Sunday, September 12, 2010

Through Peaks and Valleys - The Breaks Is Over No Matter!

Breaks.....they are supposed to calm the nerves, sooth the soul.....recharge the body so you are ready to begin again, to carry on. Heck, I even chuckled to myself as I typed that line. Who am I kidding......

Aside from all the things I "thought" I'd address, adjust, regroup while on my break, that just did not happen....I had such a guilty feeling. I don't know if it was for neglecting this blog, but more of the fact the guilt was over me just shoving something on the back burner that did not deserve to be shoved back.

Do you know what I mean? Anybody? Do I sound that far out in left field? I wonder.

I know life is a marvelous and a beautiful thing...but the roads we travel are sometimes not so nice and not so beautiful. Sometimes, they are the most treacherous encounters to the soul. Sometimes, no matter how we search for the blue skies and the singing birds, we only see dark gray skies and the buzzards that lurk to pick apart our souls. can just wish for the loads to lighten, for the top of the mountain to come into view and know you are climbing out of the valley on to something great. Man....this sounds really dark and gloomy....when I guess most would think it should be all bright and cheery - with the break and all. Oh well.

I have to be honest and real here. Life is not always like a bowl of cherries...sometimes it is like the pits left behind in the bowl, not so pleasant. It can be demanding, sucking the life right out of you and leaving you feeling like the race you are running is for naught.  But hey...I'm back...gloom and all.....but hopefully, the mountain top will come into view soon.....

On a brighter note, I have lots of post in the works....sharing things I love, craft projects I enjoy and some really great and easy recipes to share.....and I am really looking forward to sharing them all with you.....oops...those ole black clouds just better watch out...I think maybe here comes the sun!

~ I hope in the morning I don't regret hitting publish on this post. *sigh*

Thanks my friends for always being there to read my garbage, never questioning, never demanding details of my words,  never judging.....just being. That is important.


  1. No one can be sunny all the time, its how we handle the dark times that define us, you know? You have no responsibility to anyone here to always be cheerful, I know that I would rather have the REAL Suzanne, than a fake happy one all the time! Im sure your readers would agree.

    Glad you are back, buzzards and all

  2. I'm glad you are back no matter what your mood. Just tell it like it is...

  3. So glad to see you back---I've missed tuning to your wonderful posts. I do hope one of the projects you're thinking about is the quilt which your friend at the Quilt Shop assembled all the edgings and backings for---that birch-tree fabric was just stunning, and I'd love to see it in use.

    The turning of the year is coming---the falling of the leaves and the cooling of the air; the freshening of the breezes and the colors, with our hearts turning to nesting and putting by.

    I look at all your handwork and nest-making with envy and delight, for I love your way with collections and quilts and all the special touches you think of to garnish all the beautiful rooms and items.

    Happy Autumn!

  4. Suzanne~~~~

    I think I speak for everyone when I say that this is a place you can come to whether you are in good or bad spirits...we will listen and not judge. I feel for you in having these depressing thoughts, but as you found, the sun does come peeking out and it's only temporary.

    Wishing you all the best...


  5. Without valleys you can never know how truly wonderful the mountain tops are.

  6. on your comment section you write "sometimes someone says something really small, and it's like it fits into this empty space in your heart!"
    What you said tonight may seem small to you but it fit right into a special place in my heart that is suffering and lonely. I'm glad you are back from you break and I look forward to much more...gloomy or not, I've got your back!

  7. Glad you are back! I enjoy stopping by your blog!

  8. I am glad you are back no matter what!! We can't all be happy all the time. I think we try to make our blogs fun and ubeat but sometimes the most important posts we do are the honest, gut wrenching when we share our inner turmoils. So blog on sweet lady and here comes the sun!

  9. Suzanne,
    Glad you are back, and glad you can talk to us so candidly. We are all here for each other, through the good and bad. That is such a wonderful part of these blog friendships. Hang in there and I hope brighter days are ahead for you! I will try and find a vintage thingie and get the pic to you early so you could post for me.

  10. Glad you are back! We all have our ups and downs. Blogging though for me helps me climb up. It forces me to concentrate, make a plan and go after it. Soon I feel that yummy feeing of accomplishment.
    It's going to be a great week!!
    Ladybug Creek

  11. Oh my, such doom and gloom on a Monday morning, how could you?? LOL Girl I feel like that many many days and frankly Mondays are the worst but it will pass. It always does. Glad you are back!!

  12. Suzanne,
    Sometimes breaks are scheduled and sometimes not. So I understand the ups and downs. I am still down with a compression fracture of my back. It has certainly stopped my little universe although everything and everyone is going forward. I am happy to say that my youngest son started college 3 weeks ago right after my fall, and my daughter and hubby have been taking very good care of me. So there are good things that are going on too. Take care, and remember the Lord has a rainbow at the end of the valley.


  13. I hope that life gets better for you, Suzanne.

  14. Sorry that you have been having a difficult time. Please don't feel guilty about not blogging. I can't speak for anyone else, but there are times when I just can't blog. We all get down, it the crawling back up that is important. Sounds like you're on your way back. God Bless!

  15. Suzanne, I can so relate to what you're saying about life not always being a bowl of cherries. Seems like there are always trials. Going through some big ones myself at the moment. All we can do is put one foot in front of the other. Eventually, we all get where we're going.

  16. all you need to be is who you are. that's enough.

    love you.

  17. Sorry things are tough right now. Hoping that everything gets better very soon.
    Maybe this will cheer you up... I'm having a little giveaway at my blog. So stop by if you have a chance. :-)
    Hugs to you.


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