welcome back! Glad you finally started to take charge and give up some of those responsibilities that get overwhelming at times. You may find yourself back there someday - but for now scaling back sounds right!

    Enjoy your new found freedom/time!
  9. Sunlight

    Sunlight Active Member

    welcome home, grab a rocker and sit a spell.
  10. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    Welcome back, blb - so glad to see you!!

    difficult child is 17??? Holy cow - time flies when you're... uh, well, doing whatever. :wink: So thankful we don't age as quickly as they do, cough, ahem.

    Glad things are getting back on a more even keel for you.
  11. Stella Johnson

    Stella Johnson Active Member

    Howdy Stranger! Glad to see you are back. :smile:

  12. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Is your "virtual cave" available by the week or the month?? I
    sure could use a good cave lately! LOL!

    Welcome back. DDD
  13. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Welcome back...glad you dropped in!
  14. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    Welcome back glad to see you.
  15. blb

    blb New Member

    Thank you so much everyone for making me not feel quite like pondscum for abandoning the board. Ant's mom, when you said welcome home, it really did feel like that a bit. I've shared so much with all of you throughout the last 7 years.... you all were there in some of the darkest days.

    I promise to be a better board family member in the future, thanks for the welcome home :smile: