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    Friday, November 12, 2010


    I have given a lot of thought recently to blogging. I started blogging over 5 years ago. I never dreamed anyone would give a crap about what I had to say. Blogging gave me the courage to admit things that I wouldn't tell most people. It brought me a mental clarity to realize that my life was not what I wanted it to be. Blogging donated the confidence that I needed to make the changes necessary to set my life in motion. Without it, I'm not sure I would have ever had weight loss surgery.

    Blogging has brought me many real life friends that I would never have had the pleasure of knowing without the help of the internet. These relationships are some of the strongest in friendships.

    I am currently still in a relationship that began over a year ago. He lives over an hour away so we mostly see each when we can. I'm content with where our relationship is and don't feel the immediate need to change things. I'm enjoying making it on my own. I never dreamed that I would be able to pay my own way in life and make decisions completely alone. It's not as bad as I thought.

    The guy doesn't agree with blogging. He thinks that it's an invasion of privacy. I tried to explain that blogging is like pen pals were back in the day when you couldn't wait to hear from your friend from afar. So, out of respect for him, I won't post pictures of him here. What follows are pictures taken during a camping trip last month that we took with my parents. It was 32 degrees but we had a blast despite the weather.

    My youngest and me on Suicide Bend at Tippy Dam. Those tiny dots on the river are people fishing for Salmon.

    Here we are on top of a metal giant grasshopper statue.

    This was a giant fire pit. The focus was supposed to be on the colors behind me in the trees but the photographer (who shall remain nameless) didn't get them in the shot.

    This is what 3 days of camping without running water looks like.

    If any of you still read this, I thank you for that. I think about you often. :)


    gray said...

    It's always a treat to hear from you.

    SignGurl said...

    Thank you very much, Gray!

    G-Man said...

    Sign Gurl...?
    My Mentor? Tormentor!
    Still beautiful I see......G

    Eric Alder said...

    We're still here and still reading.

    (Love camping - I go every year)

    Pam said...

    I'm still here... reading whenever you're ready to write. Love the pics! Looks like it was a beautiful camping trip. :)

    Big Pissy said...

    Of course I'm still reading!!! you were one of the first bloggers I met back when I first started blogging.

    And one of the nicest!!! :)


    terry said...

    Love the pics!

    Funny how so many of us have lagged on the blogging. Luckily, there's Facebook...!


    Hoochie Mama said...

    I'm on again off again with blogging but there are the few that when I do come back I always read.

    The pics are great! Looks like fun! :)

    Sarah said...

    I love it!

    Honey.. In the last 6 years or so of my on and off blogging.. I have gone through many men that liked it, hated it and really didn't care.

    It's what you wanna do.. if you enjoy it..

    <3 you!

    I can always just text you anyway!

    Susy said...

    I still think of you often and i totally get it. you are one of the people who helped me in a time in my life i needed to share and learn. be well my friend. i mean that. your one of a kind! xoox


    lime said...

    good to know you're doing well. sounds like it was a fun trip. thanks for sharing the shots. my blog pals have seen me through some rough times too and i am very grateful for them.

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    MsBeHaven said...

    Long time no see! You havent posted in a while but.. thought id say Hi anyway... hope life is good for you! :)

    Bubblegum Writer said...

    You really look extremely healthy, glowing, happy, and hot. Cheers to your success in getting there!