Friday, June 03, 2016

The last thought is always for Bing

Sighing. Looks like the blog creeps are back. Bing has called in the troops to put up more fire walls, etc. I suppose I should care more but the truth is that I am so tired of this meddling, this tampering, this sticking of fists in my blog that I hardly care anymore.

Life goes on. Children grow up. You retire and settle into a quieter life. There are fits and starts of disbelief (Trump as our president? God save us...) and times of pain. But interwoven into everything, good and bad, joyous and mean spirited....there she is.

The one who matters the most. The one who is at the beginning and end of every good story. Life goes on and so do we.

I don't really know what happens next. Let's throw the glitter in the air and see where it comes down. In the meantime, there is always and forever this:


44 comments:

Josie Two Shoes said...

I miss the updates on your lives so much, and just knowing that you are doing ok. You have always been one of the best writers in the blogosphere, and the quiet here is deafening. It makes me sad that trolls can steal your peace of mind and take your words from us. How pathetic it is to have nothing better to do in life than make it miserable for someone else. I should love to see you reinvent yourself somewhere else, and if you ever do, you know which ones to tell about it. Most important though is that you do have Bing, and you treasure her as she does you, how good it feels to grow older and have a lid that fits your pot just right! :-) Blessings to you and Live and Bing always!

Tree C said...

Before this one gets knocked out, too... agree with Josie Two Shoes. Most important thing... just enjoy! life, liv, socks, and bing. We've all loved hearing your tales of the journey... from when you thought you were a pot without a lid to when you realized you had the perfect lid in bing. We wish you well. And your wellness is what matters most - not the trolling. May they compost into their own understanding of their pain... and may that understanding compost into amends and healing.

To life!

zc

Becky Gillmouth said...

Please don't leave us by giving up. I too have a "Bing" and really value your life story. Have been looking for you almost every day.

BG

cf8c0e38-121a-11e4-8c27-97dc57aca359 said...

I echo all the sentiments here. The way you so wonderfully describe your life inspires me to be a better writer, to view life in softer lenses. I hope there's a way you can still keep in touch with your "fans" -- collect e-mails and make a weekly newsletter? Curse the internet trolls!

e said...

I think of you often, Maria. Cheers!

sweffling said...

I echo all the above. Life just isn't the same without reading your blog, but of course you must do what is right for you:)

Katherine Van Leeuwen said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto. I also really miss you and your beautiful writing and hope if you decide to chuck this blog and start somewhere new, that I'm on the list of followers with whom you share your new home. Wishing you wellness and continued happiness. And a stack of awesome books.

pawsingtospeak said...

I echo what others have commented. Glad all is well and life is settling into the new normal.

Unknown said...

I was so happy to see this post. Like the others above, I check here often and miss your writing. I hope there is some way, you can start again and that I will be able to follow you. Most important is that the three of you and the colorful cast of charters that you have shared with us are all doing well. Also sending happiness your way...Leslie

thesandwichedlife said...

I've missed your blog, and wish all good things for you and Bing and Liv, and I hope you can keep writing.

RITA LOEHR said...

I am in the ditto camp! So glad to see an update. Miss your writing so much. Peace and quiet days with your loved ones is a treasure.

elliesmith2006 said...

Think of you every day! I agree with the hopes that we could send our emails and get a newsletter!

Jocelyn said...

The holy hell, you say. I am livid on your behalf. Just nutso mad.

You are something special in the blogging world.

Could you shutter this one and open a private blog (I started one a few years back, so I could write about my teaching life sometimes...haven't used it in ages, though) that only us trustworthy non-psychos know about?

Christine Yubeta said...

Put me on the list should you reinvent and reappear. I miss your words. Lately, I've been Pandora-ing 70s music and each and every time Ventura Highway comes on, I think of you and Bing :-) I hope you are surviving summer. It is dog breath hot here in Texas already and I hate it, just like always.

Bibliomama said...

I thought of you tangentially the other day when my daughter's friend who had been at some kind of school club party came back to class and gave the judgy health teacher a cupcake sent from another teacher. JHT went into a rant about how people these days always think sugar is a gift and it's so harmful and unhealthy (she's the teacher that is constantly telling the class about whatever extreme cleanse she's on at the moment). I so wished someone would say "just eat your fucking cupcake".

