Shout-Out Sunday No. 18 – Finale

I’m sorry to say that this is the final Shout-Out Sunday entry I’ll be doing. And the worst part is that it’s not even an offering at all but just the announcement that I’ve run into a wall – a blogger’s wall – and just don’t have it in me to do this any longer.

This is not to say I’m retiring from this blog but just the every-Sunday-web-site-offering I’ve been doing for 18 Sundays now. It’s over. Its time has come.

The seasons are changing now, winter to summer (whatever happened to spring, anyway???) and my brain is changing over to summertime thoughts. Those of you who know me well know that I won’t be packing up the car and going to the beach, or trudging up a mountain trail, or hopping on my bike and taking a ride anytime soon. I’ll just be here, like I always am, trying to get through the heat of summer in one piece and not turning into a puddle.

I’ve just made myself a big pot of soup, of all things, on a warmish Sunday morning, too. The only reason for this was that we had a head each of cauliflower and green cabbage that have been in the fridge for a while and needed to be used up, and the only way I could see using them both in a recipe was a soup. I just added some small red potatoes, two onions sliced up, some bacon and a bowlful of rice I also had leftover in the fridge. It made a giant pot of this soup and I’m not sure we will EVER finish it, but there you are… soup on a warm summery-but-still-spring day in May.

I feel bad that I didn’t find a good web site for you in a whole week… I was either watching Emmalee with her medical issues or the tennis tournament going on in Rome which is in its final minutes even as I write this entry. Didn’t turn out the way I wanted on the women’s side, but then it never does, and the men’s side offers some hope (Go Rafa!) but I won’t bet on it.

A movie is on the Lifetime channel right now that I’ve switched to, “Unfaithful” starring Diane Lane and Richard Gere. I have this movie, I have seen it quite a few times, it’s one of my favorite movies of all time, but it’s quite a sad movie.

So there you have it.

I will leave you with this, a simple photograph, that I have uploaded to my new photo hosting place, PhotoBucket, which I do like actually…

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It’s a collage I made a while ago when Sandy and I found a site that makes collages out of your photos…

Cheers for dogs, for blogs and for friends who read them, even when there’s not much to say…


“I can never read all the books I want;

I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want.

I can never train myself in all the skills I want.

And why do I want?

I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.

And I am horribly limited.

~Sylvia Plath~

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9 Responses to Shout-Out Sunday No. 18 – Finale

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    I personally think it was amazing that you did this for 18 weeks. Yes, I think looking for websites would become a trial rather quickly. You did a great job though, Bex.

    With the temps over there, from what I can see you’re just about to get a full week of spring over there. Your temps are only supposed to be in the 60s all week, so I don’t think it’s time for you to melt in a puddle quite yet, thank goodness. 😉


  2. Nina Camic says:

    I agree that you should shift gears when the mood strikes. Blogging is wonderful but only if you enjoy it. Self-imposed formats (like shout out Sunday) are great because they can also be self-unimposed. Stay fresh and happy and cool, Bex!


  3. Sandy in Chicago says:

    Oh Bex I was so afraid you were ending your blog. I’ll also be happy to read your blog whenever you have something you want to share.


  4. Bex says:

    I’m not giving up blogging… just the Sunday thing… always coming up with an interesting site was getting me down… but the rest is ok… I don’t do this daily anyway – just whenever I feel the urge…


  5. Eric Mayer says:

    Most bloggers get worn out. I more or less wrote myself out years ago and thought about shutting my journal down entirely. But it’s not a job. Sometimes the mood still strikes me. So please don’t give it up entirely. You’d be missed.


  6. sandy freel says:

    Will be happy to see you when ever the mood hits again.
    Love the photo of the fuzzies..and all the rest you have always shared with us.


  7. Bex says:

    Awww, thanks Karen. You are too kind. I’m afraid my current lifestyle has evolved into a rather boring set of hours each day spent doing very predictable and repetitive things, not much to write about. But now and then I have a thought, an idea, or a whim I can put down here… the world is so full of topics, I have no excuse for having none. xxxx


  8. Karen G. DiCicco says:

    I will be happy to hear & read from you anytime, Bex.


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