LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, January 1, 2010

Fridays are Golden

The simplest of things often give us pause. I recently had my car serviced and waited more than two hours at the dealership. The time passed pleasantly while I read and listened to good music. As I was driving home I realized that the time spent in the car dealership had been the most quiet and soothing time I had in some weeks.

Aware that I so enjoyed the quiet time at a car dealership of all places, I realized that I am simply trying to do too much. Taking inventory of the things that must be done, I have decided to suspend blogging for the month of January.

I'm hoping that February will bring time for me to get outside and show you more of our winter mountains. Time to take the Golden Girls on the trails and show you how beautiful they are when they are running. Time to sit with my coffee and read your blogs, something I have truly missed. Perhaps even time to lie down for a snooze in the afternoon sun like Lucy and Ellie.








We are all doing well and things are progressing well toward normal. Not typically one to look back at the past year, I can assure you that I am delighted to say goodbye to 2009.
Thank you all for your kind comments on my blog. I have read and cherished every one of them. I will follow your blogs as time permits and hope to be back up and running in a month.
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED NEW YEAR!

42 comments:

Rudee said...

Happy New Year, NCMW.

I'll miss your January posts, but look forward to seeing your photos and reading your words again come January.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I have found that I have also been trying to do too much. And have not been posting quite as much. In 2010 I plan to not concentrate so much on quantity of posts, but on quality of posts. We'll see how that goes.
Good luck to you and your family in 2010. I hope it is peaceful and prosperous for you all!

~Kim~ said...

I hope you enjoy your sabbatical & I will look forward to your return next month! Take care!!

Samantha said...

Happy New Year! Beautiful post about a special kind of peace and reflection - have a lovely January! The girls are SUCH great pals - always love the pix of them lying in sunshine, draped over one another! Have a great January 2010!!!
Hugs xo
Sammie and family

Kerri said...

Happy New Year my friend! Hope 2010 is a GREAT one! I'm glad 2009 is behind us!

KGMom said...

Enjoy your January! Will check back in a month.
It appears the dogs have it figured out, so imitating them should have great rewards.
Meanwhile, I must start on my "pay it forward" project for you--yup, I have put it off too long.

Deborah said...

Sometimes when I'm waiting for something like my car, I think that too. A well needed rest!
Have a great month off, I'm sure it will fly by.
Happy New Year my dear friends! May it be a good one :)
See you in February!

Tina said...

I can understand how you feel...it takes a lot of time to follow bloggers and more time to post!!
I will miss your posts but know life breaks are important..to regroup..energize..
Enjoy your time..do hope you and your family have a wonderful 2010, see healthy days, lots of sunshine and do find that time to nap along with those gorgeous girls!!

robin andrea said...

Happy New Year to you. I hope your time away from the blog is serene and restorative. Don't be surprised if you see something in your beautiful world that just makes you post something here between now and February. It happens!

Love that new header!

The Bug said...

Enjoy your time off - see you in February!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Well, who would have realized that you could come to a revelation in the service dept? :)
Glad all is well with you, enjoy your time...Happy New year.
Suz

Sam said...

I hope you enjoy the time off. You sound like you've been awfully busy lately, so I hope the hiatus affords you some time to rest up and do the things you love most.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

If you enjoyed time waiting at a car dealership, I would say you are definitely in need of slowing down!

I too am glad to bid adieu to 2009 It hasn't been a very good year for us.

I hope that 2010 is a slower, more relaxed year for you! Enjoy your time off!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Happy New Year!! And a beautiful photo!!

Thistlebrooms said...

Like All Carolyn, I Wish you a Bright New Year and a wonderful month revisiting your home & thoughts...
The Girls will do fine sunning themselves and walks with you...

My Best~Marilyn

merrilymarylee said...

We can't argue with you about doing too much. You even have a doctor's excuse.

I love the picture of the girls in that last picture. I'd like to see a video of how they got into that position.

Can't really call this "time off" since you're still doing nursing duty. Hope you can find some time to knit and read.

Vicki Lane said...

We'll miss you and look forward to photos from your quiet time. Like the wonderful female cardinal.

amarkonmywall said...

