I have been asked the question above in various forms a number of times since Monday, when I posted for the first time in two weeks. This post marks the fourth post in three days, so it sure looks like Little Merry Sunshine is back.
The truth is I don't know whether Little Merry Sunshine is back or not. That may sound silly, since you know, I write this blog. You might think that if anyone knows the answer it would be me. That logic is sound. I should know the answer.
But here's the thing: I don't know that I feel like I have anything to say anymore. Exhibit A: What's for lunch? A PBJH&C Sandwich! posted just after midnight on Monday morning. That post, all 430 words of it took two hours to write. TWO HOURS. Do you know how many times in the past 30 years I've told that story? I bet it's close to 430 times. I probably tell it in less than five minutes. And yet, I couldn't put it down in writing in less than two hours.
I can stand in my shower and dictate blog posts all day long. So if you were standing in my shower with me, I'd regale you with many witty, thoughtful, relevant blog posts. Unfortunately, just as I rinse the shampoo down the drain, my top-notch, Pulitzer Prize winning blog posts run disappear too. In fact, in the past few months, that's really where Betsey and Ross let me down. It was their job to transcribe my wit each morning and each day I'd step out of the shower and they would have failed . . . again. Oh, well, I loved them anyway.
But I digress. I'm just not sure where Little Merry Sunshine stands.
Let me be clear about one thing, if nothing else: my lack of writing has everything to do with me and nothing to do with you, my dear readers. You keep reading LMS each day, even when I don't post. When I do, you show up in amazing numbers and you comment. You send me notes when I'm quiet for days (or weeks) on end asking if I'm okay. One of you in particular, pokes me to write almost daily. You have no idea how much I appreciate your kind words.
Here's the promise I will make to you: Little Merry Sunshine will not just disappear. I will tell you if I decide to close down my blog. For your loyalty, I owe you that.