September 20, 2013

unclog me.....

 {a pile of my moo cards}

if you know me, you know i'm talker.
i'm someone who can carry on conversations with complete strangers {sometimes more easily than with people i know} for hours and rarely am i silent. if i am, those around me want to know what's wrong.

so when i feel it's been awhile since i've blogged, but i honestly feel like i have nothing worth sharing, it's a bit disheartening. i want to be here. i want to be present. i want to share. i want to tell my story. i want to share my photos and my life. but then "blah" and "meh" step in and i feel i have nothing.

blogger's block. please send drano. or chocolate.

i've been taking deb's mishmash class and that's been putting a smile on my face everyday. she is one of the most loving, silly, artistic and talented women i have ever met. and yes, i did meet her in person. she is one of the many bloggers whose path i've been lucky enough to cross in real life and for that i am grateful.

it's was a year ago yesterday that my sixteen year old nephew was killed in a car accident and there's not a day that goes by that i don't think of my sister and her hubby and all that they have endured this past year.

remember, it's the "dash" that matters.


  1. Well girlfriend, I hear what you are saying because I feel the same way many days. I think one of the things that helps me when I am stuck is that I think of my blog as a journal of what's happening in my life. If it's of interest to anyone else or not it doesn't really matter because it's a visual record along with my written record of my journey through this life....

    I love coming to visit and to see what's going on in your life because I think you are a very special person with neat gifts....

    Hugs to my special friend.....

  2. Gosh, I can't believe it's been a year since your nephew passed away! Bless y'alls' hearts. :(

    Bloggers block: I can relate! Whenever you decide to post, I'm always thoroughly entertained, whether they're short posts or long; happy or sad. You have a wonderful way with words.

  3. So hard to believe that your nephew passed away a year ago. It must seem like only yesterday to his parents and to the rest of the family. Sending thoughts of love to all of you. xo

  4. I just spent a little time praying for your family. Sending you love, my friend.

  5. Sometimes we just need a break and a hug. xo

  6. Dear Sweet Beth, Nothing wrong with your block. I get it too. I have more interesting things to post in the photography area in Holland, old things. Stay with the chocolate. We have great Belgian dark, pure chocolate here. I'm addicted. Feelings from my heart to you and your family. That is hard, so hard. xo Jenny. P.S. You are a really funny writer and make me laugh!

  7. Ack, I need an addy. Will send chocolate.

  8. Your photos of the starfish and the bird are wonderful! I came over here through LaTonya's blog. :-)

  9. oh that dash.

    and thank you for the mention here.
    I am having just a little bit too much fun!!
    YOU are here. YOU are wonderful. YOUR photos are stunning.
    WE love being here with you...blah and meh all included!

  10. Oh, Beth -- that first year is so tough. The second and beyond are, too... but that first...

    Don't you just ADORE Moo cards? I love the mini-moos the best, but all my business cards in all their sizes are moo to the max!

  11. Hugging you again and again and again. The dash is definetly what matters!

    Your photographs are worth a thousands words, so you're doing good bloggin wise ;-)

  12. Blocks are all part of it, I think, Honey.
    You give enough of yourself all the time so that when you are laid a little low, we are all still here, holding a space for you.
    Squishy hugs, waves of girlfriend laughter, and big big love is what I wish for you !

  13. you photos speak a million words so if you have the writers part blocking you up just keep those incredible photos of yours a-posting:) i would so love to meet deb in real life i love her through her blog i am sure her class is filled with joy!!!
    thinking about your sister and her family my prays for them.

  14. so beautiful, so tender, so full of love... your images are filled with all the words that are felt and need not be spoken.

  15. Your photos feel my soul and your words are the cherry on top. It's okay to not feel like talking though. We understand. My heart goes out to all of you who are missing that sweet nephew.

  16. The class does look like it would put a smile on your face.
    Hummm? You not talk. Oh dear! I thought of a camera question I want to ask you and will as soon as my head recovers from 1 week of doing next to nothing at the beach.
    I finally picked up Susannah Conway's book, This I Know, and read and wrote while at the beach.
    Still not completely through, but thanks for the encouragement I will finish it soon.

  17. I had not discovered (met?) you then, so I am just now learning about your nephew...God, that BREAKS MY HEART. I read or hear of stories like this and my heart and soul freeze instantly. I'm so sorry, and I pray for ongoing healing.

    I adore that bird shot. Absolutely covet that one.

  18. Even when you think what you are saying is "meh" it is not:) always love your point of view of life as well as in photos.

    Thinking of you and your family on this sorrowful anniversary....

  19. I often think about your nephew and how fleeting life can be. We all hear stories on the news and know the parents must be absolutely heartbroken when a child is killed, but when you know someone it has happened to it is more real, especially when they share the pain in the way that you did. Almost every time one of my boys goes on a longer car journey than just to town and back I think of your nephew, for some reason even though I don't know your family, it stuck to my heart.

  20. Big sigh. Your dear nephew may be while you're feeling blah. It pulls at the heartstrings.
    Hugs, xo jj

  21. It sounds like blogging is a good outlet for you. So sorry to hear about your loss. I can't imagine the pain of losing a child. I pray the are buoyed by the memories of him.


**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth