Dude, we're getting the band back together!!! It's a re-union tour!!! (now where did I put that leather and those shiny pink spandex?)
Ever have one of those groups that you hang out with for a while for one specific purpose? Maybe a group you eat lunch with at the company cafeteria, or a Mommy group you joined when your kids were small? Sometimes it's a rec sport league, maybe you tried your hand at a knitting club. You go for a while, and then either you lose interest and just stop going, or the group disbands, people's outside lives encroaching on the space you occupy. You stay in touch with one or two people, but it's not the same. What tied you together was either work, or knitting or kickball, and if that's gone, well, so is that spark. You're sort of sad, but other things come to replace that void. Sigh. It was nice while it lasted, right?
One person decides it would be nice to get back together. The whole group. And do what it is brought you together in the first place. You all realize that now that the kids are in school (and not being crazy toddlers), you have something else in common with those moms. Or you really don't enjoy those lazy Sundays as much as you all enjoyed volleyball. Now that you don't have a baby, your husband really could watch the kids while you sneak away for a few hours to knit. Bliss. The band is back together. You make up for lost time.
That's kind of how the revival of The Spin Cycle feels. We used to get together and visit each other each week. It was nice to read the posts as they trickled it. No pressure to post every week, but there were regulars and occasional visitors. New comers always welcome. Sure, we imposed on Jen, but nobody cared if she vacuumed the side bar that week or not. When it was gone, we all sort of lost a little focus. We didn't blog as much, we did other things. But hopefully, now that it's back, we're back! Screw painting that last bedroom, I need to blog.
(Am I putting too much pressure on Sprite's Keeper? I don't want her to flee, running into the blogosphere to save what she created in the time she left us!) Thanks for getting the band back together, Jen. I needed that kick in the rear end. (ps, you look great! Have you lost weight? You'd never know you have a 4 year old daughter!)
As an aside, completely separate from the rest of the topic. In the mid-west we're beginning to wonder if the Rapture really did happen on Saturday. Have you seen our weather? PB thinks maybe it did, and God looked down, looked at Peter and said, "Hmmm. Maybe this wasn't the best plan. There just aren't that many of them looking good to me right now. How about we kick in the weather and see how the rest goes before we begin the swooping of souls" I'm just saying. I've eaten dinner in my basement for the last 3 nights...