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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday

Hey, I'm not really going on a vacation - I am going to take a week off of writing blogs. I'm going to get refreshed. (My kids are going on vacation so I'm going to take the time to think and rejuvenate.) I may even redo some things on my blog itself.

I will be reading your blogs and I will be responding to emails. So I'm here, but not here.

Love,
Chatty

57 comments:

Crystal Mary said...

May the Lord Bless thee and keep thee... be happy. And keep shining that beautiful light out to others...with your sweet smile. xxx
Whoo hoooo I love you. xxx

Debbie said...

I so that periodically myself. It is very restful for some reason. I hope you feel very refreshed and full of great ideas by the end of the week.

Retired Knitter said...

I think that is a very good thing to do ... it is something I do at times... but as of this date it has been a break because my life is in full dis-array. Being a caregiver, sometimes that happens.

Someday my life will be more normal and routine and I, too, will take a blogging break.

I will be here when you get back and I look forward to hearing about your thoughts on how it went.

Thisisme. said...

Hi Chatty. That is SUCH a good idea my friend. I hope you enjoy your 'vacation' and we will all be waiting for you when you return. I love all the little bloggy friends that I have made since the end of October, and I certainly wouldn't want to be without them nowI hope you will come back to us feeling really refreshed. Hugs.

Sandra said...

a very good idea, i am thinking of doing that to. read and comment but not post. will let you know if i do it. enjoy yourself and have fun designing your blog, of course FUN is not what using designer is in blog land.
i am trying to make myself take the week end off from posting or either pick 2 day a week i don't touch the computer. not sure if i can do that.

sarah said...

take gentle care of you during your time off......hugs to you chatty girl....

Knitty said...

I've moved over to make room for you on my bench. People have often said that I'm here, but not really here too. Actually, what they've said is "she's really not all there" while making a twirling finger motion near their temple.

Flora said...

enjoy

Melanie said...

Enjoy the week off, my friend!♥

Changes in the wind said...

Have a refreshing time...sometimes it is needed.

Susan said...

Oh, Sandie. Good for you! I'm glad you'll still be reading blogs, though. :) Have a great Monday. Susan

That corgi :) said...

that is a wonderful thing to do, Sandie! Because I know you take a lot of time and energy in what you write (because they are always thought provoking or fun or challenging, etc). A break is always good, even if you decide not to read blogs, the break is always good!

Enjoy the time!! Hope daughter/GS enjoy their vacation!

betty

Shanda said...

Have a great 'blog' vacation. I did that for a couple weeks and, while missing it, felt relieved. I was under an incredible amount of stress a nd needed one thing off my schedule. We will look forward to all the cute things you will come up with for when you return :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Enjoy time off!

DaCraftyLady said...

oh what a great idea...I have been having so much trouble with mine lately when I leave comments they are not posting and I wam not getting comments. :( Have fun taking time off....I may do the some can't wait till you're back full time.. Debb

Angela said...

Have fun! It's been a busy summer for me that I haven't had time to do much of anything myself. I don't know how you do it all!

Hugs,
Angela

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Enjoy your blog "vacation" - hug the kid, get a glass of tea, sit in the sun and enjoy veging!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Enjoy your vacation!! Refresh! Rejuvinate! blessings ~ tanna

EvaMarie Sa said...

Good for you - It's good to take time off at times - enjoy your days...talk to you soon.
Hugs
Eva

Ann said...

Enjoy your blog vacation. It sounds like an excellent idea. I wish I could get myself to do it.

Barb Hodges said...

Enjoy your time, Sandie.

The Boston Lady said...

Thank goodness because I thought I was going to have to go a week without hearing from you, my personal "feel good goddess". Enjoy your downtime. I think it's always good to take a break like that. Ann

Michaele said...

As long as we know you will be back, I am sure we can all hold out. But not too long. How fun to take some time to play around with changes also. I should do that.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

enjoy the time off Sandie! hugs, Linda

Sharon said...

Hope you enjoy your break - however, it's going to be hard to laugh this week without you!

Funny - "I'm here, but not here." - kinda sums up the condition of my life lately - OUT OF IT!

love you :)

Jeanie said...

Thanks for letting us know...we would have been looking everywhere for you.
As you know, I am being a little
blog-lazy this summer, but then compared to you I always am :)
Take care and have a good, restful week.

