Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

time...



The countdown has begun, a new year is upon us and I'm looking forward to what this new one will bring.

I realize I haven't been around much, haven't posted in a week. Sorry.

I've been contemplating what might lie round the bend for me.

I can report that I have been sleeping better and this has led to improvements on the health front. I have a feeling I had run out of power and needed to focus on nothing but recharging my batteries and spending time with the people I love.

Chicklet (the Wii lass) and I have had some much needed downtime together. I spent some time with Dad, just chillin'. I also had a few days alone to snuggle with the dogs.

I'm thrilled that for the upcoming days, I will be with my soulmate, just being.

In the New Year? I resolve to remember myself a bit more. I've sucked at that this year and I won't settle for being an after thought. I think the myth of the Superwoman has led so many of us astray, to think we can do everything and that nothing will suffer... and from experience? I can say that in the end, nothing good comes from it.

I watched my mother do it... I caught myself doing it. In time, I hope.

"I'll be able to live for myself once I get this taken care of... when I retire... when everything is done..."

But the truth is, we never know how much time we have. In the end, I want the people I love to be able to say that I was there, that I had passion, that I lived.

I'm going (ok continuing) on hiatus, in might just last a week... I don't know.

But I'll be watching, I'll keep tabs... I'll remember you.

May your eyes be filled with stars
May your heart know the Joy of Love
and may you dance in the moonlight...



Time...

46 comments:

Dana said...

... and we'll be here - thinking of you and wishing you well! Happy New Year!

Irish Gumbo said...

(!) Food for thought for my ownself. And that Carlin clip, HA! One of my favorite comedians.

Take the time you need, I'm sure it will do you good.

For what it is worth, the only Superwomen I know have been ones who were not invincible. And that is more than okay.

Peace and blessings to you,
IG

Travis said...

Handle your ticks and we'll be around when you're ready to tock again.

Did that sound right?

Kate said...

Good for you!

I so totally agree!
That is something I have been learning to work on myself.

Have an awesome New Year.

Anndi said...

Dana: Maybe this will be a banner year for both of us.

Irish: You have a way of making me feel better my friend. And I think you've already begun a very wonderful journey...

Travis: hehehe... sounded perfect to me.

Kate: And you too, sweet one... have a wonderful New Year! :)

Mama Dawg said...

We'll still be here!

Mimi Lenox said...

"I resolve to remember myself a bit more."
You took the words right out of my mouth. This is going to be the year of "me" but not in a selfish way....in a necessary way.

Last year I worked on getting healthier. This year I will work on getting happier.

I will follow up with you if I don't hear from you soon. You know I will. Don't make me come up there!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I don't know if I've ever said it, but I've thought it lots. You are a terrific writer. I've enjoyed our blogger buddy thing and I am always interested in what you write. But today's post is special. It shares a strong piece of you, it is optimistic yet realistic. And I've always loved this Carlin bit. I still can't believe he is gone. Happy New Year, Anndi!

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

RIP George! Good luck keeping your resolutions. I am gonna work on not settling myself. Have fun with your man and your family! : )

Turnbaby said...

Knowing that you'll be 'home' ---if even for a little while--fills me with joy.

Still holding out a selfish little bit of hope;-)

Much love

Cat said...

Like we have anything better to do...we'll be here waiting for you, the glow of our respective monitors lighting our geeky faces.

Hope 2009 brings fandamntasmic things your was Miss Anndi.

Desert Songbird said...

I'm so glad that you're feeling better. I know you have a lot on your mind these days, so take your time contemplating, ruminating, and pondering.

I'll be around whenever you are.

Akelamalu said...

Good to hear you're feeling better honey. I'll be here next time you post. I hope the New Year brings Good Health and Happiness to you m'deario. xx

Bond said...

good choices there my friend...

hope to see you soon...here and here (if ya get my meaning!)

Elle Charlie said...

I wish you happiness and health in the New Year - sounds like you're being proactive about your own wellbeing, which is so important! Good for you!

Captain Dumbass said...

Take it easy, Anndi.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

OK, whatever it takes, just feel better and all the rest, alright?

Kay said...

As always, hugs and happy thoughts!!!!!!!

VE said...

You are about to be removed from my blog roll!!! It’s nothing personal…I’m restarting for 2009 this Thursday. Were you at the top of the list in 2008? If not, here’s your chance to be. A single comment gets you on my blog roll. Keep commenting and you’ll stay at the top. Hope to see you in 2009!

Charles Gramlich said...

Sometimes you've got to have that down time. Take care of yourself. chicklet needs you to.

DeeMarie said...

Take the time you need. We'll be here when you're back!!

Ron said...

Well...I MISS YOU like hell, but totally understand and respect your hiatus.

I will await your return and be here with bells on!

HAPPPY NEW YEAR, TWIN!

And know that I am blessed in having met you this year!
XO

Brian o vretanos said...

That video was brilliant!

I hope you manage to get some relaxation and recharge time. And that you have a great New Year.

nitebyrd said...

Have a good, relaxing, recharging time!

My warmest wishes to you and yours for a peaceful, prosperous New Year!

buffalodick said...

Happy New Year 2009 to you and yours! "If you don't say you'll do it, you don't have to!" Life is a stream- some spots slow, some spots faster... but the water always heads in the same direction..

Cooper said...

Happy 2009. We will be here. Taking care of #1 can be so flippin' difficult sometimes....take it from the codependent who knows...and we all get sidetracked from time to time. Glad you are taking YOU time. Those around you will love you even more for it.

Jeff B said...

I hope your return is sooner than later, but will still be here whichever it is.

Be well my friend.

Heinous said...

Down time is good. Catch up, take care of yourself, and recharge. We'll be here when you get back.

Happy New Year!

Barbara said...

A very Happy and healthy New Year to you,Chicklet and the man that you love.

Peace be with you.

Hope said...

Traveling mercies, mama! In both time and space.

xox
hope

goodfather said...

Have a great New Year! Rest, re-charge, rejuvenate.

All the best.

Lu' said...

Happy New Year Anndi. Hoping you are having a LOVEly time :)

Ron said...

Happy Nude Year, again!

Listen, I know you're resting and recharging, but when you return...stop by my blog, because I have a little something for you!

XO

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Happy New Year!

May you be blessed with much happiness and many joys in 2009!

May the world be blessed with Peace & Justice in 2009!

Roger said...

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TopChamp said...

Hello - Happy New Year! Hope you're having a lovely time x

Vodka Mom said...

I LOVE George Carlin, may he rest in peace....


miss you, Anndi!!

CrystalChick said...

Happy New Year!!! I was away for a bit. Computer issues, holidays, etc. Trying to catch up now. Missed you all. Happiness and love to you and yours in '09. :)

rachael said...

Thank you for posting that video, that was time well spent, I adore George Carlin!

My first visit here, it looks like fun, I had to hit follow!

Dana said...

Everyone needs a break once in a while...and I understand you had quite the vacation :wink wink:

Southern Sage said...

Well it sounds like you have it all going in the right direction.
Good luck and maybe 09 will be your best year yet!

~Virginia~ said...

hope you're doing well and that the holidays were good to you. happy 2009! :)

Meribah said...

Good to know you are taking care of yourself and that your health is improving. Hope you have a good year ahead, my friend. Hugs!

TopChamp said...

hello -happy new year... did i say that already? Video amusing me.... bed time x

buffalodick said...

If I have to comment twice, you are not doing your part- mon cheri...Ninth Grade French strikes again!

Dr Zibbs said...

Carlin was great!