Absence Of Me

I have been very busy with my oldest daughter Andrea, my son in law Paul and my grandson Jackson visiting that I have had very little time to actually blog... That is changing as they are heading home on Thursday morning.  I cannot even begin to explain how enamored I am with my grandson, he gives kisses and hugs and says I love you nana... my heart melts every time I look at his sweet face.  He is such a happy little boy, I love that about him.  I know he can be a handful for his parents... he is almost two but I see the sweetness in him even when he is somewhat out of control... due to lack of sleep or the very little sugar he is allowed to have...

So, it will be back to normal for me on Thursday, I have been readily available at a moments notice while my oldest daughter was here which meant I didn't get in as much walking, my decision, not hers.  I just wanted to spend as much time as I could with her and her beautiful little family.  Something had to give, a little less exercising and writing in my blog. Truly I should be in bed, catching up on some much needed sleep but I felt the need and desire to write... first I had to catch up with all the blogs I follow, the number is rising but I find that since I have added them to my Bloglovin list and I get all the updates in one place, so it's been easier for me to find a quick moment on my phone to read and comment on a few, instead of doing a bunch in the morning and the rest at night.

I thought about how I had been absent for the past couple of nights, I have had really late nights and I have had very little energy to even think, let alone write...  Hence why I had the need to do a catch up blog. I know I don't have to write in this every night but for me writing everyday, or close to it as possible, is like following my exercise plan and eating healthy, it becomes a habit, a good habit that helps me to be better and to be more present.  When I am absent due to commitments or lack of sleep, I miss the writing, the exercising... etc.

Consequently, I felt like I have been absent from my blogging by not putting any effort into preparing a blog, even though I was spending time reading others and being very inspired by so many.  I felt the need to write tonight... or early Wednesday morning, so that I won't allow my absence to become permanent.  The same with my exercise, I am going back at it with full force tomorrow, no excuses... I am going to exercise my 3-4 miles, I am making the time.  There are a ton of reasons I can think of for taking a break but not one of them are good reasons, being absent is never good for me... being present, helps me to excel at the challenges that have been set before me... 

I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future

35 comments :

  1. There is a time for everything. While your family is around it is time to spend time with them. You can blog later. Families are important. Especially wonderful little grandchildren who brighten your day. I glad you are getting to be with him and be a part of his life.

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    1. Thank you Betty... Exactly... that is why I took the time to spend all my available time with them... I love my grandson... he is so adorable :)

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  2. Hi Launna! Thnk you so much for stopping by my blog and I so adore your comment! You'll be just fine. time heals.. I hope will enjoy your quality time with your daughter and her family!

    speaks soon.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    Tanya

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    1. Thank you Tanya... I love your comments too... I am hoping time will heal all wounds... eventually... :)

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  3. Oh my I didn't know you were a grandma from Andrea, congratssssssssssss....enjoy your moments :).

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    1. Oh my Petronela... I thought I had mentioned this... I guess not... my little Jackson is going to be two in less than 2 weeks. I love him... <3

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  4. The moments share with the people we love are the best in life so enjoy them at the maximum power darlin!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Carolina... I so enjoy every comment you write to me... you are so sweet to me... <3

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    2. Thank you Carolina, I love all your comments, you are always so sweet to me <3

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    3. Thank you Carolina, I love each comment that you leave... you are always so sweet to me <3

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  5. Your family sounds wonderful, I love going home and spending time with mine. Taking a break from blogging is good sometimes I think xxx

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    1. My family is wonderful... there are issues that I have to deal with that are not always easy. However; I do adore my Jackson... Thank you so much for your comment Charlotte :)

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  6. Hi Launna, thanks for following us. We're following you back via bloglovin<3 Keep in touch!

    www.we-heart-fashion.com

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    1. Thank you Kim and Kelly... I appreciate your following me too :)

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  7. nice blog ;) let's see my http://majlena-fashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Milena, thank you for your comment... Of course I will take a look at your blog too :)

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  8. I am having wonderful time with my parents and nice to know that you have wonderful family... Be happy maim..

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    1. Thank you Sangay... I am so glad you are have a wonderful time with your family... so nice :)

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  9. Your grandson sounds like a real joy. I'm sure it did your heart good to make the time to be with him and your daughter's family.

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    1. Thank you Daisy... Jackson is so amazing and I have loved every moment with him :)

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  10. I'm so glad you were able to spend time with your family! It's OK to take a couple days off blogging to spend time with them. It restores the soul to take a break from time to time. And you've still been walking, ramp it up again after they depart.

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    1. Thank you Joy... I am going to ramp it up big time... I really need to go outside my comfort zone... I did it this morning with the 2.5 mile walk I did... more on the horizon... then comes running :)

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  11. They say there's no place like home...and I have always agreed :-)

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    1. Thank you Keith... I agree... there is no place like home :)

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  12. There is NOTHING as important as being able to spend time with your family. When we have a chance to be with our grandchildren, everything else gets stuck on the back burner. It can jolly well wait. I'm convinced that grandchildren grow up even faster than our children do...

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    1. Thank you Susan... nothing is as important as my grandson and spending time with him while he is here... he is such a charmer and I could kiss his cheeks all night... :)

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    2. Thank you Susan... everything did go on the back burner while my beautiful grandson was here... I loved every minute I spent with him... he could melt my heart and boy do they grow up fast :)

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  13. Stephen Covey wrote a book on this topic entitled First Things First.
    Writing, practicing, reading' and studying are important to me, but not the Most important thing. Family comes first.
    Tomorrow, get back on the boat and work to catch up.
    R

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    1. Thank you Rick... yes family is everything... :)

      I love that book by Stephen Covey... I have a few books that he wrote;)

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  15. I feel the need to write too sometimes, if I didn't I'd lose myself.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Avy... I knew that you would know how I felt :)

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    1. Thank you for your comment Fashion Lover...:)

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