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Friday, March 14, 2008

Haiku Friday #22 - Shifting Priorities


Neglected this week
Sacred Ruminations has
minimal postings.

No Wellness We'nesday
or Monday Motivator ...
Friday already?

How did this happen?
Shifting priorities have
led me to rethink

what I want to do
with this blog ... but no
firm conclusions yet.

Please bear with me while
I give myself time to sort
through & to decide

how and when and what
to share with you on this blog.
Thanks and Blessed Be!


For a Mr. Linky to other Haiku Fridays
go to A Mommy Story or
Playgroups are no Place for Children.

Volume 21 was posted earlier today
at Small Reflections.

To see my previous Friday Haikus,
click on the Haiku Friday label below this post
or on the link About Me in my sidebar.

Thought for Today
"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." Will Rogers

20 comments:

transplantingme.com said...

oh, it's a sad day when real live will interfere with virtual life...

but it's very good to get priorities in order.

Karen said...

Just remember--don't add any more chores to your to-do list. If something concerning your blog begins to feel like a chore, dump it! It's supposed to be fun!

crackerjacksMO said...

really like your ku. blogging is addictive although some days you just have to step back and do other things. i also love the quote of the day; one should hope i could sell my parrot to the town gossip. it did make me think though! lol

storyteller said...

Transplanting Me – I couldn’t agree more on both points, yet ‘balance’ does elude me at times. LOL

Karen – Thanks for the reminder and the permission. That typed … I must add that retired life is all pretty ‘fun’ actually … and blogging seldom feels like a ‘chore’ …(unless I let posting go until evening when I’m mentally tired). I just want to keep my priorities for each blog clearly in mind. On this one, I want to share what comes through me w/o getting ‘caught up’ in extraneous ‘stuph’ … much as Kara wants to do with her private blog actually. At the same time, I’d like to be ‘responsive’ somehow to whatever ‘readership’ is out there without adding ‘stress’ for myself or others. You’ve no doubt noticed how much I’ve cut back here … and all I was doing in this morning’s Haiku was thinking ‘aloud’ … so to speak ;--)

Crackerjacks – Thanks … and yes, it is! I’m happy you visited and left the link so I could find your blog. You have adorable kids! (Who needs a parrot to give away family secrets with children around to do it instead)? I’m happy to generate laughter always.

I appreciate each of you visiting and sharing your thoughts here. Even though it’s a bit chilly today, Molly and I are headed out for a walk … and then I’m coming back to read awhile. Now that I’ve posted both places and visited a few blogs, the rest can wait ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Kathryn said...

I am always so impressed with your haikus. You are amazing at writing haikus! And your comment on my blog! All in haiku! Wow! You are fabulous!
I can't imagine having two blogs. I can barely keep up with one. I've stopped blogging on the weekends and that has helped so much. Hope you find some just the right balance for you.

Eve said...

Today seems to be a time for change and reflection. It must be Spring. Isn't that when we take stock of where we are and what we want to accomplish? More grows in the sunshine than just the flowers and plants.

susiej said...

Yes..what Karen says... This is for fun!!

wright said...

Wonderful haiku. I hope you keep posting, but I think we all understand how life and blogging get tangled up sometimes. I hope you sort it out as soon as possible! Happy Friday!

storyteller said...

Kathryn – Why thanks for the kind words. Haiku does come easily to me … and playing with words (and syllables) is fun. Sometimes I can get carried away however ;--)

Eve – Perhaps it is Spring that is causing so many of us to ‘take stock’ … I noticed others writing of similar things today as well.

Susiej – Yup! Fun’s what we’re after in this ‘virtual’ world of blogging ;--)

Wright – I hope I sort things out soon too ;--)
I suspect I’ll always post on Fridays because I love writing and reading Haiku. I may spread the ‘reading’ through the weekend instead of trying to read everything in one day however.

It’s nice to find your supportive and encouraging comments this afternoon. I did spend most of it away from the computer and don’t plan to be online much longer tonight, but tomorrow is another day … and today's Haiku posts will be waiting whenever I get to everyone's blogs ;--)

I hope you’ve all had a fabulous Friday and that the weekend is wonderful!
Hugs and blessings,

Storm said...

Nice to see you, again. Happy blogging!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Oh, I'm sorry. I think you are so dedicated to keep two going. I can barely keep up with my one.

His Girl Friday said...

I've had renegotiate real life with virtual posting as well!! :)))
but that's okay!! All can be balanced in the end. To be honest, I'd rather be on here reading and writing than watching the mindless telly anyday!! :))

Mike Golch said...

one really does have to ballance life in the real world vrs the blog world.I hope that you are haveing a great day.

storyteller said...

Storm – Yes … thanks for the return visit ;--)

AFF – I’m not really thinking of letting the blog go entirely … yet anyway. Today’s Haiku was a bit of ‘musing aloud’ as I sort through ‘what is’ and consider what might be. Cutting back with posting on this blog has helped me achieve some ‘balance’ already. It’s a work in progress at this point.

HGF – It’s nice to see you ‘out and about’ again. It seems many of us are renegotiating our priorities … and I couldn’t agree more. Blogging is certainly more interesting than television!

Mike – Actually, I did have a delightful day … balanced in fact ;--)

I’ll be ‘catching up’ on Haiku Friday and One Single Impression posts today (Saturday) … and, if time permits, maybe I’ll check out a few more Ultimate Blog Party and T-13 posts too … but I plan to read more of Duma Key as well and, of course, catch up on email and respond to comments as well.

Thanks to each of you for making Sacred Ruminations one of your ‘stops’ in the virtual world and may you all have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

Sandy C. said...

Your Haiku's always seem so effortless. I nearly forgot it was a haiku I was ready I was so sucked in :)

I hope that whatever you decide, the end result will ultimately leave you fulfilled in some way. Two blogs must be incredibly difficult to maintain, I can't even imagine. You can always keep one blog and focus on it later when you feel more inclined to post. Or you can keep both and just post on either as you wish. Blogging has a way of really sucking you in and taking over sometimes...

Hope you had sometime this weekend to relax and recharge :)

storyteller said...

Sandy – I almost missed this comment and am glad I didn’t because your feedback has plastered a huge smile on my face! What a lovely compliment!!!

Actually, I’m not planning to give up either blog …(at least that’s not in my current thinking)… but I am ‘playing’ with possibilities in my mind about the direction I want to go with each one … and when I wrote the ‘Kus on Friday I was ‘thinking with my fingers’ as I typed. As for my weekend, it was most enjoyable, thanks.
Hugs and blessings,

lucy said...

i hope you will follow your heart wherever it may lead!

peace.

storyteller said...

Lucy – Thanks … that’s what I’m trying to do ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Yes, I was noticing that there was less to catch up on here. I agree with the commenter who said spring is a time of change and reflection. I've seen something in the air on other blogs too.

storyteller said...

MPJ – I’ve seen others asking themselves similar questions about priorities too, and maybe it is a ‘Spring’ phenomenon. I’ve managed to post daily at Small Reflections, but here I’m lucky to share 3-4 posts per week. Thanks for taking time to visit. I’m so far behind on my blog reading I’m wondering how I’ll ever catch up … but I intend do … somehow ;--)
Hugs and blessings,