Hello – anybody out there?

Is it just me or do the ‘nets seem awfully quiet lately? Lots of bloggers that I read regularly have slowed way down on their blogging activity, haven’t blogged in months, or have deleted their blogs entirely (WhiteFlower, I’m looking at you).  What happened? Did everyone suddenly get a life and didn’t tell me or have they just run out of things to say? Is this just a cycle of the blogosphere – old blogs die, new ones crop up to take their places? (Cue Circle of Life song here) Whatever it is, it makes me a little sad, that’s all I’m saying.

Oh well, never fear! I haven’t run out of things to say yet, so for the two of you still reading this blog, here’s the latest musings from the Pear:

I did yoga tonight!!  I’ve always had a little far away crush on yoga but never had the nerve to go up and talk to it.  Last weekend I downloaded a 30 minute Yoga For Weight Loss routine and this afternoon the house was finally quiet enough (ie the kids were outside playing) and so I got brave, batted my eyelashes, and asked yoga out on a date!  It was really fun and a great work out – I was dripping with sweat not even half way through.  The pace goes a little fast, but the moves are fairly repetitive so I think that in a couple more workouts I’ll be flowing right along with the instructor.  This is definitely something I’ll try to add to my workout arsenal.

I’m taking a knitting class Saturday morning! I’m really excited and the best part is that it is right here in my lil bitty hometown. The best best part is that it is right around the corner from my house! No kidding!  There is this quaint little farm not far from where I live where they have sheep shearing and a pumpkin patch and a little gift shop. They teach all kinds of fabric crafts, so when I found out they offer knitting classes, I signed my daughter and myself up for Saturday morning.  I think Sarah (my 8 year old) needs a hobby – she’s constantly saying she’s bored, and she fills the time by eating.  Sounds hauntingly familiar, no? 

Another fun thing I’m looking forward to is meeting a friend of mine who I haven’t seen in about 20 years.  I found T on Facebook and found out she lives in Tulsa, so we are going to meet up and have dinner at my favorite seafood place.  I can’t wait!

I’m making baked chicken breasts, brown rice and asparagus-blend veggies for dinner tonight – it already smells super yummy. I’m planning on working out on the elliptical tonight as well as finish my upcoming book review, so if I”m going to get all that done before midnight, I’d better get to it.  Have a nice night y’all.

19 thoughts on “Hello – anybody out there?

  1. Hi . I’m still here reading as long as you keep writing. I agree it’s sad when blogs go black and you’re left to wonder what happened, is it good or bad, are they ok, will they come back, we’re just left hangin’ to wonder …

    I just bought my first yoga DVD (Bob Harper’s Weight Loss Yoga). I’m hoping it will help me wind down and de-stress.

    I’m sure you’ll have a blast catching up with your old friend. Enjoy!

  2. I’m still here, too! Love your blog. I think some of the regulars might be on vacation. Me, I’m just swamped more than usual; still reading, not as much commenting or writing my own. Did have to pipe up and say that I hope you and you daughter enjoy the knitting class! The place you describes sounds fantastic!

  3. Hi Jill! I’m back, and too tired to think straight, but wanted to let you know that I checked on you almost as soon as i walked in the door!

    Yay for the knitting lessons! That will be fun for you and your daughter. I am glad you are going for lessons and not trying to teach her yourself. That did not usually work in my experience.

    I’ll try to post tomorrow to tell everybody what I did (besides eat too much…)

  4. Have you seen the title of my latest blog post? Great minds think alike. 🙂

    I’m back and hopefully back to regular blogging. I’m SO EXCITED that you are taking a knitting class!!! I hope you gals have tons of fun. Just remember – it might take some time to get the hang of it. Don’t give up! I wish I was there to knit with you!

  5. Yeah still here. Guilty of devoting more time to Facebook than blogging. I’m self employed so been busy looking for work to keep us busy cause times are slow 😦
    Yeah I’m not ready to brave yoga yet, but the little that I have been exposed to certainly makes you sweaty quickly!