ClassyChassy said...

How did you manage to get them GONE!??? Hurray for free time! Did hubby go too?

Nancy said...

Have fun, relax, and know we will be here waiting for you to return......

Mevely317 said...

Good for you, Sandie!!!
I'm all about personal respites; in fact, I'm incined to over-indulge at whim!
... We'll miss you. But!, what's that they say, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder"?
Hugs,
Myra

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Have a wonderful time dear!

mo said...

Good for you!

You go girl!

Enjoy your blogcation.

You commented that you only have grandsons...I too have only a son.

And to tell you the truth, boys are truely gifts from heaven.

*hugs*

mo

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Have fun on your make believe vacation! You're so good about posting daily...you've earned the time off.

Kimberly Krey said...

Hello Chatty! I just wanted to let you know that because you are so very awesome, I've awarded you The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. There are rules in accepting this, so be sure to check out my site to view them. Have a great day, and thanks for following my blog.

Doris Sturm said...

Good for you, Sandy. I know you'll enjoy your time away to get recharged and refreshed. Have a wonderful week!

Love,
Doris and Gizzy ;-)

Whosyergurl said...

Sandie,
Have a good rest. You are such a dedicated writer, you deserve it! Hope you come back with lots of good ideas.
xo, Cheryl

Rebecca said...

I just love the idea of being here but NOT being here! :)

CALGON...........................

xoRebecca

Velvet Over Steel said...

Hello! Hope you are enjoying your blogging vacation and getting rejuvenating!! I need to rejuvenate my blogging, but have to get moved and settled first I'm afraid. :-)

Enjoy your week!!
Hugs,
Coreen

Brenda Sills said...

Have a wonderful, refreshing week off! I love your quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe - thank you! I really needed that!
I love how you call yourself a compassionate thinker and that you like to look at life through rose-colored glasses.
I'm so glad to meet you!

Carol............. said...

It's time to refresh, right? You'll come back rearin' to go! Have a good blog vacation.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear friend, I think this has been sort of what I have been doing. Just playing house..and turning inward during this frightening time with my daughter.
Family comes first...keeping busy moving about...doing this just as you plan to do them. ENJOY! :)

LADY JANE said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh...a moment to ones own self...I remember those seconds...lol! Purecraziness here as usual! So if you're e-mailing...email me and we can catch up...and are you still visiting Indiana?

Carol said...

Have a heavenly week Sandie! Logged into your blog just now to catch up on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday....happy to hear you are taking a break, you do such an excellent job at blogging and so brighten my life. Love to you!

Granny Annie said...

Just as I'm getting back to blogland it seems everyone else is going on vacation. Darn! Anyway, have a restful and relaxing time.

....Petty Witter said...

Enjoy the rest of your week being here but not there.

Live Out Loud said...

You have such a way with words. You make it sound so wispy and breezy - like you ARE going on a vacation!

Good luck and be refreshed and energized!!

DaCraftyLady said...

Hi Sandie, hope your vacation is coming along..,, I sure do miss you... thanks for stopping in my blogs and testing my sign in...Debb

Donna B said...

Enjoy yourself...NOOOOO PRESSURE! Good thing to do to keep those ideas fresh and the motivation free...

mo said...

Hi Cathy,

No I didn't take a class. I suppose I'm self taught. But for a living I design in 3D, so that helps.

*hugs*

mo

Sally said...

I seem to be on "vacation" quite often lately. Here but not. :)

You have a sweet blog! :)

Belle said...

I like the quote at the top of your blog. It is good to take a rest from blogging once in a while. :)

SavannahGranny said...

Enjoy your break sweet lady. We will be here looking forward to visiting when you come back. Hugs, Ginger

Jenny Woolf said...

Enjoy your "vacation" I suppose you could call it a "cyber vacation"

Shug said...

Hi Chatty...just want to thank you for stopping by my place...always enjoy meeting new friends...
It is always great to have some time for ourselves...can't wait to see changes you make and to hear about your refreshed thinking...
Blessings to you...
shug

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Have fun! It's nice to catch up on all the work that's piled up. :)

Buttercup said...

Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing week! Hugs and blessings coming your way.

Sandy said...

well enjoy your little vacation. by now you must be refreshed.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I hope you enjoyed the week to the fullest, Chatty. Have a wonderful upcoming week! xxx