Thursday, May 15, 2008

where am I????

The question has been posed - where am I????? I've been trying to figure that out. :)

The short answer is that I have been feeling burned out with blogging. I thought if I took a break, maybe I'd feel the same excitement I had last year at this time - when I couldn't wait to share what was blooming in the gardens each day and spent time visiting all of my friends in Blogland.

I apologize for not posting an explanation on the blog prior to this one - and I can't tell you how guilty I feel about not visiting your blogs. Guilt is such a huge and unnecessary burden to bear, and yet... there you go.

I have been enjoying my gardens - tulips, tulips, tulips - everywhere I look. I love it. And we have been involved in several projects - this week we're getting a new roof put on the house. It's lovely - and, guess what just popped into my head: I'll have to get a photo and show you! (So, see, there is hope!)

Tomorrow we're leaving for a couple days in Seattle - to see our grandson! Spencer Ryan was born April 12. Ryan and Sara say he is absolutely perfect. I can't wait to see that for myself!

I promise I will write another post when we return home. I'll either be writing to tell you how much I have enjoyed this past year - or I'll be back into blogging and you'll see all that I've been up to the past couple months.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

39 comments:

MyBlackPoodle said...

I've just started blogging and came across your blog. It made me smile after a hard day at work. Thank you for the recipes and the peek at the poodles. I'm jealous of your garden since all I can grow is some herbs in pots, but I love to cook with them. Now, I'm begging my husband to empty out the barrister book cases so I can put my spode in too!

Kitt said...

Missing your presence, Kris, but sounds like you've got your hands full with life! Which is a very Good Thing. Congrats on the grandbaby!

You may get your blogging mojo back, or maybe not. As long as you're having a good time, que sera sera.

Susie said...

Hi Kris,
It's wonderful to see a post from you and know that you're OK. Life does get busy at times and we all lose that "blogging feeling" from time to time.
So glad to hear that your grandson has arrived and all is well. Travel safely and enjoy meeting that precious little one. Your life will never be the same..
xo

Barbara said...

Where were you? I thought you were quite busy in the garden and enjoying it!!! That's what is important and that you are ok. There is no obligation to blog about it ;-) !! I'm glad you're fine and happy for you and your grandchild who was born. Congratulations! In case you continue to blog, I'll be visiting you as usual!
Take care!

Lynne said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby! I'm sure he is just precious. Enjoy your visit.

Please come back and continue blogging. I've missed you!

Sandra said...

Kris,
I have missed seeing your garden grow, but understand that we all have to take a break sometimes. Moderation in all things, you know.

And congrats on the grandbaby. He will be such a joy in your life! My first (and only so far) turned 1 a couple of weeks ago. I cannot imagine life without him. Prepare for feelings like you have never experienced before.

Karen said...

Enjoy your grandbaby. Perhaps seeing him will give you some blogging fodder, or reason to keep on journaling for him. I know how it feels, losing that motivation to blog, even if its for a while. Do what works best for you! It's supposed to be fun;)

Toni said...

Kris,I bet you are excited to see that new little grandson..have fun...I also miss your blog but I to understand the need to slow down...hope your spring was good and summer even better...Toni

Neza said...

Hi,
Nice to hear from you.

The Rock and Roll Gardener in St. Paul

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the birth of your little Grandson. To hold them is pure and utter joy. Have a wonderful, wonderful time.

Catherine said...

Wonderful to see a post Kris! You have been missed! We all need a break from blogging from time to time! Welcome back! I look forward to your next post & visit!
Have a great weekend!:)
Cat

Laurie & Chris said...

We wondered were you have been for all this time we have missed you and all your great pictures! Have a good trip hope to hear from you soon.

Sally said...

I think every blogger feels a burn-out after a while. I've chosen to write very infrequently. Especially in the spring when there's so much to do!

Enjoy your new grandson.

Rurality said...

Congrats on the new grandson! Glad you are ok... you know we tend to worry. :)

Cinj said...

I really enjoy blogging, but if I'm not in the right kind of mood it isn't as enchanting as it once was for me either. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy going out in blogland and visiting with people, but well, let's face it. We have lives to live too so try not to feel too guilty about it.

Debbie said...

Kris, I am a relatively new reader, but I have missed your blog very much. I enjoy reading the everyday things as well as the gardening posts. I especially enjoy reading about gardeners in other northern climes. I am in norther NY.

I hope you decide to keep blogging, but just for the fun of it, not out of obligation.

Beth said...

No need to feel guilty Kris! Blogging isn't life or death - it's meant to be fun and I think we all need a break from it. Enjoy your time in Seattle. I'll look forward to reading what you've been up to upon your return.

Greenie Gardens said...

Glad you're back. Have a safe trip. I, too, have a Spencer for a grandchild. Good name-great kids! Can't wait to see what's up in your garden. I lost about 40 roses last winter but should have known better than to plant stuff that might make it not certain to. Take care and post pictures soon. Stephanie

peter hoh said...

Kris, enjoy the time with your grandchild!

violetlady said...

Kris, glad to see you back. Is this your first grandchild? If so, you will never be the same. I have two grandsons who are my world even if I only see them every few months. I have been in the same blogging slump. Lately I am happy to write for my family and the few blogging friends who check in. Hope you do continue, though, even if only once in awhile.

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Sandra said...

I just started re-Blogging and found you linked to Zoey's post about catapillars. Your home is beautiful!

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Candace E. Salima said...

Congratulations on your new grandson. Hope your visit was wonderful.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Have a great trip, a wonderful blog break, and we'll see you when you get back!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Although I miss you bunches, Kris, I completely understand when one needs a break. I'll be looking forward to new photos whenever you get a chance to post them. In the meantime... enjoy life!

Hugs,
Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

MyUtopia said...

:( Hope things turn around for you.

Regina said...

Hi Kris
I feel the same!!!!!
Congratulation to your grandson.
I wish you and your family a wonderful time!!!!
A lot of hugs,
Regina

Wicked Gardener said...

When you feel in the mood, come by and say hello! I'd love to hear from you!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Don't apologize! If something isn't bringing joy into your life it is time to give it up for awhile.

I am currently suffering from job burn-out, wish I could figure out a way to get over it.

Mother Nature said...

A garden cannot compete with a new grandchild.

Kitt said...

Hope all's well! Been wondering about you.

Beth said...

Hi Kris - not sure if you're reading this but I have given you an award as one of my favorite blogs (even if you are on blog sabbatical!) Your blog is still one of my favorites! Check it out on my site.

Barbara said...

Hello Kris, how are you? I hope everything is ok and you're fine. I miss your posts!
Have a good time!

Regina said...

Dear Kris
How are you? I hope you and your familys goes well.I miss you!!!
I wih you a wonderful time!!
Take care ,
Regina

Jeanine said...

Where are you? I just found your blog and wanted to say hi! My sister lived in Minnesota for 31 years and just moved back to Ca this past year. I love Minnesota, too cold, even though I live in the Mountains, your cold is just TOOO cold! I would love to see your updates on here! Beautiful pictures, btw, she lived in Eden Prairie, and Apple Valley.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Hi... I hope you are Ok... thanks for dropping in my blog!... cheers! ~ bangchik

Duralee said...

Just passing through and took a look at your blog and enjoyed it very much.

Autumn Belle said...

Hi, Kris. How are you? I hope that you'll be posting here again. I have enjoyed your blog very much. It has been an inspiration for me to write a garden blog too. My best of luck to you, family and grandson.