Monday, February 8, 2010

How Fadra got her groove back

My name is Fadra. It's been 91 days since my last post.

Whoa! Can you actually consider yourself a blogger if you don't write? I promise if you could tap into my brain you would find blog posts and tweets galore. So why haven't I written in 3 months? To put it as my 3 year old would: "Idonknow" (translation: I don't know).

I guess most people don't write because they don't know what to write about. That's never my problem. I get inspired probably 3 times a day. Or they have writer's block. They know what they want to write but can't seem to get the words to say what they want to say. Not usually my problem. Most people that know me will say I'm never at a loss for words (written or otherwise).

Or the biggest excuse: I just don't have the time. Here is the reality. Nobody ever feels like they have time. You have to MAKE time. It's been 3 months. And here is where my time went.


I hosted a dinner for 15 people and had a grand time. I had planned to blog about how "crafty" I was. Seriously, I did get creative and had a lot of fun. I made my own napkin rings, and centerpiece, and even hand wrote place cards for each person that told them why I was thankful to have them in my life. And I had a little humor to throw in there about the crafty ladies at Michael's that sneered at me for asking about artificial fall leaves the week before Thanksgiving. I guess the crafty types plan their crafts months in advance.


Then as Christmas approached, I was torn between the excitement of the holidays and the sadness at watching my Lhasa Apso, Holden, continue to decline. We canceled our holiday travel plans because we knew he couldn't travel. On December 21st, we had to make the decision that every pet owner dreads and we said goodbye to the best dog a girl could ever want. I wanted to blog about that but thought it just might be too depressing for anyone to read. I ended up sharing a lengthy photo album about Holden on Facebook and really received some warm support and comments. Now I'm inclined to simply share my favorite picture of him. It truly captures the spirit of Holden - running happily on the beach with all four paws off the ground. I miss you, sweet Holden!


The joy and stress of the holidays. 'Nuff said.


I'm still unemployed and trying to get my business, Media Orbis, off the ground. It has been a lot of trials and tribulations but we are moving in the right direction. Definitely something worth blogging about. Just didn't seem to make the time.


I enjoy the company of some fabulous moms. We all became first time moms right around the same time. About 3 years ago. So this time of year gets busy with all of our friends having birthday parties. It's exhausting but so much fun to see these little babies blossom into little people running around playing and talking with each other. And it's fun to see those scared and clueless mommies blossom into experience, take-no-crap kind of moms.


And I got my groove back. I love to travel. I love vacations. But with being pregnant and having a baby, and caring for 2 ailing dogs, it's been literally years since I took a vacation. Yes, I have taken car trips to visit family. And if you have too, you know that is NOT a vacation. My family and I took a last minute trip to Disney World. I could be cynical about all things Disney and the commercialism. But the reality is Disney envelops you in a happy place. And without even trying, all of the tension left my body and I came back feeling good. Actually feeling great.

So I'm back and I'm blogging. Hope you stay with me.


  1. Love this. Glad to know you guys had fun. Missed you and I am SO envious of the good time you had!

  2. You have made me very excited about our trip to Disney in Oct. I can't wait to hear all about it and get an insiders tips! Hopefully we will see you soon. Oh and the pic of Holden is really cute!

  3. When I read "But with being pregnant..." my jaw hit the floor. My poor Facebook and Twitter habits mean I miss out on some major news, and I thought that had happened again. But then I realized I just stopped reading too soon.

    Excellent post!

  4. Okay moms, Disney is definitely a joy for 3 year olds. I'll be writing about it soon. And Amy, you should know that if I have any important news or announcements, I usually slip it into a blog post before telling my friends and family :)

  5. I really enjoy your posts - I'm glad you're back! I'm so happy that you guys had a wonderful time in Disney. You totally deserved a fantastic get away.

  6. Just to be clear - I WAS pregnant, I HAD a child. And it took me 3 years to get back into the swing of things. Don't worry. I don't *plan* to be doing that again anytime soon. How else would I be able to take fun vacations? (BTW, I would never go to Disney with a baby unless I had some really cool grandparents to bring along and let me ride the rides).

  7. Always enjoy reading your blog. I was wondering where you were. Sorry about Holden, such a cute dog!