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Friday, September 26, 2008

Time For a Break



I've got some stuff that needs to be done, trouble is my laptop always seems to get in the way of it. Sheesh, I know I'm I am amongst friends here, most of us are the same, I dip on-line for what is meant to be an hour, and before I know it another day has slipped through my fingers.

I've produce in the garden to turn into chutney and jam, an unfinished novel tugging for attention, not to mention this late summer sun inviting me out to play. The house is begging for a lick more care, and Jake is tired of being short changed with these shortened walks of his on the beach. Yes alright, I'm starting to ramble now, but you get the picture, huh?

I'll be back soon enough and I'll still pop by for the odd visit or two, I simply want to dust down the cobwebs so I might come back a little more refreshed and enthused. Have fun you guys, just remember I'm watching you..

66 comments:

Lehners in France said...

Have a great break! You deserve it. Debs x

Shrinky said...

Cheers Debs, thanks hon! x

SJ said...

chutney...mmmmm

Have fun dusting the cobwebs!

Shrinky said...

sj, be a good boy and I might even send you on some!

mrsnesbitt said...

Hey ho I fully understand honeybunch! We are having a bike expedition me thinks tomorrow and possibly out with friends Sunday afternoon! THEN..........I too must get the apples picked, elderberries and brambles. This has been a good kick up the backside....well done you! By the way, I have been given a fantastic couple of recipes from Jon's mum. I'll e-mail them over!

Take care
Dxxx

RiverPoet said...

Oh, enjoy your break! There will be plenty of cold days that keep you indoors for blogging. Enjoy the last few vestiges of warmth now.

Peace - D

Shrinky said...

Hey Denise, that's great - thanks hon, I look forward to it! Grin.

Shrinky said...

Doris, winter here comes with rain, rain and more rain, you are so right, I need to capture what I can as far as the last rays of sun is concerned!

Suldog said...

Love you, Lass; you know that! Have a nice lay down and come back refreshed. I'll be here when you do.

CJ said...

Eagerly awaiting your return. Enjoy your break and have fun!

Shrinky said...

Suldog me old mate, it's the likes of you that keeps me running back in here, so it is! (Hugs)

Shrinky said...

I will - thanks cj.

BRUNO said...

Well, you know where we wuz...!

Shrinky said...

I sure do bruno, like I say, I'll still be checking up on you!

Akelamalu said...

I love that photo!

You'll be back before you and we know it! ;)

Casdok said...

Yes time does fly when blogging! Hope you achieve all that you want to.

Shrinky said...

Thanks casdock, I'll certainly try my best to.. smile.

CHEWY said...

Life, chores and loves. Not enough hours to enjoy all of it at the same time. Chores may turn into delicious delights and words into a wonderful novel. In-between take Jake to the beach, as often as you can, before winter arrives.

My heart and head haven't been into blogging lately.

Shrinky said...

Aww, you have a lovely way with words Chewy, and yes there is always much to do, and never enough time to do it in. I think we all need a break away from the blog from time to time, everyone gets a little weary now and then.

Here's an idea, why don't you play hookey and fly over here for a bit?

Jay said...

Have fun, but don't stay away too long, now!

We'll miss ya!

Mushy said...

Nice shot dear...love it!

Oh, and I voted for you again.

Les Becker said...

Sigh...* There she goes again; gone.

Don't forget to come back, 'kay?

CrazyCath said...

I understand totally. Almost at that stage myself. I feel it coming...

At the moment I am resisting a break, but I think it comes to us all at some stage (except David. He doesn't take breaks. Evidently.)
Anyway, have a good break. Don't be too long.

Jules~ said...

Have fun listening to that calling for life outside of blogging. We will be here when you return...ready for a whole 'nother round of fun stories.
What book are you reading?
I have 5 different ones that are calling for me.

Shrinky said...

Sadly Jay, Im a hopless blog-junkie, I can't go cold turkey for too long, count on it!

Mushy my friend, consider yourself hugged! Thank you. x

Hi les, aw I'm just feeling a little bit stale hon, I need a fresh infusion from the outside for a bit - it usually helps.

akelamalu, I'm feeling the withdrawal symptoms already (sigh)..

Cath, it's comforting to know I am not alone. The first time I took a short break, it ran into a month.. I worried I might have left it too long. I was wrong, it was like coming home again - and it helped. A lot. I felt much more productive for having had the break.

Oh no Jules, I'm not READING a book, I'm WRITING one (or at least trying to - I even had an agent on a promise when I last looked - but it's been so long now, I'm frightened to check)!

piktor said...

There's some campaign cleanin' here too~More of the same?

leslie said...

Oh GAWD, I know what you mean. I go on just supposedly to check email and next thing you know I'm looking at everyone's latest posts, playing games on facebook, and it's bedtime! At least I don't have to answer to anyone but myself.

Save some of that chutney for when I come a'visitin' next summer, fingers crossed. Still no date for surgery, so every day goes by is a day less for rehab! :(

imbeingheldhostage said...

Yum, chutney from your own garden... I'll step aside for that. I'm hoping to follow your example after the giveaway is over. My computer seems to have some wicked magnet in it or something.
Enjoy your break!

Fletch said...

au revoir

(1694, from Fr., lit. "to the seeing again.")

Shrinky said...

Ah piktor, many's a word said in jest, huh?

Leslie, I'll put your name on a jar set aside for you. I do hope things start to move soon for you hon, it must be so frustrating having this indefinite wait.

imbeingheldhostage, ooh darn, the givaway (scuttling back over to your site)..!

