Friday, August 14, 2015

Time for a Break

Folks -

In the next three months I'm moving offices, closing down the crash pad and moving that all to another state and starting a very challenging promotion at headquarters.  Dad is needing more attention and care (the one granddaughter who was close enough to help had to move to Florida when her Navy Veteran husband lost his  IT job and couldn't find one nearby). I'm also trying to write more in my journal for future book vignettes, as opposed to blogging.   I'm also starting a serious cardio program as sitting behind a computer writing two books in a year, and marketing them, took a toll on my ability to kick butt and take names  - hard when you're constantly tired and gained (mumble mumble) pounds.

I'm going to just blog a day or two a week.  I've been having fun with Facebook and the dog blog and am also doing a lot of work with dog rescue through Book of Barkley promotions that takes many hours.  Those are things I wish to continue as they just make me smile.

It's been 7 years of almost daily posts (with some re-posts thrown in when I was on the road or at Dad's with limited computer access).  It's been fun, but I'm going to take a bit of a break from daily blogging  for the next few months for my family, and for me.

I'm tired, the muse is flagging and sometimes it just stops when interrupted by ringing phones and obligations.  So I'm going to take some time for me, to get back centered and physically in top shape as I start some new adventures.

See you in a few days (and there will be a Browning 1900 and bacon) but blogging will be light through the rest of the year.

Love
Brigid

35 comments:

  1. Good luck Brigid . It's hard juggling a lot of things at once. The blog and your readers will be here :-)

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  2. You do what you've got to do. We'll be here. And know that your friends are just a mouse click or phone call away.

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  3. Good luck and Godspeed with the move and career change.

    I'll always check for new posts, and if your travels ever bring you out this way, please let us know.

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  4. We understand priorities, as we all have them. Do what you have to do and take care of you and yours. But we sure are gonna miss ya!

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  5. Looking forward to reading about your new adventures. Recharge, relax and enjoy your time off. We await your return!

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  6. Brigid, Good Luck with all you do over the next few months. Your blog is wonderful but your health and well being are more important. Take care.

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  7. We will still be here, don't worry. And I might email you some suggestions on the health thing... btdt...

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  8. I'll check every day anyway. Your blog gives me visual pleasure. I'll pray for a perfect outcome of all your efforts.

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  9. We'll be here when you get back. Take your time, recharge, regroup and re-focus. You need to take care of yourself Madam Director. ;-)

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  10. Ms B,
    A healthy life is a changing life. So, if your blogging is changing from daily to rarely, and everywhere else is getting more attention, that's healthy. I've checked your blog virtually every day I've been on line since I found blogs and your blog. Good luck at the main office and closing down the crash pad. I'm still gonna check here every day as it's become a really bad habit.

    Rich in NC

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  11. We'll leave the light on for you. Take care of what's important. We understand.

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  12. I understand, as my muse has nearly run dry; quitting is a daily temptation now. So do what you need to do, don't mind us ... and I'll keep an eye on my sidebar for your occasional posts. :)

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  13. Take care of you and family, the rest is just stuff. Hugs my friend, Brig

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  14. Wishing you all the best. There are plenty of recipes in the archives to keep me busy. Take care of yourself & your loved ones.

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  15. Yeah, that's not really going to work.

    Just kidding of course. Will keep checking in to see if you posted.

    Thanks for all the colorful writing.

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  16. Do what you gotta, we come a distant second to your life changes... We'll always be around and happy to get what we get.

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  17. The selfish part of me is glad you are slowing down so that you do not burn out.
    I hope you find time to experience all the joy that this world has to offer.
    I will be happy to get any of your scraps that hit the floor.

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  18. Totally understand, daily blogging does take a mental toll. We'll be here waiting. We will also be sending positive thoughts your direction, for good outcomes in every aspect of your life.

    Hugs to you from Texas...

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  19. I just found you a few weeks ago and now I am going to miss you like an old friend. Be well and if you return, be recharged, refreshed, renewed, and ready to rummbblleee!
    However, if your life leads you in a different direction, thank you for the light that your blog shone into my corner of the mitten shaped state.
    Stay safe

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  20. Stay safe and take care of yourself.

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  21. Thank you everyone. I will have a post or two up each week, some writing, recipes and photos, but the daily posting here became an obligation, not a joy, over time with everything else going on in my life and family and other social media to maintain to promote the books (which thanks to all of you have raised over $20,000 so far for animal rescue non profits). I'll still check in weekly to say hello and respond to comments and there will be posts, just not every day.

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  22. Godspeed and God Bless!
    See you on the flip-flop.

    Stay safe!

    gfa

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  23. I am in a similar position with parents and children, I was made redundant, later a new job at a higher income and then subsequently resigned.
    I learned to make choices and now work part time at a similar hourely rate but can fit the important things in.

    My Mum is 92 and she and my Dad still live at home with a little bit of help from brilliant cleaners twice a week and ladys who serve up their evening meals.

    I and my brothers visit as frequently as we can, but the telephone keeps us going.

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  24. Do what you need for yourself. We'll be here when you do come by. Hope everything works out well. Wish everyone at the Range health and happiness. Well wishes for your dad too.

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  25. Take care of yourself, your family, and your life. We'll be here whenever you decide to come back.

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  26. You go girl! You are scary good at EVERYTHING you do! Love your blog, your books, really everything you write! Give us what you can, when you can, and we will be happy! Thanks ever so much for sharing with us! Rip

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  27. As I write this you've had 11,421,787 visitors. Now, granted, many of those are repeat visitors. But what it says is that we care enough about you, and your family, and your thoughts, to come here often and keep coming back to see what bits of wisdom you have imparted today (whatever day that might be).

    You do what you need to do to take care of one of our favorite redheads. We've already been abundantly blessed to be able to read your blog this long. Any future postings are just that much more gravy.

    Take care.

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  28. Darn and just as I am returning from a long digital absence. Your was the first blog I looked up. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your soul. Best wishes

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  29. Brigid, I've been finding myself using these machines less and less myself; I can only imagine how much time you spend on them. I've followed you at times closely, at times less so, but I do hope the page will stay available as a reference source---there are marvelous things of all types! Take a break, catch your breath, and spend time with your loved ones. Especially the last; we never know when that day will come. The shadow has been close to my door too often of late.

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  30. Brigid, I began following this blog when that Bisley was the central picture, even had a similar set of stocks made for my Blackhawk. May the wind be at your back - except for takeoffs and landings. God Bless you and yours.

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  31. Brigid, the condo in Blowing Rock is always available!

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  32. Happy to hear about the promotion, not so much about the tapering down of the blogging. I lasted about two years!
    Take Care young lady and we will all keep checking to see what redheaded devilment you have conjured up in your absence.
    Best to your Partner and your Dad, and you of course!

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