Moribund? Moribund?

Has it really been 2 MONTHS?

Yep, yep, (flipping a few calendar pages....) well look at that.... so it has.

Gad.

For two months I've been "on sabattical".

Er, "on vacation".

Or perhaps simply "on the couch".

No, not on the couch... that's hubby's territory.

I've been "on the laptop".

Yes, it's been pretty quiet here because I've been busy with other things.

But definitely this blog is NOT "moribund" as one commenter asked. (Don't feel bad if you don't know what that means... I had to look it up too):

Definition of MORIBUND

1: being in the state of dying : approaching death

2: being in a state of inactivity or obsolescence

NEVER! Nevernevernever! Temporarily ignored, yes. Dead, no!

What I HAVE been doing is simultaneously getting other projects done whilst feeling utterly guilt-racked about not posting here. I am quite good at giving myself guilt-trips you know... I have honed that skill for many years.

The major project I just finished was properly organizing and cataloging a very dear collection I have had since 2004. What collection you ask? (I know you did, don't deny it). Well, some people may think it's silly, but it's an art collection.

Star Wars art to be more precise.

Yep. Star Wars. My obsession hobby before blogging overtook my life. If you're a long-time reader, you'll know I am a self-described geek and on a scale of 1 to 10 (ten being Uber-Geek), I am a 20. Or perhaps even approaching 21. I have a whole basement full of Star Wars toys, books, games and anything else Mr. Lucas could slap a Star Wars sticker on.

Back in 2004 the Star Wars Fan Club sent all us geeks, er "fans" original cartoon cels and drawings from the 1985/86 Ewoks Saturday morning cartoon series. Since then, I've collected hundreds of cels but sadly had them just shoved away without the proper care they deserve. So I finally got off my butt and properly sorted, photographed and archived the artwork into scrapbook binders for safe keeping. And then I built a brand new website to share it with all the other Uber-Geeks HERE.



Now that it's done, I can hopefully balance my "extra" (Ha! Like I have "extra") time amongst all my other interests.

Problem is, I have way too many "other interests". I'll just have to do a bit here, a bit there and make sure the guilt monster doesn't keep me away for such a long time ever again.

So, as Mark Twain once said "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated".

Moribund my @$$.

30 People would rather be commenting:

JoJo said...

It's about time! I was wondering what happened to you!!! I know lots of Star Wars geeks, so you aren't alone. One of my friends from high school nicknamed his car "the Milennium Falcon" when we were in school. Now that we've reconnected on FB, 30+ years later, I find out that he's still driving a crappy car but he now calls it "The Milennium Chicken". lol

Great to have you back. :D

Maureen said...

Holy Crap Jo-Jo! How the heck did you DO that? Were you hiding in the bushes just waiting for me to appear??? You are ultra-fast! Ha!!!

It feels SO GOOD to be back too! The longer I was away the harder it was to come back... so I just had to sit down and simply start writing.

You are hilarious! I never named my car, but I did call my old vacuum "Artoo" on occasion.

But never when anyone else was around... ;)

Heather said...

Welcome back! I know what you mean...my blog has been in the same state for other reasons. I've been trying to do better though!

~*Connie*~ said...

so it took one little word to get you all fired up and bloggin again hun? :) I like it.

Congrats on getting it all organized. I have a few piles of "stuff" that I need to do that too, but none of it nearly as fun as a Star Wars collection.

Maureen said...

Thanks Heather! I know there are a LOT of blogs I loved that have died a slow death; but frankly I missed writing way too much to give it all up! The hardest part was just DOING it. Now I have to do my best to keep it up. Maybe not daily (I never did have daily posts), but perhaps weekly will suffice...

Maureen said...

Thanks Connie! Yeah, once I read that, it really struck a nerve... my blog is part of me I realise, and to see it dying felt just awful.

I don't know how many times over the past few weeks I've said to myself "Myself, that would make a good blog post... oh, yeah... my blog...."

This feels much better! ;)

paola said...

