Monday, November 29, 2010

Time for a Break

Another blogger I follow faithfully knows what she needs, and it is a break from blogging.  I didn't realize until I read her post that this is what I need right now, too. 

There's nothing bad going on, Joe and I are both well (except for my usual lingering cough), and the family is great. 

But looking at the lists and at the calendar for the next few weeks, it is obvious that there is way too much on both the lists and the calendar.

I always feel resentful when I look at the calendar and discover that something I'd looked forward to with delight has turned into something else that I have to do.  I surely don't want that to happen with blogging.

So I'm going to take a break for a week.  Or two.  Or three.  We'll see.  I just know that right now I'm on the verge of becoming a member of the Overextenders Society, where membership is by conscription and resignations are not accepted.  I'll return when things settle down.

Meanwhile, Keep Calm.  And Quilt On.


22 comments:

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

This is a good time to slow down. I will miss you along with many others.

Anonymous said...

I will look for your return after the holidays. I, too, have lists and more to do than I think will get done - 3 small quilts have been requested that I am going to try to do so I hope to limit my computer time as well. Take care, have a great holiday season with family and talk to you next year. Love, your CA cuz

Pat said...

Me too -- not that I've been very faithful about blogging lately. I will stop feeling guilty about it, however, thanks to your example.

Many blessing, warm hugs and a joyful holiday. Piece out, sistah!

suz said...

Smart move! If this blog became a "have to do" the enjoyment would be gone. Enjoy your one, two, three or so weeks. If we don't hear from you beforehand, have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas!

Chookyblue...... said...

enjoy your break..........

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your break. Enjoy your holidays.
cindy

Guenveur in Kent said...

Here's a thought: Just say, "NO!" YOu won't die or go crazy, nor will the redipients of same. There're really very few thins that HAVE to be done. ..or at leat, have to be done by you in particular. I learned this quite a few years ago because I know what that feels like when you are overloaded and I don't want to do it anyt more.
So have a good rest and practice saying "no" nicely and you don't owe anyone explanations or justifications. And you won't go to hell.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I think many, many of us are feeling that something has to "give" in this mad-rush known as December. . . and I suspect there will be less posting for many of us over the next few weeks as we make time to enjoy that which is closest to us.

Blessings to you and yours!

Karin said...

Take time and enjoy the next few weeks and we'll be here when you get back. Have a blessed Christmas
Karin

Barb said...

We do understand...you will be missed...but truly please have a wonderful Christmas, and I look forward to your return!

Anonymous said...

My mornings just won't be the same but I know the feeling. All of you bloggers give all of us a lot and we thank you. Have a good break.
Sue

paula, the quilter said...

I'll leave the light on for you.

quiltmom said...

Rest, relax and rejuvenate- A blogging vacation is sometimes needed- Return when you feel the urge- I will look forward to reading your newest adventures and stories as well as seeing your quilts.
Warmest Regards,
Anna

creativedawn said...

Enjoy your break...

hugz
Pam

Thelma said...

What a courageous decision that I totally support!
Enjoy your break!

Synthia said...

You will be greatly missed. Take care of yourself! See you when we see you.

Judi said...

you will be sorely missed, Nancy - but what a wonderful example you are to the rest of us who need to practise saying "no" more often.

Enjoy your break, catch up with what you need to, enjoy time with your friends and family - and come back to us soon!

:)
Judi

Nancy said...

I think I might join you...take the pressure off and enjoy the season...

See ya in the New Year!!

Susan said...

You will be missed, Nancy! Wishing you all the best in this season of Advent.

Mary Lou Weidman said...

You have a bad cough? My daughter has had a bad cough for six months and been to 5 specialists. She quit coughing this week! She started taking priloset for (oh shoot! I forgot what they call it)-indigestion, heartburn etc., (it's two words!) which she didn't believe she had...this medicine is the first thing that helped-this might help you,,,,she hadn't slept for weeks....

KimQuiltz said...

Enjoy your blogging vacation, Dearest Nancy, we will all still be here when you get back.

♥Kim

Micki said...

Enjoy your break Nancy. We will be here when you get back!
Micki