tears slip down
reading sad news
pen poised in my hand
yet the words will not flow
fresh ideas do not spark
in the dry desert of my mind
the time has come for a hiatus
for fourteen years we have joined together
sharing laughter, love, pieces of our soul
friendships were nurtured, memories made
never forget the happy times
our amazing adventures
so take a break, dear friends
bask in summer sun
hold these treasures
Colleen Keller Breuning © 2021
June 12, 2021
Where do I start? It took a while to write this, and I changed the title about 10 times. The title is a play on Breaking Bad (the series), but also expresses the feeling in my heart.
I am grateful to have been part of Blogophilia since Week 12 or 13 of the very first year, can’t remember since that was back in 2008. Oh, the heady days of Myspace!! Since then, we’ve been through a lot with the Myspace destruction, the Facebook Note discontinuation, and finally the difficult migration to WordPress. We had some sad times with the loss of writer friends (Barbara, Bettie, Deb Truitt, Elly, Kismet, and Sassy Sue to name a few). But through it all, we persevered and stuck together. I feel blessed to have made friendships virtually (and met a few in real life)! I was able to meet Dahlia, Leta and Christine while Dan and I vacationed in Napa and San Francisco back in 2014 and 2016. We had a blast both trips, but the most fond memory I have is the time all of us went to some ritzy Italian restaurant in San Francisco and nearly got kicked out for laughing so loud!!! Chalk it up to lots of wine and great conversation and some uptight businessmen who were annoyed with us, haha. Ahhh… that was such an amazing trip!
For me personally, I am blessed to have been able to participate in the best blogging group in the galaxy. One of my biggest joys was to share my Tommy Blogs with the group. I really enjoyed sharing my crazy cats’ antics and infusing them with personalities. It was such fun, creating the blog and captioning the pictures. Everyone seemed to enjoy Tommy blogs and asked for more! I want to thank all of you for loving Tommy right along with me, and I am truly grateful for your support during his illness and death. It is hard to believe that he passed exactly 9 months ago today. I haven’t been able to write that kind of blog since then. He still has a tight grip on my heart…. I will never ever forget that sweet cat, I think of him each day! *sad tears*
For summer vacation, we plan to make two trips to Florida. The first trip will be to Panama City and could happen at any moment, when my daughter Katie delivers our grandson Hatcher! She is due June 25, but we are prepared to hop in the car once she goes into the hospital. We can’t be at the hospital due to COVID-19, so we plan to arrive about the time she’s released from the hospital. It would be really cool if he decides to make his entrance on June 20 – which is my birthday and Father’s Day! The second trip will be sometime in August to visit my son Vince in Palm City on the East Coast. We are looking forward to updates on the wedding planning for his November wedding, and doing some fishing and relaxing with his fianceé and him.
Thanks for the memories, Marvin – and please rest up and come back soon! You certainly deserve a break after 14 years. It’s my goal to continue writing each week as I await your return. Sending love and light to Marvin, Commander K and all my Blogophilia friends!
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 13.14 Topic: “Hiatus” (Provided by Marvin)
Hard Bonus (2 points): Share a ‘detailed fond memory’ of Marvin Martian, Commander K or anyone in the Blogophilia group (past or present)
Easy Bonus (1 Point): Reveal your summer vacation plans
SECRET BONUS PHRASES:
- Bad Moon Rising (in blog)
- Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus!
- Space Oddity
- Alien Abduction
- Beam me up, Scotty!
- Take me back to Mars
- Ray of Light
- Twilight Zone
- Alien Spacecraft
- ET Phone home