Wednesday, June 10, 2009

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

oh I hope that your week is going along as planned. If it is...I am envy of you. Mine is not so great so I'm letting you all know that I will be sort of absent for the next week (or however long it takes for me to get my head on straight) ...nothing major, don't worry!

Maintenance on some doors of mine is long over due. I need to get a handle on things so they may open freely for me again...

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Shall we call it a leave of absence or a blog sabbatical? It certainly won't be a vacation. I just need to take care of business around the LeJeune compound. Maybe  evaluate and consolidate a few things here and there. Simplify and reorganize life around here as we know it. Adjust and attend to some things that need attention and fine tune some details.

Some things just need a little polishing, know what I mean?

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Although I won't be here, I will still visit you in between my restructure (can I call it that?). However, I probably won't have time to leave a comment but please please know that I can't stay away from you, my favorite bloggers! You bring such joy to my day...I cannot do without you! I'll certainly be peeking in on you!

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You are about the only thing that doesn't need an adjustment in this household! ;)

Thanks for always making my day and don't have too much fun without me!!!! I'll be back as soon as I can...I promise!

Temporarily Out for a self renovation or rejuvenation...I'm just not sure what the hell to call it!

~ Jodie

This is my one year blogging anniversary month &  I've earned these days off after one year of service. I need to take them before I loose them...you know how that goes! ;)

37 comments:

Bee Serendipitous said...

Jodie...we all need to get away sometimes from one thing or another...so take your time & know that we'll all be here when you return...many blessings! grace peace & joy 2 U, Marlene

The French Bear said...

Oh Jodie, get done whatever you need, take time, look after yourself!!! We will be here, happy to and ready to help if you need anything!!! Life sometimes has a way of sneaking up and overloading us.....
Hugs,
Margaret B

Queenmothermamaw said...

You are wise to know what you need to do. Bless you in all your endeavors. We will miss you, but will be here when you return.
Blessings.
QMM

Cher said...

Being a it's-totally-about-me person, my first thought after seeing your doors was that I'll have to blog about my door-to-nowhere. My second thought was I hoped you don't trim ME out of your life.

And finally I thought about YOU. FINALLY! Take the time you need, girl. Stick this filthy computer into a corner somewhere and don't touch it! This blogging thing eats up such huge hunks of time and energy, doesn't it? Just remember we're waiting for you on the other side of this screen...and I mean that in a good way.

The Texas Woman

Geralyn Gray said...

Enjoy your blogcation---we will miss you!!!! Love the doors!!!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

We'll try to control ourselves without you. Have a great blogcation, Jodie. TTFN ~Marydon

miss lynn said...

hey jodie,
take all the time
you need, we'll all
miss you much!!!

Linda said...

I'll miss you but I understand. You always take the most wonderful photos, by the way. Hope you accomplish what you set out to do and have fun! :)
~Linda

Lou Cinda said...

Jodie: Go and rejuvenate and reorganize and re-energize!! I will miss you and will be awaiting your return!

Lou Cinda :)

June said...

I'm going to miss you Jodie, But I know what you mean about getting things done around the compound. Pace yourself girl and don't over-do. I hope you don't cut out the junking. A girls gotta have a little fun. You're probably just sneaking off to the lake and don't want us all to be jealous, right?
Hugs,
June

The Victorian Parlor said...

Jodie,

I totally understand! I have not been blogging as much this week because I have been working every evening in the yard. I still have projects in the house that need to be finished by this weekend (company coming in for a week stay) so life is crazy here too! Please know that will be very much missed and I look forward to your speedy return!

Blessings,

Kim

Sares said...

Good luck with the reconstruction rejuvination! I hope you accomplish everything you hope to!

lorhen82 said...

Jodie, congrats on your anniversary! You will be sorely missed until you return! I know your comments always make my day!!! Hurry back to us! ~Lori

Frippery said...

Take a well deserved step back. This blog stuff consumes way too much time. We will be here awaiting your return. Adjust those squeaky doors and polish up the hinges. Hope all is well. Hugs, Pam

Anonymous said...

Dearest Jodie~~
Being your sister, I "can" read between the lines, the pictures, the much needed time for 'you', to re-group, to balance, to sort out, to escape through a different door for a little while... I miss you, and love you, and am always with you in spirit and prayers as well as I hope to be with all the rest of the family....
Take care of yourself.... we can't give or do for others unless "our" pitcher is full, remember?! :)Eventually that pitcher does run empty/dry, and has to be refilled.... Rest assured that yours will be filled to the brim, and will overflow as you draw from the well to be filled with all what you are...
Now... I have alot of catching up through your blog!!! Finally, I have been able to get to the library and ...... sigh.... awwww... nice!!!
I love you soooooo much Jodie, and know that I am here.... always. Karen OXoxOXoxOXoxOXoxOXoxOXoxOXoxOXox

Trailer Trash said...

