Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I've made a decision

I've been feeling pretty stressed lately as I've gotten so far behind on everything.  My house desperately needs cleaning, I need to go through my mom's things, plus I have a garage and basement full of stuff that I have been picking up from garage sales, etc.  Lots of stuff to repurpose for my space I rented at Ade's Attic. So I have made the decision to take an extended blog break.  The decision was hard to make as I will miss all of you but if I'm to get anything done it is necessary.  I will stop by to see what you are all up to once in awhile but may not comment.  I will be back sooner or later though.

I'll leave you with a couple of pictures from my gardens.

East Side of Garage



West Side of Garage



I'll See You In September (remember that song).  It probably won't be that long though because I'll never be able to stay away that long!

Barb

49 comments:

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Dang it. Ok but you will be back, promise?

I'll miss you.

andrea@townandprairie said...

We'll all be right here when you get back--we'll be waitin' for ya!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

grrrr, darn work!!

Blackberry Lane said...

I will miss you but I do understand. Take care and thanks for sharing your awesome garden pics.

TexWisGirl said...

sometimes the to-dos demand it. i will miss you. thanks for sending us off with some of your beauty. :)

SEE YOU SOON, DAMMIT! :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Take care and try to have a good rest. Blessings to you,
Nancy

My Maine Blog said...

You will surely be missed Barb that's for sure....but I've been kinda' taking a break too. It's just too hot to be on the computer so I just take it a day at a time. The one thing you don't want to be stressed out by spending time here when other matters are more important.

So we'll "See You In September"..wish I lived closer I'd come and help you out....busy hands are good for the soul at least mine anyway. Hugs

My Maine Blog said...

Whoops...P.S.

I forgot to tell you how absolutely gorgeous your flower gardens are. I wish I had a green thumb and about a thousand bucks....I'd planting til' the cows come home. Next Spring..it will have to wait til' then. Hugs

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

ok, i was so worried - thought you were going to say you were quitting blogging - & i was going to have a cow ... i am wiping my brow with relief. i can breathe again. wow!! enjoy your time away. relax. get done things you need to - & see you very soon. big, big, big hugs. ( :

Mari said...

I totally understand - but will miss you!

Prims By The Water said...

I took a break too Barb. Too much going on this Summer. Sometimes we all need a break. Janice

Sally in WA said...

Enjoy your time away! Guess that means I will just have to come visit you!!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Very understood, Barb!!
It sure is a busy time of year, too.. there is so much to do, and so much to be enjoyed.
Take your time, and take care!

Deanna said...

Oh, Barb, you will definitely be missed. Hopefully when all your to do's are conquered you will be back. Thanks for sharing your sweet garden with us.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Best of luck - I completely understand! I'll miss you - enjoy your break!

Leave It To Davis said...

oh, no....you will be missed, but we all understand that our Blog world comes second....just don't forget us....we won't forget you...or these beautiful flowers! Good luck cleaning and repurposing!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Will totally miss enJOYing your pictures. Just take pictures of your stuff!

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Karen Frost said...

See you in September - we're holding you to it, Barb! Don't forget to take some time to enjoy the summer - don't work too hard! Hugs xoxo

Pondside said...

When something has to give - well, it just has to give! I'll be watching for when you come back. Good luck with getting done what needs doing!

Zoey said...

I hope you get a lot of work done and enjoy the summer!

Carole M. said...

Barb' all the best with your projects. We will still be here when you find time to venture back. Take care

Buttons said...

Barb "See you in September" you will be missed. Good luck and your gardens are beautiful. Hug B

Vee said...

Totally get it! I should do the same, but I don't have your discipline! Take care now...

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, I completely understand! Summertime is so busy and there's so much to do. In fact, I need to go water the gardens!

'Will I see you in September?' ♪♪
We'll be here, but I think you're right, that it will be hard to stay away that long. lol

Lynn said...

enjoy your break, you certainly have lots to do, just those gorgeous gardens would keep me from being inside. Look forward to reading you in September.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

I'll miss you and your pretty photos, take care and hurry back!
Hugs, from Dorothy and Ms. Wilma

Pamela Gordon said...

Well, Barb, you will be missed the next month or so and I hope you can get caught up with all the things on your list. Your hydrangeas are so beautiful! Take care and enjoy the rest of the summer. See you in September.... Hugs, Pam

Rose said...

I hope you get lots accomplished...I swear I almost get more done when I am blogging. I don't know why.

I love the views you leave us with.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

We will definitely miss you! But I understand why you need to step away for a bit. I hope you get lots done on your break and see you soon.

Your flowers are so lovely!

Olive said...

Of course you must take some time and take care of your Mom's things. My house is in a total uproar as well and I have been blogging much less than usual. Your hydrangeas are beautiful. hugs to you, olive

Kathy said...

We'll miss seeing you around and will await your return. Hope you gets lots accomplished!

Terri said...

Take care- don't work too hard!

Judy said...

Awe Barb, I totally understand. We just moved my parents here to our home and it's been so crazy busy. I'm finally able to sit and read blogs and try to do a post. I do hope to see you blogging again, but I so understand. Have a wonderful break.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I sure understand! Real Life is so busy and blogging takes a lot of time.

Hope you get caught up with all your projects and come back soon to see us. We'll miss you!

Karen said...

Enjoy your break!

Geneva said...

It sounds like you have a lot on your plate Barb ... so a blogging break is understandable. Hope you can get things sorted out in quick time and be back soon.
Blessings!
Geneva

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your Hydrangeas are beautiful! Have a good break, I hope your projects go smoothly..Facebook seems to have some good selling stuff in our area..I have lots of "stuff" to get rid of too..some I will cart off to the museum:)

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Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

I understand your feelings Barb. I've backed way off because I get behind too. Enjoy yor break!

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Barb, I completely know what you mean. Life gets busy. Ive really been lacking on my blog posting but I just can't seem to find the time lately.. Have a good vacation from blogging and see you when you get back.
XO
Robyn

Nancy said...

Just a quick comment to say I miss you. xo

ingrid said...

I'll miss you!
Enjoy your break
Love from the Netherlands

ImSoVintage said...

Missing you, Barb, but hope you are enjoying your break and getting lots of things. done. xo Laura

Bilancia Designs said...

Hi Barb~
It's overwhelming when you think of all the things you need to attend to. The LAST thing you need to worry about is keeping up with a blog (although you will be MISSED).
Take some time for yourself...you deserve it.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon...and your gorgeous photos, as always! :)
Big hugs~
Lisa xoxo

Cindy Adkins said...

I understand completely, Barb. I've not been blogging much either...although I did write an update today. I love blogging, but it takes up a lot of time, doesn't it? I hope to get back to it more regularly also, but a break now and then seems necessary. Your flowers are gorgeous! Are those white hydrangeas? They're one of my favorites! Hope you're enjoying your break and getting a lot accomplished! Hugs, Cindy

ladyfi said...

Life has a way of calling us out to it. Enjoy your break. Clean your house. Rest. We'll still be here.

Audrey said...

Hi Barb ... loving all you beautiful pictures. You know how much I love your barn and fence pictures. Will look forward to more.
Have a good "time-out" rest.
Blessings,.\
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures