Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cozy...


I may be a bit scarce around here over the next few weeks.

There's nothing wrong and I don't have anything negative in my life at all. Sometimes I just find it worthwhile to escape the saturation of the holiday season. It is my time to read books, watch movies, keep up on my private email (which, of course, I welcome), get my sewing done (I have a pile), putter around and occupy myself in renewing and refreshing ways while others are doing the Christmas thing.

I may not be as present in commenting for a while. One thing I want to be clear about though is that it is only temporary. I am not bailing. All of you are still valued in my little corner of the universe. Unfortunately, I have exhausted my repertoire of holiday-centered thoughts or comments. The well has run dry.

I will be back to commenting, too, as soon as it's over. I might still pipe in on non-holiday-related messages.

I'll still be reading all the blogs in my reader though. I will smile when I read of your happiness and cringe when something doesn't go as you'd planned. I wish you all the best of the season and rejoice in your celebration.

See you all soon.... and, please, be at peace. Celebrate well and let it fill your soul like warm flowing honey!

~*

46 comments:

meno said...

I wish you peace and quiet for this season. Be well.

Sober Briquette said...

I told my husband, "One thing I want to do is go to the movies at the movie theater." I'm going to have to remind him. If that fails, I'll drop the kids with Grandma and go myself. That's the sort of escape I like.

Can I send you my ironing?

Blog Antagonist said...

Twice a year I go on complete sabbitcal from the internet. I unplug completely. It's very liberating, cathartic, grounding, peaceful.

I hope you enjoy it!

Maddy said...

I think a little bit of peace is what we're all yearning for - hope you find yours.
BEst wishes

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"until blogger comments get themselves sorted out.

Amy Y said...

Oh that sounds like heaven ~ can I come too?? :)
Enjoy your blog vacation ...

QT said...

Enjoy yourself, Chani - it sounds wonderful.

Aliki2006 said...

Enjoy the break--I'll be thinking of you and your books and sewing and quiet moments...

Dan said...

Imagine my surprise when I saw you comment on my blog today ... first time in about a year I think! Nice to see you back.

Enjoy your time off. We could all use some, especially during this time of year.

Hugs!

slouching mom said...

have a wonderful few weeks, chani. come back with some book recommendations for us, okay?

flutter said...

be good to you.

realitytesting said...

Enjoy, Chani!

Mariposa said...

Happy reading! I might be doing the same thing...I plan to read a lot of stuff! :D

You will surely be missed in that short time thought...

JCK said...

Good for you for taking a sabbatical - an opportunity to recharge. We'll miss you. I feel so much serenity whenever your blog page comes up on my screen.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Warm flowing honey is a lovely image, Chani.

It can be wonderful to quietly replenish your own source while others are busy doing their own things.

I wish you peace and joy in whatever ways you define them.

the psycho therapist said...

With Heartsy, I really "felt" that warm flowing honey. Deep peace.

Books, movies, music, quiet. Check.

If I come across a flick or two I sense you'd fancy, I'll drop a line.

Namaste.

~ Wendy

TIV: the individual voice said...

I mentioned you in my blogpost yesterday about feelings around writing about religion and spirituality on your blog. Your readers are welcome to contribute and while I'd love to hear from you, I do respect it's more important you replenish yourself. It's a wonderful gift to yourself to do that when you know you need to.

Laurie said...

Last year, due to reasons beyond my control, I did the same as you: read, listened to music, walked in the cold, taking pictures.

This year I'll be spending the holidays with 4 kids under the age of 15...no quiet solitude for me.

I'll let ya know how it all turns out, if I don't lose my mind that is. :-)

Peace and happiness to you dear Chani, during the holiday season and throughout the year.

wheelsonthebus said...

You have every right to ask for a little space. We all need that sometimes.

Emily R

niobe said...

See you when you come back, rested from your time away.

jen said...

I wish you all the best as you take some time for yourself. It sounds very cozy and warm where you are.

Stephen Newton said...

TG, Have a wonderful time!

Matt said...

Apparently it's Christmas. These things seem to have been passing me by as of late.

My Reflecting Pool said...

enjoy your worthwhile escapes. I doubt we have enough in our lives in the first place.

Personally, I'm envious. I've succumbed to the idiocracy of the season and will be needing somethin worthwhile come January.

Sienna said...

Sounds so nice Chani..

Sawat dii ka.

Pam

Jodi said...

enjoy yourself!

Anvilcloud said...

It's sometimes prudent to back off a bit. We need to change the p[ace sometimes.

Martha Elaine Belden said...

peace to you, as well :)

and enjoy your solitude. sometimes that's just what we need to find true rest.

Journey Through Life said...

Ah, I know the feeling. I have been in this place for a couple of weeks now. Doing a bit of blogging still, reading a bit in Google Reader, but not caught up in it all lately.
Today and yesterday have seen much me catch up a bit!

Great photo. Is that your place??

Enjoy your time of reflection. Peace and love,
Annie
xxx

Ian Lidster said...

Have a blessed rest. Will look forward to your return, dear friend.

Angela said...

Chani,

Take care! Beautiful photo, by the way. Is that your yard???

Suzy said...

Hi, Chani ... I'm checking in just as you're exiting out the side door! Have a blessed rest.

Suzy

Mary said...

Chani,

You have the right idea. I'm finding myself drifting away from the "computer thing". It's enough at work and at home, already! I'm doing things I don't ordinarily do - with holiday prep, lounging a bit, watching TV, and e-mailing. Looking around the house and deciding what little projects I'd like to work on...

Enjoy your peace and your days. We aren't going anywhere and look forward to your return :o)

Enjoy your holiday! (Is that your yard???)

Lex said...

Dedicating time to be renewed and refreshed. I'm taking notes. Enjoy your time off!

Liz said...

How good that you recognize when you need a break away from this virtual world. See you when you return.

Ginnie said...

Enjoy your "sojourn" from the madness of the season. I will look forward to your return.

Ginnie said...

Enjoy your "sojourn" from the madness of the season. I will look forward to your return.

blooming desertpea said...

Peace, a word I could read and hear a thousand times over.

May peace accompany you whatever you do.

witnessing am i said...

Look at all these comments, all these wonderfully supportive comments. You have touched many.

Be well in your restful time.

liv said...

even though i saw you in my neighborhood today, i just wanted to stop and wish you well. have a nice break. i should do the same, but am clearly too restless. love to you, livi

painted maypole said...

enjoy the other things in your life... you will be missed and welcomed back warmly.

and what a nice post.

hele said...

Such a beautiful photo. May your heart be at peace*

Tødd X. said...

Enjoy your time of reflection. And thanks for dropping by my ridiculous blog. Happy Christmas to you.

Kikipotamus said...

Have a good escape. The photo is absolutely captivating. Is that your back yard???

Carla said...

Wishing you all the best as you rejuvenate, rest and escape the chaos that this time of year sometimes thrusts upon us. I look forward to reading you again soon.

MsLittlePea said...

Nothing wrong with that! I think that's a great idea! Hope you have a nice, peaceful couple weeks.

Christine said...

peace, friend

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