Well, jeepers.

You guys. I’m sorry to be so absent, but I just don’t have anything to say. I’m not even interesting to myself right now and for the first time in a long time, don’t actually have a single story to tell. Everything in the last year was so full of turmoil or stress of one kind or another, my current day-to-day, in comparison, is so spectacularly dull. I mean, getting my very first ticket ever was this big nothing. I got pulled over. I got my ticket. I went on with life and because it wasn’t say, getting robbed or trying to save someone you love from starving themselves to death, the blemishing of my perfect record wasn’t quite the crisis situation I’d have imagined it to be.

My days go a little something like this: I go to work at a job I tragically, really like, so you know, there’s no drama to dig up there. I come home to  a husband I also really like. Sometimes we talk about his Chemistry homework. Sometimes we bake things. Most times we pile on the couch with our fur children and stay there real cozy like until bedtime. Lather, rinse, repeat.

See? Spectacularly dull.

You know Picasso’s Blue Period? Clearly this is Heather’s Lazy Period. And without the gift of retrospect, I have no idea how long it’s going to last. I do know that for someone who is (probably unhealthily) innervated by crisis, all this peace and quiet has been a bit disquieting. Naturally, I tell myself to enjoy it while it lasts but come on. Enjoy what? Seriously, give me a limping kitten to save or a dilapidated shack to renovate because, oh my god, I need something to do.

And then, surely, I’d have something to say.

26 comments to jeepers

  • You deserve quiet time, lots of it.

  • Genki

    So glad to hear that everything is ok. Calm is good. Enjoy it while you can!

  • And this, right here, is why I now have a photoblog.

    But I am happy that all is quiet with you, even if it means I don’t get to read your lovely words enough. Enjoy.

  • Emily

    I’m also glad that everything is good and quiet. If things are quiet, they’re usually really good or really bad. Glad to hear it’s the first one :)

    But you know, you could totally share some of those recipes you’re baking. Because I, for one, am always looking for new goodies to bake up!

  • Meg

    Isn’t it always this way though? When you’re furiously happy & content with life, you have nothing to say about it. It happens to all of us at some point! So don’t feel bad… as everyone else has said, enjoy it! Because you don’t know how long it will last.

    Glad to hear that you are well and life is good! I’m a long-time reader (i.e. voyeur/lurker) of your blog.

  • Sharon

    Hi, Heather,
    I’m just glad to hear you are all doing fine. And boring can be very good, because the alternative is either a high or a low and we don’t always get to pick which one…so I like the steady-even days of life myself.

  • Jamaica Mary

    Great to hear that life is happily not exciting. I am pleased to hear that after some of the unwelcome excitment you’d had recently. Enjoy the lazy married evenings!

  • Happy? Quiet? Contented? YOU GET NO SYMPATHY FROM ME!!!

    But seriously, I’m glad things are OK and hope they stay that way. Take care (and I second the recipe thing, even if it’s healthy and not necessarily dessert)!

  • ~Kabe

    Three cheers for lack of drama!

    I would love to hear Italy stories, especially FOOD stories. ;)

  • Dana

    Enjoy the peace…I’m just glad to hear you’re doing well :) If you need excitement, I’ll trade you for a while. I had a heart attack 2 1/2 months ago and I’m just now getting back to “normal”. Then last week my fiancee sort of tipped his motorcycle over when pulling out of a parking space. A horribly broken leg, two surgeries, and a week in the hospital later, he’s basically trapped in bed and I’m learning to be a nurse!

  • n

    Come paint my house with me! I’m too scared to do it alone.

  • Good to hear…maybe some Midge & Hal pix? How’s Vera doing at your MIL’s? I guess that makes her your sister-in-law, right?

  • CaliGal

    Awesome. :)
    Happy to know you’re happy!

  • While I miss your witty commentary and mastery of the English language so excited to see a post pop up on my feed today!), I am equally excited that life is pretty much fabulous for you right now. Maybe you could just make something up?! kidding.

    sort of. ;)

  • teak

    Ditto to what Keri said – miss your witty commentary and mastery of the English language but equally excited that life is going so well for you at the moment. You deserve it. But for those of us who are not that into twitter, maybe give a 2-line shout out every week or two on your blog to let us know things are STILL good, albeit too boring to inspire stories.

  • Lena

    SO happy to read some words from you, ANY WORDS. I miss you.

  • Cheryl

    I’m glad things are going well – your evenings sound like mine, sort of (except without the human company … and the loving your job thing). :) Glad things are going well. Enjoy it while it lasts!!

  • Jen L

    Glad everything is a-ok! It’s nice when that happens!

    I wouldn’t say no to some Midge pics….she must be a teenager cat by now!

  • Jessica

    Not to be overly dramatic, but thank you so much for this post. It’s nice to know you’re OK and just enjoying the quietness this season of life has to offer.

  • Hi there,
    I’ve read you from the beginning (2002?). I love this post; straight from the heart. You’ve been through a lot and deserve your lazy period. We all do. *hugs*

  • So I’m hoping there’s a post today just because, you know, it’s *today* and there is so. much. pressure.

    And I’m married, so go figure.

    If you find yourself down in Austin I have a wall that needs painting. ;)

  • Carrie

    I’ve missed you. Enjpy the boring, boring is my favorite of all of life’s phases.

  • Ashley

    Well, it’s a great thing to be settled into a quiet period of life. I can say that I’ve had contented periods of time in my life, as well, (I”m 33, very close to your age), but for me, they have always been short.

    In the meantime, if you want to continue blogging during this time, have you considered adding more photos, like one of the other commenters mentioned? Or, you could comment on politics, philosophy, etc.

    Either way, congrats on a quiet time!

  • Nice to hear!
    Be sure to cherish all the boredom & sleep… some day, when the bald babies come to join you on the couch with the fur babies… you might not get as much sleep :-)