Golden Lucy's Spiral Journal

Going on 87...Savoring and Surviving the Senior Years

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Lucy is Such a Silly Goose!

It's absolutely amazing to me. For most of the winter I've been negligent and faithless in my blogging. But you, my dear and faithful friends have not! I've been lurking around your sites feeling paralyzed and wallowing in a deliciously prickly pit of guilt and paralysis. I've felt like such a schlump. I've got these things I want to say to you all but even writing them down for typing by someone else has been more than I could---or would deal with.

But you know what? I've decided that since I'm not dead yet that I'll just pull up my garters (remember the elastic harnesses we wore as children under our winter duds?) and get back in action. I still have my sense of humor and despite my very best efforts to rationalize and cultivate excuses, I'm going to press on with my posting and renewed comments.

At my age it's so terribly easy to check out of life. Actually I think lots of folks are relieved when the altecachers in their life check out for lala land. It's much easier to nod patronizingly while polyester-clad Granny/Pawpaw sit quietly in a corner chair. I was heading in that direction myself this winter. Thank GD my family just dumped the reality and responsibility for that in my lap. "You want to sit on the pity-pot? Fine with us but don't expect us to make it comfortable for you."

They haven't and now I'm grateful. Life really is such a balance of joy and sorrow and I've accepted there are and will be times when I just plain feel like shit. (Sorry for sounding so unrefined, but no other word quite captures the feeling.) The thing is to get back on track when lack of confidence, purpose and energy lets up a bit. Reminding myself I'm not terminally unique---positively or negatively helps me keep on keeping on.

So my dear friends, I'll be talking with you soon. You all keep on keeping on too!


  • At 4:57 PM, Blogger GUYK said…

    Good to see you posting again Miss Lucy..I have been droppin' by every now and again to see how you be and it looks like you be okay.

  • At 6:13 PM, Blogger bunnygirl said…

    Great to hear from you, Lucy!

    Yes, a person can die at any age, yet still be moving, breathing, and all that. We'll each be in the ground a long time. Better make the most of what we've got now, even when we can only take small steps. Each one of those baby steps means we're still here, still part of the show.

    Carry on, Miss Lucy!

  • At 8:53 PM, Blogger kenju said…

    LUCY, seeing your name in Bloglines was the best present I could have today! Your family did you a favor - and us too. welcome back!

  • At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Claude said…

    hey, hey! Here comes Lucy!!
    That's my Lucy! Looking forward to your great comments and posts and happy Easter, Passover and spring!

  • At 6:48 AM, Anonymous AlwaysQuestion said…

    Good to hear from you, Lucy!

  • At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Chancy said…

    Hooray!!! Lucy is back with us.

    You missed all sorts of juicy gossip while you were pouting. Did you know that blogger S ran off with J and they bought a farm in Ohio where they will raise Shetland ponies?

    And another blogger, K, aka Oliver Klozoff,
    had a book published and it will soon be made into a movie. the working title is "Erotic Adventures" by Oliver Klozoff.

    No? Well you better blog or you won't be in the know.;)

  • At 6:48 PM, Blogger Miss Cellania said…

    It's so good to hear from you!

    Your family is right. On the one hand, you deserve to take it esy. On the other hand, if you do it will lead to rust. I guess the best thing to do is to stay active, but make sure you choose the most rewarding and enjoyable activities.

  • At 11:00 PM, Blogger Roberta S said…

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  • At 11:09 PM, Blogger Roberta S said…

    Dear Lucy, I'm so pleased you are pulling up your garters. I wore those garters but my instructions were always to 'pull up my socks and wipe my nose'. I'm so pleased to 'hear your voice', I'm going to do that right now.

  • At 3:59 AM, Blogger MizMell said…

    I've been wondering what adventure was keeping you from your devoted public!
    Looking forward to your next post...

  • At 11:32 AM, Blogger Maya's Granny said…

    If I can make it through winter, I often find renewed energy and love of life come spring. Glad to see you are back.

  • At 8:51 PM, Blogger Joy Des Jardins said…

    SHE'S BACK!!! And better than ever. So good to hear from you Lucy...and so good to hear what you had to say. We all have our ups and downs....and we're entitled to them. Age plays no part in that.

    Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you sweet lady...and excited to be seeing your visits around the blogosphere again. Many warm hugs coming your way.... -Joy

  • At 12:52 AM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said…

    Oh My Dear Lucy....It is good to habe you back, my dear....Come lurking, PLEASE! You know, I truly understand these times of mailaise...And it is hard to break free...But I'm so glsd you have, my dear, and yes, your sense of humor is right on target and I hope it always will be....! Welcome back to the world of the Blog!

  • At 8:12 AM, Blogger riceandsoup said…

    I've been remiss in keeping up with you, Lucy, but I'm glad to hear that you are getting back on track with life! :)

    And, by the way, six Imodium at one isn't a good idea. I take two and I get backed up for 3 days!

  • At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Maria said…

    Spiral Journal. . . your ups and downs lately give new meaning to the title of your blog. Glad you are spiralling upward and I hope it will continue to a point where all your blogger friends say, "Whoa, Lucy, time to calm down'" (Which will never happen.)
    The phenomena is that we all love you and that your honesty and insight are wonderful lessons for us all. More than often, we see ourselves in you and share the ups and downs of life through you. So Lucy, the bottom line is and I am presumptive enough to speak for all bloggers, we love you.

  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said…

    Hey Sweet Lucy....Hope you are doing "okay", my dear....

    I hope, also, that you FEEL as good as you can. You are such an inspiration, my dear...And yet, my own situation is dragging me down into the depths....OY! I wish I had your tenacity and humor and I hope you stay with us for a
    v-e-r-y long long time!

    You are an amazing women, my dear Lucy....Truly Amazing.

  • At 10:58 AM, Anonymous Terri said…

    I won't lie...I've been concerned about you these past months. So I'm very pleased to pop in here and see you'll be joining us in the blog world once again. I've missed your informative, humorous, welcome back, Lucy.

  • At 4:51 AM, Blogger Kay Dennison said…

    I understand, Lucy! I'm guilty of the same thing -- I'm trying mightily to shake off the same. Keep fighting the good fight, sirlfriend!

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