Comments: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Yes, we do take them for granted.

I understand wanting to close the blog down, I really do... but I love your writing. You usually have something simple to say that turns out to be profound and touching, even if it's just life around the house.

If you go, I shall miss you.

Posted by pam at March 6, 2011 03:49 PM

Pam- It's just tough as of late. Lots of stuff going on here in the house that's not blog fodder. I'd just never put up the bad stuff. I don't want to ever sound like a Pollyana like "Oh! Life is perfect!", but this is my happy place and lately... well... I'm just not laughing.

I can't write when I can't laugh and nothing is funny right now.

So I'll be touch and go... I've not hung it up yet, but it's just difficult right now. Life without laughter... is kinda sucky.

And thank you for saying what you said. You are so kind...

Posted by Bou at March 6, 2011 09:29 PM

No, no quitting! Just take a sabbatical until life is amusing again (and it WILL amuse you again one day, promise). I will just have to reread your old posts to get a Bou fix while you rest your sword arm and soothe your spirit. And remember, you ARE the coolest. Ever. Even if motherhood sometimes makes you forget it. Wishing you peace and rejuvenation, my dearest dear.

Posted by Leigh at March 6, 2011 09:54 PM

And wouldn't you know it, Murphy's law, I just have come to terms with the fact I'm not laughing and life is pissing me off... when Bones just did something I have to post on. Good Lord... you can't make this stuff up. I'll put it up tomorrow...

Posted by Bou at March 6, 2011 09:57 PM

If you go, I shall miss you as well. To me, your blog is likely kind of like what your house is for your children's friends, but with a different kind of food.

If you do go, I hope it's not for good, but a break.

Posted by Andrew Phule at March 6, 2011 11:28 PM

I'm hearing you LOOONG time!!! Life is life and I got a bunch of other stuff that needs my attention. I'm still trying to blog but barely so, compared to looong time ago. Thanks for staying on the positive side of life and NOT writing stuff you'd later regret. You're a class act LOOONG time in my book. Whatever happens, I wish ya all the very best. -Gene

Posted by JihadGene at March 7, 2011 12:25 AM

We're good. We're good. There are just going to be days where it is dark here as I try to cope with some of the things going on here. Sometimes it all gets jacked up here and I pull in.

I have a post I wrote last night on Bones that I'll put up tonight. I had to write it then though, because by the end of the day, it might not be funny anymore...

Posted by Bou at March 7, 2011 07:02 AM

Maybe a Lenten sabbatical? ;)

Posted by pam at March 7, 2011 07:12 AM

do what you have to do... I just hope that means a time out, not a delete-this-blog

Posted by wRitErsbLock at March 7, 2011 09:28 AM

Hey -- I'm not an every day reader, but for someone reason I decided to check you out today. Sorry life is in a rough patch. Hope you pull through soon. Miss you.

Posted by Suzanne at March 7, 2011 12:08 PM

I can relate. I haven't laughed in a long time.

Your writing is a joy. Hope you hang around, even if only sporadically.

Posted by Jean at March 7, 2011 06:46 PM

Hope things get better and you persevere.

My buddy's crane broke and I crawled under neath it in the pouring rain to fix it. This was a 50 ton old dinosaur with thick hydraulic cables and the doo-hickey underneath the center of the crane, which allows the hydraulic fluid to move up into the crane (even when it rotates) was broken. Coming home soaked isn't a big deal. I had a face full of cold hydraulic fluid and bleeding fingers. It takes forever to wash off, but at least it doesn't smell as bad as diesel.

Posted by Carl Brannen at March 7, 2011 06:52 PM

I love your posts - absolute soul food, expecially this one! Thank you! If however this is gets to be a chore I too will understand. I realised last year that I have enough things in life to feel guilty about and started getting rid of the things that were wearing me down - the release was amazing! Take care of you Bou. xx

Posted by Shaz at March 7, 2011 09:19 PM

"And wouldn't you know it, Murphy's law, I just have come to terms with the fact I'm not laughing and life is pissing me off... when Bones just did something I have to post on."

Actually, that's Harvey's Law:

http://badexample.mu.nu/archives/194493.php

By the way, if you do decide to shut the place down, consider having VW take you on as a co-blogger.

Or if not that, you will ALWAYS have a standing invite to guest-post at my place.

And I'm sure there's about another million or so bloggers that will make you the same offer.

You have options in addition to plug-pulling. I'll discuss them with you any time you need.

Posted by Harvey at March 11, 2011 10:03 PM