Hi Jodie,
I just read your sisters comment and it sounds like you have a wonderful support system.
We all have to step back and reevaluate from time to time.
See you soon.
Amy

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Yes you deserve the break you need after one year of continuously sharing all the wonderful posts :-) As much as you let us enjoy through your stories (like going to the lake, the present you received from dear love ones, and many more) you deserve it all. Do come back though :-) I bet you'll have lots to share again :-) Will be looking forward Jodie

Li

brett said...

Well, since i dont live there anymore my neck must not be on the chopping block :) although i still could be in trouble 50 miles away :D

love ya mom
brett

Marie Reed said...

Huge hugs! I had Francois LOCK the room that the computer was in and hide the key when I needed a break one time! That was the ONLY way that I could not just turn on the computer for a 'sec'! Take care of yourself my dear! NO PFF FOR YOU! Enjoy taking care of business! Just imagine how satisfied and happy you will feel when it's all done! ((Squeeze))

Cherie Wilson said...

Jodie!! I love what your "sister" Karen said amd and your son:) LOL
Enjoy this respite and I agree~ fill your pitcher full of goodness. You are a good and wonderful gift to this earth and myself and the rest of creation applaud God for making you. There is no one like you!! Fill 'er up anyone?! There are no rules~ take as long as you want:) XO Love, Cherie

Sue said...

Miss you already!!!

Sue

Counting Your Blessings said...

Your pictures are amazing! And yes, you deserve a break after a year!!

Thank you so much for your kind words last week when I was falling apart. You said that it was a reflection of a job well done ~ and those words have stayed in my mind. It's made a difference in my outlook and I really appreciate that you took the time to console me. You've been a blessing!

Now, rest and restructure and take more gorgeous photos =)

Blessings... Polly

Alison Gibbs said...

Jodie you will be back and doing more sensational posts in no time
Take care
Alison

Patti's Artful Design said...

Clean the rafters.....get the cobwebs out....whatever it takes! We will still be here! Enjoy your time, Jodie.

Debby said...

Oh Jodie, I know exactly how you are feeling, we all need time away. Some weeks I just don't have the ambition to blog hop, when I realize how much time it takes and there are other things that need to be done, especially in the summer months. Love all the great pics in your post and take your time to get rejuvenated.
Hugs,
Debby

Becca said...

Jodie,
be well, take care of yourself and remember to take time to breath and enjoy your beautiful surroundings :)
xxxx,
Becca

Lori said...

Jodie, i was on a road trip this week with Heather from Pretty Petals and Steph from Just a Little Bit Pink...and they were telling me about your blog, it is just as lovely as they told me it was...sorry i stopped by while you were on a break...i hope you get everything worked out:)

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Blogging takes time and we all sometimes have other things that come up that are very important. Enjoy your time away and take lots of pictures...=)
Sonia

Miss Sandy said...

Jodie,
Enjoy your break but be sure to drop by my place as I have a surprise awaiting you!

Teacup Mosaics said...

I hope all is going well with the restoration/renovation. I am thinking how wonderful it will feel when you are done. I think maybe you are setting an example...I need to think about some serious spring housecleaning in every sense. Miss you but enjoy your mini break.
OX, Kelley

Frippery said...

Hope you are returning soon Jodie. Miss you loads, Pam

meleen dupré said...

jodie,

hope all is going well....thinking about you!!!

meleen

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Hi Jodie, I know JUST how you are feeling, with the week not going as you had thought it would or should. I posted last monday and had planned to post again in a couple of days, and now here I am 10 days later and just getting back to my blog. I am a very neglectful blogger right now. :-) Some times taking time off gives us a new outlook on things, refreshes us and in turns gives us lots mnore to chat about with our friends. So we shall see you when you get back, and enjoy your little blogger vacation. Debby

lorhen82 said...

Please come see me...I have something for you today! ~Lori

Anne Marie said...

I really love old doors, and have quite a few stored in the barn, *just in case*

nice to meet you btw.

shabbyscraps said...

we all need a break from time to time, no worries! Loving your pics,thanks for sharing!
xoxo, Tiffany

Stephenie said...

We all need a break sometimes...I hope you got all the things done that you needed done...I gotta tell you, your pictures are amazing...
Stephenie