Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I know I kind of suddenly disappeared. All is fine. I just took a hiatus from the blog world for a bit. Have been getting the urge to start writing again so here we go.

This weekend is my 25th high school class reunion. I haven't been to one since the 5th. And up until last fall, I hadn't come across any of my classmates for about 15 years. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. Not sure why. Is it an unavoidable feeling to want to prove yourself "worthy" to former classmates? Why am I so nervous? I'm going to have fun regardless of my worries.

Maybe my old extreme "worry about what others think" characteristic is coming out again. I was really bad about that for a long time. The hubby has been a good influence on me in that department. Eventually I decided I was tired of him having all the fun and me getting embarrased all the time. It still comes out now and then but hubby and turning 40 has helped me get past it. So why is it rearing it's ugly head again? Maybe I'll cancel my pedicure on Thursday just to be defiant.
No I won't!

Three Things I'm Happy About:
1. I'm glad my nieces are now aunts and can feel how much I love them.
2. I'm thankful my brothers illness didn't turn serious.
3. I'm happy our kitty Burn came home last night after being gone for 2 days.


Sornie said...

Is there a big difference between the 10 year reunion and the 25 year reunion (this year is my ten)? I have no intention of going because I have kept in touch with the few from the class of 97 that I like and that is that.

Balou said...

I'm not sure Sornie. I'll report in afterwards. We had a class of 36 so everyone knows everyone and their entire family too. We all got along for the most part.

Guilty Secret said...

Welcome back :)

chepooka said...

Welcome back balou! My 20th is coming up next year, I can relate. I think it has something to do with the fact that when we were teenagers, that was probably the most insecure we've ever been. And so those people remind us of that? Or something. Everybody feels this way to an extent I think. So GO, have fun! :)

Logophile said...

You were gone so long I award you a posthumous "Rockin Girl Blogger" award. Even though your blog is back to life feel free to keep the award, Im very glad to see you both alive and kicking!

Balou said...

Chepooka: That makes so much sense! I am going to have fun regardless of those old insecurities.

Logo: I've missed reading your blog too. I'll be over to pick up that award! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Good to see you're back! That was very sweet what you said about your nieces being aunts now.

Love-One of your nieces (guess which one):)

See you this weekend!

Bone said...

I've not been to any of mine so far. I skipped the five-year and ten-year reunions. Then I didn't even hear if we were having a 15-year or not.

Oh, and welcome back to the blogosphere :)

RennyBA said...

Soooo glad to see you back! Good to know you are fine!
Have you got any special snailmail? :-)