April 9, 2009

Just a quick hello....

I've been an absent blogger this week for several reasons. One, it's been a busy week for me at work plus getting ready to host Easter at our house this weekend and doing all the cleaning, grocery shopping, etc. that goes along with all of that. But mostly, something happened that really got my attention. My dear sweet husband pointed out that for the last several months, he's felt totally neglected and unimportant since I discovered the world of blogging. While I've been spending time on the computer, he's been feeling left out and alone. This made me sad because he has kept this to himself all this time and I've gone on my merry way, blabbing on about all the wonderful things that I've discovered through my fellow bloggers. While he knows how much pleasure I take in decorating the house and getting inspiration from the blog world, it seems that I've neglected the one person that makes all the wonderful things in my life happen.

I have a wonderful man that wants me.....cooking for him, babying him, appreciating him and just giving him my time.....isn't that what we all want.....someone who wants us just because?

I'll be spending a little less time blogging and a lot more time with my sweet, wonderful husband. I'm not going anywhere.....just making sure that he never feels like anything can take his place.


Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

My husband has been feeling the same way. I am also spending less time blogging and more time letting my husband know he is most important to me. Thank you for sharing this post and I hope your family has a wonderful Easter Weekend.


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Judy,
I am so glad I'm not alone but sorry yours felt that way too. My huband has felt the same way recently.

We are blessed wives to have such wonderful husbands. I think I will give mine an extra hug.

Have an enjoyable and blessed Easter with your family.
~Melissa :)

Martha said...

Awww....He's a good hubby for telling you and you're a good wife for listening and responding!

Still looking forward to more posts!


Stacey said...

I'm pretty sure that is the consensus here too. Thanks for the reminder.

Lamp Tramp said...

My hubby, also, will comment if I spend too much time on the compter. Another reason I've been a lax in responding to so many. Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy your company!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I've backed away from blogging, the past year. Oddly enough, I've had more posts this winter, though.
However, I've edited my visits, a great deal and stretch them out over the week, with a few each day, rather than staying on the computer so much.

This week, I didn't list my tablescape at Susan's, because I felt guilty for not visiting all those on the list. And I didn't prepare a Foodie Friday post, which I love doing. I posted an Easter Greeting, instead, with comments turned off, for today.

It's important to pay attention to my husband, who supports me in everything and in many ways, is involved with the blog. Since J's retirement, just over a year ago, I've concentrated on spending less time, at the computer. I've never tried to post everyday. I don't know how I could do that, since I've slowed down with age and it takes longer to take care of my home and J.

I completely understand how you feel and your reasons. I commend you for the decision you've made!

Happy Easter!!

Gaston Studio said...

Blogging can absolutely CONSUME you if you allow it and I commend your decision to give attention to those that are most important to you!

Happy Easter!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, yes, those hubbies will let us know when they are feeling neglected. Mine sure does! We spend a lot of time together since we both work at home, but I do have to pay attention & get off the darn computer more & more. It does take over our lives & it just gets too hard to keep up with it all.

Have a great Easter, dear Judy! xoxo

Cathy said...

Of course your husband is you first priority!!! Go give him a big hug and a lot of TLC!!! Come back and see us when you can!!!

Have a wonderful Easter!!!

Susan said...

I try and do most of my blogging while my husband is at work and the kids are at school. I am trying to balance life with blogging. It also helps that my husband works with computers and he knows blogging keeps me out of trouble!;D

Anonymous said...

Oh Judy I am so glad you now allow annon like myself :)

I have been blogging less myself...it really does take up so much time..but its hard because we end up caring about our blogging friends...

I came by because I have a water stain and remember you did too....

So glad I could leave you a message....

Happy Easter,
Kathy :)

Vee said...

You've made the better choice! God bless you and your dear hubby.

Mabry's gamma said...


I think there are alot of folks spending a little less time blogging for the very same reasons. It can become addicting.

Have a very Happy Easter and some good quality time with your hubby and family.

Sherri said...

Happy Easter Judy-enjoy!

The Stylish House said...

Thank you for sharing this. Life is a balancing act, and blogging should be a fun thing. Enjoy time with your husband, and have a wonderful Easter.

justabeachkat said...

Luckily my hubby loves his TV and I don't so I use the time he's enjoying TV to be at the computer. It works for us, but I can understand how your hubby might feel neglected. Good for you to take what he says to heart and make changes. We'll be here whenever you can visit.

Happy Easter too you and your family.


divinephoenixegg8 said...

Gracious Southern Living,

Happy Easter,


Miss Janice said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter. I'm sure my husband feels the same way!

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