23 January 2012

Volunteering in the Rain…

You can hear the rain loudly pattering on the Literacy Center’s roof as I write this very stormy and wet morning.  It was really coming down as I drove into volunteering a short while ago.  I was having trouble seeing to drive which often happens often these days – another reason to get that Lasik eye surgery done and soon if I can come up with the incredible amount of money.  Dr. Brazil the other day told me that I need corneal transplants as well. The sounds drastic, doesn't it?

Nature is serenading us with it’s rain dance and song after years of drought and many years of a lack of rain.  I know my father is very happy of the rain we are getting now. He called this morning to tell me about this bounty in life as I had expected.  He talked and talked with an air of excitement and jubilation in his voice.  This should make for a very quiet work place for work this morning and today. I will spend my morning browsing the web and doing any odd jobs around the center that require my help. 

Y’all, I am very seriously thinking about taking a good hiatus or pause from blogging for awhile.  I am having terrible trouble thinking of what to write about lately.  My blog must be terribly boring these days, and that has never happened before in my blog writing forays. I will take a little break and we will see how things go.  I want to go out on a good note if I decide to quit. I really can’t remember when I started blogging, but its been over five years.      

16 comments:

amelia said...

Your blog is never boring and I think we would all miss it a lot if you quit. Please don't...

Just Me said...

I don't comment often, but I have followed your blog over probably most of the time you have had it (and through 3 or 4 different blogs of my own). I enjoy reading the snippets of your daily life, even if they may feel mundane to you.

LDAlvarez said...

Andrew you are far from boring.
I can understand your desire to take a break. I've had a tumblr account for less than a year and am tired of it already.

As for Lasik surgery, it's about 600$ per eye. A corneal transplant once a doner is found costs about $8000.00 dollars. That procedure should be covered by your medical insurance.

Beth said...

Your accounts of tidbits from your life are not boring. If you read your back posts until today, you'll find it an interesting account of life according to a man who has struggled with addiction and mental illness and codependence, and who is managing to live a fairly normal life. That's not uninteresting at all: it is a little course in miracles. I suspect writing is just as much a part of you as music is, whether you share it publicly or not. Don't ignore or stifle that gift: every writer has slow times and writers' block.

forsythia said...

I echo all the comments that encourage you to keep going, but sometimes a little rest recharges your batteries. Just don't let it be too long.

Annabel said...

I don't think your blogs are ever boring. I love reading about your days even if it's nothing very exciting. And you've been blogging since at least 2004 because we've been reading each other since then. So that would be 7 or 8 years now at least! My how time flies!

LM said...

I agree with the others, Andrew. Your blog is far from boring. I don't comment often but I sure enjoy reading.

Right now we are in Gulf Shores...soaking up the sun. Such a beautiful place to visit. I know you recommended a certain kind of breakfast sausage but I can't remember the name. I'd like to give it a try while we are here. Can you help me out?

LM

Sharon said...

You're not boring, we like listening to you. However, no pressure. It's up to you, it's your blog of course. Just know that if you took a break we would miss you. You're a lot more interesting than you give yourself credit for, and a nice person. The world needs much more of that these days.

pattycakes said...

you are never boring , i love to read about your life and everything you do is always so interesting to read , but i understand that you might need to recharge . i wish you good luck but keep in touch if you can ,
huggs to you :) and maggie
i shall miss you lots

glittermom said...

I saw Alabama had severe weather today...How did you fare?

glittermom said...

You dont have to blog everyday if you dont feel like it...You could just post a picture of Maggie or something so we know alls well...

Tee and Hubby said...

Your blog is never boring! I've followed you for years watching you walk through some very difficult times one step at a time. You are an excellent writer and would encourage you to keep writing. Don't feel pressured, but you would be greatly missed. How will we know what Helen is fixing on Fridays? And how Maggie is doing? And how you are doing?

Rita Mosquita said...

As I am reading the other comments, I see that others feel the same way I do. I never find your blog boring, because, Andrew/Jonathon, it is not my boring life!

I understand the pressure to always produce something once people begin reading.

Personally, I appreciate the heads up that you need a hiatus. I remember when you took one a while back and for months I kept wondering.

I too seldom post to your site.

By the way, I am personally so happy for you that your mental challenges are much improved after your taking charge of the medication.

Looking forward to reading you in the future, if not tomorrow, maybe next week, next month or next year.

This IS The Fun Part! said...

Well, as much as I would miss you - take a break. Just not for too long!

Give us a, "Hello, I'm hanging in there." from time to time and we'll try not to get too excited about you being away!

Love ya,
Grannie

Joy Heather said...

Your blogs are never boring Andrew..wether you talk about George and the old gang..or your everyday life, with the gorgeous Maggie..i dont come on everyday and i have been quiet poorly..but i do like to catch up..even though i dont always comment..please dont stop.lots of your friends/followers would miss you.

Soulless said...

I've been reading your blog for, I'd say more than five years. I may not get to see it every day. But I'm always happy to catch up on the happenings of your day to day life. I hope you don't decide to stop, too many have...