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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Time Out

I think I'm going to take some time off from blogging.  I love all my friends here - and enjoy the interaction, but I need to recharge for a while - set new goals and get some things organized in my life.  

Last year was a tough one - though not as tough as some had - but with both of us having long hospital stays and then the recuperations and company and finally the holidays - I'm about done in and need a break. 

 So I'll be around to read blogs from time to time - and hope you don't forget me while I'm on my blog-break.
I'll leave you with a current photo of Mt Baker - I know you want to see it this month.  There is over 10 feet of snow now - and we are hoping for a lot more.

Happy blogging - see you soon I hope.

33 comments:

bettyl-NZ said...

We will definitely miss you, but real life should always take precedence over blogging so, you go do what you have to do. We understand. And we will be waiting when you return :)

Maggie said...

I will miss your company and your beautiful photos but you take your time and we will look forward to seeing you back when you are ready.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Enjoy the break, relax and see you again soon. x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Have a good time on your recharge .... Be well and be happy!

The Furry Gnome said...

Have a good break. I know the feeling that life gets tough sometimes!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy your time off! Rest, rejuvenate and recharge!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I'll miss you too. Please send me a photo or two in an email when you see something you want to share. I hope you get lots of rest and come back soon. Forget you? NEVER!!!! Lots and lots of HUGS, Diane

J said...

I think sometimes just giving yourself "permission" to step back and relax is a first step to losing the stress! You put so much effort into your posts, I am not surprised you'd like to take some time off to refuel. I feel that way myself more often now, too. We'll miss you, of course, but will be right here to rejoin your beautiful journey when you are ready for us again!
Bless you, JoAnn! Your fans are both loyal and numerous!

Peg said...

Oh, Jo, so understandable! My days won't be the same when I can't see your lovely pictures every day. Take care of yourself(ves) and we'll be in touch!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

JoAnn, take good care of yourself and of your loved one(s). Refresh yourself and recharge your batteries and come back whenever you feel like.
Hugs,
Arlette

Pamela Gordon said...

Enjoy your break from blogging JoAnn. You will be missed! Hugs. Pam

Powell River Books said...

Sounds like you need some time to recharge your batteries. That's important. I'll be here when you get back. - Margy

Shelia said...

Hi Joann! I understand that sometimes we have to take a break and just catch up with our life. You'll be missed and know we'll be here when you do. Oh, I'd love to see you Milk Glass. I have the same little chicks on their nests in Milk Glass and quite a few other colors of glass. Seems I collect those too! Take care, catch up and enjoy your break.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lorrie said...

Enjoy your break, JoAnn, and return refreshed and organized. A little time away can be a good thing. Gorgeous Mt Baker!

Kay said...

Oh, JoAnn, I'll miss you! But I know that breaks are necessary to keep fresh blogging, even without the challenges you faced in 2015. I hope that time to recharge will reinvigorate you and help you find the enthusiasm to come back soon! Take good care, my friend. Hugs, Kay.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

I will miss you and your beautiful photography, JoAnn, but time for yourself is way more important. I hope you do some fun stuff and know that we will be happy to see you when you feel it's right to come back..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Amy at love made my home said...

I understand the need for a break sometimes. Enjoy! I hope that you will return when you are all refreshed and raring to go again. xx

Rose said...

I wish you well on your break...seems like a lot of us need them every now and then. I will tell you one thing...I will miss your barns! I so enjoy the ones you show.

Candy S said...

I will miss your beautiful pictures of the mountains, and the flowers, and the barns, and the boats (and the cows, and the horses, and the birds too).... and of course the dolls in their pretty little outfits.
Rest up and come back to us when you are ready... Hugs, Candy

Small City Scenes said...

Yes please rest and recuperate. We will miss you but know you will be back.
MB

Sharon Chapman said...

Come back soon. If I'm not here...well I am just lost in decluttering. I am determined this year and so far so good. Take care and I love your Mt. Baker photo. I actually got snowed in even though just down the hill there was hardly any. It just seemed to dump on me. Ha! Take care!

Carver said...

That's a stunning shot. I know about needing to take time off from blogging. I hope your health is better this year.

Shelia said...

How beautiful and have a great time.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

How fortunate you are to have that view JoAnn. Have a good rest and know your blogging sisters will welcome you back when you decide the time is right.

Small City Scenes said...

Yes I am on break too. don't know when I will return to blogging---probable soon but then again.......................................................................

see ya later
MB

Tom said...

You have been missed at The Barn Collective, hope to see you when the time is right.

eileeninmd said...

Take care and enjoy your break!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

I will certainly miss your wonderful posts and beautiful photography, but I definitely understand the need to step back and refuel. It's so important also to be offline. Starting this year, I'm going to post every other week. This hopefully will allow me to continue to love blogging while at the same time accomplish some other things. None of us want blogging to become a chore. Please put your health first and go out and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you in the Pacific NW.
All the best,
Nora

Pondside said...

A break sounds like a good idea. I didn't realise that you'd such a hard year - but I have been away from Blogdom for quite a while. I hope that rest brings renewed inspiration. I'll keep watching for you!

Shelia said...

Hi Joann! Hope you're enjoying your time off. Thank you so much for the visit! I know, some of the patterns seem a little off when I use the hook they suggest. We just have to experiment.

Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I hope you are well and enjoying your time off and blog break. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Sandra said...

You will definitely be missed. But, you must take time for yourself. We all need time for that. I backed off of blogging for awhile and now I am taking a new try at it. But, I am focusing on taking care of myself, my family and home first. Trying to find that balance we all need. Look forward to seeing you again.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello, JoAnn! Take care of yourself and enjoy the beauty around you! :)
See you soon! xx