August 02, 2009

Adieu


I sit, looking out at the light after a thunderstorm, and realize like the weather, I am unsettled.

Last month's health scare is somewhat resolved. Tests came back "basically normal". Yet here I am wondering what is next. What is important in this life? I want to surround myself with friends and family. I'm going to look for things that bring me joy. Right at this moment, blogging isn't one of them. So I'm going to say adieu...for a while anyway...

44 comments:

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I understand completely...but will be there if you ever get the urge...to blog again..it is consuming and since I don't watch TV, seems like blogging takes up the slack and you don't have that slack right now...be well.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I'm sorry I missed your health scare, and relieved that all is basically well. I understand your need to reassess those things that bring you joy-and even encourage it. Blog schmog, let's keep in touch, be well my friend!

Donna Pizzi said...

Tests... Everything is a test, teaching us perspective. You have a wonderful mind, a big talent... So glad that you are basically OK... but are wise enough to jettison what no longer feeds you in favor of discovering what does. May your path be lit with discoveries, and your heart with revelations. Stay safe amid the lightning strikes, thunderstorms & flooding.

Catherine said...

Take care. We all need to take care of ourselves, the inner us.

I`ll not be blogging for a while either. I need to take care of my husband and I have to nurture myself so I can nurture him.

Cathy

Golden West said...

That famous philosopher Bobby McFerrin said it well, "Don't worry, be happy".

Wishing you all the best in all you do, Charmaine.

Sherry said...

Whatever you do. Where ever you go, do what's best for you and the ones you love.
xo Sherry

LittleMiss said...

Oh gosh C, I hope you feel better soon.

I found myself in an awful place a few months ago, and was saved by a book called 'Living Your Best Life' by Laura Berman Fortgang...

You should pick up a copy if you're looking for a good read. It really helped me dig deep and find goodness in my soul.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Whops! that last comment was from me. Sorry! I have a second gmail email for odds and ends, and it seems I was still signed into it. :p

Janell

Victoria said...

Dear Charmaine, I deeply respect the place you now find yourself in and the conscious choice to follow your heart in seeking more joy... trust it and it will take you where you need to go. Continued wishes for health and happiness. xoV

fly tie said...

understood.

Country Girl said...

Take your time. Surround yourself with as much joy and contentment as you can find, and try to capture happiness.
We will be here when you return.
Take care.

Kass said...

Enjoy your time off.. We'll be here when you return..We all deserve to back away and smell the roses for awhile. Glad the test results were good..

Jeanne said...

I will say, not "adieu," but "au revoir."

M.Kate said...

Hello Charmaine, I fully understand. Health scare is really no fun and I've been seeing people having to struggle with health problems very often nowadays. Do whatever that makes you HAPPY, life is meant to be enjoyed fully, so if it means being off blog land, it's ok. Do know that you off blog land does not mean that you are forgotten, we'll be right here when you are back..well, I hope I am still in blog land on that day. I've got ups and downs in blog land too, sending you lots of love and hugs always.M

miss gracies house said...

Good for you....did enjoy your *whites* though.
Rene'

willow said...

Peace to you, dear friend.

Ferragamo Studio said...

Take care of yourself first, and all else will follow. I always come to your blog for a dose of peace and beauty and I'm so sorry to know you've been having problems. I wish you the very best.

Cindy said...

I don't know you, I'm just here because of White Wednesday, but I can feel your pain. I've been there, I'm there now. It's all a journey to be traveled.

I can only say one thing of real importance. Don't forget who and what you are, don't loose yourself in the journey. For that is what will heal you and give you peace and happiness. The real you.


cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

Waterstone by Lori Plyler said...

Your self and your family are always first. Find where your heart is. Funny how health issues make you reassess. Glad all is well with your health. I'll be here when you're ready to return.
All my best,
Lori

Rebecca said...

Best wishes to you and I hope you find peace and love where ever you go.
Blessings
Rebecca

echoes25 said...

nice post

LynnW said...

Hi Charmaine-
Yes, just do what gives you joy and pleasure. Take good care.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Charmaine, thank you for all the good things you have given us as readers. May you find peace and happiness in the days ahead.
Hugs across the country, Judi

vicki archer said...

Take great care Charmaine, thinking of you and I look forward to seeing you when I see you, xv.

Elizabeth said...

Gosh, we will miss you in blogland --- but there are much more important things.
Please keep in touch when/if you feel like it.

Hug Trux a lot.
ps I take as few tests as possible because they tend to be horribly upsetting......and I'm still here to prove it.
much love

robin bird said...

taking care of yourself. that is a good thing. i wish you joy and the very best charmaine.
xo

Toni said...

What a beautiful photo!

One Shabby Old House said...

Oh sweetie,
Please know that you are in our prayers. I certainly understand

Cathe Holden said...

Breathe, enjoy, indulge, and know that we will all be here while you’re away, thinking of you. Take care and be well. We look forward to your return.

C.M. Jackson said...

hope to see you back soon---be well and happy

Nicole R.J. said...

A very belated comment... I hope you're busy taking care of yourself. Being nutured and spending lots of time with those who matter most to you! I always enjoyed your blog and hope to see you back at it someday, even if just to share your glorious photography.

All the best!

Rosebud Collection said...

I am so happy I popped in here today.
Computer was down and I have been sloppy visiting.
Will miss you..you know how I always looked for you on my comments.
It is good to get away and think about things. One thing you can always remember with blogging..you made many wonderful friends.
You will always be in my thoughts as I blog..Wishing you the best.
Sending you love and may you have much happiness. Carolyn
Here is something that will give you a laugh..20 viruses were on my computer and I was a clicking fool, till I could click no more.
God Bless son-in-law..Computer engineer and set me on the right path again..

French Cupboard said...

Thankfully God is with us whether we are blogging or not =) Hold onto Him and let Him bring joy and peace as you need it. Blessings... Polly

Helen said...

Don't know if you are looking at your blog these days ... but if you are, I'm thinking of you and wishing you well.

shibori girl said...

I completely understand your need to break from blogging, having done so myself last month.

I'm so sorry you had a scare, and am glad it seems to be resolved.

Do stay in touch - I hope I'll see you on FB now and then...

Hugs,

Kate

Barn House said...

Wishing you the very best!

J & J

Hey Harriet said...

I keep popping in just in case you've returned...

You probably won't even see this comment, but I hope all is well and you are enjoying your break! xo

A Cuban In London said...

I wish you luck in whatever you do. You're an amazing artists and a wonderful person.

Greetings from London.

Rosebud Collection said...

Just wanted to check in on you..I know you are not blogging, but it is always nice to know you are missed..and I do miss you..May you be in the best of health..xoxRosebud

Golden West said...

I just stop by every morning to see if you're about. Hoping all is well with you and that you're busy beautifying the new ramada (despite the best efforts of hungry deer!) Keep well.

Charmaine said...

Good for you. Get refueled then return...or not.

Love,
The "other" Charmaine

littlebyrd said...

Well, I don't know how I missed this. I think it was when I couldn't see your blog yada yada. I hope you are well. Thinking of you :)

Rosebud Collection said...

Back again..just checking.
Hope you are doing good..I return just to let you know, I am thinking about you all the time and wishing you the best.

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

I just wanted to say how much I absolutely LOVE your header.... the buttons are amazing!!!! :)