  6. Funny you should mention it… I’ve spent the last two days going through the list of blogs in my Google Reader, and over 30 of them had gone silent…

    I would love to start doing yoga, but over here our choice of exercise DVDs is so limited! And I’m too fat/shy/scared to attend a yoga class at gym…

    Your dinner sounds nice!

  7. Crikey… your post is very positive and energetic!! Sounds like you are in a good place at the moment. Good for you 🙂

    I think coming into summer is a harder time to blog as there is just so much going on!! I’m trying to improve my own blogging frequency and blog reading/commenting too. So much to do, so little time!!

  8. I’ve noticed the same thing – a lot of my regular reads have gone silent.

    And yes, I was part of the trend but I had a real life excuse and now I’m back.

    But I notice this every major change of season actually – summer and winter esp. Eventually most people return but there are always those who vanish for good and you hope they’re okay.

    I’d love to learn to knit but I fear I don’t have the patience!

    1. That’s exactly the reason I’m taking up the hobby – to learn patience, among other things.

      How’s the dreamy new boyfriend? 😉

      1. as dreamy as ever.

        I’m slowly getting used to the idea that I’m probably going to be moving too. It just makes a lot more sense than holding onto what I thought was my future.

        1. Good for you! I think it’s good that you are embracing this and being open minded enough to consider the move. Don’t let the big move stop you from blogging, though, okay? 🙂

  9. i think a lot of it is the weather getting nicer (at least in my area) and people are out doing things instead of inside, on the computer.

    love reading your stuff, but i myself have been busy busy!! haha. have a great week!

  10. Knitting as we get ready for summer? Very brave. Don’t take on an afghan or anything too big. I knit an afghan in summer ONCE, it was huge and I sweat like crazy. 🙂 Yes, I could have stopped and started again in cooler weather, but I knew I would never go back and finish if I did that.

    I agree about the blogs that have kinda disappeared over the last few months. I’m having to clean out my favorites file everyday. Sad, but maybe a good thing for the bloggers themselves. I’m chosing to believe that whatever reason they began blogging has been happily resolved, and they are all living wonderful, happy lives.

  11. Hey girl! Good for your for trying yoga. It’s a tough workout. Hope knitting is fun. Great idea for you & the girl.

    The blog silence thing is a regular phenomenon, like another commenter said. It’s self fulfilling too. I figure, gosh only 2 people have commented on my post, I guess I should wait another day before I post another one to let everyone else catch up. Silly, huh?

    I am reading a great book you might want to get. Mind you, I’m only on chapter 1 but I really like it & I’m excited about the message. If you want to wait to get it until I’m finished, I’ll give you the full review. It’s Dara Chadwick’s “You’d be so pretty if…” & subtitled “teaching our daughter’s to love their bodies– even when we don’t love our own.” In the introduction I was so like “OMG this is me & my mom!” I can’t wait to read more.

    Hope you have a super 3 day weekend!!

    1. Where have I heard of this book before? Oh! Wasn’t Miz talking about this not too long ago?

      Yeah, let me know how you like it!

      Have a great weekend!

  12. I’m here silently lurking and reading. 🙂 I will try to be a better commentator as well.

    There definitely has been a slow down in the blog postings on blogs I read. People drop like flies, especially the new bloggers from January. I miss ’em.

  13. Hey Jill:

    Knitting classes sound so fun and great idea for both you and your daughter.

    I think everyone probably already said the same thing. . . nicer weather, end of school year activities, blah blah that keeps one away from the computer. I know last week we had 15 after-school activities (dance class, T-ball games, base ball practice and games, dentist appt.s, counseling, karate . . . ) so crazy!

    Figure that with dial-up (ugh) and by the time I read a few blogs, my down time is up and time to pick-up kids or go to bed.

    Hope you and daughter enjoyed knitting class and have a great Memorial Day.

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