Lucy Tellez said...

You okay? We are all missing you!

E said...

Agree with all above.
Hope all is well and that we'll see your writing *here or somewhere else(again soon)!

6b690416-489f-11e6-bfa6-9f227bda98d8 said...

Also hope all is well. I rarely comment because I hate google and no longer have an account. I created this to check in. Would love to see anything private. Love your spirit, your writing, your insights, and your taste in reading. And your love for your family. Either way, be well.
mary

Mary said...

I so miss reading your posts. I hope all is going well.....

Annemarie of Holland said...

Absolutely all of the above. Miss your stories, hope you're doing fine healthwise, hope nothing other than the shitface stalker is keeping you from updating, and hope that if you ever start anew, I'll be on the list of people who get to follow your blog. But most of all: hope you're happy!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Just hoping you and your family are doing well .

Lucy Tellez said...

Cone back!!!!

Kat said...

I keep checking....hoping you're back to writing.

Diane said...

I've been counting back, trying to figure out when I discovered your blog. It had to have been a decade ago at least! Once upon a time, I read lots of blogs and then only yours. You don't know me from Eve, but I hope you'll clue me in if you go private somewhere. I hope all is well with you, Bing and Liv.

Irina Sazonova said...

Please come back

Christa Taylor said...

Missing you. Hope all is well.

Christa (destingirl)

Bernie said...

I have missed your updates. Am praying you are well and your family is too. Would love to read your opinion on election, although I feel I know them. Know that you are missed.

Mary said...

I so miss your updates. I hope all is going well with you and your family.

cf8c0e38-121a-11e4-8c27-97dc57aca359 said...

I miss this so much. Is there another blog I can follow for Maria updates?

sandra smith said...

Missing your blog! Hope all is well!!!

Unknown said...

Damn it...I miss you! LOL Hope everyone is doing great!

Leslie

Lucy Tellez said...

Are you okay??

John Wooldridge said...

Tis a bugger for sure, miss you lass.

Steph Lovelady said...

Hi, Maria,

I haven't been to your site in a while. Are you writing somewhere else now, to avoid the stalker? I'm not a regular reader but I do like checking in every so often. I hope you are well.

Steph

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow that clip was moving. Missing your posts.

cf8c0e38-121a-11e4-8c27-97dc57aca359 said...

With the presidential election approaching, I sorely miss your commentary. I miss Bing. I miss Liv. I miss Socks. I miss Harriet. I miss you. I miss your writing. I miss the world you painted so vividly. I feel like I lost part of my family...

sweffling said...

I'm still missing your voice so much. I wanted to email you just to say that I hope life is treating you and yours well but of course it would not be sensible for you to have an email available if your troll/intruder is still around. If you do set up a private blog I would love to follow it. And if you see this and feel like a quick email to me, you will find mine via my blog.
Anyway, I don't wish to be selfish, it is just that yours is such an original and helful voice in a world of chaos.
Take care, keep well, and have fun. All the best, Sweffling:)

jk said...

Thank you for sharing your writing and your stories. I enjoyed everything I read, some more than others. Wishing you good health, harmony and balance. Adieu...

Tree C said...

As I follow the events at Standing Rock, I keep thinking about Tinton and Liv and her kunsi. May the water protectors be protected. May the faeries lend their support. ZC

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Just waving again !
Hope you're having a good Autumn ....

Irina Sazonova said...

Missing you

the fam said...

Eight years ago today (or maybe tomorrow) i read my first post of yours, about Obama’s election and what it meant for the country. Eight years is a long time to follow a blogger. It saddens me you are no longer posting.

Christa Taylor said...

Thinking of you today Maria. I'm shocked and ashamed. I can't believe how this lectionaries turned out.
Miss you.
Christa

cf8c0e38-121a-11e4-8c27-97dc57aca359 said...

Miss your soothing words of hope. I needed them this week. I hope I can reconnect somewhere else with you on the World Wide Web. I hope someone else can give us an update on the comments section...