A beautiful word or thought that is not accompanied by corresponding acts is like a bright flower that bears no fruit. It would not produce any effect. ~The Buddha

Thursday, January 19, 2012


It's about time I get back to my writing my blog.  I apologize for my absence, I've missed writing, and I'm not entirely sure why I stopped.  I know I got busy last spring with warmer weather activities, and the end of the school year.  Then it was summer.  Does that speak for itself?  I've considered the reasons for my absence, and I think at first, it was writer's block.  Then it may have been a little shutting down, a delayed reaction after a friend from high school died, and lastly, after you write a few months of fluff, you are kind of inclined to write on subjects that maybe somewhat more controversial, and was I strong enough to handle commentary, pro or con?  I've reflected and I've decided that I am, but first I'll follow-up on some of my earlier posts to close out 2011 and start over.

While some things change, others remain the same.  To begin with, yes, I'm still obsessed with lounge-wear, and not long ago found the perfect pair of lounge pants at The Gap.  I remain on the fence about anti-aging products, and my search for what's perfect for me, continues.  By the end of last summer, I read every book in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, and loved the series.  Currently, I'm reading, Queen Bees and Wanna Bees, and if I may digress for a moment, this is a must-read for mom's with girls.  I did get the New Balance woman's 860 stability running shoe, and I've put many miles on them already so I can say with certainty that I highly recommend them.  My chiropractor would likely agree.  I replaced my Dell computer with another Dell, and my carbon footprint remains about the same.  Except that I am using these handy reusable snack bags made by a young mom who lives in my town (a shout-out to Green to Go on Facebook).

Lastly, I still refrain from using the word, 'should,' and I watch my words.  I am officially back to writing, stay tuned! 


  1. I'm so happy you're back Tracey!! You are so brave to have a writing blog. Some days on my photo blog, I just don't have anything to say, so hopefully my pictures on those days are worth a thousand words! I look forward to more of your wisdom! xoxo G

    1. Your pictures speak volumes! Keep up the beautiful work Gretchen :)

  2. Tracey, as a fellow writer I know that the words are often difficult to find, heck, even the thoughts are hard to come by on those tough days. I'm glad to see you are back. One thought on 'writer's block'...best way to cure it (even though I don't believe in it) is to park one's bottom in a chair and write, write, write. It's not so much that the writing is blocked but simply finding time to put the thoughts down on paper. Keep at it, you have the talent.

  3. Karen, your words made my day! Thank you.