Thursday, August 25, 2011


You better sit down for this. I decided a couple of days ago that I really wanted to do my regular Thursday post. If you fell down, it is your own fault. I suggested that you sit. I know. I am really shocked, too. The feeling just came over me. If you don't know what I am talking about, that only shows how long it has been. A long dog-gone time. Anyway, what is a Thursday post you say?

Well... it used to be a weekly event. Something to be anticipated with relish and excitement. Seriously. I anticipated it that way. It went a lot like this one is going to roll out. Only every Thursday.

Here is the explanation: Today is the day that I celebrate all of the amazingness that you contributed to blogland this week. It is that day again. What day is that you ask? How can you have forgotten? Drum roll please. It is HERE'S TO YOU THURSDAY, of course! The very best day of the blogging week. It is the precursor to the best day of the work week.

Here is what is going down: this is a weekly event. (As I said, it used to be a weekly event.) The best (or worst) part is that I am not going to explain why I chose "whatever" footage for each of you. If, you watch your footage and are scratching your head at the end, well that means I didn't do a very good job. However, all is not lost. You can email me at and ask me what I was thinking when I chose that particular piece of footage off of youtube and connected it to you. And then I will tell you. Then I will start sending up prayers that I haven't offended the crap out of whoever is on the receiving end of that Because, honestly, I will tell you right now... I admire all of you enormously so I really hope that doesn't happen.

Also, this is not an exclusive venture by any means. I hope that you will take the time to watch ALL of the footage because I don't pick bad footage:-) I also hope that you might check out the blog of the person I dedicated the footage to because they are pretty darn awesome. If you haven't figured this out yet... I pick the footage based on something that you've written or something that I've gleaned from your personality. Think on that for a while... If you are having trouble watching the entire video (meaning it is being cut off on one side), click on it a couple of times and it will take you straight over to youtube. If you click on the four squares at the bottom corner of the video, it will enlarge it to fill your screen. The escape key will bring it back to normal size. The back arrow will bring you back to my page.

Now, let's get this PARTY STARTED!!!!

This one is for everyone:

Now this particular piece of flash mob action happened right here in my hometown and I missed it. Fortunately, other people were there and it made youtube. I think it is totally awesome.

This one is for Chris at A Deliberate Life:

This one is for Shoes at Red Shoe's Chronicles:

This one is for The Factory Girl:

This one is for Quilting Ranny:

This one is for Empty Nester at Empty Nest:

This one is for Phoenix at Res ipsa loquitor:

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I love all of you big-time and have missed you. I am really trying to get back to me. I think of this clip from Grey's Anatomy. It sort of applies. Sadly, I couldn't find it on youtube. WTF? Anyway... it was in Season 2 and Derek had broken things off with Meredith to give things another go with Addison, because he felt like that was the right thing to do. However, he was in love with Meredith and she with him. It felt a lot like death, I suppose. Heartbreak is heartbreak, after all. Anyhow, they went through all of the stages of death. Denial. Grief. Etc. At one point, in my favorite episode (okay, one of my faves), IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, Meredith asks him, "How do you go on?"

I am not sure that she said it quite like that because I don't have the clip. But I know that he said, "You just have to wait for it to pass." She just did that nod thing and went on her way. I guess she knew she would be waiting a long time. And he stood there and watched her walk away. The look on his face indicated he knew he would also be waiting a long time.

Addison walks up to him and says, "What are you doing?"

He responds, "Waiting for it to pass."

And I share this with you because I am waiting for it to pass. In my next post I will tell you about my most recent dream that I had about my dad. It was cool and it freaked me out all at the same time. That is a new one for me.


  1. Robin, if you ever doubt you are channeling something, doubt no more...that is the third time I have heard that prayer directed at me this week. Time to sit down and think things through....I was very glad to see this weekly post. IT gives me an inkling that things are breaking open for you. Hugs.

  2. Good to see you back. That was great to see the dancing kids in the streets of Augusta. What fun.

  3. robin it's good to have you back. And I loved the flash mob video. I've missed you for sure, and especially your thursday posts. It made me smile to see you had updates. xo

  4. Sooooo glad to see this, Robin. I do look forward to any and all updates from you. Your connections are amazing.
    I just might be visiting GA in December.... What do ya think of that?!

  5. yeah, I still think I'd love to have a blackberry :) iPhone, on the other hand, not so much :) I am so happy you're back to blogging and back to your amazing Thursday feature! :)

  6. Yay! Great to see you!!! I LOVED that episode of Grey's that you are referring to, but most of all I loved Derrick's line, "...waiting for it to pass..." Very powerful!

  7. Hey sweetie... I got your email. You are correct in that I haven't had time to do much blog reading... everything has been so overwhelming... so busy.

    How appropriate it is that you selected the video for me that you did. That is one of my favorite songs and I want it played at my funeral/memorial service when my time comes. It sums up how I feel about Life, and about Existence, and about our journeys forward. Leave it to you to understand what I am experiencing at this time, because of what you have experienced.

    I am glad to see you back, and look forward to when you post on a more regular basis, because I do miss reading your thoughts about things.

    'Waiting for it to pass...' This is indeed what we really are doing. Even here with my sister... with all I am trying to do for her, we know what is coming...

    I can't think you enough for thinking about me at a time when you are still processing events with your Dad. You are truly remarkable...



  8. I love seeing you up and running.

  9. Oh, I've missed your "Heres to You, Thursday"s so much!!! It's good to have them and YOU back - you're seeming more and more like our beloved Robin as it passes. Waiting for it to pass here, so many apologies for the galling delay in saying "hi" ....

  10. Me! Me! You dedicated one to ME! Oh, I mean I really liked the videos you chose this week! LOL

    I just LOVE ME SOME MUMFORD AND SONS! And, that song is my second favorite!

    Seriously, you are so good at this. And I love watching the clips whether they're dedicated to me or not.

    I hope that you are better able to go through your days. I will spend tomorrow at the hospital while my mother has her gall bladder removed. I think of you often- and I'm always glad to see you post! Big, ginormous HUGS! And, thank you!

  11. Hey you... just checking on you... Are you ok?


  12. Waiting for it to pass.


    The music video you selected for me was spot on, creepy-but-in-a-beautiful-way perfect, as I've been listening to it non-stop these past few weeks. Robin, if nothing else, please know that you are so good at putting these together for people because you really KNOW us - and that is a gift, and that is you. You are a gift to the blogosphere and to the people in your life, of that I am sure.

    I hope all is well with you. Sometimes the waiting gets hard, and you want to run ahead of it and say "I'm done already!" but that's just not the way it works.

    Take the time you need. We'll be here when you come back. After all - nobody belongs here more than you do.

  13. Robin, Happy to see you back! Thanks for all of the clips to watch!
    Have a pretty day!

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  16. Robin, you are amazing and I am so happy to see you are slowly coming back to blogging. I know how difficult loosing a parent is. I have had several dreams about my mom since she passed. So, I have secretly always wanted to be a part of a flash mob, so thank you for sharing that with all of us. I am watching each video and then I see you dedicated one to me and I jusrt burst out in tears. I felt so honored that you would find me worth mentioning and the clip fit my granddaughter perfectly. How amazing a woman you are! Blessings!


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