Happy Happy New Year, NCW! And to the girls and husband and whole darn family. Watch the mountains for me until I can get there. Perhaps in 2010, we will meet face-to-face. That would be lovely.

Cedar ... said...

Do enjoy your month off,... or longer if you need to. One of the things I've learned in the past year and a half of blogging is that we are a "family" of sorts, and we support each other. So my friend, relax, play with the girls, do whatever you want to do! See you out there eventually! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carolyn, You have had a rough year.. I pray that 2010 is MUCH better for both of you. Take all the time you need.. We all need bloggy breaks occasionally. I love blogging--but it does take up alot of time. On the other hand though, I have met so many wonderful people through blogging. I wouldn't change that for the world.

Take care of yourself.
Hugs,
Betsy

KB said...

Happy New Year. You're a smart lady, much smarter than I am. I hope that your 'blogging break' helps you find the relaxation and balance that you seek!

I'll miss you and watch for your return.

Great cardinal photo!

1000 Goldens said...

Enjoy your break! We'll be here when you come back. Take care :)

Karin said...

Have a refreshing and revitalizing hiatus! I'll keep watching for your link to pop up in my 'places I visit'! Rejoice again in 2010!!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Happy New Year!
Enjoy your break-
we all need a break from time to time.

Cheryl said...

I am sure I speak for many when I say I will miss your January posts. BUT we all need time to 'just be'. I fully understand the need to relax and just do the simple things in life and have the time to appreciate them.

Have a wonderful month....I wish you and yours a healthy and happy New Year.......the snooze in the afternoon sounds wonderful......

Sam said...

What a pair of sweethearts! We hope you have many more quiet moments in 2010 - perhaps with a golden sleeping on each foot!

Sam and Cisco

Ruth said...

Hoping you have a peaceful and healthy 2010. Enjoy your break.

The Thundering Herd said...

Enjoy your blogging break. We will certainly miss your posts (especially Golden Fridays), but understand the need to simply enjoy life.

George said...

I hope you find much rest and quiet during January, and I will look forward to February pictures of your beautiful mountains.

Janie said...

Glad to hear that your plumbing problems are over. Hope you enjoy some relaxing moments in January. Your dogs know the secret of peace and contentment, for sure. Happy 2010.

Shelley said...

Your beautiful golden girls look so content and peaceful!! And it is so amazing when you can find quiet time in unusual places and relax. I have cut down on my blogging too - trying to balance life. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Scattering Lupines said...

Looking forward to your return... I love your blog's new look! Very peaceful.

troutbirder said...

Be well Carolyn. Peace and quiet, time to enjoy the simple things is where I try to live also. Winter here is the time for reading and reflection. I will wait patiently for you to reappear when the time is right. I still chuckle whenever I think of going back to a certain Wisconsin city with its unique and well named architecture. :)

JeanMac said...

Enjoy the break - look forward to your posts come February.

JKoenig said...

Love your "goldens"! My daughter and her husband have two golden girls that they rescued...Such sweet dogs...I think they really appreciate having a home and their people who love them

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Sometimes we just try to do too much and get exhausted. I hope you have a wonderful New Year with much peace and prosperity. The photos of the golden girls are really nice. I look forward to your posting next month. Until then, enjoy life.

dAwN said...

Howdee..
just catching up on your blog and your goldens...
hope all is well with you and you have a wonderful new year.

Donna Henderson said...

The only breed I love almost as much as German Shepherds are Goldies. We had one for 17 years. She was actually not a dog, but a person in a dog suit. Thanks for the photos of your beauties.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I hope you are well and pursuing, or letting it flow toward you, a simpler, more quiet life of peace.

I love your Golden Girls!!!!

Stay well and happy,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

merrilymarylee said...

it's February. Time for you to come back. You're missed!

Rudee said...

OK, it's February. You should at least have some bird photos to post or new doggie stories to share.

I'm waiting and hope all is well.

Cicero Sings said...

I've been wondering where you've been ... just today you popped up in my bloglines notification with two entries ... this one a whole month late! I'm glad you took some pause to gather up your defenses/resources. Good to see you back up and blogging again. I don't blog every day anymore. Too much.