Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Posts I Didn't Write

It’s been quite some time since my last post to this blog. (Did you miss me? Oh, I hope so!) Those of you who don’t see or hear from me regularly may have thought I died of food poisoning from the church picnic. (See previous post. And no, no one got food poisoning.)

My break from blogging wasn’t intentional. I’ve been busy, but that’s nothing new. Having written 103 posts in less than two years, maybe I’ve said most of what I want to say, but I doubt it. I have lots of opinions and stories.

Recently I read a charming, but strange, little book written by a couple of very old ladies. They called one chapter “The Men We Didn’t Marry.” Taking a pointer from them, I thought I’d mention a few things that have happened in my life this fall that I didn’t document. They are all topics I thought about pursuing, but didn’t. So here’s a summary of “The Posts I Didn’t Write.”


Every year the Oklahoma State Department of Education holds an event designed for educators and librarians called “Encyclomedia.” I met some writers, learned about the latest books, and hung out with my writing friends. But I didn’t blog about Encyclomedia.


I toured two historic neighborhoods (Linwood and Heritage Hills), where I saw some beautiful homes. I had a great time, the weather was perfect, and the friends who accompanied me were fun. But I didn’t blog about the home tours.


My friend Randi, from our Mark Twain years, married Steven. It was a beautiful wedding, and Ienjoyed spending time with school friends. But I didn’t blog about the wedding.


I used to love to go to the state fair. Then everything started to look like the same old stuff I’d seen the previous year, so I stopped going. I don’t know when I last attended, but it has been many, many years. In September I decided to check out the fair again. Unfortunately, it looked like the same old stuff I remembered from way back when. And it cost $3.50 for a soft drink! I didn’t want to sound cranky, so I didn’t blog about the fair.

I've also done a lot of very routine or boring things. But I didn't blog about them.


Joan said...

It's funny that our roads cross, but we are not on them when they cross.

We went to the state fair, I did blog about it, and the $27 we spent for corndogs.

We were in those very same neighborhoods yesterday morning, oohing and aahing over those delicious homes.

Glad to "hear" from you. Someday I might post too!

Oklahoma Granny said...

It's good to hear from you again. I have been missing you. Home tours are something I very much enjoy too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the concept. I haven't blogged about a lot of stuff I've done either. Usually that is a good idea but I'll have to think about copying this concept, at least once.

Meredith Garrett said...

...But now you HAVE blogged about all of those! (Looking on the bright side.) I enjoyed the photos, and I'm glad to know I didn't miss anything new at the fair this year.

Kim Rogers said...

Good to see you blogging again, Jeannie. I've missed you! Yeah, we haven't been to the fair in years. It's so expensive and IS the same old same old--although I CRAVE those awesome corndogs my dad introduced to me when I was a kid. The home tour looks fabulous. I love seeing inside other people's homes. Thanks for sharing your pics!

Marla said...

This is the best post you never wrote. Loved it!