Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Where I Am Going.....

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."

~John Lubbock~
Photo: A cup of flower, picked on the banks of the Little Red River, Lobo Landing.

Before I tell you where I am going, I need to take care of some blog business. Just this last week my humble spot in this big blog world was honored to receive three awards. One from Rosa of Stripes and Roses Cottage, one from A Hint of Home, and a third from Vanessa of Blushbutter. All of these ladies have beautiful blogs and I encourage you to visit each of them.

Stripes and Roses Cottage and A Hint of Home gave me the following award and the rules:

  1. Put the logo on your blog
  2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
  3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
  4. Add links to those blogs on yours
  5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
Thank you to both of you lovely ladies for the honor of this award. I pass this on to:

1. Bonnie of Calamity Jane's Cottage
2. Gale of Mind Wide Open
3. Vikki of Humble Heart , Vikki is a new blogger with a pretty little place to visit so go over and give her a warm welcome!
4. Karen of Bluemuf's Corner
5. Shop Girl of Back of the Moon
6. Gemma of A Desert Garden
7. Denise of Pinkpomegranate

Vanessa stopped by my blog recently and sent me an email that said she found it inspiring. So she used her fantastic graphic design talents and created this darling little award for me:
Vanessa, this is one of the sweetest things I have ever been given. Thank you so very much for this darling little angel fairy baby with her little quill, ink , and book. I just love her! I won't keep this little darling to myself, but will pass her on at a later time. Thanks ladies and blessings be multiplied to you for your kindness.

Now, to tell you where I am going.....

I am going to walk barefoot in the dew damp morning grass,
to watch the wild morning glories bloom.

I am going to sip ice tea while sitting on my deck,
watching Grace, a deer, eat mimosa blossoms.

I am going to slip beneath sun dried sheets,
and dream sweet dreams.

I am going to float on my back in the pool,
while dragonflies dance against the big blue sky.

I am going to dip my toes in the pollywog's pond,
and cheer them on as they grow their little legs.

I am going to walk in the deep shade of the cool woods,
and day dream.

I am going to take my camera on a field trip, just she and I,
to view all the wonders God has made.

I am going to sit under the stars on a quilt,
and watch the fireflies blink.

I am going to recline on the swing,
and read a book.

I am going to eat ice cold watermelon while laughing,
juice dripping down my chin.

I am going to marvel at sunrise,
and gasp at the glory of sunset.

I am going to enjoy summer!

I am going to take
a blog break!

I just wanted to let you know that I will be on an extended blog break. I recently visited with a very good blog friend and told her I am feeling blog pressure not blog pleasure. She suggested a break, I agree. I wish to take some time to just be and not have to do if that makes any sense. I cannot say how long I will be gone.

While I am on break, I will be thinking of you and of this blog. Actually, I'll be giving the blog matter some prayer. I think my blog has lost its voice and I must find it again. I hope each of you take some time to just be.

I'm off for refreshing, refueling, and infilling!

Blessings to you all,
Miss Sandy

P.S. You may not miss me at all, I have a few posts scheduled if you care to pop in.


vikki said...

whadda sweetie you are! just being new to this ~ i am humbled to recieve the award. i also have not a clue on how to do the forwarding, but will try and figure it out. i am so saddened about just finding you, and may not hear from you for awhile. i do understand, tho, you have to do what you are lead to... i have not been able to be on here the past couple of days, i apologize for not commenting of late. your blog is sooo beautiful, it is very lovely in sucha 'heart'♥felt way. i will pray that you find peace and understanding ~ God is in control. with love, blessings, and hugs, vikki ♥

Gemma said...

Thank you so much for the award.
I understand the need to break from blogging...it sounds like you have some real pleasures lined up. ENJOY! Hopefully when you return....blogging will be pleasurable again as well.

Anonymous said...

I want you to know that I will miss you and wish you a peaceful rest. Because of your comment left on Pink Roses blog re my Mother's lemonade set, I found your blog - at a time when "Somewhere in Time" was playing (a song from my wedding). I met Laura Ingalls Gunn thru you and she has since written about my Mother and our gardens on her Decor to Adore blog. In my life, God has certainly used you to bring friendship and hope to me. Thank you and God bless.

Barbara H. said...

Sometimes a break is good for the soul. I've come to enjoy your blog and will miss it, but the other activities you have listed sound refreshing!

Bonita said...

Enjoy your blog break and I hope you come back refreshed and inspired.

I recently went to California and umplugged entirely for five days. It was awesome! I found out that I really can live without computers and blogs and all things technical. A break can be a very good thing!

bluemuf said...

Miss Sandy, thank you my dear friend for the lovely award, I am honored you thought of me.

Enjoy your blog break and enjoy summer. I'm sure that during this beautiful time you will find some answers deep in your soul. Your talent needs to be free be it blogging or some other endevour.
You will be missed

thank you again for inspiring, and also thinking of me
Hugs Karen

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Dear one, I know that I can trust you to listen for God's voice in all things, including blogging. I will miss you and pray for your speedy return.

Loved your poem (well, not the last line so much) and wish for you many summer pleasures and seasons of refreshing.

Gentle hugs...

Shopgirl said...

Thank You for the award, it was a very special gift to find this morning. I have never had one before so I am not sure how to put it on my blog.
I am sad that you will be away for awhile since I just found you...I will be watching for your return...have a wonderful time!
Hugs, Mary

The Feathered Nest said...

Hello sweet Sandy, I understand you taking a break, it's always a good thing to step away for a time. Blogging is something that needs to be heartfelt, not forced. I look at my blog this way...it's like a wonderful old friend that I haven't seen for awhile and what do I want to share with that friend? What I've been up to or what encouraging thought I can share. Since this friend is one I haven't seen in quite a while, I don't share all the nitty gritty details of daily strife. Just the good stuff, the stuff that can encourage, enlighten or maybe even inspire. You are such a writer dear friend...posts can also be simple thoughts or photographs, then the burden of posting can be more of a pleasure. Sometimes just a photo and a verse. You have such a knack for hitting that nerve and saying what we all need to hear. I will miss you sweet friend, but please know I look forward to your return!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Creating fabulous posts such as yours require much time, thought and energy. Go and renew yourself and may your bogging pleasure return soon.

Lori said...

Miss Sandy, i will miss you while you are gone...but, i do understand wanting to take a break...i have done several, mostly short ones, and i always feel better when i come back...see you when you return:) i hope you do a lot of fun things for "you" while you are gone...

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Remember, Miss Sandy, it is always important to take time to breathe!


Sandra Evertson said...

That was beautiful... refuel, enjoy and return!
See you then!
Sandra Evertson

Fete et Fleur said...

What a delightful thing to do. You worked so hard on this last swap. It has been so much fun to follow. Blessings to you dear Sandy!


Helen Read said...

Sandy, I'll be anxious to know how you blog may take a new shape into the future! Rest and restoration is essential ... and summer is when my spirit is restored by warmth and being outdoors! I know you have been gifted with writing - and I know that God has plans for the gifts he gives! These are questions I'm sorting out too :) Thanks for dropping by my site ... and I'd LOVE knowing my little seashell painting was living with you :)

Carrie said...

First of all, congratulations on your much deserved awards. Your blog is a treasure. It is quite understandable that you need to take a break since you have provided such a wonderful experience to other bloggers with the Laura blogathon. You did an amazing job with the concept and with its execution. Take care.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Dear Miss Sandy,

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

Until next time His peace be with you!
Hugs, Sherry

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