Friday, July 24, 2009

Everything, all at once

Absolutely, this is a brilliant time for everything to happen at once! I am so excited to meet many of you who visited recently, and fully intend to come by your addresses, to veg on your virtual couches soon. Also thank you for being so lovely and supportive! What a great community this is!

I'm afraid I'm enduring a lesson of patience at the moment. Metaphorically, I'm standing in a batting cage with a broken pitch machine that spits the baseballs out one after the other - clearly too quick for anyone to manage - and I can't even pull back to swing. Lucy and Ethel are there, too, and everything goes horribly and comically wrong, and there's a laugh track and lipstick, and hair is falling out of place. It's all lovely and fun, mishaps and hilarity ensue, but at the same time there is real life to deal with, beyond the camera, where people are hired to do mundane things like bring coffee and do filing. I'd love to live in the sketch, to laugh and play and read blogs, but unfortunately I have some "have to's" to attend to right now instead.

I know it's a lousy excuse - that real life is getting in the way of me hanging out with my new friends. I do promise to visit soon! In the mean time, here are some lovely friendship quotes from women I very much admire. May they remind you of you and yours:

Anais Nin:
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it’s only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Dorothy Parker:
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.

Edith Wharton:
I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.

Edna Buchanan:
Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

Fran Lebowitz:
[Friendships] are easy to get out of compared to love affairs, but they are not easy to get out of compared to, say, jail.

Louise Bernikow:
Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other to belong to themselves.

Nancy Spain:
There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.

(quotes borrowed from Women's Media)

10 comments:

Helen McGinn said...

The great thing about fellow women bloggers is that we understand what busy means and there is an unspoken understanding that we would all prefer to be sat in front of the computer, glass of wine by our side, blogging away til our wee hearts content, but, alas, such things are not always possible. So, take your time and we'll see you soon. :O)
Helen xx

Yaya said...

I'm so glad I have my friends in my life. My family and my in laws all suck, I don't know what I would do without my friends.

Tammy Howard said...

There are only so many hours in a day, if I may be so trite.

I wanna go to the batting cage with Lucy and Ethel, too!!! Well, maybe not the batting cage, but, you know, somewhere.

That spot on the virtual couch will always be there.

Sandy said...

I don't want to know a life without friends.

Laila Of Course! said...

Thank you for this insightful post! I am so, so happy and blessed to have wonderful friends in my life. And this post has made me think about the wonders they offer even more.

Be sure and stop by & leave a note! :)

-Laila
www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love this post! You are so not alone! :)

Wandered over here from blueviolet's place...glad I did! :)

slacker-chick said...

Yes, please don't feel bad for not having time to blog & comment! I'm unemployed w/no kids and I can't find the time to do all the bloggy things I'd like! Love the quotes you chose btw.

(And you are so welcome for the awards - glad you had time for a "happy dance".) ;->

Simply Colette said...

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your air time with Lucy and Ethel, sure beats grabbing someone else's coffee and filing. ;) Have a good weekend. :)

Stalker v1.5 said...

Gawd forbid life get in the way of the blog community. Wait, it's the other way around isn't it?

Yes, yes it is.

Enjoy whatever has you within grips.

Megan said...

LOVE the friendship quotes - I sometimes go on mad rampages for quotes, so love when other people share them in their blog. Hope everything turns out okay - and that there's chocolate.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Everything, all at once

Absolutely, this is a brilliant time for everything to happen at once! I am so excited to meet many of you who visited recently, and fully intend to come by your addresses, to veg on your virtual couches soon. Also thank you for being so lovely and supportive! What a great community this is!

I'm afraid I'm enduring a lesson of patience at the moment. Metaphorically, I'm standing in a batting cage with a broken pitch machine that spits the baseballs out one after the other - clearly too quick for anyone to manage - and I can't even pull back to swing. Lucy and Ethel are there, too, and everything goes horribly and comically wrong, and there's a laugh track and lipstick, and hair is falling out of place. It's all lovely and fun, mishaps and hilarity ensue, but at the same time there is real life to deal with, beyond the camera, where people are hired to do mundane things like bring coffee and do filing. I'd love to live in the sketch, to laugh and play and read blogs, but unfortunately I have some "have to's" to attend to right now instead.

I know it's a lousy excuse - that real life is getting in the way of me hanging out with my new friends. I do promise to visit soon! In the mean time, here are some lovely friendship quotes from women I very much admire. May they remind you of you and yours:

Anais Nin:
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it’s only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Dorothy Parker:
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.

Edith Wharton:
I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.

Edna Buchanan:
Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

Fran Lebowitz:
[Friendships] are easy to get out of compared to love affairs, but they are not easy to get out of compared to, say, jail.

Louise Bernikow:
Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other to belong to themselves.

Nancy Spain:
There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.

(quotes borrowed from Women's Media)

10 comments:

Helen McGinn said...

The great thing about fellow women bloggers is that we understand what busy means and there is an unspoken understanding that we would all prefer to be sat in front of the computer, glass of wine by our side, blogging away til our wee hearts content, but, alas, such things are not always possible. So, take your time and we'll see you soon. :O)
Helen xx

Yaya said...

I'm so glad I have my friends in my life. My family and my in laws all suck, I don't know what I would do without my friends.

Tammy Howard said...

There are only so many hours in a day, if I may be so trite.

I wanna go to the batting cage with Lucy and Ethel, too!!! Well, maybe not the batting cage, but, you know, somewhere.

That spot on the virtual couch will always be there.

Sandy said...

I don't want to know a life without friends.

Laila Of Course! said...

Thank you for this insightful post! I am so, so happy and blessed to have wonderful friends in my life. And this post has made me think about the wonders they offer even more.

Be sure and stop by & leave a note! :)

-Laila
www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love this post! You are so not alone! :)

Wandered over here from blueviolet's place...glad I did! :)

slacker-chick said...

Yes, please don't feel bad for not having time to blog & comment! I'm unemployed w/no kids and I can't find the time to do all the bloggy things I'd like! Love the quotes you chose btw.

(And you are so welcome for the awards - glad you had time for a "happy dance".) ;->

Simply Colette said...

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your air time with Lucy and Ethel, sure beats grabbing someone else's coffee and filing. ;) Have a good weekend. :)

Stalker v1.5 said...

Gawd forbid life get in the way of the blog community. Wait, it's the other way around isn't it?

Yes, yes it is.

Enjoy whatever has you within grips.

Megan said...

LOVE the friendship quotes - I sometimes go on mad rampages for quotes, so love when other people share them in their blog. Hope everything turns out okay - and that there's chocolate.