Fletch, how very apt' (Grin)

Carol said...

Breaks are much needed in today's world. Enjoy every second! I'll be waiting for your return!

Shrinky said...

Thanks Carol, I won't be able to stay away long, I never can.

i beati said...

missing you already but understand sandy

Cuckoo said...

I know you won't be staying away for long !! You have been replying to comments.

Waitttt ! That doesn't mean you don't reply to mine, ok ?

Hee heee

Have a great time !!

Cuckoo

Alex L said...

That poor dog you should be ashamed! have fun with your break!!!

Shrinky said...

Thanks sandy, I am sure you are right.

Hi cuckoo, I found your latest post very thought provoking!

Alex, poor mutt nothing! He's the laziest hound this side of Craggy island.. he's not gonna' know what's hit him, believe me.

Kit Courteney said...

Enjoy your break - but please do not wander too far. That said, if this good weather continues I think there will be more Brits making the most of it after the lack of sun/buckets of rain this 'summer'.

Have fun :0)

babooshka said...

Just when I discovered you too. Blogging can get in the way of life.
I'll look forward to your take on our Craggy island when you're back.

Shrinky said...

Hi Kit, me and my big mouth, it's been raining here for the past three days!

Babooshka, hi there hon.. I wonder if we are ever standing in the same check-out queue together? Isn't that a thought? Grin.

pat houseworth said...

Lord willing, we will all be around, waiting untill you get back.

mrsnesbitt said...

just checking your correct e-mail address.......
can you confirm it honeybunch

denise dot nesbitt at bt internet dot com


Cheers.
Dxx

Shrinky said...

Thanks Pat, I sure hope so.

Sandi McBride said...

Gonna miss you for the time you're gone but I know that feeling and know it well! Good luck with the canning (I love Chutney and pickle relish, too! Would love your Chutney recipe...see you when you get caught up...
Sandi

Shrinky said...

Hey Sandi, I'll be happy to send it on - catch you soon!

Deb said...

I can totally relate to this! I sit down for a quick check and before I know it...the sun has set. I wonder if there is a group for blogging addicts ;) Anyways...hope you do drop in for a visit when you have a second. The door is always open...take care.

San said...

Carol, it sounds like your life is full and lovely. Luxuriate in it all.

Easybreathingfella said...

Hi Stinky,

Story of my life, Iget back from my favorite bed breakfast and evening meal establishment.for the past fortnight only to find you have called a time out.

I'll keep dropping in to see if your back among us again.

Luv
Keith.

Carol said...

Carol...I know you're on a break...when you get back, there's an award over on my site for you to pick up!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Take care an be bak soon as yu can! Yu ar mist lots wen yu ar away!

But bloggin issent ment to be a chor, nor is it ment to tayke over. Hav fun, get stuff dun, enjoy the space an strutt yor funky stuff.

Good luk wiv the rytin.

Mummy sez, wen yor dun wiv the garden an the howse, can yu come over heer an do sum cleenin an tidyin cos since her bak has bin bad she hassent dun it an frankly, eevn tho we Bears help a tad, no uther sod arownd heer duzz!!!!!

Nose hugs!!!

:@)

CHEWY said...

Hi Shrinky,
I'm wondering what you've been up to... but I'll be patient until you come back.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hullo Shrinks. How art thow? Hope all is well. Nose hugs!

khaye said...

I am visiting again.. Waiting for your new post :)

San said...

Just stopping by to see if your days of playing hooky are over.

:-0

Shrinky said...

Hi everybody! Thanks for all your lovely comments, aww you sure know how to make a girlie feel welcome (hugs).

I'm having a lovely break, it was definiteley the right thing to do. Hopefully I'll be ready to come back next week, all fresh and full of inspiration. Grin

phaseoutgirl said...

Hi Carol!

It sure has been a long time, but each time I visit your blog, it feels like coming home! I miss you guys, but I still have not gotten my act together, I need to start writing, soon!!

lots of love...
Cecilia

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Well, you're off then. Cool. I'll slide by again another day. And that's a nice shot there.

Helena said...

Glad to hear the break is helping :)

Take care!

WILSONART said...

Hi shrinky,,,,I so enjoyed reading your blog.
I shall return, have a great break!

~Babs

Rachelle said...

*cracks whip*


Yes, get to work on that book!!!!!!
*wink-wink*

Seriously, I am DYING over here waiting to read it!
squudges my friend,
Rachelle
ps- keeping the sales page up top but writing new stuff underneath on my blog.

Angel... said...

have a good break..we will wait for u

CHEWY said...

time time time

VE said...

Really, you're watching me? I knew I should have closed those blinds...

Helena said...

Hullo poots.

I am up late catching up on blogs. I miss my old blogger buddies but can't seem to visit much these days.

I am so low at the moment. Just this last week! Real nose dive. WOW. You forget how it is down here, you really do. Ha!

Fireblossom said...

Who do you think you are, looking that cute? The cheek of some people.

Fireblossom said...

Who's that beautiful gal in the picture? She seems terribly familiar to me somehow!

I love this picture of you. It shows so much of what's so adorable about a certain craggy islander. :-)

Fireblossom said...

Oh f**k, I already commented! Hahaha, *smax forehead* what a dim bulb I am! I'm starting to repeat myself, soon I'll be having dinner at 4 in the afternoon and off to bed at 830.

Something must have me addled. Feel free to delete as needed. Who knows, in a few minutes when I've forgotten about THIS comment, I just may comment again! ha!