Sunday, January 04, 2009

Where the Heck Have I Been?!

I haven't posted to this blog in quite a while. I'm not sick or hurt or anything. Well, I still have MS and the usual fatigue and ongoing visual impairment, but that's not the reason I've been silent.

So, what have I been doing instead of writing here? Hmmm. Quite a bit and a whole lot of nothing all at the same time. Here's just a few of Lazy Julie's non-blogging activities:
  • Playing Wordsmith and Scrabble on Facebook.
  • Writing on my other blog (A Woman With A View) and submitting essays for publication and/or broadcast.
  • Working from home 4 days a week and in the office on Thursdays.
  • Adjusting to walking and taking public transportation.
  • Doing yoga on my own when I get off my big, lazy butt.
  • Seeing friends and getting to meetings when I can.
  • Continuing my search for the perfect magnifying glass.
  • Discovering a nearby library with a substantial Large Print section.
  • Trying really hard not to react when the Ex acts like a jerk (e.g., leaving before picking up the kids when we were 13 minutes late getting home).
  • Hanging with Bald Hot Ken who, if at all possible, is balder and hotter than ever.
  • Decorating anatomically-correct gingerbread women with my kids and friends.
  • Watching Ruby as the stable cat in the UU Church's Christmas play.
  • Shoveling and playing in the snow with mostly Zane (Ruby likes the cocoa but not the cold).
  • Discovering great music on the old boyfriend's online radio show.
  • Planning and cooking the most delicious Christmas dinner for my family who, for the first time in my 44 years, came to me for the holiday.
  • Going to our Annual First Day Hike at the Blue Hills, eating soup, and hanging by the fire, but leaving before the actual hike because it was 20 below 0 with the wind chill factor.
  • Playing hostess to my brother Tom and his family on their way from Christmas in New Hampshire to their home in Hawaii.
I hope to not wait so long before posting again.


  1. Julie,
    For books you might want to own instead of borrowing, have you tried ? You can become a member and get a lot of books for a little bit with the condition you buy X number of books over a one or two-year period. They have LOTS of large-print books there!


  2. Hi Julie - I've enjoyed reading your blog for a while (ref You can visit me at Can you add my blog to your list?
    Joan (another UU with MS)

  3. Anatomically correct gingerbread women???!?!!! You got any pictures - that's something worth seeing!! AHAHHAHAH

  4. You've been holding out on us with 'another' blog? Gotta give us warning next time so that we can stalk you there too. :)

  5. Thanks for the doubleday tip, Kelly.

    Joan--I thought I already had your blog on my list. Sorry! It must have fallen off the last time I revamped my layout.

    MS ME - I didn't take pictures this time but I can give you these teasers: coconut makes wonderful pubic hair. Big huge gumbdrops are for the big breasted gingerbread women with red hot nipples. The less endowed, get spice drops or M&Ms. :-) If you are in the Boston area and want an invitation to this annual, women and girl only event, let me know. (Babies are welcome but too much testerone makes boys unwelcome attendees after age 5). I was thinking of selling our gingerbread women as a fundraiser next year.
    Lazy J

  6. Julie - it's Mary Beth - I got on!!!!!!! I had to search Blogspot, but I'm bookmarking you right now!!!!! :) hooray! :)

  7. Alas, I'm down here in SE Texas but can I use your idea for a next get-together down this way? I'll totally throw props your way and try and take pictures of our escapades.... I'll keep ya posted!