I have been at this blogging on Areavoices for a long time….there were others before me and there are many more bloggers at present. I just looked at "my stats" and discovered that I have entered 938 blogs since May 11, 2006 (first time) til now. I have been "at it" for 1267 days. Those numbers amaze me….time flies when you are having fun and blogging on "Buffalogal" is definitely fun…pleasant, exciting, challenging at times….many adjectives could describe the experience.
Now I am think more and more that it is time for me to take a break….a hiatus….a blogging vacation…..a sabbatical….whatever one wants to name it.
I have a long-unfinished project that I need to complete. I began recording things I want my sons and grandkids to know about us…my husband and I, and our past histories that extend pretty far back to pre-world war 2 (by one year). We have lived through a lot of things in our time….mostly good things but like everyone’s life, there are always the trials and tribulations that come inevitably. I have a memory that just will not stop…like my own Mother, I can remember details of things long past….and while I still have that ability I think I better get serious about recording it all for my family members. I know they would all like to read these recorded memories.
I have also been moderately gifted as one who can— and loves to write. I might just as well make use of the gift I have been given…for the benefit of those who will live on after me. I have one more thing I want to blog about and it will be a part of the recorded memories that I want my kids and grandkids to have. I have some old letters that my father wrote to his sister when he was still a teenager and she was married and had left the home their family loved so much. My Dad is lonesome for his sister and the longing comes through in his short letters in a most poignant way. He is the only one left at home with his own father and a housekeeper…who had to be hired after the death of his mother in 1920.
I may not be able to keep myself from blogging every now and then…..it is in my nature to write the blog now after so many entries and such a long time. But I am going to concentrate on the writing for my family.
It has been such a pleasure to be "Buffalogal" in the time I have been an Areavoices blogger. I know I will keep reading the other blogs I so enjoy….way too many of them to even mention… but I have made so many blog friends over these past years, and all of them are precious to me…even those I have not met personally. Blogging on Areavoices has become a most important part of many people’s days and reading the blogs must be one of the most read of all the things that appear in the online FORUM on a daily basis.
So until I blog again…..I will say "Adieu" …..at least for awhile til I get that family book written and printed.