I have been somewhat of a ghost the last few weeks…I realized today that my last blog post was posted over TWO weeks ago! Hopefully this post explains my lack of writing/tweeting/reading blogs:
– There has been a lot going on in my personal/running life. I will go into more detail early this week (just too much to write all in one post) regarding this topic…I am not purposely creating a cliffhanger (I promise)!!
– Two weeks ago, I finished up the redesign of my blog. I have been itching to have it redone since December, but could not bring myself to lay out the large amounts of money I was being quoted by various web designers. My blog does not provide me with an income yet, so spending upwards of $1,000 to “make it look pretty” was not a justifiable expense. Thankfully, a friend on twitter recommended Blog Genie, a fantastic company that offered the same services at a fraction of the cost. And to save myself even more money, I put on my creativity hat and redesigned the header!
– AJ and I spent last week in Adams, TN (about 45 min outside of Nashville) visiting two of my closest and dearest girlfriends. My freshmen year roommate, Annie, lives in TN with her daughter, husband, and two dogs. My roommate for the remaining three years, Lauren (who was tennis teammates with Annie), was in town with her husband and son. They are the type of friends that I can go weeks, sometimes months without a real phone conversation, yet when I am with them, it feels like no time has passed and that we are back at West Point, having dinner, going on spring break, or just chatting about our families.
Of course, there are occasional email exchanges and text messages, but it’s hard to find the time to synch our schedules these days for a long phone chat. Their children are slightly younger than AJ (10 and 4 mo) and are juggling being single moms a good portion of the time. Both of their husbands are still serving on Active Duty with the US Army and have many deployments, training exercises, and trips that force them to single parent for weeks, sometimes months at a time. I had made the decision to “unplug” last week – I didn’t check twitter, get on Facebook, blog, read/comment on blogs, etc. I wanted the week to be uninterrupted time with my girlfriends and their sweet, adorable little ones.
Do you have those friends that you can go long periods of time without talking to and then when you do, you feel as though no time has passed?
Did you do anything fun for St. Paddy’s Day??