As I sat down tonight to write a blog I realized it is Tuesday, and no sooner than this, I could almost hear my mother's audible voice telling me, "You have to at least do the blog on Tuesday." followed by her laugh. Mom was one of my biggest blog readers and the top commenter too. So this sweet reminder on a bitter cold night brought a smile and triggered inspiration.
Prior to Christmas I set a goal to blog daily until Christmas. I accomplished this and even blogged for nearly two weeks beyond, thanks to my Christmas vacation. I took advantage of the time off and filled my "Scheduled Blogs" folder. As this emptied, I couldn't seem to muster a thought or the ambition to pursue one...so I took a break.
A break...again...but sometimes you just need a break.
Have you ever needed a break?
Sorry, I couldn't resist. Anyone else hungry for a Kit Kat now? I'm thinking if the weather and road conditions weren't so nasty at this moment, I probably would venture out for an unneeded 210 calories BUT...since I'm snuggled in with the ones I love, I decided to stay safe and warm.
Anyway, like I was saying, TOP's Tuesday was my Mom's favorite blog each week. It started as a way to remember Heidi and share my writing and publication journey as Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey transitioned from an emotional vomit draft to the book available today.
So as we watch NCIS and enjoy our overnight guest, I smile to think about all the responses and conversations Mom and I had as comments to these blogs since 2011. Without knowing it, Mom left me a legacy of memories and words of wisdom. When I miss her or want to hear her voice, all I have to do, is visit my archives. I wonder if my words will have the same impact on my daughter one day? One will never know, by the time I'm eighty, blogs probably will be a thing of the past and a computer will fit inside your pencil eraser.
And with this...it's time to say good night. Has a loved one ever left
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323