Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Fold Them

 Many of you know there have been a lot of trials and tribulations going on around here. I need to direct 100% of my attention to taking care of those. Sometimes you need to know when to hold them or when to fold them. For the time being I'm taking a break from the blog, this has not been an easy decision for me to make. Over the course of the last year there has been a lot of added stress to my life I need to lighten that load, the over whelming feeling of being constantly on edge is taking it's toll. As many of you know being a caregiver is not an easy task to handle day in and day out, some days run smoothly others not so much. The mental and financial stress can be overwhelming to the point you need to step back and take time for yourself. My time will come soon enough, for now I need to direct my full attention on Mr. P and his needs. 
 I've worked hard on the blog trying to make it a fun place for all of you to visit, I've found myself pushing to do posts, I always told myself if it came to that I was going to have to take a step back and rethink the place I wanted it to be. I want my blog to be a fun place for you to visit, fun uplifting and full of fun ideas. I pray you'll check in from time to time, please don't forget about me, I know I won't forget about all of you and the joy you've brought into my life. I hope to be able to continue sharing a few posts through my page on FB you can check that link out HERE. So with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart, pray a resolution is found quickly for us and I can return to blogging. 

Fondly ~ Lynne~


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Lynne, I completely understand, although it saddens me. I really don't know how you've done it this long, with all you are dealing with in life. I will continue to pray for both of you, and I will keep up with you through FB, because I definitely don't want to lose contact with you. My friend, we have "been together" for a long time - through many good times and some bad times. Your d├ęcor, as well as the way you live your life, has always been an inspiration to me, and I will continue to be inspired by you. With tears in my eyes, I tell you that I will miss seeing your blog posts. I haven't been over here as much as I'd like lately, but it wasn't because I didn't want to. As you know, better than most, life does keep on pressuring us. I hope you'll be back to blogging soon, and know that I continue to pray for you. Love ya, laurie

Pat said...

I know this can not be an easy decision,
but I trust you are the one who knows what you must do.
My prayers will continue for you daily, dear friend!!!
I, too am on FB and will try to connect with you there!!!
Look forward to keeping in touch!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Dear Lynne! I'm so sorry. I know you've been under a lot of strain. You go and take care of Mr. P and take care of yourself. You and Mr. P will be in my prayers. You do what you need to do and you certainly will not be forgotten. I know we don't visit much but I've been with you since Rate My Space and I'm not going anywhere.
Love you,
Shelia :)

Beverly said...

Lynnne, I think we have been online friends more than five years. You have always been a bright light of beauty and grace. I will hold you close in my heart and prayers. Please stay in touch as you are able.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I am sad to read this post, especially remembering our visits since RMS, but I understand. Your family comes first, Lynne, and we will still be here when you want to come back. I will be praying for you and Mr. P and checking in on you on Facebook. I am sending a big hug...Debbie

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Good luck Lynne. I wish you the best and it makes sense to cut out the extra details that add to the worry & stress you are under. Always remember you are never alone. Hugs, Liz

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I understand. I don't know how you do as much as you do. Be sure and take time for yourself also.

xinex said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and Mr. P. Lynne. Take care and hope everything goes well...Christine

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, I will miss you but follow along on FB. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lynne, I TOTALLY understand. Sometimes, you just have to step away. Life happens and other things take priority. The blog will always be here. It should not add additional stress to your life. When it does, it's time to take a break. I will still be here, whenever you decide to come back!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lynn dear, you are not alone in these matters. I have also thought many times of "folding 'em.) I still do. Yes, most of us know you have an awful lot on your plate..and I have often wondered how you do it!
I hope you have supportive friends..ones that will help keep your spirits up and bring a nice meal to you now and then..
NO ONE is going to forget about you.
I have not been a good visitor..and try to at least visit the ones that stop by and comment and even that is difficult.
I love blogging too..but it can definitely be a struggle.
I am out here just in case you need to vent, because we all do at times. I've been through a lot so I can understand how you feel. Do take good care of yourself.
I am no longer on facebook..it became a difficult thing for me as well. Otherwise I would stop by and say "Hey!"
Much love to you, my sweet friend!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I am so sorry to hear this...but I totally understand. It is difficult for me when I don't feel well to keep up with all of it. I will add you to my FB so we can stay connected. Hugs!!

Christina Paul said...

Oh I'm so sorry! Hoping things improve. Caregiving is such a selfless and challenging role. Sometimes you just need to reprioritize and what's wonderful about blogging is that you can step back for a while and then come back and pick it up again whenever you feel ready! We'll miss you but wish you and yours well! Will follow along on Facebook
All the Best

Dolores said...

Oh Lynne, I'm so sorry, but you know that I do understand. Caretaking can sometimes suck all the energy and enthusiasm out of you. Please know I'm thinking of you and keeping y'all in my prayers.
Hugs to you my friend,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh dear Lynne,
Take care of yourself dear.
I will be looking for the updates on fb.
I think that pushing ourselves for our blogs is just not worth it.
I guess some make a lot of money. I don't, so why push.
We have to do it for ourselves first.
Take Care dear,

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Take care my friend and take time for yourself...I am also a caregiver as my husbands disability proceeds on it's course....I fully understand...I am not a facebook user, so I hope you do stop in to your blog or even a post of mine just to say hi, or have a look...Hugs, phyllis

AnneMarie said...

Lynne, I will miss reading your lovely blog but understand your need to pull back for now. I hope everything goes well for you and we will see you back here in blogland. Take care, my lovely. xx

Donnie said...

I closed my blog out a few years ago and know how it feels to disconnect from these wonderful readers but you must do what you have to and when the time is right you'll know what to do regarding your blog. I'll enjoy reading your lovely, older posts. Thank you and take care.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Lynne, I have loved keeping up with you since our days on RMS. I will be praying for you and look forward to keeping up with you on Facebook.
Take care my friend.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Laurie,

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Pat.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Shelia.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Beverly.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Debbie.

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Hi Lynne,
I was stopping by to see if I could leave a comment...was hoping your blog was functioning okay. Sorry to see you are on a blog break but I totally understand. Keeping you and Mr. P in my prayers! XO