You're a real laugh a minute, i totally love reading your ramblings here and always end up with a good laugh at your sense of humour, Moribund your @$$, i loved that, oh and i didnt have to look it up, it derives from latin, Mor-death, bund-bound, lol
Glad to see you hit the ground running girlfriend
smiles
Paola

Mustang Sally said...

Don't feel too bad girlfriend, there's a lot of us in the same boat. Oddly enough, it seems we all got the bug to come back at the same time.

I loved Star Wars. Talked like Yoda, I used to, yes.

Babs-beetle said...

Well, I'll be! I thought you were well and truly moribund. I check my feed daily and shake my head sadly. So glad you're back.

John Dearden said...

Power to the Geeks. May the force be with us, always. Glad to see you are back. I know all about taking a break. My blog is on temporary vacation.

Seems something is always coming up (lack of motivation) or my working on other projects (any other excuse i can think of).

Nora said...

I thought it had even been longer since you had posted. It seems like forever. It's good to have you back. You're excused, of course. People should have other hobbies besides blogging. People should have a life.

Daisy said...

Well, I am glad to see you are unmoribund now! Moribund is a skerry word.

Lizzy said...

Yay you're back! *Clapping hands, and doing a happy dance* Ok my my kids are looking at me funny.
So glad it's not moribund.

Kisma said...

YEA!!!! My life is once again complete in the land of Blog...

so glad to hear from you again!!!

Jaffer said...

Two Months ! I never noticed.

Well, I have been occupied with IRL things happening so I have lots of blog reading to ketchup on !

Maureen said...

Aw, Paola, thank you... you're such a sweetie for the kind comments. So glad you visit me both here AND on my art blog!

Maureen said...

Ha Mustang Sally!!! Like Yoda you DO talk, yes.... I had fun visiting you too. I shall add you to my blogroll very soon!

Maureen said...

Babs, I am so glad to be back too... it's like a great weight lifted off my shoulders. I really missed you all.

Maureen said...

Geek on John!!! Yes, time slips away so quickly; like any job, the first step is always the hardest. I hope you return to your blog soon too! I had fun reading your posts.

Maureen said...

Nora, you are so right. We all have other things in our lives, but the secret is balance. Unfortunately, when I get a new project going (like my new Ewokcels website) I obsess over it until I am happy with it. It was a huge undertaking getting it where it is now; but like any site, it is never truly "done". But at least I have it at a point that it is worth visiting.

Maureen said...

Daisy it IS a skerry word! I don't like it at all!

I really missed you and Harley, but tried to comment now and again over at your blog to keep up with your posts that always gives me big smiles! I am very, very glad to be back!

Maureen said...

Ahahaha Lizzy! You make me feel so good! You're too kind... and I would LOVE to see that dance!!! ;)

Maureen said...

Aw, Kisma, I can't believe the wonderful welcome backs I am getting... you're all too sweet! Thank you!!

Maureen said...

Well Jaffer, ketchup you must (or should that be catsup?) I've never fully understood that difference!

CrazyPrincess said...

Yay, Maureen is back! I have missed you. But you have been busy. So have I so I understand completely. Just don't let the absence go so long next time. :)

ReformingGeek said...

Yay!! Good to see you weren't devoured by The Sand People.

Dreamer said...

welcome back to the blogosphere! i ve been waiting for a post of yours too. dont worry. i think every blogger goes through this stage some time. ive been through that quite many times!!! (my blog is in greek so you wont understand much!!)

Maureen said...

Will do Crazy Princess... wow it looks like YOU'VE been busy too! I shall return to comment once again on your blog too! Great to hear from you again!

:D Reforming Geek! Nope, just temporarily sidetracked. I am easily swayed, it seems.

Oh thank you Dreamer! So nice of you to say. Yes, it feels wonderful to be writing again. Glad you stopped by!

Lady Banana said...

Good to see you back - too many good blogs seem to have *died* recently...

Maureen said...

Aw, thank you Lady B! Also thanks for letting me know about the blogger app for my iPad! I have downloaded it, but have yet to try it out... but it does look cool!

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