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Running Up That Hill

It doesn’t hurt me.
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to know that it doesn’t hurt me?
Do you want to hear about the deal that I’m making?

C’mon, baby, c’mon darling,
Let us steal these blog moments from us now.
C’mon, angel, c’mon, c’mon, darling,
Let’s exchange this blog experience, oh

And if I only could,
I’d make a deal with the blog Gods,
And I’d get them to swap our places,
Be running up that blog road,
Be running up that blog hill,
With no blog problems.

If I only could,
Be running up that blog hill
If I only could,
Be running up that blog hill
If I only could,
Be running up that blog hill

I hope Kate Bush meant running, like, symbolically, cause I could maybe manage a brisk walk for a few minutes, and not on an incline…unless there was cake involved.

As for running up this blog hill, well, I could break into “The Climb” (Miley Cyrus) cause it’s always gonna be an uphill battle…so I keep remembering, stranger things have happened, but it’s about the climb not getting to the top.

So why do we keep running up this blog hill? Fame? Fortune? Fantasy? Fun? Frustration? Food? Faith? Fear? FOMO? Whatever our reasons, we blog on.

How could you not Freshly Press this face?

My poor little blog has stalled, no, I can’t blame the blog, it’s me, I’m stalled, again, still, eternally.

My brain races, running up that road, running up that hill, running around and around and around.

I’ve come up with a million ideas, written poems, books, posts, thought about starting a YouTube channel, well, just a a million things…then my body laughs at me, no, not a laugh so much as an evil cackle, mocking me for even trying to try.

I wanted to take this time to thank you, my dear readers for staying with me through all the ups and downs, the roller coaster of the past almost 9 years, yes, soon to be 9 years!!!

I’m glad to be part of this blogging family, so Ohana, dear blogging family, no one gets left behind. Even when we’re far apart, haven’t visited for awhile, are struggling, or get caught up in in the world and it’s wild rumpus. Join me in celebrating blogging, yours and mine, please, leave a link in the comments below to: your blog(s), vlog(s), podcasts, YouTube channel(s), books, etc.

Cheers, Santé, Gānbēi, Prost, Salute, Budmo, L’chaim, Ciyarsa, Na zdrowie, Skål, Kenadz, Biba, Cin-cin, Kāma, Salud, Stinygiasou, Manuia, Kia ora, Cirs, Lechyd da, Ci’arasa, Mabuhay, Kanpai, Gesondheid, Kippis, Cheerio, HipaHipa, Gon bui…Kepp running up with blog hill with me. Ohana. Here’s to you, to your health, to your happiness, to your future. Live long and prosper.



Very me

40 thoughts on “Running Up That Hill

      1. all things considered i’m still alive.not sure how happy i am about that most of the time. but, i know you make me smile despite myself and I know I feel like I’ve won a prize when you read anything I write or when you notice I’ve visited you.


      2. Awww, bless you and sending you a billion hugs across The Pond, dear David. I wish you all the happiness you can squeeze out of this life and if I can add to that in any way, that makes me happy. All the best, today and every single day! 🙂 xoxoxoxox


  1. Congrats, my lovely Donna. Of course, I’d never miss any of your fascinating and intelligent writings. Live long and prosper. 💖🤗🙏💕🌹💖
    PS: I suppose I see a picture of your childhood? Nice. 😉🥰😘

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  2. Congrats on sticking with it for 9 years! I too struggle with time constraints and take a lot of breaks, but blogging (and other online pursuits) always beckon, eventually. Creative people need those outlets! Excellent strategy, linking to previous posts. I did read them all and love your sense of humour. 😀 Blogging is hard and people who aren’t involved have NO clue, nor do they understand how strong the online friendships can be. Here’s to many more years in the Blogosphere. Cheers! 🥂

    P.S. If you’re interested, you can find all my social connections at:

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    1. Thank you for sharing your information so others can find you, Debbie and thank you for the congrats!!! 🙂
      Thank you for your kind words and I hope we can both keep going, breaks and all because yes, creative people need outlets. 🙂
      Hope this weekend is treating you kindly so far. 🙂

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      1. It’s been on and off and yes, I saw a man walking his dog and the dog was hopping in a puddle while waiting for the light, wasn’t sure if he was enjoying the water or trying to avoid it. I hope the week ahead treats you well. 🙂

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  3. Congrats on 9 years of entertaining us Donna. Don’t sweat your absences,we all have a lot to climb these days. The best part of blogging is community. We’re always here when we come back. And don’t sweat topics. Just talk about how you feel and what’s driving you crazy on any given day. Consider it therapy. I do. Hugs xxx

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  4. Congrats!!! I’ve enjoyed your blog so much over the years.

    I’ve been blogging for 8 years, 6 at my current site: The past year I’ve been blogging about finding myself after my marriage separation (divorce will be final next month- wahoo!)

    Keep up the blogging, it always brightens my day.♥️


    1. I’m sorry (and pleased for some of it) for everything you’ve been going through Quixie, the hard stuff is super hard but I can see you’re on a path to a better way and we get to take the journey with you. Keep finding you, soon you’ll discover what we already know, you’re awesome. 🙂 xox


      1. LOL, I read something one time that said something like, “Imagine thousands of windows open at once on your computer, that’s my rain.” That’s mine, too. It’s never still.
        Gentle hugs!


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