Sunday, March 18, 2012

Message Out of the Bottle

My last post was eleven months ago.  I have not thought about this blog more than a handful of times since then, but this week it kept popping up in my mind.  Finally, I followed the nudge to sign in and check messages.

I found out my yahoo email account connected to this blog was deactivated because of non-use.  So, I hopped on over here to Blogger to see if there were any comments, and low and behold there are two new ones left just in the last week (when I started thinking about this blog again.)  The only comments before these new ones are the ones that you all left last April when I announced that I was stepping away from this blog.  I find this quite....what's the word I am looking for?  bizarre, cool, amazing, exciting, weird....

Anyway, I hope everyone is well.  I am in a better place than last year at this time.  I didn't stop writing, but only recently has my writing become more positive in a "real" sense versus a "fake it 'til you make it" sense.  I might be finally be "making it" little by little, one day at a time.


  1. so nice to see your post today...i enjoyed it so much! can't wait to read more on your comment as to your 'writing becoming more positive in a real sense'...
    take care, marie :)

  2. Great to see you back visiting :) Cool that God gave ya a nudge so that you are aware that you're not forgotten :)

  3. Well...It's nice to see your back and that your in "a better place." I hope you stay active in writing. I'll keep checking back for any posts that you put up.
    That invitation from my last comment still stands.

  4. I was just thinking about you this morning on my way to work. I had not seen you on blogger in such a long time, and been worried about you! So glad that you are okay and at a better place in your life Marie. You have always been such an inspiration to me!!

  5. thank you all, and Carrie - how seeing your name brought back such good feelings with regards to blogging. I always enjoyed your poetry. Hope you are well.

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    Leigh Turgeon
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    The Blue Veil Blog
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