Monday, December 12, 2011

Welcome Back, Me

In my absence, I feel certain that many of you have been waiting breathlessly at my virtual doorstep, clamoring for that next riveting commentary on my daily routines or demented musings.  As I said, I feel certain of it...and whether or not that certainty is grounded in reality is entirely irrelevant and I'll thank you not to mess with my version of reality.  

My days have been filled with busyness and frantic running to and fro.  Hopefully the causes have been worthy and have resulted in an experience of joy, companionship or beauty for others.  I am still running...but if I don't take a few moments and declutter my mind by dumping some of it's thoughts onto paper, you just might find yourself observing a colossal mental and emotional breakdown.  And trust me, that is not a pretty sight.

Writing is essential to my nature, as is attempting to make people laugh.  Both of these energize me.  The really great thing about the blog is that I don't have to actually make you laugh or hear you say, "Yes, yes.  That is helpful and profound, Lori."  I only have to imagine those things happening, and wah-lah!  Instant energy.  And trust me, I have a very active imagination.

So now that I am energized, I gotta run deliver 60 bags of cookies to the St. Trinity Food Pantry in South City.  

I haven't said a thing, and I feel better already.  Am I easy or what?!  Catch ya later, Y'all. 

14 comments:

Oriana said...

Oh, Mrs Shaffer, you DO make me laugh, and often. So rest easy knowing that you have fulfilled your goal in life... at least to some extent. :)

Susan said...

I laughed too...and your thoughts do and have enriched my life!

Susan said...

I guess that last sentence didn't make sense! I need more enriching in the grammar area!

Randy S. said...

I'm sitting here laughing! And I really don't know why. Hummm.... But for some reason, you post as funny to me....

Randy S. said...

I'm sitting here laughing! And I really don't know why. Hummm.... But for some reason, you post was funny to me....

Lori Shaffer said...

Orianna, you are my biggest fan! Someday you'll grow up and realize the error of your ways. In the meantime, I love that you visit me here and actually enjoy it!

Lori Shaffer said...

Susan, it made perfect sense! You were stroking my ego...and that always makes sense. AND...anytime that happens, I'LL not be criticizing your grammar! Nope.

Lori Shaffer said...

Randy, you don't know why you're laughing?? Because I'M FUNNY. Duh. (by the way, you might consider posting your comments BEFORE that second glass of wine. Jus' sayin'.)

awildernesslife said...

This made me laugh so much:

"The really great thing about the blog is that I don't have to actually make you laugh or hear you say, 'Yes, yes. That is helpful and profound, Lori.' I only have to imagine those things happening, and wah-lah! Instant energy. And trust me, I have a very active imagination."

I think it's going to be my new blogging philosophy. Thanks!!

awildernesslife said...

Ugh, I hate that when you sign in with OpenID it doesn't leave your name! Sorry!!

-- Laura

Anonymous said...

Why, Lori... you are helpful. And profound. Why else would I have kept up with when all other blogs have faded away? And I don't even know you. Or remember for sure how I found you. And did I mention how funny you were?! lol See? You don't even have to imagine me laughing.

Blessings to you this holiday season. I'm so glad you slowed down enough to blog.
~Susan (in Florida)

Lori Shaffer said...

Laura, nice to hear from you! Last time I checked your blog, you hadn't been posting. I guess it's time for me to wander back over and take a gander.

Lori Shaffer said...

Susan, wow. What kind words of encouragment! Thanks for being a regular...makes me smile to know others actually DO read and enjoy. :) See...I'm smiling.

Anonymous said...

welcome back! I learn so much from your blog: music, wonderful poems, the happenings at the Shaffer home, words, music, uh-h-h, etc. deep thinking, and silliness. Joanie