Steve keeps asking me…” when are you going to put out another blog?” Well, talk about brain fag….writers block…lol. I don’t consider myself a writer so the thought of that is quite funny to me…but it really is a thing.
I’ve been home like the rest of the world with plenty of time on my hands to sit down and write blog after blog.
Every day there is a new headline! First, it was COVID that took over my entire life and all of my thoughts. Frustrations over not seeing my grandchildren and friends seemed so superficial. The uncertainty of the world is definitely a subject that everyone is talking about…but none of us…least of all me…are experts. Every time I start to write, something else happens in the world. I feel that no matter what I write it just won’t be important!
I have a small group of ladies that I meet with for nibbles and cocktails. We sit and discuss all that is going on in our city and across the globe. We have discovered there is a new language in the world. We have yet to learn it. Personally, I’m nervous. What if I say or act or look the wrong way? We all agree we want a better world a united world and we are determined to do the right thing but are actually unsure how to go about it. There is much to learn and we may stumble but we need to keep learning and do our personal best to bring about a positive change to this world….an inclusive world, a fair world, a safer world.
I had a young friend over for dinner and we too chatted about the state of everything around us. I told her how apprehensive I was to write…she is in her 30’s and I feel she is so much more in tune with how to go about change than I am. She urged me to keep doing what I love doing. If that is posting about a favourite recipe or my garden I need to keep doing it and stop worrying whether others will perceive it as frivolous. I preach to my kids constantly about not letting fear hold them back from anything. My life…mine and Steve’s life together has been about building confidence in our kids and now our granddaughters too. Yet here I am…afraid. I am afraid that this blog is insignificant, nothing I write about will be intelligent enough to matter in the grand scheme of things.
So here I am….sitting at my desk writing in circles. I am hoping that you, my followers, will continue to follow me and share my blog with others…and not expect too much from me…and just except this blog for what it is….nothing more than a simple hobby of mine.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and praying to all of the goodness that remains in the world that we are all safe and healthy. Take care and hopefully, I’ll have another post very soon 🙂
Debra MacRaeJune 18, 2020 at 6:32 AM
Good morning Marion. I personally love reading your blog and I think you have a wonderful way of writing. I don’t think anyone will think badly of you for continuing to write. It is always a light ,informative, and very often humorous distraction. I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I got this email and couldn’t wait to open it. I say ‘write away’
MarionJune 18, 2020 at 2:25 PM
awwww….thanks Deb!! That means so much to me. I will definitely keep at it!
Mary LynnJune 18, 2020 at 9:43 AM
Everything you said is so true ?
MarionJune 18, 2020 at 2:24 PM
Thank you ML! Have a great day.
Mary Ferguson - AllanJune 18, 2020 at 10:05 AM
Very well said and put together Marion, keep on blogging. Love you Mom xx
MarionJune 18, 2020 at 2:23 PM
Thanks Mom…LOL….when people ask how many followers I have I always say….my mom…lol
BrenJune 18, 2020 at 10:31 AM
You always have me Marion! It’s a different world with Covid going forward and all else going on. Who could have predicted this year Look forward to reading your blogs when you send them out Cheers!
MarionJune 18, 2020 at 2:23 PM
Thanks Brenda! So happy to have you always! xo
LaurenJune 18, 2020 at 11:56 AM
MarionJune 18, 2020 at 2:22 PM
Thanks for stopping in L3! :):):)
Nancy MurtaughJune 18, 2020 at 2:25 PM
Hi Marion, Have you considered that frivolity is something we desperately need right now? That some comedy, and laughter is exactly what is missing in the world? We must to be able to see the silver lining. It is essential! Keep on going. Your readers love your insights!
MarionJune 24, 2020 at 4:08 PM
ahhhh, Nancy!! So nice! Thanks!
Betty KingJune 18, 2020 at 4:48 PM
Yesterday I was thinking of you and going to send you an email asking you when is your next blog. You have gone silent for a while but love that you are back. Keeping them coming. You have a very large fan base. Stay well. Hugs to you & the big guy. BB mom xox
MarionJune 24, 2020 at 4:07 PM
Thanks, BB Mom!!! Say hi to dad for me. I hope you are both staying well and staying out of trouble…somehow the latter sounds a bit more difficult! LOL
PS…sold the digs!!
Jackie WellsJune 19, 2020 at 1:43 AM
HI Marion! Isn’t it true? .. when we are the least busy, we sometime are the least productive! The Covid life has set us back a bit and hard to take for sure! The best thing about Covid is the sanitization happening everywhere. I own at least 10 bottles of sanitizer ( get them at Sobey’s ). They are in each car, both sides, in the golf bag, at the front door and back door, in the garage .. eegads there are probably more. Covid Father’s day is coming. We have 5 families with families.
** 10 fathers. Each family is coming for 1 hour .. starting at 11:00 am. Photo shoot .. little sandwiches & pickles .. that sort of stuff. Healthy drink. That will be the busiest day for me and should be fun. I went to Canadian Tire and bought 10 little sand pails. ( cute! ) They were on sale for $1.44 each. ( Canada flag on them ). I plan to put a bottle of sanitizer in the pail, along with a BBQ lighter, a car cleaning cloth & 8 masks. Oop’s the jube jubes in a zip lock! Each father gets one! So that’s my story! Thought you would enjoy the idea. Also .. great work on your blog. Keep it up. Writing is good for us. I write myself stories all the time! It is indeed theraputic! Take care & Stay Safe! Jackie
MarionJune 24, 2020 at 4:05 PM
Hi Jackie!!! We too have sanitizers everywhere. We have a 1-litre pump sitting at our entrance. lol….So glad to read that you were able to get together with your family on Father’s Day. I love your gift ideas! Very creative. I’d eat all the jube jubes! LOL….Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message. I always love hearing from you!
Jacqueline WellsJune 19, 2020 at 1:22 PM
Nice to hear from you! Stay Safe! Jackie